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14 Inspirational Quotes To Live And Work By

September 30, 2019 7:30 am Published by

As an entrepreneur or franchise business owner, there will be highs and lows for you to work through on a weekly or even daily basis. When things get tough, turn to some of these inspirational quotes to motivate, guide and advise. We have chosen seven of our favourite business quotes from well-known authors and celebrities, plus we asked the Home Care Preferred team for their favourite quotes that they live and work by. Inspiration from the business world: “You don’t build a business, you build people, and then people build the business” – Zig Ziglar “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing” – Denis... View Article

Behind The Scenes At Home Care Preferred: Care Coordinator

September 15, 2019 7:00 am Published by

Since 2015, Julie Philips has worked at Home Care Preferred as a Care Coordinator. Having previously worked in care as a Team Leader, she now manages new clients and a team of Support Assistants. Julie loves to spend time in her garden and hopes to travel to Cape Verde in the future. We caught up with her to hear more about her busy role and how she manages her day. What appealed to you about working at Home Care Preferred? JP: I had been working for another care provider and I attended an exhibition where I met some of the Home Care Preferred team. They were so friendly I decided to move jobs without hesitation. What does your job as... View Article

How To Stay Motivated As A New Franchise (Or Business) Owner

September 2, 2019 11:20 am Published by

Making the jump from corporate career to business owner can be a difficult one. One of the first things you might notice is the lack of support you have around you, the responsibility to motivate yourself and the requirement to plan your own day, goals and tasks. Afterall, without a boss or manager, you’re left to your own devices to develop the business in your own way. Whilst many entrepreneurs we come across have no a problem with working on (or even in) their own business, we see one of their main challenges is motivation. The business owner may lack the motivation needed to drive their business forward because they are worried about failing, lack the skills needed or perhaps... View Article

The biggest mistakes new business owners (and franchise owners) make

August 28, 2019 7:30 am Published by

Every mistake is an opportunity to learn something new. However, when you are running a small business or new franchise business, every mistake is a potential risk which could be damaging your business. We evaluate some of the most common and biggest mistakes so you can avoid them. Not understanding your customer Rule 1 of any business plan is understanding who your customer is. Avoiding this valuable piece of information will mean you will be trying to sell your products/services to the wrong audience and therefore fail miserably! At Home Care Preferred, we’ve spent years perfecting our niche audience and locating our customers. As a franchise business owner, you will receive this geographical insight, for your chosen location. We also... View Article

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