By Julia Vergara
Hannah Teschler, senior from Beverly Hills, Calif., created Mop Mob LLC over the summer—a cleaning business for college campuses and surrounding areas.
Teschler said that she was on LinkedIn when she noticed a post from Johnathan Pollard, a well-known lawyer in Florida, that said if he could start any business with 1,000 dollars, he would start a cleaning business.
Pollard was so sure that his idea would work that he said he was willing to give one person the start-up funds and the support necessary to get the business going, Teschler said. Hundreds of people pitched their ideas but Pollard liked her idea of cleaning for college campuses and surrounding areas the best.
“Within two days of him accepting my plan, we had the official papers for the business and a month after we were up and running,” Teschler said.
According to the Mop Mob LLC website, the business is “the next generation” in cleaning with affordability and an instant online quote capability.
Instead of one or two cleaners being sent over to each house, Teschler said that a team of people are sent over so that the process is done very efficiently and quickly.
According to Teschler, she has already had a lot of people interested in franchising in the business from states like Florida and New York—after only a week of being in operation.
“I’m glad it’s taken off the way it has,” Kaitlyn Reiper, Mob Mop LLC employee and Waxahachie graduate student in the journalism department said. “I always knew she wanted to start her own business and was completely honored she would consider me to be a part of it with her.”
While Teschler said that she is no expert at running a business, she believes that Baylor has definitely given her the starting tools needed.
School comes first and foremost, Teschler said. However, she has found that a lot of the subjects she’s learning directly correlates to what she’s doing with her business.
Teschler said she is currently taking a leadership class and she is able to practice everything she is learning by working with her employees. She is taking four marketing classes and said that her business would not survive without solid marketing and she is taking a consumer business class which helps her understand what drives people to buy services.
“That’s been pretty cool to see the things you learn in the classroom actually be beneficial,” Teschler said.