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Baby Boomers and The Need for An Independent Lifestyle

Statistics show that most baby boomers have a strong desire to remain independent as they age. These hardworking Americans are turning their noses up at the idea of spending their golden years in a strange nursing home. They have an unshakeable yearning to live life at home as long as possible. This factor, combined with advances in modern medicine that are helping seniors live longer, has set the stage for more home care franchise opportunities than ever before.

Millions of Americans Need Home Care Right Now

Research by the University of Alabama shows that more than seven million people in the U.S. need some form of home care. This fact is bolstered by the rising trend of "aging in place." Seniors not only want to be self-sufficient - they wish to remain at home, where the surroundings are familiar and family is near. Always Best Care nurtures this need by providing quality in-home care that helps both the seniors in need and their families.

When you implement Always Best Care's proven business model, your senior care franchise in Jacksonville, FL will become a pillar in your community. You will be part of a highly regarded, reputable organization that others will respect. While you refine your reputation and earn respect, you'll be living an entrepreneurial lifestyle that lets you make a difference in other people's lives.

Recession Resistant, Essential, and Rewarding

Great entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for recession-resistant franchising opportunities. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, in-home care is now an essential service -- one that will continue to be needed, regardless of the economy. No matter what hurdles we must overcome, one thing is for sure: people will always need care.

At Always Best Care, our proven franchise model enables hundreds of dedicated franchisees the opportunity to achieve financial freedom in the most uncertain times. Our award-winning training program provides franchisees with the tools to succeed and the stability they need.

Always Best Care is one of the fastest-growing senior care franchise systems because our franchisees are more than just business owners, they are compassionate professionals dedicated to helping others. Perhaps most importantly, their home care business lets them care for people in their community while building a rewarding business for themselves.

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Corporate Support

Our experienced corporate team works with new in-home care franchise owners to provide comprehensive training for you and your staff, marketing resources, performance metrics, turnkey operating tech, systemwide benchmarking, national accounts, and customer satisfaction support.

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Local Support

Your local Area Representative and our National Directors work with all new franchisees to arrange mentoring opportunities, communications and team-building strategies, and ongoing strategic planning. That way, you have a leg up in your market and access to key resources to build your confidence as you develop your business.

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Assistance with State Licensing

Your Always Best Care franchise development specialist will make sure you have contact information in your state to complete any state licensure requirements. We link you to the nation's top health care licensure consultants, thus allowing you to discover the most cost-effective and time-efficient procedures to get your license, launch your business, and begin serving your community.

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Exclusive, Protected Territories

Each Always Best Care franchise territory is protected and exclusive to you using zip codes in your state.

Our powerful combination of corporate and local support paves a clear and proven path for new Always Best Care franchise owners to succeed. And with your initial training, field training, and ongoing support, you always have access to Always Best Care repesentatives as you grow your senior home care business.

Get Started on Your Journey

If you have made it this far, it's now time to learn more about Always Best Care and the enriching opportunity that lies ahead. If you are ready to turn your dreams of living an entrepreneurial lifestyle into reality, you're closer than ever before. By downloading our free E-Book , you're taking the exciting next steps towards building a home care business that makes a true difference in your community.

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Build-Outs Of Coffee: Tetherball Coffee In Jacksonville, FL

What the heck is Florida-core? No, it’s not the latest wave of Ska Punk (which is also happening right now and is very good), it’s an aesthetic, a lifestyle. It’s cool pinks and blues, soft pastels that give the oceanside vibe that can only come from the Sunshine State. It’s a beachside existence that can truly only be experienced as a child of Margaritaville. And frankly, it’s pretty rad.To see Florida-core in action, we’re heading to the northeastern tip of the state, to Jacksonville, to check out...

What the heck is Florida-core? No, it’s not the latest wave of Ska Punk (which is also happening right now and is very good), it’s an aesthetic, a lifestyle. It’s cool pinks and blues, soft pastels that give the oceanside vibe that can only come from the Sunshine State. It’s a beachside existence that can truly only be experienced as a child of Margaritaville. And frankly, it’s pretty rad.

To see Florida-core in action, we’re heading to the northeastern tip of the state, to Jacksonville, to check out Tetherball Coffee. Blending a soft color palate with a can-do attitude, Tetherball’s Elias Jeppesen built the new cafe space from the ground up and is making new-school accommodations for old-school coffee drinkers. The result is a playful, inviting space for anyone on any part of their specialty coffee journey. So let’s go down to Jacksonville and get a taste of Florida-core at Tetherball Coffee.

The 2022 Build-Outs of Coffee is presented by La Marzocco, Dona, and Mill City Roasters. Build-Outs of Coffee 2022 is sponsored by Pacific Barista Series, Acaia, and Marco Beverage Systems.

As told to Sprudge by Elias Jeppesen.

For those who aren’t familiar, will you tell us about your company?

Tetherball is by and for DIY creators. We’re bright, colorful, and focused on giving others the tools to succeed. From the floors to the ceilings, Tetherball was knocked down and built up through grit and determination. Started by one broke barista (Elias) who learned through working the industry, traveling the states, and asking questions. We’ve done a transparent weekly blog on our site the whole time, inspired by the lack of good comprehensive books on the process, and surplus baby baristas who want to open a cafe. We wanted to be there visibly doing it ourselves, and in turn we’re now giving our favorite neighborhood in NE Florida a beautiful pink/blue Florida-core workspace.

Can you tell us a bit about the new space?

The space is 600 square feet and started pretty much unusable, but since it was in an awesome area and the rough build meant cheap rent, we leveled it and started over. From there we designed the space in a free 3D modeler, and had an architect translate it to paper. Then we spoke to GCs about what we could do legally ourselves and did all that with them in tandem! Pretty much everything you see visually was done by me and Google, following a sick retro Florida schoolyard brand Bible! We’ve got soft gym class floors and plush light blue seats that actually support your feet/back/butt. We’ve got canvas paintings and cloth menus, cut, sewn, and painted by hand. It feels good to be in here, and we’re stoked to pull the window covers down to flush it in sunlight. It’s done, we’re just wading through red tape.

What’s your approach to coffee?

Make specialty fun, easy, and a little weird! Florida is full of weird people that want “regular coffee.” I gotta meet ’em halfway. We’ve got this simple short cloth menu full of fantastic stuff. Our iced coffee is cold brewed, double filtered, kegged, and steeped with nitrogen but it’s not called nitro cold brew. It’s got a regular keg lid and spout so it looks and tastes like good iced coffee. Our London Fog is called “Go fish” and advertised as a “southern sweet tea latte,” so I can share this awesome underrated drink with the everyday southerner. Specialty in our area kind of hates whip cream right now, but the locals don’t, I’m making a rich pudding-thick vanilla whipped cream to put on everything, because whipped cream is fun! Etc! Bring people great fun drinks with specialty quality!

Any machines, coffees, special equipment lined up?

I’m working with what I like from bar experience, and what others in the industry have told me I’ve gotta try. I’ve got the La Marzocco Linea classic two-group AV, I’ve got a little two-keg kegerator. I’ve got a FETCO brewer, and some hand pour setups for rotating beans. An Anfim Scody II for espresso my buddy recommended, the Mahlkönig Guatemala because it’s a beast and the EK43s are these huge, ugly, overrated things that take up crazy space IMO haha. I’ve worked in mass production kitchens at a brewery, so I’m all about hella cambros, stainless steel, and clean white plastic.

How is your project considering sustainability?

As much as I love Topo Chico and other soda’s/seltzers getting popular with espresso in the industry, bottled bevs are a huge eco-waste. We have a kegerator so we’re making our own seltzer, and while specialty as a whole starts carrying kegerators it seems like draft>bottles would be a good path forward. Other than that we’re a pretty tiny build, so we’re keeping our footprint sensibly small.

What’s your hopeful target opening date/month?

Early June 2022!

Are you working with craftspeople, architects, and/or creatives that you’d like to mention?

My boyfriend Dakota went full time this year tattooing and helped with a lot of the painting. This time last year my friend Mike Csorba helped us put the brand bible together and we’ve used a lot of it since. My friend Jesse helped design and paint the mural of the girl jumping. They’re all, wonderful powerful creative people.

Thank you!

Contact us today and submit your cafe for the 2022 Build-Outs of Coffee feature series.

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Florida Cracker Kitchen locations rebranding in Jacksonville

The San Marco site will become a seafood restaurant and bar while the San Pablo diner will be Orange Blossoms Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch.The Florida Cracker Kitchen at 1842 King St. in San Marco is no more.After lunch service June 17, it began transitioning into a fast-casual seafood restaurant with a bar, Corner Lot said in a news release.The new restaurant name was not provided in the June 17 release.Corner Lot, a Jacksonville-based real estate firm, and Heartfelt Hospitality Group, which operated the Florida C...

The San Marco site will become a seafood restaurant and bar while the San Pablo diner will be Orange Blossoms Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch.

The Florida Cracker Kitchen at 1842 King St. in San Marco is no more.

After lunch service June 17, it began transitioning into a fast-casual seafood restaurant with a bar, Corner Lot said in a news release.

The new restaurant name was not provided in the June 17 release.

Corner Lot, a Jacksonville-based real estate firm, and Heartfelt Hospitality Group, which operated the Florida Cracker Kitchen, own the property.

“We are close. We have a couple solutions. But definitely, San Marco will be in the name,” said Travis Norman, owner of Heartfelt Hospitality.

As of 5 p.m. June 17, the restaurant’s Facebook page made no mention of the closing or transition into another concept.

The new business will serve lunch and dinner.

Norman said the interior and exterior will be redesigned into a fresh and different look. He did not provide renovation cost estimates.

He expects the new restaurant will open in 45 to 60 days.

Brothers Blair and Ethan Hensley in Brooksville started Florida Cracker Kitchen, which specializes in Florida country-style cooking.

Corner Lot and Heartfelt Hospitality are no longer affiliated with the Florida Cracker Kitchen, Norman said.

He said the split was amicable. “We are extremely close with the Hensley brothers,” Norman said.

He said tight employment made it difficult to prepare the Florida Cracker Kitchen menu.

“From a staffing perspective we had to readjust the menu and they didn’t want us to go away from their concept. We can’t hire enough people to facilitate their concept.”

The Florida Cracker Kitchen at 14329 Beach Blvd. at San Pablo Road remains open and is being rebranded as Orange Blossoms Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch.

There are no plans to close it while the interior redesign is taking place. The name change will take effect by June 27, Norman said.

Heartfelt Hospitality also will rebrand the Florida Cracker Kitchen locations in Keystone Heights as Orange Blossoms Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch.

“The new menu will be something that we can facilitate,” Norman said.

The new San Marco concept will specialize in locally caught seafood provided primarily by C&C Fisheries of Mayport. Local produce also will be emphasized.

Trey Hartinger, who owns Cast Iron Grit, a catering and restaurant consulting company, is working with the owners to develop the menu. He is a former executive chef at Marker 32 and Blackfly Cafe.

“I’ll be involved in the flow of the food – what it looks like and tastes like,” Hartinger said.

He does not expect to be the permanent chef.

“Chef Trey is passionate about utilizing products that are locally and regionally sourced to not only have the freshest ingredients but also to support local farmers and vendors,” Norman said in the release.

The San Marco Florida Cracker Kitchen served breakfast and lunch. It opened in May 2020 in the former Wimpee Fuel Oil Building.

It opened to serve the neighborhood and Downtown workers and residents.

Norman cited the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and remote working for affecting the company’s business plan.

“We were banking on the 70,000-plus people who used to come into Downtown. Now there are no office dwellers coming into Downtown. We thought the rebound would be stronger. Lunch was going to be a strong draw,” Norman said.

“Corner Lot and Heartfelt Hospitality Group are vested in San Marco and are committed to making the site successful for the community,” the release said.

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Fraz Ahmed sworn in as new JBA president

Jacksonville Bar Association President Michael Fox Orr called the final meeting of the association’s 2021-22 Bar year to order June 15 at the Marriott Jacksonville Downtown.Orr presented the annual Professionalism Award to Kelli Lueckert, assistant county attorney for the Clay County Board of Commissioners and president of the Jacksonville Women Lawyer Association.Penny Schmidt, co-owner of Jax Mediation Center and chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioners Committee, received the Committee Chair of the Yea...

Jacksonville Bar Association President Michael Fox Orr called the final meeting of the association’s 2021-22 Bar year to order June 15 at the Marriott Jacksonville Downtown.

Orr presented the annual Professionalism Award to Kelli Lueckert, assistant county attorney for the Clay County Board of Commissioners and president of the Jacksonville Women Lawyer Association.

Penny Schmidt, co-owner of Jax Mediation Center and chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioners Committee, received the Committee Chair of the Year Award.

Orr presented two President’s Awards to 4th Circuit Chief Judge Mark Mahon for his work with the state Legislature on behalf of judges and attorneys and to Duval County Judge Mose Floyd in recognition of his advocacy for improving access to the judicial system for military veterans facing legal issues.

The theme of state Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson’s keynote address was freedom and the rule of law.

“The law is not perfect, but without the rule of law, we cannot have freedom,” Lawson said.

During a trip in 1986 to the former Soviet Union, Lawson said he noticed an atmosphere of repression and sensed he was being watched.

Even though most governments, including those run by dictators, purport to allow freedom of speech and religion, America is unique in that those freedoms are guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights, he said.

“We have the greatest combination of freedom and opportunity the world has seen,” Lawson said.

In addition to delivering the address, Lawson administered the oath of office to the association’s governors that will take office effective July 1.

The 2022-23 JBA board of governors:

• Fraz Ahmed, president

• Blane McCarthy, president-elect

• Brian Coughlin, secretary

• Christian George, treasurer

• Lindsay Tygart Ahmed

• Jamie Karpman

• Tim Miller

• James Poindexter

• Adina Pollan

• Shannon Schott

• Asghar Syed

• David Thompson

• John Weedon

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Real Estate Fund Backed By Goldman Sachs Acquires Entire Community Of 146 Single-Family Homes In Jacksonville, FL

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The real estate investment platform Fundrise announced that it recently acquired 146 rental homes in the Treeline Trails community of Jacksonville, Florida. The purchase was made by a joint venture between two Fundrise-sponsored funds, the Fundrise Interval Fund, which was backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc

last year with a $300 million credit facility, and the Growth eREIT VII.

The joint venture acquired the community for approximately $55.9 million and, according to Fundrise, approximately 90% of the homes were already occupied at the time of acquisition.

Unlike the Wall Street funds that have been purchasing large portfolios of rental properties throughout the country, the Fundrise Interval Fund was designed for retail investors, allowing non-accredited investors to participate with as little as $10 through a Reg A offering.

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The company has been investing heavily in the single-family rental space, especially in Sunbelt states such as Florida. So far in 2022, Fundrise has purchased at least 467 single-family rental homes across Florida, South Carolina, Arizona and Las Vegas.

A portfolio update posted on the Fundrise website about the latest acquisition states “At a strategic level, this investment fits within our affordably-priced Sunbelt apartment / rental housing thesis. From millennials to retirees, a broad group of Americans has been taking part in a migration from northern to southern states over the past decade, driving continued demand for well-priced, well-located real estate, and supporting steady returns for disciplined investors.”

The community of homes in Jacksonville was acquired from Mainstreet Renewal, which completed construction at the community in December 2021. The community consists of three-, four-, and five-bedroom homes, each with its own attached garage and fenced yard.

According to data from Redfin, single-family homes in Jacksonville have increased in value by 25.5% year-over-year. Housing Tides shows a 20.4% year-over-year increase in rent price for the area with the addition of 15,300 households in the last 12 months.

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Why a conservative investor diversified his portfolio with Jacksonville, Florida, rental properties

On a recent video episode of the Not Your Average Investor Show, Bob Weisner joined us as the guest investor. During the episode we talked with Weisner about why he decided to diversify his investment portfolio to real estate, how he found JWB Real Estate Capital, and his success investing with us thus far.Why invest in rental properties?Weisner is a well-diversified investor who ...

On a recent video episode of the Not Your Average Investor Show, Bob Weisner joined us as the guest investor. During the episode we talked with Weisner about why he decided to diversify his investment portfolio to real estate, how he found JWB Real Estate Capital, and his success investing with us thus far.

Why invest in rental properties?

Weisner is a well-diversified investor who has a hand in many asset classes. Before real estate, his main investing platform was the stock market. As an investor in the stock market, Weisner saw a lot of fluctuation. One day the market would be high and the next it crashes overnight. Weisner decided to diversify his investment portfolio into real estate because he wanted an asset that was going to maintain its value through inflationary times while delivering a consistent return on investment.

Another reason Weisner decided to start investing in real estate was because the trends suggested that interest rates were going up. By nature, Weisner is more of a conservative investor who usually purchases things with cash. However, Weisner liked the idea that he could use cheap, smart debt to purchase an asset that appreciated with his low interest rate and borrowing amount remaining fixed. By doing this he maximized his returns and created an investment that produced a consistent return and monthly cash flow.

How he found JWB?

After making the decision to invest in real estate, the next step for Weisner was to find markets that met his return goals. Weisner struggled to find a market in the U.S. that produced positive cash flow along with a strong historical appreciation rate. In the beginning of 2021, Weisner came across the Jacksonville market and JWB. JWB offered Weisner the inventory he was looking for that provided positive cash flow and an appreciating market like he had struggled to find elsewhere. After speaking with the team and building out a buying plan to reach his investment goals, Weisner purchased three homes.

A successful investment

Most rental property investors only focus on positive cash flow. However, Weisner chose to invest in Jacksonville and JWB because he wanted to maximize his profit in all five profit centers. Those five profit centers are:

Weisner is a great example of the success investors can have when they move out of their comfort zone and into a new asset class. Investing in real estate and in a market like Jacksonville proves to produce results and consistent returns.

Check out our single-family investment opportunities available in Jacksonville, Florida.

JWB Real Estate Capital helps busy professionals from across the world invest in real estate in Jacksonville, Florida. With our guidance, clients acquire turnkey rental properties with long-term tenants in place, providing immediate cash flow and the potential for property appreciation. Our expert team offers full-service property management for a stress-free investing experience.

I am a co-founder at JWB Real Estate Capital, and I love to talk about investing in rental properties! You’ll often find me hosting the weekly Not Your Average Investor Show, contributing to the JWB Real Estate Capital blog, and in our Facebook group connecting with the community and sharing insights.

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