September 27, 2023

Laura Spaulding: The Real “Sunshine Cleaning” is Actually a Multi-Million Dollar Franchise

Laura Spaulding was only 19 years old when she was dishonorably discharged from military service due to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell—her paperwork was stamped with “homosexual,” something that haunted her as she sought to find a new career. After finding a job in the police force working undercover in narcotics, the reality of what victims’ families deal with in the aftermath of a crime made her reimagine her career path. On this episode of She Pivots, Laura recounts when she first had the idea to launch a crime scene cleanup service, how she got the business off the ground with no credit, and the expansion of her family in her late forties.

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