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The Booming Home Health Care Industry And Why It’s Hot!

Despite the ups and downs of the economy, there are a few select industries that seem to be growing and in irrevocable demand; the home health care industry is one of them.  The boom in this industry is largely due to the baby boomers retiring and approaching retirement, but there are a few other contributing factors as well that will keep this industry exponentially expanding into the 21st century. Home health care can cover a diverse range of services. It’s not only for the elderly and aging population, but also for people suffering from chronic illness or a debilitating disease….

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What To Do With All That Industry Red Tape

Every industry has some amount of “red-tape” to deal with.  Paperwork, timelines out of your control, reliance on other people to make decisions that affect your business, etc.  As a business owner, one of your initial and perhaps ongoing challenges is to cut through the “red-tape” as quickly and effortlessly as possible. With franchising models, much “red-tape” is a result from state and federal regulations. Delay’s, getting the “run around”, dealing with people who do not have nearly the same sense of pride and sense of urgency that you do can be frustrating at best, and even demoralizing. Hopefully, the…

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Transitioning From Independent Business Owner to Franchise Ownership

We’ve explained the differences between independent business ownership and franchise ownership, and the pros and cons of each; but what about the transition from one to the other? Why would someone want to shift from an independent business owner to a franchise owner? How would they go about the process? Is it easier to stay within the same or a similar industry? Is it difficult to build a business from the ground up and then pursue franchise ownership with another business? How do you know if one business concept is better for you than another? These questions are all excellent…

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Feel Good About What You Do: Own The Right Franchise

It’s unfortunate-the amount of people who don’t love what they do, or seem to be indifferent with their job. It’s almost as if they’ve given up hope in finding the career that’s truly gratifying, motivating, and challenging. Don’t give up just yet; franchising may be the answer. At some point in your career, you’ve probably stopped and thought about how important your job or career really is. You may have wondered if you make a difference at all? At times, you may have even doubted your happiness and/or self-satisfaction with your career and its contribution to your community as a…

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FirstLight Home Care Semi-Annual National Conference Recap: Denver, Colorado

FirstLight Home Care just wrapped up our 8th semi-annual conference, #FLHC2014, in the bold, beautiful, Broomfield, Colorado. We’re proud to announce that this conference was our biggest conference and most-well attended in FirstLight Home Care history to date! Our owners eagerly arrived in anticipation of the conference’s itinerary and events. For this conference, we wanted to specifically focus on a few items; owner and/or manager networking, and it’s value, which we emphasized with extra, devoted time to allow our owners and managers to network with other managers and owners, sponsors, vendors, and speakers. We fully believe that one of the…

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FirstLight Home Care Redefines Family

We’re a family company.” Thousands of small businesses lay claim to this genuine characteristic, but what about an entire franchise system having many locations owned and operated by families? It’s not uncommon. However, at FirstLight Home Care having several of our franchise owners who co-own and operate their FirstLight Home Care franchise with their family members only helps us to re-enforce just what exactly the FirstLight Home Care brand is all about. The homecare industry isn’t just a section of the healthcare umbrella. To us, it’s more personal than that. Caring for a loved one recovering from surgery or illness,…

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