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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  

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

Announcement: New Branch Opening

May 17, 2018 6:00 pm Published by

This week we’re excited to announce the opening of Home Care Preferred’s Barnet branch. Offering the same award-winning care and support as the Head Office in Winchmore Hill, the Barnet branch will be open to the public in the coming weeks at 3C Galley House, Moon Lane, EN5. Franchise Owners (and mother-daughter partnership) Angie and Shir-Li previously told us; “Home Care Preferred has a real community feel and is committed to providing a quality service. Our focus is to grow a highly successful care business in the coming years. We are ambitious and would like to develop further within the care sector.” Continue reading the full interview here. As providers of homecare, the Barnet branch will have an extensive range... View Article

HealthInvestor Awards

Recognising achievement in the business of healthcare

February 26, 2018 4:29 pm Published by

The HealthInvestor Awards 2018 promote excellence and recognise innovation in the independent healthcare sector. With the awards coming around quickly this year, we wanted to take the opportunity to announce that Home Care Preferred have been selected as finalists for the 2018 awards in two categories; Community Support Provider of the Year and Domiciliary Care Provider of the Year. As one of the most prestigious events in the healthcare industry, judges are looking for organisations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to healthcare in 2017 and 2018. In particular, judges will be awarding the Community Support Provider of the Year award to the organisation that has excelled in its provision of services within a community setting and will select... 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