Tag Archive: Entrepreneur

What Not To Do When Starting A Business

March 20, 2019 8:00 am Published by

Whether you are considering a franchise business venture, or you’re looking to open a business of your own we collated some of our favourite tips of what not to do when starting out for the first time. Don’t Rush Into Collaboration Partnering with a friend, a colleague or even a family member can have many benefits. From sharing expertise to splitting costs and even skills there will be times when collaboration is a good idea. However, consider whether you could take on the new venture on your own and think about how much control you want over your business. As a partner, you will need to answer to your collaborator and make decisions together (even when you have a difference... View Article

Finding The Perfect Work-Life Balance As A New Business Owner

February 26, 2019 8:30 am Published by

As a new business owner or franchise owner, it can be difficult to find the perfect work-life balance. Often you are pulled in many directions from launching the business, day-to-day tasks, to your home life, social activities, looking after the kids and just seeing friends. It can be a challenge to juggle the two parts of your life and often entrepreneurs feel guilty when they are relaxing as they have huge to-do lists and also feel guilty when they are working as they are not able to spend time with family and friends. Here are our tips for balancing work and life: Find a routine that works Decide whether you’re an early bird or a night owl. Unfortunately, it’s impossible... View Article

What Successful Business People Do Every Day

February 19, 2019 8:30 am Published by

Have you ever wondered why some people manage to become so successful, whilst others seem to struggle? There is no such thing as an ‘overnight successes’ but with a little help, any franchise business owner can turn their business into a profitable company. Keep these simple things in mind every day as you climb the ladder to success: Maintain focus! Business and franchise owners alike will encounter problems, issues and challenges every day, however maintaining your focus will help you to use these as learning opportunities rather than crumbling at the first hurdle. Sustain a positive mindset! We’re sure you’ve heard of many people talk about mindset and how this helps them to stay productive but there is more to be said... View Article

Startup vs. Franchise Business – Which Is Best?

January 24, 2019 8:00 am Published by

So you want to make the jump to self-employment but you’re not sure if you should start your own business or invest in a franchise. We compare the advantages so that you can make a choice and decide which is best for you. Franchise businesses are proven to have higher success rates than starting a business from scratch. Since franchises take a working model or system from another business, franchise business owners will be able to use this to grow effectively. In addition to this, franchise business owners also receive a lot of support from the franchisor including training, software, and systems. The ongoing support a new business owner will receive could be key to helping them succeed in their... 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

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

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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