Tag Archive: home care

Are You Ready To Start A Business With 40 Years Of Experience?

March 27, 2019 8:00 am Published by

To be honest, the answer for most is probably ‘NO’ – because, how many people really have forty years experience before making the jump to become a business owner? But, that’s exactly what you get when you invest in a Home Care Preferred franchise business! You might not have any experience in the care sector, in fact, you may not have any experience in running a business – but investing in a franchise will give you access to an award-winning brand, technology, processes, and people who can guide you and give you everything you need to succeed. Here’s what we think of franchising Franchising is fast-tracking your business You could struggle, fall, make mistakes and get there in the end... View Article

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

Things You Should Know About Care Franchises

November 14, 2018 9:17 am Published by

As one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors, care franchises are becoming popular options for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business. Franchising has a 90% success rate compared to 15% of new independent businesses so it’s no surprise that many entrepreneurs are choosing to launch a franchise over a new business venture (read the article here). Here’s what you need to know about starting your own care franchise business:   Why is there a growing demand for care franchises? The UK’s ageing population along with a growing strain on the NHS has meant that people are turning to care providers and caregivers to support their loved ones. In turn, the demand is being met by franchise businesses who... View Article

6 Steps to Surviving 3 Years

August 15, 2017 11:17 am Published by

Ray Zinn is a guest writer for Entrepreneur and he is also the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley and author of Tough Things First. In a recent article written by him for the Entrepreneur he shares some tips for surviving the initial 3 years in a business, below are some excerpts from the article. The odds of your startup being around three years from now are not good. Statistics show that about nine of every 10 new businesses fail that quickly. Often, it isn’t from a lack of hard work or a great idea. The real downfall is a lack of discipline where it counts. Too often the basics — knowing your market, having enough cash, establishing a healthy corporate culture —... View Article

Home Care Preferred Summer BBQ

July 13, 2017 12:43 pm Published by

At Home Care Preferred we appreciate the hard work that our team members put in to ensure we are an award-winning business with our client’s happiness and well-being at its heart. While we are first and foremost colleagues, we are proud to have developed a ‘family’ ethos and we love to socialise as a team outside of work. With summer upon us (and the sun actually shining) it seemed only right to thank our team, friends, family and business associates for their hard-work and on-going support with a summer shin-dig – so that’s what we did! Our ever generous Managing Director Ken allowed us all to descend upon his lovely home for a Saturday filled with food, drink, laughter, music and dancing.... View Article

APCRG Responsible Business Champions 2017

July 13, 2017 11:58 am Published by

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected by former local MP Mr David Burrowes as the Enfield Southgate Constituency Responsible Business Champion in the APCRG’s 2017 Responsible Business Champions award. This recognition means the world to Home Care Preferred as we are a passionate and dedicated team who are committed to not only delivering  first-class support and increasing our client’s quality of life but also enhancing the lives of the local community – particularly the disadvantaged and vulnerable – we truly believe  in responsible business and giving something back to the community that has given us so much. The award is an opportunity for the nominating MP to recognise and draw attention to a valuable local business,... View Article

A Guide to Preparing a Business Plan

May 31, 2017 11:09 am Published by

Your Business Plan is the ‘sales document’ for you and your business. It’s preparation and presentation should project the image you want for your business. Its content should be clear, concise, to the point and divided into logical sections. As a guideline, your plan should structure broadly as follows: 1. Introduction Describe the purpose of your Business, briefly outline the concept. Include YOUR overall business objectives. Decide on the ‘legal status’ of your business – sole trader, partnership, limited company or co-operative? All have benefits and shortcomings. Find out which is right for your situation. 2. The Product or Service Describe precisely the product or service that your business will offer. Include any relevant history of the product or service... View Article

Dementia Awareness Film Success

May 22, 2017 11:11 am Published by

To mark Dementia Awareness Week 2017 (15th May-21st May), Home Care Preferred have pledged to raise awareness regarding the condition. With the help of local production house Crooked House Films and two talented school children from Eversley Primary School, we have created a short educational film shedding light on the common misconceptions about dementia and pointing people to where they can find support and more information. The film went live on Monday evening (15th May) and received over 10,000 hits on Facebook in the first 24 hours! Dementia is a condition close to our hearts. Every day we support individuals and families who are living with the condition and many members of the Home Care Preferred team have also been touched... View Article

Advice from the Experts: Ken Waterhouse, Managing Director of Home Care Preferred

May 19, 2017 10:59 am Published by

Ken Waterhouse, MD of Home Care Preferred, provides insight into what the company does best. Can you fill us in on the background of the franchise? When Home Care Preferred was started back in 2012, the plan was always to take the franchising route as we know it is one of the most effective ways to expand a business. However, we wanted to ensure that we have tried and tested our unique model of ‘One Stop Shop for Care’. In the last 5 years, we have done just that and in the process earned commercial success as well as public accolade, therefore in 2015 we decided to start planning for our franchise offering and we launched Home Care Preferred Franchise... View Article