Tag Archive: Entrepreneur

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

Man working

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

Business mistakes

The biggest mistakes new business owners (and franchise owners) make

June 18, 2018 7:30 am Published by

Every mistake is an opportunity to learn something new. However, when you are running a small business or new franchise business, every mistake is a potential risk which could be damaging your business. We evaluate some of the most common and biggest mistakes so you can avoid them. Not understanding your customer Rule 1 of any business plan is understanding who your customer is. Avoiding this valuable piece of information will mean you will be trying to sell your products/services to the wrong audience and therefore fail miserably! At Home Care Preferred, we’ve spent years perfecting our niche audience and locating our customers. As a franchise business owner, you will receive this geographical insight, for your chosen location. We also... View Article

Ken Waterhouse founder of Home Care Preferred (pictured middle) with Barnet Franchise Business Owners

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

Work Startup

Essential Startup Tips To Keep In Mind When Opening A Franchise Business

April 30, 2018 6:00 pm Published by

Starting a business might be something you’ve always wanted to do, and with so many opportunities, right now could be the perfect time to invest in your very own franchise. (Hint: catch up on our tips to selecting the right franchise here). Include these startup tips in your planning checklist:  1. Motivation Understand your own levels of motivation, what makes you tick and what you are willing to give up to reach your own levels of success. Keep your objectives in mind and stretch yourself out of your own comfort zone. Read more: Startup Motivation Tips. 2. Don’t Procrastinate Have you heard of the acronym ‘DUST’? Usually, entrepreneurs procrastinate because the task at hand is either; Difficult, Unclear, they are Scared... 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

Business Planning

5 Launch Tips For The First-Time Business Owner

October 2, 2017 8:34 am Published by

As a first-time business or franchise owner it’s likely that you’ve written up your business plan, had meetings with your bank manager and by now you’ve even had the training (if you’re a franchisee), but as first-time entrepreneurs there’s a jump that you’ll need to take from where you are now to the business launch. Read our previous post- “4 Skills You Need Before Opening A Business“. If you’re ready to launch, here are our top 5 tips for truly understanding your business or franchise before launching: 1.The 60 Second Pitch: Can you describe your business, sell your product or state your mission in just 60 seconds? Learn to pitch from day one so you can clearly and concisely describe... View Article