Categories for The Concept of Home Care Preferred Franchise

Franchise Owner Carole

From high pressure careers to a highly rewarding franchise

November 22, 2017 6:30 am Published by

With more entrepreneurs turning to rewarding careers in something they are passionate about, we caught up with Home Care Preferred’s latest franchisees to discuss the purchasing experience and why it was a good decision. Carole had dreamed of owning her own business for several years and following a difficult period for her family she received hands-on experience of caring for a poorly relative. She saw for herself what the care industry does in the community and it sparked a passion in the care sector. She decided to approach her friends and family (now her business partners) with a look at purchasing a care business. What did you do prior to opening a franchise and why did you change careers? I... View Article

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

Person Characteristics Traits

The Characteristics Of A Good Franchisee

October 4, 2017 8:40 am Published by

Purchasing a franchise has some great advantages; such as working with an established brand or company and the support and advice you’ll receive from the franchisor, read more here. However, do you have the characteristics of a good franchisee to make the business a success? At Home Care Preferred we look for particular characteristics in our future franchisees, so we can be sure they are right for our brand, company and the job- find out more here. In this article we look at the core characteristics in further detail. The first and most important trait that a franchisee should have is passion! When considering your franchise, ask yourself if you’re passionate about the sector, the industry, and the people! Running... 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 Owner

4 Skills You Need Before Opening A Business

September 13, 2017 8:37 pm Published by

Opening a business or purchasing a franchise can have its own challenges, make sure you have these key skills mastered: Communication: Whether you’re writing a business plan in preparation to talk to a bank manager, or you’re about to meet with franchisors you’ll need to be able to master your communication skills. Later down the line, you’ll need to communicate verbally and written to suppliers, employees, and colleagues so now is the time to perfect it. Project Management: Not only will you need to manage the launch of your business idea or franchise, but you’ll also need to be able to project manage your timeline, budget, staff and more. If project management isn’t one of your top skills, consider taking... 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

Responsible Business

Tips & Advice: How you can create a responsible business

July 31, 2017 3:34 pm Published by

A responsible business and its parameters can be defined as one that conducts itself with ethical, environmental and community consideration. In addition to this, a responsible business is also a good employer and one that makes a profit. Many businesses operate responsibly daily with good practices set up to cover the mentioned areas of consideration. Here at Home Care Preferred responsible business is at the heart at what we do! Not only are we passionate and committed to delivering the best possible care and support in the community, but Home Care Preferred are ethical and environmental. For example; the company is going completely paperless, we recycle reclaimed equipment, we offer car pool services and encourage caregivers to use public transport... View Article