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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

How to start a business that gives back to the community

April 28, 2019 10:53 am Published by

  Franchise Owners, Prince and Irene are Home Care Preferred’s newest franchisees. They are looking to launch their new business in Milton Keynes.   Prince, who is a seasoned academic has worked in construction as well as the care sector and later taught at Bedfordshire University, is keen to support the community with a business he is passionate about. He will be joined in the venture by his wife Irene who has a BSc in Health and Social care.   The husband and wife partnership have ambitious goals. We caught up with them to discuss their plans and reasons behind opening a franchise business.   Why did you decide to invest in a franchise business? P: We wanted to give... View Article

Are You Ready To Start A Business With 40 Years Of Experience?

March 27, 2019 8:00 am Published by

To be honest, the answer for most is probably ‘NO’ – because, how many people really have forty years experience before making the jump to become a business owner? But, that’s exactly what you get when you invest in a Home Care Preferred franchise business! You might not have any experience in the care sector, in fact, you may not have any experience in running a business – but investing in a franchise will give you access to an award-winning brand, technology, processes, and people who can guide you and give you everything you need to succeed. Here’s what we think of franchising Franchising is fast-tracking your business You could struggle, fall, make mistakes and get there in the end... View Article

What Not To Do When Starting A Business

March 20, 2019 8:00 am Published by

Whether you are considering a franchise business venture, or you’re looking to open a business of your own we collated some of our favourite tips of what not to do when starting out for the first time. Don’t Rush Into Collaboration Partnering with a friend, a colleague or even a family member can have many benefits. From sharing expertise to splitting costs and even skills there will be times when collaboration is a good idea. However, consider whether you could take on the new venture on your own and think about how much control you want over your business. As a partner, you will need to answer to your collaborator and make decisions together (even when you have a difference... View Article

Health Investor Awards Finalist 2019

Health Investor Award 2019

March 17, 2019 10:56 am Published by

  Taking place on the 12th June 2019, the HealthInvestor Awards are the most prestigious awards in the health and social care sector.   Promoting excellence in independent health care the award recognizes organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to healthcare   Home Care Preferred is proud to announce that it has been nominated for best Domiciliary Home Care Provider of the year.   Our unique model has been making waves in the sector since our inception. We had a vision, which has now become a reality, to provide a truly complete package of care by signposting community services, and the ability to provide independent living aids directly to our clients.   We offer a wide range of services... View Article

Finding The Perfect Work-Life Balance As A New Business Owner

February 26, 2019 8:30 am Published by

As a new business owner or franchise owner, it can be difficult to find the perfect work-life balance. Often you are pulled in many directions from launching the business, day-to-day tasks, to your home life, social activities, looking after the kids and just seeing friends. It can be a challenge to juggle the two parts of your life and often entrepreneurs feel guilty when they are relaxing as they have huge to-do lists and also feel guilty when they are working as they are not able to spend time with family and friends. Here are our tips for balancing work and life: Find a routine that works Decide whether you’re an early bird or a night owl. Unfortunately, it’s impossible... View Article

What Successful Business People Do Every Day

February 19, 2019 8:30 am Published by

Have you ever wondered why some people manage to become so successful, whilst others seem to struggle? There is no such thing as an ‘overnight successes’ but with a little help, any franchise business owner can turn their business into a profitable company. Keep these simple things in mind every day as you climb the ladder to success: Maintain focus! Business and franchise owners alike will encounter problems, issues and challenges every day, however maintaining your focus will help you to use these as learning opportunities rather than crumbling at the first hurdle. Sustain a positive mindset! We’re sure you’ve heard of many people talk about mindset and how this helps them to stay productive but there is more to be said... View Article

Startup vs. Franchise Business – Which Is Best?

January 24, 2019 8:00 am Published by

So you want to make the jump to self-employment but you’re not sure if you should start your own business or invest in a franchise. We compare the advantages so that you can make a choice and decide which is best for you. Franchise businesses are proven to have higher success rates than starting a business from scratch. Since franchises take a working model or system from another business, franchise business owners will be able to use this to grow effectively. In addition to this, franchise business owners also receive a lot of support from the franchisor including training, software, and systems. The ongoing support a new business owner will receive could be key to helping them succeed in their... View Article