Leadership is …

the act or process of arousing, engaging, and satisfying 

the needs and motives of followers;

in an environment of conflict, competition, or achievement,

which results in followers taking action 

toward a mutually shared vision.

leadership

 

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“Lakeland est omnis divisa in partes tres.” – J. Caesar

An excellent way to be part of the growth in/around Lakeland and central Florida.

Fire & Heart: Enterprising Individuals with Compassion

Well, Julius Caesar was never an expert on Florida geography.  But, #Polk county does, in fact, contain a number of our available territories in the #Lakeland, #Bartow, and #WinterHaven areas.

Contact us to find out how you can help bring much-needed services to seniors in Polk county – without speaking Latin, of course.

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Where do you start?

Assisted Living Navigator's Blog

Blue DotWith hundreds, yes – hundreds, of Assisted Living Communities to choose from in the Tampa Bay area,  where do you start the search for the perfect living arrangements for your loved one?

The internet may be a reflex choice, but that can be wrought with sites that have just enough information for you to supply you name, phone and email address – in your hope to get some budgetary numbers.  That only leads to your phone and email account loading up with solicitations from people that have no idea what you are looking for.

Using one of the drug store guides is another likely course of action.  Keep in mind that you will find only a small number of the communities listed in there, and, at best, you will find a web site address (see para. 2) or phone number for you to call.

Other options, like friends, family and…

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6 Myths About Franchising and Senior Care

Here are the bullet points for an upcoming webinar on some myths surrounding franchising, in general, and senior care, specifically.  Our goal is always to provide the facts for those who are interested, so they can make an informed decision.

“Manage by Fact” is one of the cornerstones of Total Quality Management for good reason!

If we can answer any questions about senior care business ownership opportunities, please ask by the medium of your choice!

  • Myth #1:  Freedom or Creativity Are Not Allowed

    • Nothing could be further from the truth
    • Follow a proven system / Use tools provided
    • Marketing mix, promotion
    • Networking
    • Community Involvement
    • Creating the work environment / Company Culture / Mission and Vision
  • Myth #2:  It’s Way Too Expensive

    • Relative to building or buying your own …?
    • Wide array of franchising fees from $10,000 to $100,000s,
      • and build-out/start-up costs, if applicable
    • What are you getting for your investment?
      • Territory (preferably protected)
      • Support (preferably local)
      • Trademark, product, service …. BRAND
  • Myth #3:  You Can’t Make Money

    • Success is defined by your (realistic) goals
    • Passion for a cause generally creates success
    • Risk vs Reward / Value
    • Exit Strategy – have one, execute it
    • Invest in …
      • CDs, Stock Market??
      • Yourself and the Brand you choose
    • There is no Free Lunch:
      • Hard/Smart Work and Passion
    • Build it and They Will Come (movie)
  • Myth #4:  High Pressure Sales Tactics

    • Franchise sales is regulated by the FTC
    • Territories are Awarded / Two-way appraisal
    • Clearly defined process
      • Discovery (Learn)
      • Validation (Confirm)
      • FDD Review (Understand)
      • Discovery Day (Meet)
    • Proceed at your own pace (3 months +/-)
    • Provide information to make an Informed Decision
  • Myth #5:  Bed Pans ‘R’ Us

    • ABC Owners ‘R’
      • in the community,
      • giving back,
      • creating relationships with referral sources,
      • networking.
    • Owners manage a team:
      • Administrator/Nurse,
      • Scheduler,
      • Sales/Marketing
      • pool of Caregivers (through the Scheduler and Admin).
    • Owners will not be providing personal care to a client, unless they choose to.
  • Myth #6:  Caregivers are Impossible to Find & Keep

    • Most companies are having issues finding good employees, regardless of industry.
    • Economics – supply will meet demand.
    • Numerous vehicles, programs, partners and avenues to assist in recruiting.
    • Creativity/freedom to create work environment caregivers want to be part of.

Start a Home Care Business in Pasco County?

oppty2What if you could lock in the growth potential of Pasco county for a single-office, home health agency for a very reasonable investment – one that would protect

Source: Start a Home Care Business in Pasco County?

Professionals with Fire & Heart (TM)

Always Best Care franchise owners are dedicated to changing people’s lives by providing compassionate, understanding professional in-home care – and when they do, they often find they’ve changed their own lives, too.  At Always Best Care, you’re not only building a business, you are making a difference.  And that is the kind of personal satisfaction and sense of accomplishment that is absent from most other franchise businesses.

An Always Best Care franchise offers a unique business opportunity for enterprising professionals with compassion and the desire to help others.

This is what we describe as … FIRE and HEART ™

We are looking for professionals with “Fire and Heart” to build a winning franchisee team in west central Florida.

FIRE

  • Do you have a burning desire to create a thriving business?
  • Do you value achievement?

HEART

  • Do you have a desire to want to give back to your community?
  • Are you passionate about serving others?
  • Are you customer focused?

With an ABC franchise, you can Build a Business that Makes a Difference in the lives of seniors and families.

If you have the “Fire”  – drive and commitment to build a significant enterprise and  “Heart” – the compassion and desire to make a difference by helping others – then an Always Best Care franchise may be a good fit for you.

Learn about prime franchise territories available in west central Florida.

Territory: Florida West