These days, building a business that enriches lives is a rare occurrence. A fast-food franchisee may believe that opening a new location will be a lucrative investment, but other than money, what are the community benefits? For most franchise owners, money is enough of a reason. But what choices does a person have if they want financial stability and an opportunity to make a real difference in their community?
If you hold yourself to a higher business standard, franchise opportunities in San Francisco, CA are now available with Always Best Care.
Since being founded in 1996, thousands of American families have trusted Always Best Care senior care for compassionate home care services. We are known for providing the very best non-medical home care for seniors who wish to remain at home as they age. Our home care franchise owners play a crucial role in preserving the independence and dignity of our clients, and now you can too.
Simply put, the home care industry is booming. If you're reading this page, you're in the right place at the right time. As a result, you can find senior care business opportunities in just about every American community. As the home care market continues to grow, your home care business will grow as well, and that growth is easy to sustain when you consider these U.S. based stats:
During the next 30 years, seniors will make up 20% of the U.S. population. When given a choice, these people want to maintain their current lifestyle, not check into a nursing home. The challenge is that as people age, mobility problems, health issues, and memory lapses happen more frequently. About 80% of seniors have at least one chronic health condition, while 50% have at least two. So, while seniors want to age at home, they need a little help to do so. As an Always Best Care franchisee, that's where you come in - to provide consistent, compassionate support to the growing demographic of seniors who need care in your community.
The bottom line? Since home care is the fastest-growing industry in the U.S., and seniors represent the fastest-growing demographic of our population, capitalizing on home business opportunities is a stable path to profitability for decades to come.
However, changing demographics aren't the only factor driving unprecedented growth in the home care industry. Attitudes are changing about aging, too.
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.
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 San Francisco, CA 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.
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.
There's a reason why Always Best Care is consistently recognized by media outlets like Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Gator, and Franchise Business Review. We are one of the few senior care franchise systems that offer individuals from all walks of life the chance to generate three potential revenue streams in their community:
Our practical, proven business model gives home care franchise owners the certainty of increasing revenue, the promise of longevity in the marketplace, and the perks of an entrepreneurial lifestyle. Our in-home care, assisted living, and home health care services are trusted by families across the country. And unlike some senior care businesses, the Always Best Care brand is synonymous with excellence. We are dedicated to doing everything possible to help you build a successful home care franchise in San Francisco, CA, including:
Like most things in life, you must establish a solid base of knowledge and expertise to achieve success in the home care industry. Fortunately, our unmatched training and support system makes it easy for new franchisees to get started on that path sooner rather than later.
Always Best Care has one of the most successful training systems in the industry. Aptly named ABCUniversity, our training program focuses on the operational activities of setting up, managing, and marketing your senior care agency. During your franchise onboarding process, you will work directly with a National Director or Area Representative, as well as the VP of Franchise Training.
We utilize a variety of media resources and time-tested techniques to help new franchisees absorb the Always Best Care system. When training is complete, new business owners learn the key methods needed to operate a successful Always Best Care franchise.
Building a successful senior care business isn't easy, and it will take time. However, Always Best Care provides new franchisees with unparalleled ongoing support on both local and corporate levels.
Based near your local franchise market, National Directors and Area Representatives provide business-building advice, on-the-spot coaching, and one-on-one mentoring. They offer extensive industry experience throughout multiple markets with guidance from our Executive Leadership Team - an invaluable experience for new and seasoned franchisees alike.
Always Best Care was one of the first senior care franchise companies to provide this additional layer of local assistance, mentoring, and proactive strategic growth. All new franchise owners can count on the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may have seen a home care franchise for sale in San Francisco, and thought to yourself, "I can do this! The timing may not get better than today." Of course, being ready and motivated to take on the challenges of franchise ownership is a must. However, some very careful self-analysis is needed before buying a franchise.
The reality is this: business ownership is not easy. While Always Best Care does everything in its power to set up new franchisees for success, the franchise owner must be prepared to manage the business. The very best home care franchise owners accept that they may have to work harder than they ever have in their lives.
Are you ready to make that commitment?
Ask yourself these questions before moving forward, so you can make a rational, educated purchasing decision:
The "secret" to franchising success is the consistency of the services and products that customers find at franchise locations. When you advertise the sign and logo of a franchise, you're letting customers know that you follow a specific system. If you are fiercely independent and refuse to follow established formulas, home care franchising might not be for you.
Anybody thinking about opening a home care business needs to be honest about their finances. One of the most common reasons businesses fail is a lack of capital. Remember, you will need enough money to both open and operate your home care business. Though Always Best Care is proud to offer low start-up costs relative to other franchises, an investment of time and money is required.
Your ability to interact well with your franchisor, franchisees, employees, and customers is crucial to your initial and ongoing success. After all, many franchise businesses are based around interacting with people. During the course of your day, a solid problem-solving skillset is also needed to succeed. To run a successful franchise, it's crucial to maintain good relationships with your corporate team, in-house staff, and customers.
If you're ready to seize the day and take destiny into your own hands, we're prepared to help you with the next steps of owning an Always Best Care franchise.
The next steps in your discovery process is to talk with an Always Best Care representative, request a Franchise Disclosure Document, complete an application, and "validate" everything you have learned about our winning franchise business model. Once complete, you will have a candid discussion with current franchisees who have been selected by experience to reach their entrepreneurial dreams.
At Always Best Care, we believe in providing you with the info you need to make an informed choice about our home care business franchise opportunities. Our Franchise Disclosure Document has detailed information covering the most important matters for prospective franchisees. We consider your Franchise Disclosure Document to be an indispensable legal document covering your rights and obligations. Once read, you will understand the relationship between Always Best Care and its home care franchisees.
With your discovery process finalized, your last few steps will be to have a private conversation with Always Best Care President and CEO Jake Brown. After your one-on-one meeting, our corporate team will approve or deny your status as an Always Best Care franchisee. Your personal meeting with our President and CEO may take place via video conference or phone. If you prefer, we can make arrangements for an in-person Discovery Day, where you can meet with our executive team at our corporate headquarters in Roseville, CA.
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.
The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers combined to pay more than $88 million in revenue sharing receipts to smaller-market teams for the 2021-2022 season, according to a memo obtained by ESPN on Friday.Eight more larger-market teams -- including New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, the LA Clipper...
The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers combined to pay more than $88 million in revenue sharing receipts to smaller-market teams for the 2021-2022 season, according to a memo obtained by ESPN on Friday.
Eight more larger-market teams -- including New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, the LA Clippers and Brooklyn -- delivered an additional $75.6 million in revenue sharing to smaller-market teams, the memo said, bringing the total amount from the 10 teams to $163.6 million.
There were 20 teams collecting a total of $404 million in revenue sharing that also included an additional $240 million in luxury tax payments, according to the memo.
The Warriors paid an additional $170 million in luxury tax payments, and the Lakers another $45 million in tax as part of the league's punitive penalty for exceeding the salary cap.
The Indiana Pacers received the most in revenue sharing receipts -- $42.2 million -- along with the Denver Nuggets ($35.5M), Portland Trail Blazers ($32M), Charlotte Hornets ($31.6M), Sacramento Kings ($29.9M), New Orleans Pelicans ($28.9M), Memphis Grizzlies ($28M), San Antonio Spurs ($26.3M), Minnesota Timberwolves ($25.6M) and Orlando Magic ($23.4M), Detroit Pistons ($21.5M) and the Cleveland Cavaliers ($19.9M).
Under the terms of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, 50% of the league's luxury tax payments are delivered into revenue sharing. The NBA total tax of $481 million accounted for the $240 million shared with the 10 non-tax-paying teams, which also included the Oklahoma City Thunder ($17.5M), Utah Jazz ($11.7M), Atlanta Hawks ($10.8M), Washington Wizards ($7.2M), Milwaukee Bucks ($6.7M), Toronto Raptors ($2.1M), Phoenix Suns ($1.6M) and Houston Rockets ($931,000), according to the memo.
ESPN's Bobby Marks contributed to this report.
The Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants squared off on Friday at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona. This is the second matchup of spring training between these Bay Area rivals. Righty James Kaprielian took the mound for the A’s against Giants free agent signee Ross Stripling.Both teams commemorated St. Patrick’s Day; with the Giants wearing special green caps and the A’s wearing their traditional green jerseys and caps.The A...
The Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants squared off on Friday at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona. This is the second matchup of spring training between these Bay Area rivals. Righty James Kaprielian took the mound for the A’s against Giants free agent signee Ross Stripling.
Both teams commemorated St. Patrick’s Day; with the Giants wearing special green caps and the A’s wearing their traditional green jerseys and caps.
The A’s kicked off the scoring when Seth Brown singled to right, driving in Aledmys Diaz who had doubled.
The A’s jumped to a 3-0 lead when Cristian Pache continued his hot hitting, driving in Conner Capel and Jace Peterson with a sharp single to left. Pache, batting .364, is making his case for one of the final roster spots this spring.
San Francisco got on the board in the 3rd Inning when Joc Peterson, fresh from his stint with Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), drove in Bryce Johnson who led off the inning with a single.
Tony Kemp extended the lead to 4-1 when he singled home Ramon Laureano in the bottom of the 4th.
Kaprielian was sharp for four innings holding the Giants to five hits, no walks, only 1 earned run and 4 K’s. Trevor May replaced him and pitched a scoreless inning striking out all 3 batters he faced. Domingo Acevedo pitched a scoreless sixth inning for the A’s. Chad Smith continued the streak of scoreless innings by retiring all three batters he faced in the 7th.
The Giants scored in the top of the 8th when Brett Auerbach singled off of Drew Steckenrider, driving in Bryce Jonson for his second run of the day.
The A’s answered in the bottom of the 8th as Brent Rooker drove in Tyler Wade with a single to right field. With bases loaded, Ryan Noda drove in Kevin Smith with an infield single. The A’s 14th hit of the day brought the score to 6-2. Rooker then scored on a Denzel Clarke groundout to third; bringing the score to 7-2.
Charles Hall came in to pitch the 9th. After a leadoff walk, he ended the Giants’ day with a double play ball and strike out.
Martín Gallegos tweeted that Manny Piña flew to Atlanta to visit with Dr. Lourie regarding his left wrist issue. Lourie is the doctor who performed Piña’s season-ending surgery on the same wrist last year.
These teams will meet next on March 26, when they head back to the bay to resume the rivalry at Oakland Coliseum. (TV: NBCSCA, Radio: A’s Cast, Bloomberg 960 AM/103.7 HD2)
It has become increasingly normal for employers in major cities to offer hybrid or fully remote work since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but San Francisco’s employers stand out.Nearly 30% of San Francisco job openings in January 2023 offered hybrid or fully remote work, up from about 5% in 2019. That is the highest share among 50 largest U.S. cities, a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research ...
It has become increasingly normal for employers in major cities to offer hybrid or fully remote work since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but San Francisco’s employers stand out.
Nearly 30% of San Francisco job openings in January 2023 offered hybrid or fully remote work, up from about 5% in 2019. That is the highest share among 50 largest U.S. cities, a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows.
The researchers analyzed more than 250 million job postings to measure the growth of remote work over time globally.
In the U.S., Washington, D.C. closely follows S.F. with 27% of job positions offering work-from-home options. Boston, Chicago and Atlanta are the other cities with shares over 20%. The national average has remained below 12%.
“It is clear now the new normal is hybrid,” said Nicholas Bloom, a co-author of the NBER research and economics professor at Stanford University.
In 2019, most major U.S. cities had a share of around 5% of job postings that offered remote work opportunities. The pandemic’s onset in early 2020 resulted in the number of job listings offering hybrid or fully remote work benefits to rise, in most cases doubling by the end of the year.
Not only is San Francisco the leader in remote work in the U.S., it’s one of the top globally. While the United Kingdom had a higher share of telework than the U.S. in January 2023 at 18%, San Francisco outranked top U.K. cities, such as Manchester, Bristol and London.
Cities with industries that have computer-based jobs, like tech, tend to have more job opportunities offering more hybrid or remote work, the NBER research shows. Employers looking for workers with more advanced degrees are also more likely to allow for remote work.
“The top cities are San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Boston,” Bloom said. “These are all ... high-paying, expensive cities with pretty educated workforces and those are the kind of people that tend to work from home.”
Despite slight declines in mid-2021 and mid-2022, which Bloom attributes to seasonal trends, the share of open jobs offering hybrid or remote work in San Francisco has been on the rise since the early days of the pandemic.
Remote work has its advantages, but also downsides in a city like San Francisco, which is home to many large companies, said Sujata Srivastava, the San Francisco director of public policy nonprofit SPUR.
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It gives employees flexibility that can increase happiness and productivity, the director said. However, the new working landscape has also created challenges for ridership for the city’s transit systems and business recovery downtown.
“It's hard to run a small business without knowing on a given day how many customers you can rely on,” Srivastava said.
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A server at San Jose’s Karimi Restaurant is suing his employer and accusing them of threatening deportation and forcing him to house two other employees at his apartment, the Mercury News reports. The lawsuit also alleges the employee was underpaid by $80,000 during the almost four years he worked at the restaurant and that the owner threatened to ...
A server at San Jose’s Karimi Restaurant is suing his employer and accusing them of threatening deportation and forcing him to house two other employees at his apartment, the Mercury News reports. The lawsuit also alleges the employee was underpaid by $80,000 during the almost four years he worked at the restaurant and that the owner threatened to “destroy him and his family.” It goes on to say that the employee was forced to “affirmatively misrepresent” that owner Rifakat Saiyed’s wife worked at the restaurant in order to receive COVID-related unemployment benefits.
Afwan Mohammed, now 23, arrived in the U.S. on a student visa from India, when he began working at the restaurant. He’s the main leaseholder at the apartment where the two other employees were (and are currently) residing. Further issues remain with the apartment Mohammed was forced to share despite moving on to another job and apartment, as three Karimi employees and a fourth person are still there and under threat of eviction. Mohammed filed for a temporary restraining order against Saiyed in September, which was approved, but in the proceedings, Saiyed denied the harassment claims against him. The restaurant owner could not be reached for comment by the paper.
“Nearly record-low numbers” of Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River have led the Pacific Fishery Management Council to adopt a proposal close California’s 2023 commercial salmon fishing season for the first time since 2008, the Los Angeles Times reports. The group is expected to finalize the decision in a meeting early next month. “We don’t have enough salmon this year to have a season,” the president of the Golden State Salmon Association told the paper.
Stay with us here: Illinois-based bagel business, Big Apple Bagels, is opening a new store in Folsom, the Sacramento Bee reports. The brand is known for its “made-from-scratch bagels,” franchisee Scott Walters told the paper, and joins a sister location in El Dorado Hills. The Folsom location is expected to open later this year.
Restaurant weeks are not only a way for restaurants to drum up some business — although that part helps — but also a great way for diners to experience the food at various restaurants at a relative discount. Two restaurant weeks in the East Bay are underway, with a number of great places participating during lunch, brunch, and dinner: Oakland Restaurant Week started on Thursday, March 16, and runs for 11 days until Sunday, March 26, while Fremont Restaurant Week starts Friday, March 17 until Sunday, March 26.
Here are five observations from the Warriors’ 127-119 loss in Atlanta on Friday night — a 10th consecutive road loss — dropping them to 36-35 on the season, only a half-game up on the seventh spot, leaving them increasingly vulnerable to Play-In danger.1. The signature sequenceThe Warriors clearly didn’t want ...
Here are five observations from the Warriors’ 127-119 loss in Atlanta on Friday night — a 10th consecutive road loss — dropping them to 36-35 on the season, only a half-game up on the seventh spot, leaving them increasingly vulnerable to Play-In danger.
The Warriors clearly didn’t want Steph Curry, on the front side of a challenging road back-to-back, to play the entire fourth quarter before Saturday night’s game in Memphis. So Steve Kerr went searching for the briefest of breathers. He took Curry out with 6:15 remaining and the Warriors down three. Despite a plea to remain, Curry reluctantly took a seat.
This felt like a tenuous moment for the Warriors. It always is when Curry sits in a close game. The next few possessions would be magnified. Atlanta’s lead was still three a minute later. Klay Thompson was battling John Collins on the block. He stood him up well and produced a defensive stop. The fort was being protected.
That stop came with a bonus. Thompson ripped the loose ball away from Collins while Collins fell to the floor. The Warriors had a numbers advantage flying in the other direction. Thompson took two dribbles, spotted Jordan Poole and fired an outlet pass up court. But it was off target. He led Poole too far. The fastball went out of bounds. It was one of the more costly of their 17 turnovers. Thompson and Curry had six each.
The turnover was bad enough. But mistakes tend to compound. The end of that clip hinted at both the importance of this moment in a spiraling season and the Warriors’ inability to do everything in their power to turn this road trouble around.
As the ball flies out of bounds — you can rewatch it above or below — Curry pops off the bench to check himself back into the game. That’s enough. It’s been 61 seconds. The deficit had held firm. They were still down only three. But the Warriors needed the win and Curry apparently couldn’t stomach another second of spectating.
As Curry is walking toward the scorer’s table, you also see Donte DiVincenzo strolling toward the corner in frustration and Poole beginning the slow jog and turn downcourt. Maybe they believed the referee would hold action and let Curry check into the game. But the officials pinged the ball right back into play. Atlanta moves fast. If you aren’t aware, you’re in danger.
So before Curry could check into the game, before DiVincenzo and Poole realized they needed to get back on defense, before Thompson had shaken off the turnover and picked up his assignment, the Hawks had fired the pass up the court to De’Andre Hunter. He found himself wide open for 3. Poole isn’t in the picture. DiVincenzo can’t get back in time. Thompson can’t get out. Hunter hits the 3 to put the Hawks up six.
The Warriors still had several chances after this blunder. They had the deficit down to one with under two minutes left. They missed decent looks down the stretch that might have bumped them over the top. But they lost another road game because they made too many avoidable mistakes over the course of 48 minutes. It’s been the story all season.
Kerr showed his frustration most late in the second quarter. Thompson had a right-corner 3 that would have tied the game. He air-balled it into traffic. Clint Capela scooped it up.
In the last few seasons, Kerr has continually railed against the state of transition defense across the NBA. He believes it’s one of the areas where newer players are worse than ever — firing 3s, producing long rebounds, chasing loose balls, lingering too long and jogging back without facing the repercussions that would have come from coaches back when Kerr played.
Add this clip to the lowlight reel. DiVincenzo is in the far corner. It would typically be his responsibility to fly back. He crashes inside instead. But he’s far from the only culprit. JaMychal Green, upset he didn’t get a foul called for him, starts motioning toward the referee. Jonathan Kuminga creeps up behind Capela in a brief search of a possible steal. Poole watches the action and then jogs back before realizing that Hunter has leaked out and nobody is back.
This leads to an easy pass and dunk. Kerr jumps off the bench for a timeout before Hunter has even landed, staring first at Poole and then DiVincenzo as they all try to absorb what led to the breakdown.
This was the Warriors’ 10th consecutive road loss. It was their last game in an Eastern Conference arena this season. They went 3-12 on the road against the East, winning only in Toronto, Washington and Cleveland.
These are the cities where they lost: Charlotte, Detroit, Miami, Orlando, Milwaukee, Indiana, New York, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston and Atlanta.
The Warriors converted Lamb to a standard NBA contract Friday afternoon, giving him eligibility after using up all 50 of his two-way contract games. With Andre Iguodala, Andrew Wiggins and Gary Payton II out and Draymond Green suspended, Lamb immediately stepped into a large frontcourt rotation role.
He played 21 minutes, scored eight points attacking the rim and cutting off-ball early, grabbed five rebounds and apparently did enough to earn Kerr’s nod late in the game. Lamb was in the closing lineup and grabbed a couple of important loose balls.
Lamb is on a prorated minimum contract for the rest of the season and then will be a restricted free agent this summer, assuming the Warriors extend the qualifying offer.
The Warriors are 36-35. That’s still enough to keep them in the sixth spot in the West because the rest of the conference is so forgiving. The Timberwolves had a chance to pull even with them, but they lost in double overtime in Chicago and lost Anthony Edwards to an ankle injury. The Mavericks had a late game against the Lakers. With a win, Dallas would pull into a tie.
The Warriors go to Memphis, Houston and Dallas to close this road trip. Green is expected back from his suspension Saturday night against the Grizzlies. Ja Morant will not be back from his suspension yet.
(Photo of Steph Curry: Todd Kirkland / Getty Images)