Tag Archive: franchising

Why To Invest In A Franchise Business In 2019

December 10, 2018 8:00 am Published by

This year is the year! Have you always dreamed of becoming self-employed and investing in a franchise business? The dream could be closer than you think as right now is the perfect time to follow your New Year’s resolution, find a new career and start your own business. Hint: Start planning 2019 now using this handy guide. There are always plenty of reasons to start a franchise, but 2019 may be one of the best times yet. We review the facts: The Franchise Facts Franchises contribute to £15.1 billion to the UK economy, so now is the right time to invest in your own franchise with more than 900+ franchise brands operating in the UK. Many people look to franchises... View Article

10 Reasons To Invest In A Care Franchise

December 3, 2018 8:00 am Published by

A home care franchise is rewarding in more ways than one! If you’re ready for your next big move but don’t want the stress and unknown of starting from scratch, you might consider purchasing an existing business or a franchise. The good news: there are many options to choose from. The almost-as-good news: there are so many options to choose from. Home care may be a great next step in your career. Here’s why with an infographic: Speak Visually. Create an infographic with Visme 1. It’s an industry with ‘heart’ Invest in a home care business not just to fill your wallet, but to fill your heart. This is your chance to make a difference in people’s lives, whether you’re working... View Article

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

From high pressure careers to a highly rewarding franchise

November 22, 2017 6:30 am Published by

With more entrepreneurs turning to rewarding careers in something they are passionate about, we caught up with Home Care Preferred’s latest franchisees to discuss the purchasing experience and why it was a good decision. Carole had dreamed of owning her own business for several years and following a difficult period for her family she received hands-on experience of caring for a poorly relative. She saw for herself what the care industry does in the community and it sparked a passion in the care sector. She decided to approach her friends and family (now her business partners) with a look at purchasing a care business. What did you do prior to opening a franchise and why did you change careers? I... View Article

We’re Finalists- The Franchise Marketing Awards 2017

October 23, 2017 11:43 am Published by

Earlier this year, Home Care Preferred Franchise entered the prestigious Franchise Marketing Awards 2017! The awards are one of the industry’s most coveted accolades and renowned for celebrating innovation and effective marketing support offered by franchisors to their franchisees. Judged by a panel of experts who are highly regarded in their fields the awards were held on Friday 13th October 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham.   The Home Care Preferred Franchise business is just over six months old, whilst we knew the competition for the awards would be strong we wanted to show how well the business has been doing since its launch and what we’ve managed to achieve in such a short space of time.   Our competition included... View Article

The Characteristics Of A Good Franchisee

October 4, 2017 8:40 am Published by

Purchasing a franchise has some great advantages; such as working with an established brand or company and the support and advice you’ll receive from the franchisor, read more here. However, do you have the characteristics of a good franchisee to make the business a success? At Home Care Preferred we look for particular characteristics in our future franchisees, so we can be sure they are right for our brand, company and the job- find out more here. In this article we look at the core characteristics in further detail. The first and most important trait that a franchisee should have is passion! When considering your franchise, ask yourself if you’re passionate about the sector, the industry, and the people! Running... View Article

Working In The Care Sector: The Facts You Should Consider

September 15, 2017 5:37 pm Published by

Being a part of a home care agency and owning a franchise is not only a job for someone who feels passionate about the industry, it’s quickly becoming a requirement in the UK! In fact, did you know that by 2025 it is estimated that the need for care workers will have almost doubled to 2 million people?   The UK is currently served by 685,000 home care workers and 53% of them are part-time. Unfortunately, it’s not enough! There is an unmet need for care with 30% of women and 22% of men over the age of 65 in need of help carrying out daily activities who don’t receive the help they need.   As more and more people are... View Article

4 Skills You Need Before Opening A Business

September 13, 2017 8:37 pm Published by

Opening a business or purchasing a franchise can have its own challenges, make sure you have these key skills mastered: Communication: Whether you’re writing a business plan in preparation to talk to a bank manager, or you’re about to meet with franchisors you’ll need to be able to master your communication skills. Later down the line, you’ll need to communicate verbally and written to suppliers, employees, and colleagues so now is the time to perfect it. Project Management: Not only will you need to manage the launch of your business idea or franchise, but you’ll also need to be able to project manage your timeline, budget, staff and more. If project management isn’t one of your top skills, consider taking... View Article

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