Archives

Headway and Home Care Preferred

Home Care Preferred chooses Headway as their Charity of the Year

January 29, 2018 2:09 pm Published by

At Home Care Preferred, we have started the year on a great note by nominating Headway as our charity of the year. Headway is a UK-wide charity that works to improve people’s lives after brain injury. Through it’s network across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families, caregivers, as well as health professionals in the industry. Did you know? In 2013-14 over 300,000 people in the UK were admitted to hospital with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). ABI admissions in the UK have increased by 10% since 2005-6. There were approximately 956 ABI admissions per day to UK hospitals in 2013-14. That’s one every 90 seconds. Men are 1.6 times more likely than women... View Article

Franchise Business Owner

You Can Start A Business In Retirement

January 24, 2018 7:00 am Published by

Franchise Owners (and mother-daughter partnership) Angie and Shir-Li are looking to launch their new business. Angie, having worked as a Vice President in the banking sector in Malaysia, decided to move to the UK and invest in a Home Care Preferred Franchise, a model and sector very close to her daughter, Shir-Li’s, heart. In the past, Shir-Li had worked as a team leader and care coordinator for Home Care Preferred after her graduation. Their partnership signals the start of an exciting new family venture with support from Boon-Leong, Angie’s husband, who will be the company secretary. We caught up with Angie and Shir-Li to discuss their plans and reasons behind opening a franchise business. Why did you decide to open... View Article

Motivation Business Weekly Planner

How to motivate yourself in the early stages of business

January 9, 2018 8:00 am Published by

Working on your own every day can be hard, especially as a new business owner. At Home Care Preferred we believe that while our franchise owners work for themselves, they should not feel they are in it by themselves. Understandably, however, there will be days when you need to give yourself a little nudge or boost– especially during the early stages when you are still learning the ropes. Tip 1: Make a daily plan At the end of each day make a to-do list and plan a day ahead. As well as long-term business goals, short-term smaller ones are just as important to help you stay on track and focused. Tip 2: Network Join networking groups where you’ll find lots... View Article

Care Manager Home Care Preferred

Behind The Scenes At Home Care Preferred: Care Manager

January 5, 2018 8:30 am Published by

In the coming months, we will be delving into the jobs that are at the pulsing heart of Home Care Preferred and finding out what makes our team members tick. We want to get some insight into the things they love and hear about their challenges. As a prospective franchise owner, this will give you a unique and personal insight into the people that are making a real difference and working to improve people’s lives each day. This month we caught up with the adventure-loving Figen Karadogan who is Home Care Preferred’s Care Manager at our Winchmore Hill branch. As a care manager, Figen’s role is very demanding and full on but she still manages to spend her free time... View Article

Business Opportunity

4 reasons why you should choose a Home Care Preferred franchise

January 3, 2018 9:32 pm Published by

Home Care Preferred is a part of one of the fastest growing and sustainable sectors in the country. With social services under increasing pressure from growing demands in the community the private home care sector has flourished. There are many home care franchises available and we have picked our top four reasons why you should choose a Home Care Preferred Franchise. Home Care Preferred prides itself on upholding strong values and ethos in the community. In a recent interview, Carole (franchise owner) explained; “I think there is a lot of negativity surrounding the care sector, but Home Care Preferred is breaking those stereotypes to uphold the best in care.” Click here to read the full interview. A supportive management team with over... View Article

Franchise Owner Carole

From high pressure careers to a highly rewarding franchise

November 22, 2017 6:30 am Published by

With more entrepreneurs turning to rewarding careers in something they are passionate about, we caught up with Home Care Preferred’s latest franchisees to discuss the purchasing experience and why it was a good decision. Carole had dreamed of owning her own business for several years and following a difficult period for her family she received hands-on experience of caring for a poorly relative. She saw for herself what the care industry does in the community and it sparked a passion in the care sector. She decided to approach her friends and family (now her business partners) with a look at purchasing a care business. What did you do prior to opening a franchise and why did you change careers? I... View Article

Networking People

The Importance Of Business Networking

November 2, 2017 5:22 pm Published by

Networking is not only a valuable way to expand your business success, but it’s hugely beneficial to entrepreneurs as this is how they can attain new clients. After all, Marketing Guru Seth Godin says, “People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories, and magic”!   Here are our top 3 reasons for why business owners should start networking! Hint: Read to the end to find out how to receive £1,000 instantly from your own network! Increased Business: Perhaps the most obvious reason, but joining networking groups will increase the number of times you showcase your business, make connections and therefore increase the amount of business you’re able to generate. Increased Knowledge: Networking with entrepreneurs can give you... View Article

Business Meeting

The Must Ask Questions for Franchisees

November 2, 2017 5:11 pm Published by

If you’re ready to purchase a franchise or if you’re meeting up with a potential franchisor be sure to read up on our last post about ‘What to Ask a Franchisor’? Click here to catch up. Before committing to a franchise, it would be a good idea to consider these additional questions to find out if the business is right for you. Ask these at your next meeting: What kind of profits would I make? A franchisor will be able to share with you their projections for profit. However, you must complete a business plan and take advice from your accountants. Will I have any additional start-up costs? You may already understand the investment requirements for your chosen franchise, it’s... View Article

Awards

We’re Finalists- The Franchise Marketing Awards 2017

October 23, 2017 11:43 am Published by

Earlier this year, Home Care Preferred Franchise entered the prestigious Franchise Marketing Awards 2017! The awards are one of the industry’s most coveted accolades and renowned for celebrating innovation and effective marketing support offered by franchisors to their franchisees. Judged by a panel of experts who are highly regarded in their fields the awards were held on Friday 13th October 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham.   The Home Care Preferred Franchise business is just over six months old, whilst we knew the competition for the awards would be strong we wanted to show how well the business has been doing since its launch and what we’ve managed to achieve in such a short space of time.   Our competition included... View Article

Person Characteristics Traits

The Characteristics Of A Good Franchisee

October 4, 2017 8:40 am Published by

Purchasing a franchise has some great advantages; such as working with an established brand or company and the support and advice you’ll receive from the franchisor, read more here. However, do you have the characteristics of a good franchisee to make the business a success? At Home Care Preferred we look for particular characteristics in our future franchisees, so we can be sure they are right for our brand, company and the job- find out more here. In this article we look at the core characteristics in further detail. The first and most important trait that a franchisee should have is passion! When considering your franchise, ask yourself if you’re passionate about the sector, the industry, and the people! Running... View Article