Jumping into the world of owning a franchise is not something to be done lightly. The industry is growing and franchise opportunities are everywhere, but the question of whether franchising is right for YOU needs to be addressed before you make any big decisions (or investments).
One of the first questions prospective franchise owners ask us is if they have the right skills and experience to own a Senior Helpers franchise. The question seems to burn in their minds: “Am I the right person to own this business, and do it well?” At Senior Helpers, we are not in the business of letting every single person we come across take on one of our franchises. We go through a serious process to determine if our brand is the right fit for you, and you are the right fit for our brand.
How do we do that? By looking for people with compassionate hearts, a willingness to work hard, and varying work backgrounds to find the right candidates to work within our brand.
Working in senior care requires a big heart and a lot of compassion. To be a good caregiver, you must be willing to work intimately with people, learning about them and their needs, and being invested in their well-being. Compassion and a warm heart are absolute necessities for a Senior Helpers franchise owner.
Each of our franchise owners works in his or her franchise a little bit differently; some work as delegators and managers, working with staff to create great client experiences, while others work hands on with clients. Regardless of your style—delegator or hands on worker—it is important to feel compassion for your clients and work to make their experiences in senior care as wonderful as possible. We got into this business because we care, and we expect you to care, too.
As a business owner, there can be no doubt that you will be responsible for a lot of work. It is important for new franchisees to remember that they get out of franchising what they put into it, so a motivation to work hard is essential.
Senior Helpers franchisees benefit from the resources that we offer, including our tested systems, marketing teams, and popular service offerings, but our resources are not enough. It is up to the franchise owners to work with the resources and build up a strong business. Marketing, advertising, bookkeeping, managing, hiring, and many others are on the list of things that owners do every day.
Being passionate about hard work is easy when you are working toward the career independence you have always wanted. As a franchisee, you may be working hard, but you are working for yourself, which makes it all worthwhile.
One of the many great things about Senior Helpers is that each of our franchisees is unique and brings something different to the table. This is because we look for people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to invest in our brand.
People with caregiving experience are good candidates for investing with us, as are people with business owning experience. However, many of our franchisees came to us with experience only in a typical, corporate environment and they have been able to build amazing franchises. The variety of experience is what makes our franchise family so wonderful.
One reason why we can have franchisees with different backgrounds is that we train and support our owners every step of the way to set them up to thrive as Senior Helpers franchisees. We offer initial training—where you learn all about both caregiving and running a business—and ongoing support systems to assist our franchisees.
Our franchisees are the backbone of our brand, so we choose carefully. A diverse group of people who work well with others and give it their all are the best candidates for franchising with us. If you want to learn more about investing in our brand, take a moment to learn about us!