How to Start a Home Care Franchise

How to Start a Home Care Franchise

April 26, 2021 By Brooke Davis
Categories: Blog

If you’re looking to start a business or be your own boss, then franchising could be the right option for you. When opening up a franchise, it can seem daunting or intimidating, but with the right guidance and support it can help you achieve your biggest dreams. Senior Helpers is here to help support you in every way possible when you’re ready to take the next step in franchising.

First, you have to understand what having a franchise means. When in a franchise, there is a franchisee that pays a franchisor to use the franchisor’s business model and trademarks. The franchisor provides support to the franchisee with training, operations assistance, and marketing collateral. Senior Helpers provides an extremely experienced corporate support staff with state-of-the-art training programs for franchisees. This allows the franchisee to work for themselves, but not by themselves so they can have freedom to run the business, but also obtain help if necessary.

Second, the franchise fee and investment range help you to understand how much you will have to put out and how your money will be put to use. Senior Helpers has a franchise fee of $52,500 and an investment range of $113,300-$152,300. This investment includes three months of working capital following the opening of the business, business license and permits, initial recruitment, and advertising and so much more. Senior Helpers is named as one of the Fortune 500 Top Low-Cost Franchises for 2021. We were selected for our low initial investment range, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial stability. This award goes to show that Senior Helpers is a solid investment and an incredible opportunity.

Third, is understanding how the process will be when starting up ownership with a franchise and how much support the franchise will offer. At Senior Helpers, we have an incredibly seamless discovery process to allow candidates to get the most valuable information needed before owning a franchise. Our support starts the first day a franchisee signs their franchise agreement. We provide a checklist of items to complete prior to opening and will assign an operations manager to help the franchisee. The new franchisee will complete virtual classes before attending a 10 day in person training at our corporate office located in Baltimore, Maryland. The support does not stop there, our experienced corporate staff is there to help the franchisee thrive, by providing support in operations, marketing, and continuous training.

Our discovery process features 7 easy steps that takes about five weeks on average to complete. First, there is an initial call to learn about the candidate and perform a territory check for available territories. Second, we schedule a one-on-one concept webinar with the Vice President of Franchise Development, Rob Cantrell, to help the candidate learn more about Senior Helpers. The third step is  a second webinar where we’ll review the training and operations provided by Senior Helpers, we’ll discuss the ongoing support through organizational chart analysis, training systems to ensure the franchisee’s stay in line with the industry trends, KPI Monitoring, marketing, compliance and operational reviews.. Fourth, is a final webinar to give the prospective franchise an overview of the marketing collateral and IT support that Senior Helpers provides. The fifth step is validation with existing franchisees to gain further insight on the company and see multiple perspectives of owning a franchise. Sixth, is a one-on-one call with the CEO and Co-Founder, Peter Ross, to gain a deeper connection with the values of the company. Lastly, the final step is to host a virtual “Meet the Team Day” where the candidate will attend individual meetings with each member of our executive team. This exceptional process at Senior Helpers allows an individual to experience firsthand a company that wants nothing but success for their franchisees.

Overall, owning a franchise takes time and dedication to start up, but with Senior Helpers, you won’t be going at it alone. We are dedicated to helping our franchisees thrive by providing exceptional support with marketing, operations, and training. We also have been named as one of the top three Best Workplaces for Aging Services in 2020, ranked in the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur for 9 years in a row, and in the Top 100 of Franchise Connect Home Service Franchises for 2021. This goes to show that when you make the decision to be your own boss and strive for greatness in franchising, Senior Helpers has your back. If you’re ready to start your own seamless discovery process and take charge of an amazing business opportunity, then contact us to start the journey of owning a franchise with Senior Helpers.