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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

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5 Habits of Successful Business People

August 18, 2017 12:36 pm Published by

Successful business people are not born successful! Behind every successful entrepreneur, business man or woman you admire there is hard work, dedication and a lot of motivation. Here are the five key habits that successful business people share: They Dedicate Time To Learning- successful people are not given the knowledge they need from the onset. They (like most people) have to figure it out along the way. They dedicate time each month or year to take their learning to the next level. Incorporate learning into your personal goals. Perhaps take up a course after work or during some downtime to expand your own knowledge on a subject, which will help you in your business. Wake Up Early- successful people are... 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

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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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6 Steps to Surviving 3 Years

August 15, 2017 11:17 am Published by

Ray Zinn is a guest writer for Entrepreneur and he is also the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley and author of Tough Things First. In a recent article written by him for the Entrepreneur he shares some tips for surviving the initial 3 years in a business, below are some excerpts from the article. The odds of your startup being around three years from now are not good. Statistics show that about nine of every 10 new businesses fail that quickly. Often, it isn’t from a lack of hard work or a great idea. The real downfall is a lack of discipline where it counts. Too often the basics — knowing your market, having enough cash, establishing a healthy corporate culture —... 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

Franchise Business

3 Reasons Why You Should Own A Franchise Business

July 23, 2017 8:40 pm Published by

Starting your own business can be hard! In today’s world, entrepreneurs are struggling to balance work life, family, social and other commitments. Throw in a new business, finding clients, building a website, and then managing your projects and it can become quite overwhelming! Enter franchising! Picking a franchising opportunity can give you both the financial stability you want from life, the desire to own and run your own business whilst also offering lots of other perks such as support from the parent company. Here are our top three reasons why you should consider owning a franchise business: 1. Quicker (and often better) Success Rates. A franchise business will have spent years perfecting how they do business. They will have made all... 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