Categories for Guidance and Advice

10 Reasons To Invest In A Care Franchise

December 3, 2018 8:00 am Published by

A home care franchise is rewarding in more ways than one! If you’re ready for your next big move but don’t want the stress and unknown of starting from scratch, you might consider purchasing an existing business or a franchise. The good news: there are many options to choose from. The almost-as-good news: there are so many options to choose from. Home care may be a great next step in your career. Here’s why with an infographic: Speak Visually. Create an infographic with Visme 1. It’s an industry with ‘heart’ Invest in a home care business not just to fill your wallet, but to fill your heart. This is your chance to make a difference in people’s lives, whether you’re working... View Article

How To Get Funding For Your Franchise Business

November 25, 2018 9:25 am Published by

You have conducted your research, selected the perfect franchise but the next step can often be the most difficult – getting financing for your dream business. Use the infographic below to find out what options are available to you. Speak Visually. Create an infographic with Visme Still not sure which option is right for you? Speak to us to find out how we can help you start a Home Care Preferred franchise business – CLICK HERE.    

It’s Not Too Late: Achieve Your 2018 Goals Now

November 10, 2018 9:11 am Published by

It’s Not Too Late: Achieve Your 2018 Goals Now   As the end of the year draws near, we all start to panic a little. We analyse unfulfilled goals and resolutions and think about how to do better next year. Whilst right now may be the perfect time to ignore 2018’s goals, move on and start planning a successful 2019 (hint: read this article on planning), it’s important to finish what you started, evaluate your current situation and make a start on those bigger goals that will help you to achieve success.   Here are our tips to help you wrap up the year and kick-start the next. By achieving those remaining goals you will be able to position yourself... View Article

Behind The Scenes At Home Care Preferred: Product And Retail Manager

July 27, 2018 8:00 am Published by

This month Home Care Preferred caught up with Solly who has been working on the retail side of the business for four years. Solly, the Product and Retail Manager not only manages product, stock taking and customer enquiries but he is the front-of-house at the head office branch in Winchmore Hill. In his spare time, Solly loves all things music and is a singer-songwriter! What appealed to you about working at Home Care Preferred? SG: I loved the idea of a “one-stop shop” combining both retail and care. How did you get into your job role? SG: I previously worked in the retail sector and had lots of experience there. I actually started working at Home Care Preferred as a... View Article

14 Inspirational Quotes To Live And Work By

July 16, 2018 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

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

July 2, 2018 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

Behind The Scenes At Home Care Preferred: Care Coordinator

July 2, 2018 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

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

June 18, 2018 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

June 11, 2018 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

Franchising: the path to becoming a business owner

May 18, 2018 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