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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.    

Things You Should Know About Care Franchises

November 14, 2018 9:17 am Published by

As one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors, care franchises are becoming popular options for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business. Franchising has a 90% success rate compared to 15% of new independent businesses so it’s no surprise that many entrepreneurs are choosing to launch a franchise over a new business venture (read the article here). Here’s what you need to know about starting your own care franchise business:   Why is there a growing demand for care franchises? The UK’s ageing population along with a growing strain on the NHS has meant that people are turning to care providers and caregivers to support their loved ones. In turn, the demand is being met by franchise businesses who... View Article

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

Plan For A Successful 2019

October 22, 2018 8:30 am Published by

Benjamin Franklin supposedly once said, “if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”. Whilst it might be far too early to start planning your 2020 summer holiday, it is certainly the time to start planning how to make next year a great success! If you’ve been considering a new career, perhaps itching to start a business or launch your very own franchise now is the time to plan. So, where do you start? Let’s look at our own example. Home Care Preferred launched in 2012 and whilst franchising was always a goal, the franchise launched in 2017, a full 5 years after the inception of the company. The reason being that there was a plan. Testing and trialling... View Article

Launch, Breakfast, Network, Repeat

October 15, 2018 8:30 am Published by

Much like the title of our blog suggests, we’ve had a busy couple of months so we thought it was time to recap, look back at our successes and share what we’ve been up to! From working on new franchises to visiting exhibitions and even launching our own breakfast meeting we’ve been out in the community promoting Home Care Preferred, working with franchisees and helping ambitious entrepreneurs get started in their journey. Here’s our run-down: Home Care Preferred Barnet Launched It might seem like Summer has well and truly disappeared, but whilst many were enjoying their annual leave, we (along with our new franchise business owners) were planning something very special – a launch in Barnet! From helping with recruitment... View Article

4 tips to help you succeed as a manager

October 3, 2018 8:30 am Published by

Franchise business owners and entrepreneurs alike will understand the struggle of opening a new business. Not only will you need to launch the business, finance it and promote it, but you will also need to recruit and train your staff. Once your up and running, use these tips to help you succeed as a new manager, become a great boss and keep a happy, committed team. Set The Right Example: As a manager or boss, your team will look up to you for guidance, advice and how to get things done. Set the right example at all times; from arriving on time to the office, to managing customer expectations and producing great work. Show them how you want things done... View Article

Word-of-mouth recommendations are free exposure for your business

September 28, 2018 8:30 am Published by

As a new business or franchise owner, you will know that the best marketing tactics and biggest advertising budgets will only take you so far. Hopefully, a large part of your business will be generated via word-of-mouth recommendations! And why not? Because, if you get it right, it is a fantastic way to grow your business, plus it’s free! According to Neilsen; “92% of consumers believe suggestions from friends and family more than they do advertising”*. With that in mind, all new businesses and franchise owners should do their best to increase their word of mouth recommendations. Use these tips to help: Be Honest We all know that ‘honesty is the best policy’, so be honest with your customers. If... View Article

Home Care Preferred: why we do what we do

September 14, 2018 8:00 am Published by

Naz Sen, Business Development Executive talks about Home Care Preferred’s culture and why they do what they do. You will be reading this and probably thinking that I’m about to tell you that Home Care Preferred has a superb culture and is a brilliant franchise offering, because it is my job to tell you that. Whilst it is true that Home Care Preferred has a great culture and is an exceptional franchise offering (and that it is my job to tell you), there is more; as an employee, I have an understanding of our motives as a company, an understanding gained through my own personal journey. I joined Home Care Preferred in the summer of 2015. Fresh out of University,... View Article

The biggest challenges startups and entrepreneurs face

August 20, 2018 8:00 am Published by

There are many reasons why you should be starting your own business or buying your own franchise. It will give you flexibility, you will earn more money, you will become own boss and you can build and learn new skills. However, there are also some challenges and difficulties that business owners will face (especially at the beginning). You should consider the following challenges when starting your own business and how you can overcome them. Funding a business or franchise Whether you are buying a franchise or starting up a new business, the biggest hurdle you might face early on is funding. Perhaps you can fund it yourself through your savings, but if you cannot then you might need to approach... View Article

Behind The Scenes At Home Care Preferred: 10 Fun Facts About The Team

August 3, 2018 8:00 am Published by

We spent the last couple of months interviewing the Home Care Preferred team to hear more about their job roles and give franchise owners insight into what to expect when they open their own business. Whilst conducting our interviews we discovered some surprising and interesting fun facts, so we created this infographic to share our findings. Speak Visually. Create an infographic with Visme