We Help People By ______________.

We Help

A very short .ppt that provides a peek at how we help new franchisees, and the families who need help making a transition to assisted living.


Join us at FranNet’s April 24th ‘Meet the Franchisor’ event.  We will be among nearly a dozen franchise concepts represented by FranNet to offer a brief overview presentation.  After the presentations, there will be an open networking and tabletop ‘expo’ for participants to learn more about the specifics of each franchise concept.

Please contact us for more details.

Build a _____ Business.

A brief PowerPoint about the “Build a Business” side of Fire and Heart.

build a business


Habits of Remarkably Successful People

In an INC. Nov 2012 article, Jeff Hayden shares his observations about habits of the successful business people he’s known. He describes their work ethic, persistence, perseverance, and leaving no room for failure with the absence of a back-up plan option.

Most interesting was his insight that when asked, business owners and CEO’s cited their ability to sell as the one skill which contributed the most to their success. 

I have heard business professionals make comments like, ‘I don’t sell, I consult’ in an attempt distance themselves from the stereotypical car sales guy who’s out to push you into making a deal at any cost.  This belief or perception implies that selling is a negative behavior or practice to be avoided by professionals with high principles and integrity.

However, consider another perspective – that selling isn’t about manipulating or pressuring the other person but rather involves explaining the rationale behind and benefits of a decision or position. Selling is persuading others to work with you by addressing their concerns and overcoming roadblocks.

Hayden points out how selling includes the ability to negotiate, to maintain confidence and self-esteem in the face of rejection, to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, and to build long-term relationships – all of which are critical to building a foundation for success – personally and professionally.


Always Best Care’s Caregiver of the Year Award

ABC’s First Annual Caregiver of the Year Award presented to Lupita Espanoza (middle) from Always Best Care Desert Cities in California. Bonnie and Neil Zwack, ABC Desert Cities franchise owners appear to her right.

ABC Caregiver of the Year Award

We have just returned from the 2013 Always Best Care Franchisee Conference in Las Vegas where we spent several days sharing best practices among franchise territory owners and area representatives and discussing strategies to grow our respective businesses.  We celebrated success as a national franchise system and acknowledged individual franchisees for their outstanding performance.  However, the consensus highlight of the conference was the presentation of ABC’s First Caregiver of the Year Award at the awards dinner on Tuesday.  Lupita Espanoza’s heartfelft response to being presented with a trophy and cash award for her contributions was emotional for her and the audience as well.

Congratulations to Lupita for her warm, professional and compassionate care of our elder clients.  Kudos to ABC franchisees, Bonnie and Neil Zwack for a great hire and nominating her for the award to acknowledge her contribitions.

We describe the qualities that characterize Always Best Care franchisees as “fire and heart” – the desire to build a business and to make a difference in people’s lives.

So WHY do we do what we do?

  • We have a passion for helping people maintain safe, independent and dignified lifestyles,
  • We are commited to those entrusted in our care,
  • We honor and respect our elders who have sacrificed for us; these are our parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles, veterans who served our country.

Always Best Care franchisees are dedicated to changing people’s lives – providing a “continuum of care” to supports a family’s needs from home care to assistance in exploring and finding the right senior living options – and when we do, we often find they’ve changed their own lives, too.  

It’s about personal satisfaction and sense of accomplishment in building a business that makes a real difference for the seniors, families, and communities we serve.