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Networking People

The Importance Of Business Networking

November 2, 2017 5:22 pm Published by

Networking is not only a valuable way to expand your business success, but it’s hugely beneficial to entrepreneurs as this is how they can attain new clients. After all, Marketing Guru Seth Godin says, “People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories, and magic”!   Here are our top 3 reasons for why business owners should start networking! Hint: Read to the end to find out how to receive £1,000 instantly from your own network! Increased Business: Perhaps the most obvious reason, but joining networking groups will increase the number of times you showcase your business, make connections and therefore increase the amount of business you’re able to generate. Increased Knowledge: Networking with entrepreneurs can give you... View Article

Awards

We’re Finalists- The Franchise Marketing Awards 2017

October 23, 2017 11:43 am Published by

Earlier this year, Home Care Preferred Franchise entered the prestigious Franchise Marketing Awards 2017! The awards are one of the industry’s most coveted accolades and renowned for celebrating innovation and effective marketing support offered by franchisors to their franchisees. Judged by a panel of experts who are highly regarded in their fields the awards were held on Friday 13th October 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham.   The Home Care Preferred Franchise business is just over six months old, whilst we knew the competition for the awards would be strong we wanted to show how well the business has been doing since its launch and what we’ve managed to achieve in such a short space of time.   Our competition included... View Article

Event, Exhibition, Trade Show

Visiting An Exhibition? 5 Tips To Getting The Most Out Of It

September 30, 2017 8:00 am Published by

Exhibitions and trade shows can be very productive for entrepreneurs and business owners, but you don’t want to leave the event without having found everything you need for your business and without speaking to all the people you need to. In order to make the most out of them, we’ve compiled our top five tips to help you get the most from the day: 1. Identify A Target List: In advance of the event make sure you visit the exhibition website and pick out the key businesses and people you’d like to speak with. Note down their stand numbers and map a route for yourself from entry to the event, this will ensure that you have made time to speak... View Article

Business Considerations

Working In The Care Sector: The Facts You Should Consider

September 15, 2017 5:37 pm Published by

Being a part of a home care agency and owning a franchise is not only a job for someone who feels passionate about the industry, it’s quickly becoming a requirement in the UK! In fact, did you know that by 2025 it is estimated that the need for care workers will have almost doubled to 2 million people?   The UK is currently served by 685,000 home care workers and 53% of them are part-time. Unfortunately, it’s not enough! There is an unmet need for care with 30% of women and 22% of men over the age of 65 in need of help carrying out daily activities who don’t receive the help they need.   As more and more people are... View Article

Business Advice

What People Don’t Tell You About Franchising!

August 24, 2017 11:00 pm Published by

When friends and family find out that you are thinking of purchasing a franchise, are they happy for you? Worried? Perhaps they are business owners themselves and have been in your situation before, maybe they offer their own advice? We’ve compiled a list of the things people should tell you but often don’t about franchising (and starting your own business).   Running your own business is going to be tough! Ok… maybe they have mentioned this before! What they probably don’t tell you is that at some point you will become the sales director, marketing executive, accountant, buyer, delivery driver and perhaps many other roles in your own company or franchise. The demands on you as a business owner are... View Article

Interview a franchisor

What To Ask A Franchisor

August 24, 2017 4:56 pm Published by

You’ve done your research, looked at the financial reports and narrowed down your options to just a few franchises, which you feel passionately about and believe would be a good fit! How do you choose just one? Ken Waterhouse, founder and managing director of Home Care Preferred shares the important questions you should be asking your chosen franchise before making a commitment. How much will the investment be for the franchise? Ken explains that normally this information is supplied quite early on in the decision-making process, but it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons. Of course, you should also make sure you’re able to deliver the required investment before continuing conversations with the franchisor. How do you choose... View Article

Leadership, Team Leader

Be The Right Person For The Job

August 15, 2017 3:17 pm Published by

Have you ever sat in an interview or a meeting and realized that the people in the same room don’t share your core values? At Home Care Preferred, we’re selective about whom we bring on board to take on a franchise. Our focus is on personal characteristics rather than experience in the industry. Running your own care business can be challenging but with the right attitude and character, we think the right person can make it a huge success. What do we look for? Amongst drive, ambition, professionalism and commitment to great quality and service, one of the most important attributes we look for is honesty and integrity and a passion for the care sector. As a leader and business... View Article

Writing notes

What To Consider: Choosing A Franchise

August 15, 2017 3:15 pm Published by

You might already have chosen your franchise, or perhaps you’re just starting off on this journey, whatever stage you’re at this decision should not be made on a whim and you should carefully consider all of your options before making any big decisions. First and foremost, start by crafting a list to include the following; –      What are your interests? Think about the things you love, the things you’re passionate about! A franchise will become your business; use this opportunity to chose something you want to do for yourself and your future. –      Think about your budget! How much do you have and want to invest in the franchise? Include start-up costs in your budgeting so you’re well prepared for conversations with... View Article

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Home Care Preferred Summer BBQ

July 13, 2017 12:43 pm Published by

At Home Care Preferred we appreciate the hard work that our team members put in to ensure we are an award-winning business with our client’s happiness and well-being at its heart. While we are first and foremost colleagues, we are proud to have developed a ‘family’ ethos and we love to socialise as a team outside of work. With summer upon us (and the sun actually shining) it seemed only right to thank our team, friends, family and business associates for their hard-work and on-going support with a summer shin-dig – so that’s what we did! Our ever generous Managing Director Ken allowed us all to descend upon his lovely home for a Saturday filled with food, drink, laughter, music and dancing.... View Article

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APCRG Responsible Business Champions 2017

July 13, 2017 11:58 am Published by

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected by former local MP Mr David Burrowes as the Enfield Southgate Constituency Responsible Business Champion in the APCRG’s 2017 Responsible Business Champions award. This recognition means the world to Home Care Preferred as we are a passionate and dedicated team who are committed to not only delivering  first-class support and increasing our client’s quality of life but also enhancing the lives of the local community – particularly the disadvantaged and vulnerable – we truly believe  in responsible business and giving something back to the community that has given us so much. The award is an opportunity for the nominating MP to recognise and draw attention to a valuable local business,... View Article