Seven Up (for Award): The Un-Territory Check?

Blue DotFor all of our franchise broker partners and associated referral partners, here is a very quick overview of seven territories available locally:

Pasco county is divided in two, and each has the potential to blossom along with the continued growth of the county.  If Pasco ever reached the population density of Pinellas (St. Petersburg), it could contain four territories.  Pasco county includes Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Hudson, Dade City, New Port Richey, and Odessa.

Ocala is represented by two territories, as well.  One of which has two major referral sources practically across the street from each other.  Remember, with Always Best Care your referral sources are protected.

Lakeland and the surrounding area comprises two territories that are primed for growth as that area enjoys the benefits of Amazon and Publix both looking to expand and flourish.

Last, but not least, Pinellas County actually has four open territories and it would be tough to pick just one!  Demographics in and around Clearwater/St. Petersburg are ideal for our business model.

For more information, please give us a call or drop us a note and we will be happy to answer your questions or discuss the particulars.

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

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.

More Always Best Care on the Radio!

Radio on airAlways Best Care has lined up a number of guest spots on the Ray Lucia Show on Biz Talk Radio.  Hear our colleague, Ruben Trevino, Area Representative in New Jersey, here on the June 30th show, at about the 30 minute mark.

Michele is locking down two spots to discuss 1) franchise ownership, and 2) Assisted Living Placement services.  As soon as those dates are available, will post them.  Until then, please check out this blog and our sister blog at the ALP link above.

As always, we are just a phone call or email away from answering your questions.

Assuming I am comfortable with franchising, why Always Best Care?

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Great question, and one that certainly should be asked.

Company founder, Mike Newman, started Always Best Care in 1996 and began franchising the concept across the U.S. in 2007.  Unlike some other home care companies, Always Best Care is born from the industry and based on a deep understanding of how to care for seniors.

Another key differentiator for Always Best Care is the more than 20 Area Representatives around the country who provide direct, ‘in the filed’ marketing and operations support to franchisees.  This level of support is not common in home care. The company has grown steadily since 2007 – we recommend starting the Discovery process to learn more and obtain a copy of the FDD to get all the details.

Our marketing support for franchisees is among the very best, as evidenced by our TV commercials, and collateral materials featuring our own images (versus the stock photos seen so many other places).

Just three of the aspects that make Always Best Care unique and a leader in the industry.  Again, we encourage you to look into the opportunity and see for yourself.

How does someone go about buying a franchise?

JR Question (2)

Franchising is regulated by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) which has spelled out guidelines for how franchise opportunities are offered and awarded (see our “Awarded versus Sold” blog post for more on “award.”)

Simply put, the process starts with a quick interview to determine the level of interest of the interested party.  Next, is a structured Discovery phase where the franchisor provides overview information about the industry, the business and the franchisor’s approach to support, marketing and operations.  This phase can last from a few days to weeks, depending on the candidate’s level of interest or sense of urgency.  The key is that the schedule is driven by you, not us. You can, and should, proceed at your own pace.

During this phase, the candidate is provided a copy of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which contains everything you would ever want to know about the franchisor – as defined by the FTC.

At this point, Always Best Care’s Area Representative also will have made a personal introduction and helped answer any questions about the specifics of the local market.

Discovery is followed by Validation, where prospective owners have the opportunity to engage current owners with specific questions about their experience, ‘a day in the life,’ sales, margins, challenges, successes and goals.  Again, this process can last a few weeks, depending on the depth of due diligence performed.

When a prospective owner has completed Discovery and Validation, they have an opportunity to visit the company headquarters for a Discovery Day and meet the leadership team and support team.  Given all that information and interaction, the candidate should then have all the information necessary to make an informed decision about their future.

Change Your Luck the Next Two Friday the 13ths

We will set aside the hours of 1200pm to 400pm on Fridays, February 13th, and March 13th, to answer your questions about franchising, senior care, Always Best Care and how we approach the Tampa Bay market.  Call, text, email, carrier pigeon …  Appointments available, as well.

success-compassYour questions answered, not a sales pitch.  We are here to help you find and process the information you need to make intelligent choices about your future.

What do you have to gain?

Our Best,

Mark & Michele

Area Representatives

Always Best Care – Florida West

Steps to Becoming an Always Best Care Owner …

While a regulated and structured process, we encourage you to proceed at your pace.  There’s never a rush.  We are here to assure you have the information you need to make an informed decision – on your schedule.

As always, we are available to answer your questions, directly.  We have a unique approach to the Tampa Bay market and welcome the opportunity to discuss it with you.  Contact us with your questions!

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