FirstLight Franchise Blog

Should Franchise Owners Follow the Rules?

We understand. You want to open your own home care franchise because you dream of being your own boss. You have the entrepreneur spirit and drive to put in extra time and effort to create something great, and you have a passion for helping seniors live happily in their own homes.

In some ways, a franchise offers the best of both worlds: You get to open your own business and “be the boss,” but you don’t have to spend energy reinventing the wheel to design the systems and processes needed to make your business ahead of the pack.

But sometimes, that entrepreneurial drive can conflict with the requirement to follow franchise processes. You’re the boss, right?

The Rules Can Work for You

At FirstLight Home Care, we want to see all our franchisees prosper and build strong, thriving businesses. That’s why we’ve built a proven system of training, support and back-end processes that take the guesswork out of running your franchise.

As Rick Grossman wrote in Entrepreneur:

Franchisors usually create comprehensive operations manuals and training programs for their franchise owners that cover marketing, operations, accounting, technology and other areas that are specific to the particular business model. These efficiencies are designed to enable franchise owners to earn more and spend less time and effort than otherwise would be required to open and operate a similar business on their own.

So, while you might be tempted to go your own way, it is to your advantage to follow the franchise system and put your franchisor’s experience and methods to work for you. (In some cases, failure to follow the system can even result in loss of the franchise.)

How We Help

Our FirstLight franchise owners receive quality training in our processes and ongoing support to help them prosper and grow while providing the best possible care to their clients. Onsite visits, telephone coaching, operational analysis, tools and technology, all are included in a FirstLight franchise.

If you have a passion for senior care and a drive to build your own business, we would love to hear from you. Contact us today for more information about our company’s values and methods and available business opportunities.