Deciding to start a business is no small undertaking. Many people dream about doing something they love or making an impact on the world through their work. As they start to develop a plan toward opening their own business fear and uncertainty can become overwhelming.
Those ready to step out on their own may have anxiety about not having enough experience in an industry, or making a poor judgment on how well the market will respond to their business. These fears are valid and real.
Stepping away from a steady paycheck or investing a sizable portion of one’s life savings is a huge move. But there are ways to pursue your dream with assurance rather than fear.
Investing in an established franchise business has helped many aspiring business owners take the step into ownership feeling more secure and confident about their future.
Franchise opportunities provide the new business owner with a proven system and Infrastructure. They offer support for:
- Brand Development
- Strategic planning
With the groundwork laid for your business design, franchising allows you the opportunity to choose a business that aligns with your passions and values - and to make sure it is one that will be successful for years to come.
No Experience Needed to be Positioned for Success in a Senior Care Franchise
Current operators of senior care franchises, like Senior Helpers, based out of Towson, MD, are just like you. They are looking for freedom to work in their own business, not for someone else. They are passionate about caring and helping others. And they want to make an impact in their community.
Most have never worked in senior care or owned their own company. Senior Helpers franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds and skills, including law enforcement, the military, Corporate America, education, and the automotive and real estate industries, among others.
But the one thing they all have in common is a heart for helping seniors navigate the golden years of life with dignity and proper care.
Before an individual invests in a Senior Helpers Franchise, the first step is the “Discovery Process” that assures both you and Senior Helpers management that you are a good fit for one another and have aligned goals.
Once onboard, there is a 10-day new owner training at Senior Helpers’ corporate office in Maryland. Training is broad. You’ll learn about caregiver recruitment, retainment and hiring, financials, marketing, IT, operations, and more.
New owners are assigned an operations manager to support you every step of the way. The operations manager will be at your location on the day you open and will connect weekly to answer questions and help with issues.
Once your office is up and running, there are ongoing programs to assist you in providing the best service to your clients and staff. Examples are:
- Train the Trainer - a program where owners learn how to train their caregivers on Alzheimer’s & Dementia and Parkinson’s Care.
- Relias - an online training platform with over 600 different courses geared towards the owner, office staff, and caregivers.
- Marketing kits for owners detailing programs available for patients and their families. Most recently introduced is Staying Home Safe™, a transitional care management program for patients discharged from hospitals. It includes workbooks, checklists, and plans to implement for the client.
Choosing to be a franchisee, especially with Senior Helpers, allows you to have a foundation from which to launch. You can focus on building your staff and client base without worrying about ‘all those other pieces.’
Senior Care – Why It’s A Good Business to Be in Now
Investing in a senior care franchise in 2020 is a wise investment.
Senior care is a $400 billion industry … and growing. Senior populations are expected to grow by 25% over the next 10 years, reaching the 72 million mark by 2030 and 84 million by 2050.
The current coronavirus pandemic has not only strengthened the desire for seniors to want to age at home, but it has also shown how important it is to have a process in place to meet the simplest of needs. Companion, personal and respite care are just as vital for seniors living at home, as is caring for chronic disease, surgery assistance, and end of life support. The need for these services will be in strong demand for years to come.
If you want to make a difference, have a heart for seniors, and have no experience in running your own business – have no fear. A franchise with Senior Helpers is just waiting for you!
For nearly 20 years, Senior Helpers has provided tools and support to its franchise owners to rise to success in the senior care industry. With 341 units in 42 states, our owners operate franchise locations in the top 20 U.S. markets.
To see if our goals align, we invite you to a First Call – the first step in our Discovery Process. Please fill out our information form and we’ll be in touch to schedule a call.