At FirstLight, we believe that franchising can help entrepreneurs realize their dreams of owning their own business. But any business opportunity, whether you’re opening your own brick-and-mortar store or joining a home care franchise, is a big decision. Before investing your valuable time and hard-earned money, you need to do your homework.
The International Franchise Association has an extensive list of questions to ask before selecting a franchise to join. We hope you’ll read the full list and do your due diligence before choosing a franchise network. Here are three questions that are most important to us and our values.
1. Are other franchisees happy with the franchise?
As with any other business decision, from hiring a new employee to choosing a plumber, it’s always best to check references. We provide franchisee testimonials on our website, but we don’t stop there. At FirstLIght, we truly take our franchisee feedback to heart, using a third-party service from Franchise Business Review to get input, and we’ve been included in their Top 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards for the past six years. In the spirit of transparency, we share all survey results with our franchisees. But don’t take our word for it. You can contact our franchisees, past and present, directly to get their opinions.
2. Is this franchise the right fit for me?
It’s important to choose an industry you’re passionate about and to make sure your values align with the franchisor’s values. We’re committed to finding and keeping franchisees who align with our Culture of Care and Service Excellence philosophies, who truly care about the well-being of seniors in their area. You don’t need a medical background to consider becoming a FirstLight franchisee. If you care about building relationships and providing quality services, you might be the right fit for us.
3. Is this franchise viable?
It’s OK to ask the hard questions when it comes to a business opportunity. While a franchisor cannot predict how much money you will make as a franchisee, they can provide benchmarks and data showing how other franchisees have performed. At FirstLight, our franchisees historically perform well above the industry average for service hours per week (HPR), with many franchise owners generating more than double the industry average within their first year in business.
If you are interested in joining a solid, proven franchise in the growing home care industry, FirstLight Home Care would like to hear from you. Contact us today to receive in-depth information about our franchise and find out if this path is right for you.