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Is Single- or Multi-Territory Right for You?

Finding the Right Balance for Your Franchise Franchising is not one-size-fits-all. Just as everyone has different career goals, franchising has options to fit every preference. Want to own a thriving business serving neighbors in your close-knit community? You can do that. Want to be the go-to source for senior home care in the region? You can do that, too. In franchising, the distinction between the two options is single-territory versus multi-territory. At FirstLight Home Care, we use proprietary demographic software to determine franchise territory potential, analyzing total population, senior population and average household income, ensuring that our franchise location…

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Get (and Give) a Helping Hand with FirstLight

FirstLight Business Owners Get Top-Notch Training and Support At FirstLight Home Care, we want to ensure our franchise location owners never have to go it alone. By providing solid, high-quality support and training from Day One, we enable franchise location owners to live out our Culture of Care , providing excellent care for seniors, fulfilling careers for caregivers, and an exciting, thriving business for themselves. Opening a home care franchise gives business owners the best of both worlds. You get the independence of operating a business and managing your staff, but you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Operational procedures, best practices, marketing materials and training…

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Who is the Ideal Candidate to Own a FirstLight Franchise?

Opening a home care franchise is a big decision. You’re investing your savings in something that’s more than a business. It comes with a set of operating procedures and core values. Since, as a franchise business owner, you’ll be called upon to live those values every day, it’s important to make sure those values align with your own. Ask yourself, “Am I passionate about this service? Do these values sound like mine?” If the answer is yes, you’ve found the right match. What You Don’t Need When we look at candidates for FirstLight Home Care franchise ownership, we’re looking…

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Are You Ready for Your Next Career?

Owning a FirstLight franchise is a great second act for retirees Are you a retiree who’s just not ready to retire? Maybe you were offered early retirement. Maybe you were downsized from a corporate job. Maybe you’re “retirement age” but a life of leisure isn’t for you. Whatever the reason, it’s never too late to start something new. Here are some of the ways that franchising with FirstLight makes sense for retirees. Business Experience Retirees, both civilian and military, have a wealth of experience that makes them great entrepreneurs and franchisees. Strong work ethic, organizational skills, self-motivation, leadership ability, and…

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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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