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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

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

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

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