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What Questions Should You Ask Before Joining a Home Care Franchise?

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…

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Franchise Opportunities in Non-Skilled Care

Why non-skilled care is the better bet for entrepreneurs interested in the home care space Home care is an extremely fast-growing employment sector in the U.S. Demand for the services continues to increase as the nation’s population ages. Entrepreneurs who see an opportunity to meet this growing need must understand the differences that lie between providing skilled or non-skilled home care services. Non-medical home care provides personal and companion care services, helping seniors who don’t necessarily need skilled medical care to remain independent. These services can include: Transportation to and from appointments Conversation and companionship Basic help around the house. Meal preparation Assistance…

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Why Go it Alone?

The advantages of joining an established home care franchise system Non-medical home care is a noble profession. All across the country, entrepreneurs are working hard to serve the nation’s growing elderly population, allowing them to peacefully age in place at home. The aging population of the United States brings great demand for home care services, so business opportunities in the field continue to grow; however, it can be hard work, and even after years of struggle, it isn’t always easy to reach enough name recognition and market penetration to keep the business sustainable for the long-run. Advantages of Franchise Conversions…

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As Americans Age, Business Opportunities to Serve Them Grow

The population of the U.S. is growing older. By 2020, an estimated 56 million Americans will be 65 years old or older . That is expected to grow to almost 84 million in 2050. The $70 billion question is how will we care for them all? Aging in Place Most seniors would prefer to live out the rest of their lives in their own homes. According to AARP research, 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible, but how can they do so safely? Adult children are finding themselves squeezed by increasing demands to care aging parents and loved ones. Community resources are being stretched…

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Franchising is a perfect fit for military veterans and their spouses

FirstLight offers incentives and support for continued service Most veterans were born to serve. Owning a FirstLight Home Care franchise is a great opportunity for veterans to continue serving their communities once their military careers are complete. The increasing number of seniors in the U.S. is driving demand for FirstLight Home Care services. The need for home care is crucial. Isolated seniors suffer from loneliness, depression and mounting health problems. We can address those problems, and we want the help of dedicated military veterans still intent on service. We even offer money-saving incentives to veterans who open and operate our…

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FRANCHISE OWNERS…THE FRONT LINES!

Millions of Americans have chosen to invest in their own business, many of them, via a franchise.  While certainly a little bias, I’m certain these are the smart ones!  According to many business sources, franchising growth rates far outpace non-franchise growth rates. The brand, marketing, systems, operational procedures, technology and support make franchising a wise choice for business ownership. There is much to consider when researching the “right” franchise to invest in:  cost of entry, product or service, territory, management team, franchise disclosure document, competition, governmental factors, etc. Once all of those are considered, then the fun part starts; speaking…

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