Tag Archive: Business

Team Manager

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

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

Nazif Sen

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

Work Challenge

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

Home Care Preferred Team

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  

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14 Inspirational Quotes To Live And Work By

July 16, 2018 7:30 am Published by

As an entrepreneur or franchise business owner, there will be highs and lows for you to work through on a weekly or even daily basis. When things get tough, turn to some of these inspirational quotes to motivate, guide and advise. We have chosen seven of our favourite business quotes from well-known authors and celebrities, plus we asked the Home Care Preferred team for their favourite quotes that they live and work by. Inspiration from the business world: “You don’t build a business, you build people, and then people build the business” – Zig Ziglar “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing” – Denis... View Article

Motivation

How to stay motivated as a new franchise (or business) owner

July 2, 2018 11:20 am Published by

Making the jump from corporate career to business owner can be a difficult one. One of the first things you might notice is the lack of support you have around you, the responsibility to motivate yourself and the requirement to plan your own day, goals and tasks. Afterall, without a boss or manager, you’re left to your own devices to develop the business in your own way. Whilst many entrepreneurs we come across have no a problem with working on (or even in) their own business, we see one of their main challenges is motivation. The business owner may lack the motivation needed to drive their business forward because they are worried about failing, lack the skills needed or perhaps... 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

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How to motivate yourself in the early stages of business

January 9, 2018 8:00 am Published by

Working on your own every day can be hard, especially as a new business owner. At Home Care Preferred we believe that while our franchise owners work for themselves, they should not feel they are in it by themselves. Understandably, however, there will be days when you need to give yourself a little nudge or boost– especially during the early stages when you are still learning the ropes. Tip 1: Make a daily plan At the end of each day make a to-do list and plan a day ahead. As well as long-term business goals, short-term smaller ones are just as important to help you stay on track and focused. Tip 2: Network Join networking groups where you’ll find lots... 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