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Behind The Scenes At Home Care Preferred: Team Leader

August 11, 2019 7:30 am Published by

This month we caught up Lisa Persheim, Home Care Preferred’s Team Leader. Having been in the role for two years, Lisa loves to play handball and previously traveled throughout Europe to compete in tournaments. Now, she is loving her role at Home Care Preferred and she shared with us her thoughts on her job. What appealed to you about working at Home Care Preferred? LP: I have a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Mental Health, from an early age I have always been interested in care. I knew of Home Care Preferred in the local community so I started working with them as a carer. I progressed my way up to the team leader role as I was... View Article

The History of Home Care Preferred [Infographic]

August 1, 2019 8:26 pm Published by

  At Home Care Preferred, we believe that everyone should have the choice to remain at home and receive quality and essential support. Founded by Ken Waterhouse, we take a look at the journey to franchising the business and how we have come to offer opportunities to entrepreneurs and business owners. Speak Visually. Create an infographic with Visme Find out more about Home Care Preferred’s franchise opportunities, click here or connect with Ken on LinkedIn.

Franchising: the path to becoming a business owner

July 29, 2019 9:12 am Published by

Starting your own business can be terrifying and you may struggle to keep up with everything. As an entrepreneur, it is a risk that you need to take to go it alone. After all, you haven’t been your own boss before and you are still learning the ropes. You need to overcome the initial hardships and sadly make mistakes along the way. It is perhaps why so many don’t survive their first three years in business. With so many new things to learn, entrepreneurs often lack the space they need to push their business forward, make the right decisions and avoid costly mistakes. Enter franchising… a tried and tested path to owning a successful business with much less struggle and... View Article

Easy ways to promote your new franchise business (plus a marketing planning checklist)

July 17, 2019 8:56 am Published by

If you’re considering a new franchise opportunity and becoming self-employed there are a number of things you need to get in order before opening to the public and inviting in your new clients. Or, perhaps you are still planning and are yet made a decision about which franchise business you would like to invest in- you can find more tips here on choosing the right franchise. Whatever your circumstance, the following checklist should be included in your planning and budgeting. At Home Care Preferred, even if you haven’t signed up for a franchise yet we believe you should understand the full picture before delving into any decision and these marketing tactics should be factored into your decision. Marketing planning checklist... View Article

Essential Startup Tips To Keep In Mind When Opening A Franchise Business

July 2, 2019 6:00 pm Published by

Starting a business might be something you’ve always wanted to do, and with so many opportunities, right now could be the perfect time to invest in your very own franchise. (Hint: catch up on our tips to selecting the right franchise here). Include these startup tips in your planning checklist:  1. Motivation Understand your own levels of motivation, what makes you tick and what you are willing to give up to reach your own levels of success. Keep your objectives in mind and stretch yourself out of your own comfort zone. Read more: Startup Motivation Tips. 2. Don’t Procrastinate Have you heard of the acronym ‘DUST’? Usually, entrepreneurs procrastinate because the task at hand is either; Difficult, Unclear, they are Scared... View Article

Technology and Healthcare

June 29, 2019 8:30 am Published by

Technology has now long been a part of our lives at home and at work. One of the more recent sectors to be revolutionised is the healthcare sector. Technology is a sensitive topic in the care sector. So much of doing things right relies on a human touch or the intervention of a thoughtful individual (or group of). For this reason, unlike other industries such as manufacture, for care, technology doesn’t mean the replacement of individuals with software or robots. Instead, it signals the start of a time when the tedium of recording is alleviated with new computerised systems. Client information can be more safely stored in cloud-based systems accessible only through multifactor authentication, and other healthcare professionals can be... View Article

Time-saving tools and tips every franchise owner and entrepreneur should use

June 15, 2019 5:00 pm Published by

When running your own franchise, it can be challenging to manage your time and resources effectively. At Home Care Preferred we recognise the value of software that can maximise your efficiency and keep your day-to-day running smoothly so that you can spend more time dealing with the things that really matter.   Note-taking: While important to operations, back-to-back meetings can be the bane of your day if you already have a lot to keep track of. In these scenarios, an application like Onenote or Evernote can be a lifesaver. These cloud-based note taking applications allow you to seamlessly sync notes and keep them easily organized as well as share actions with your team quickly.   Time management: The Pomodoro technique... View Article

CRM

Behind The Scenes At Home Care Preferred: CRM

June 2, 2019 7:31 pm Published by

In our monthly series, we’re continuing to delve into Home Care Preferred’s core roles to find out what our employees love and find challenging about their jobs (read more in our previous interview here). We’re giving you a unique insight into the business, so you can understand what motivates us and how you could implement a similar passion into your own Home Care Preferred Branch. This month we spoke with mum, wife and Community Relations Manager, Kiah Nicolas (the lovely lady on the left in the picture above). A new starter, Kiah has only been in the business since November 2017. As the new face of Home Care Preferred we were interested to hear more. What appeals to you about... View Article

Not Just Another Care Agency

May 8, 2019 3:23 pm Published by

  Ken Waterhouse, started in the care sector in 1987 when he opened his first care home. Since then he has owned and operated very successful award winning care environments. Ken launched Home Care Preferred, his first domiciliary care service, in 2012. Home Care Preferred is not just another care agency and the uniqueness of the service that Home Care Preferred offers is prompted by a very personal experience in Ken’s life. It was while helping his mum Velma care for his terminally ill step-dad Bob that Ken’s views on long term care at home began to change. Even though he has been in the care sector for a long time, Ken realised that when an individual seeks care at... View Article