Do Your Research Before Slapping Down the Money

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When you opt to open a new franchise location, you invest your hard-earned capital, likely apply for tens of thousands of dollars in financing, and put your own reputation on the line. All of that is part and parcel with American entrepreneurship, but at the same time, it makes no sense to “take the plunge” before “looking before you leap.”


Thus, doing your homework (in the form of industry-wide and franchise-specific research) before “slapping down the money” is essential to a well-informed business plan.


Here are a few ideas to get you started on that research.


How Are Prospects in the Senior Care Industry?

The senior care industry, in general, and the home care franchise industry, in particular, are growing at a phenomenal pace. In the U.S. alone, the senior care industry’s annual revenues are expected to hit some $400 billion by 2018, and the homecare sector accounts for $70 billion of revenues disbursed among around 30,000 providers.


Job growth for home care aides is projected to jump by 70% over 10 years, and the industry will likely need to hire 1.2 million new caretakers by 2025.


What is fueling this growth? It is several factors in combination: the “aging” of the U.S. and world population, the increase in chronic diseases and conditions like Alzheimer’s and diabetes, and the desire of Baby Boomers and others to maintain an active lifestyle. The rising costs of nursing home care and the lower family member to senior ratios are also affecting the industry.


Why Go the Franchising Route?

In senior care and home care, franchising is on the rise for several reasons. First, franchising tends to yield a higher ROI compared to new start-ups — in an industry that already yields very high revenues relative to initial investment.


Second, you can grow faster and more steadily by wearing the name of a well-known and trusted home care franchise. Name recognition, trust, and customer loyalty are all key factors in this industry, even more than in most others.


Third, franchises give you access to their proven business model, making them “turnkey investments.” You get all the initial and ongoing training you need, help in selecting a viable location, valuable advice on how to handle problems that may arise, and sometimes, assistance with financing and advertising.


Why Choose Senior Helpers?

Seeing the potential in the senior care industry and sensing the advantages of entering that industry as a franchisee are only part of your pre-planning effort. You also need to select a specific home care franchise.


Senior Helpers is a great choice for those interested in franchising in this industry. Here’s why:


  1. The Senior Helpers Franchise is a well established, trusted name in the industry that already has a large, growing, and loyal client base.
  2. Senior Helpers is a relatively inexpensive franchise to buy, with an initial investment ranging from $80,000 to $117,000, inclusive of franchise fee.
  3. Veterans who invest in a Senior Helpers Franchise get a 15% discount plus the ability to get further financial assistance through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
  4. Senior Helpers’ Senior Gems® Program for Alzheimer’s and dementia clients and other special programs give them a step up over the competition in specific areas, while their overall quality of care is also recognized as above the mark.


Conclusion

It’s always best to first test the waters before jumping into the pool, but with the senior care industry, conditions couldn’t be more favorable. With franchising, your business situation is improved yet more, and Seniors Helpers ranks among the best franchises available.


To learn more, contact Senior Helpers Franchise at 877-376-7120 or by filling out the online form.


This information is not intended as an offer to sell a franchise. It is for informational purposes only. Currently, SH Franchising, LLC is not registered in the following states: RI and SD. We cannot offer a franchise in these states until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements. SH Franchising, LLC is the franchisor and is currently headquartered at 1966 Greenspring Drive, Suite 507, Timonium, MD 21093.