Keys to a successful business validation call

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From the good folks at Franchise Selection Advisors …

If you’ve been investigating opening a franchise, or talking to a franchise consultant much like ourselves, you may have already become acquainted with the concept of a business validation call.

Franchise validation calls are a critical aspect of the review process between any franchisee or franchisor. These are the calls that give the potential franchisee the opportunity to ask questions of those who have been through the process before.

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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?

Be yourself …

“Be who you are and say what you feel,

because those who mind don’t matter,

and those who matter don’t mind.”

― Bernard M. Baruch

Plans are only …

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Plans are only good intentions unless

they immediately degenerate into hard work.

Peter Drucker

Why Choose Always Best Care?

Since 1996, Always Best Care has been providing exceptional, trusted senior care throughout the U.S. and in Canada.

A passion for people and a conviction to the highest standard of care has made Always Best Care one of the best senior care franchises in the country.

2015 Conference Wrap-up

Growing Industry
The senior care market is hot! More than 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, and by 2050 the number of people 65+ is expected to double – while all other age categories are expected to decline!

Members of the “boomer” generation have created new opportunities in every stage of their lives and as they age this dynamic will not change.

National & Local Training & Support
The powerful combination of corporate and local support enables you to navigate a clear and proven path as an Always Best Care franchise owner. We provide ongoing strategic planning, communications and team building, at a local level.

Combined with low entry costs, Always Best Care franchise support provides definite advantage for people seeking a lower-cost business opportunity.

Marketing & Advertising Excellence
Our award-winning national marketing and advertising builds brand awareness and helps lower the cost of sales for Always Best Care franchise owners.

In addition, we generate leads that are distributed to our home care franchise offices throughout the nation, while supporting your local brand growth within your territory.

Personally Rewarding Career
As an Always Best Care business owner, you’ll not only have a senior care business opportunity, but your business will be all about changing people’s lives for the better.

The satisfaction our home care franchise opportunity provides in helping improve the quality of life for seniors is a key, driving factor in their selection of Always Best Care to be their business partner.

It’s time for your community to receive the best senior care in the business.  Take the next step to learn more about our system, our support and training.

We are dedicated to exceeding your expectations…always

Learn More @ http://www.franchisewithalwaysbestcare.com/

Contact us @ https://fireandheart.wordpress.com/contact/

Updated Age Distribution Demographics

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This has always been a very telling demographic chart, but the addition of the 2010 data (in blue) clearly shows the march of boomers up the chart to maturity.

See the original blog post here.