5 Tips to Start Thinking Like an Effective Entrepreneur

5 Tips to Start Thinking Like an Effective EntrepreneurBecoming an effective franchise owner requires an investment of money, time and hard work. Another key piece to the puzzle of franchise ownership is developing the proper mindset. When you own and operate a senior care franchise, you need to be able to keep your mind on your goals, even when you’re being pulled in countless different directions.

If you are interested in franchise ownership within the senior care sector, but you’re not sure if you have the right mindset to be effective, here are five terrific tips to help you get your mind on track!

#1 — Always Be Seeking Opportunities

For many franchise owners, there is a specific time and place for seeking opportunities, whether it’s during networking events or on days set aside for online research and interactions. But to make an impact with a franchise, it’s necessary to develop the ability and mindset to seek opportunity at all times.

For example, let’s say you’re getting your morning coffee and you overhear a group of people talking about senior issues in the corner of the coffee shop. Your instinct might be to get your morning Joe and head out the door, but the entrepreneurial mindset would direct you over to their table where you could introduce yourself and let the party know that you are also involved with senior issues. Chances are, you’ll make an impact and a few connections!

#2 — Become Comfortable with Risk

Your instincts might tell you that an opportunity is just too risky to pursue. While your instinct might be right, it’s good to challenge it. Ask yourself whether the opportunity truly is too risky, or whether your instincts are guiding you out of fear. You aren’t going to operate effectively without taking some risks, so getting comfortable here is key.

5 Tips to Start Thinking Like an Effective Entrepreneur#3 — Become More Flexible

As a busy person with a tight schedule and a lot of hats to wear, a rigidly organized day may seem like the best way to keep everything in your life and work in balance. But you can’t always plan everything and expect the world to cooperate every step of the way. Challenges will arise, emergencies will need to be dealt with and your day can turn upside down in a second.

The more flexible you can be, the more able you will be to whether those challenges and changes. You can keep your structure, but learning to be more flexible within it will give you an edge.

#4 — Take the Initiative

Many franchise owners come from industries where they were given orders, or had to wait to be told what to do. Franchise ownership requires you to follow direction from the corporate level, but you also have to be willing and able to take action on your own, when needed. Meeting your challenges head on can be frightening, but with practice, you can develop a mindset that makes it easy!

#5 — Keep One Eye on the Future

Operating in the here and now is crucial for your franchise, but you also have to be able to see what’s just around the corner. Keep one eye on the moment in front of you, but be sure to keep the other on the future so you can plan effectively.

Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be a senior care franchise owner during the aging-in-place boom? Always Best Care is here to help you navigate the industry as one of our franchise owners! Download our FREE franchising ebook today to learn more and refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.


4 Top Advantages of an Always Best Care Franchise

Always Best Care FranchiseThere are tens of thousands of franchises to choose from in just about every industry. By narrowing your choice to the senior care market, you are one step closer to owning an Always Best Care franchise.

Always Best Care is one of North America’s fastest-growing providers of three essential services for the burgeoning senior population: non-medical in-home care, assisted living placement, and skilled home health care.

Why an Always Best Care Franchise?

What makes an Always Best Care franchise your best option for achieving your dreams? How is an Always Best Care franchise different from other similar franchise operations? Briefly, here are four reasons to put us on your “A” list right now.

1. Total Support for Quick Success
There is a ready market waiting for you. Every day, 10,000 Americans reach 65 years of age. As the owner of an Always Best Care franchise, you tap into a tremendous client base with huge growth potential. We’ll help with a powerful suite of support services, ranging from strategic planning and communications to mentoring, marketing, and team building.

2. A Great Business Model
We give you not one, not two, but three pathways to expand revenues and increase profit. These pathways respond to the most important and prevalent needs of our senior population. They are non-medical in-home care, skilled home healthcare, and locating assisted living facilities. By offering the complete continuum of care, you will make a huge difference in people’s lives while assuring your business success.

3. Room to Grow
Each Always Best Care franchise has a population base of approximately 200,000 people, allowing you plenty of room to grow. We also offer protected referral sources. Referrals are the bread-and-butter for home care services revenues. Those referrals come from a variety of sources, such as case managers, social workers, discharge planners, doctors, and existing clients. When you market to these sources – with our assistance and support, of course – it doesn’t matter whether they are inside or outside your defined territory because you are fully protected.

4. Amazingly Affordable Startup Cost
Let’s be honest: There’s a real investment that comes with opening a franchise. But the costs for becoming an Always Best Care franchise are extremely approachable compared to other senior care franchises. Your estimated initial investment is much lower than you would expect from a company with such a solid reputation and record of success as Always Best Care.

As the owner of an Always Best Care franchise, you’ll manage a small business with a big heart. You will be fulfilling an important need for senior citizens to age in place. In doing so, you will improve their lives and give peace of mind to families in your community.

Learn More

Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be successful as a senior care franchise owner during the aging-in-place boom? Always Best Care is here to help you navigate the industry as one of our franchise owners! Download our FREE franchising ebook today to learn more.

Please refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.

How Soon Should You Expect Profitability With Your Senior Care Franchise?

There is no single answer, as each territory is unique and each owner brings different skills, teams and capital to the task.  Area Representatives, National Directors, or Field Support Office staff, will work with new owners on office set up and structure, P & L planning and tracking, business generation and most everything else associated with establishing the business, generating revenue and creating profit.

In the end, the timeline is a function of many things including the new owner’s personal goals, drive, networking and leadership skills.

Image of Step ThreeWe have a target of generating revenue within 90 days of formal classroom training with our local owners.  Our local ‘pre-heating’ strategy has proven effective in generating the connections and contacts needed to  jump-start a territory.

The best way to gather information on that question is through reviewing the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and speaking with franchise owners during the Validation phase of the structured due diligence process.

As always, we look forward to the opportunity to discuss the details with you.
Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be successful as a senior care franchise owner during the aging-in-place boom? Always Best Care is here to help you navigate the industry as one of our franchise owners! Download our FREE franchising ebook today to learn more and refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.


Why Your Senior Care Franchise Matters

Why Your Senior Care Franchise MattersWhether you’re going into business for the first time, or if you are an experienced professional as a business owner, success is measured in a number of different ways. Certainly, it’s important to make money — as a business owner in a capitalistic society, that will always be your number-one priority — but there are other factors that make owning your own business special. If your business is operating your own senior care franchise, for example, success also means making a difference in the lives of individuals and families in your area. As an in-home senior care franchise owner, your business matters to people other than you and your team, and success is measured largely by your ability to provide a service that people depend on.

Let’s have a look at some of the ways your franchise truly matters:

#1 — It’s the Perfect Option for Today’s Seniors

These days, living a rich, fulfilling life at any age is all about options.

Years ago, families had very few options when it came to ensuring that an aging loved one lived comfortably and safely with the ideal level of care. Today, in-home senior care is the perfect solution for those aging individuals who choose to remain in the comfortable home environment.

Modern seniors can enjoy life the way they choose to live it, not in the unfamiliar and often uncomfortable surroundings of the typical nursing home environment that was once the norm.

By providing an option for in-home senior care in your community, you are offering a solution that might not otherwise be present for families in the area. For many seniors, what you’re providing with your senior care franchise is the ideal scenario for aging. And that really matters!

#2 — You’re Improving the Community

Owning a local business means that you are part of a community; you can’t expect to find success if you’re only looking out for yourself and your business’s bottom line. So by providing such a unique — and much needed — resource, you’re actually supplying your community with options that strengthen the fabric of your town or city. There are some areas of the country where seniors don’t have all of the options that are available elsewhere. By operating your franchise in the area where you live, you ensure that your community stays modern, up to date and a place where people can feel comfortable growing old.

Why Your Senior Care Franchise Matters#3 — The Senior Population Is Growing — You’re There for Them

Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age in huge numbers, and the senior population is about to start growing at a stratospheric rate. These people currently form the backbone of your community, but they’re going to need help in the coming years. By operating a senior care franchise, you provide part of the essential infrastructure that will help your community treat its seniors with the care and respect they deserve.

Learn More

Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be successful as a senior care franchise owner during the aging-in-place boom? Always Best Care is here to help you navigate the industry as one of our franchise owners! Download our FREE franchising ebook today to learn more and refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.

Senior-Care Franchising: A Path to Entrepreneurship

Senior-Care Franchising: A Path to EntrepreneurshipIn our modern, connected world, people are awakening to possibilities that they never would have had a chance to consider just a few years ago. For many individuals, these possibilities involve dreams of entrepreneurship. Becoming an entrepreneur is not something that you heard a lot about in the days before the Internet connected everyone. But today, it’s become the gold standard in terms of how people envision their ideal professional lives. The problem is that becoming an entrepreneur is not always easy. It takes a great deal of effort, an impressive amount of skill and a whole lot of luck. And there are no guarantees that it will work out. Thankfully, there’s a way for ambitious, hardworking individuals to enter entrepreneurship without having to risk so much in the process. The in home senior care industry is growing rapidly, and people in cities across the country are realizing their entrepreneurial dreams in large numbers through franchising in the elderly care sector.

Opportunities Abound for Everyone!

One of the great things about franchising is that it typically doesn’t require years of business training or management experience. The barriers that stand in the way of entrepreneurship for so many people are simply nonexistent in the world of franchising. Franchisees bring their ambition, enthusiasm and capital to the table, and in exchange, they receive amazing training and support.

In the senior care industry, franchisees learn about numerous aspects of the business in a focused, intensive manner that ensures that they’re prepared to handle the realities of running a franchise. They also have amazing access to mentors, area representatives and others within the franchise who can provide guidance and support. Success as a franchisee depends on one’s ability to work hard and innovate, but help is always just a call away. After all, in franchising, everyone in the company is in it together!

Making a Difference and Giving Back

Senior-Care Franchising: A Path to EntrepreneurshipFranchising provides a wonderful opportunity for people to enter the world of business ownership, but in many instances, it also offers people the chance to make a real difference in the world.

When you own and operate your own senior care franchise, you get to provide a valuable resource to your community. You aren’t just selling a product that people may or may not need; you’re giving people and families in the area choices that they may not have had available to them before.

By offering high-quality in home senior care services in your region, you give seniors and their loved ones the freedom to select the most appropriate and comfortable situation. Thanks to you and your efforts to establish your business, seniors can stay at home longer, and their families can rest assured knowing that they’re well taken care of!

Learn More About Entrepreneurship Through Franchising

Are you interested in finding out more information about how you can become a successful entrepreneur through senior care franchising? We invite you to download a copy of our FREE franchising ebook, which is packed with valuable information and insights. Get your copy today!


Please refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.

Three Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Franchise

Three Questions to Ask Before You Buy a FranchiseBuying a franchise is something that should not be done on a whim, but you might be surprised at the lack of research and due diligence that goes into some buyers’ decisions. As you might expect, those who fail to ask the right questions and perform the appropriate research often fail with their businesses, as well. Naturally, you want to succeed as a franchise owner, whether it’s in the growing senior care industry or in some other sector.

Here are three questions to ask that will help you ensure that the opportunity you take on is the right one for you and your future!

#1 – What’s it actually like to work in this industry?

This one seems obvious, but it’s not always considered. As a franchise owner, you will be involved in your industry on a deep level – if you don’t like working in that industry, you and your business are going to suffer. Fast food, for example, is a popular franchise sector, but if you still have nightmares about being a fry cook when you were a teenager, it might not be a good fit for you. Thankfully, there are numerous opportunities available; you just may need to dig a little deeper.

#2 – What is the franchise failure rate?

You might have to perform a bit of detective work to get this number, and you’ll have to learn to see through the spin that franchisors give it. If failure seems to go beyond the simple fact of franchisees failing to follow the system, it could be evidence of an enormous red flag.

#3 – What support is offered beyond initial training?

Three Questions to Ask Before You Buy a FranchiseSome franchises save time and resources by offering a bare-bones training program. After you’ve been initiated, you’re basically on your own. In order to stave off failure, however, you need to look for opportunities that offer ongoing support and assistance. Always Best Care, for example, doesn’t just train its franchisees; it gives them access to a vast network of local and national experts and resources. ABC also helps its franchisees by offering cutting-edge marketing technology and tools so franchise owners are always on top of their game.

If you find that a franchise leaves it all up to you, it’s probably one to avoid. But if a franchise shows that it’s committed to ongoing support, you’re on the right track!

Learn More About Franchise Opportunities

Are you interested in learning more about the opportunities available in the in home care industry? We know you have lots of questions – we have all the answers you need, and we’re happy to help you decide if senior care is the right place for you to do business. If you’re ready to learn more, please download your FREE copy of our franchising ebook, and feel free to contact Always Best Care any time for more information.


Please refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.

Why Is In-Home Care Hot? Take a Look at the Facts

Why Is In-Home Care Hot? Take a Look at the FactsThe franchising world is filled with endless opportunities, making it difficult to select the career path that is likely to present the brightest future. From fast food to fitness, there is a franchising opportunity for every interest, and each one has its pros and cons. However, if you’re interested in investing in a franchise that offers explosive growth along with the chance to make a difference in your community, one franchise sector shines brighter than most others – in home care for seniors.

Why is this franchise sector so appealing for savvy investors and entrepreneurs?

Let’s take a look at the facts!

-There are more than forty-million seniors in the United States

This means that seniors make up a huge segment of the population – 13.1 percent, in fact! But that’s not all: in just 35 years, the total number of seniors in this country is expected to double, and people over the age of 65 will represent more than 20 percent of the population. As the senior population grows, so will its need for care.

-More people want to “age in place”

Nursing homes and care facilities will always have their place, but they are becoming less and less appealing to the senior population. In fact, 90 percent of individuals aged 65 and older say that they would prefer to remain in their current residence as they age. Technology helps make this possible, but the the presence of in-home caregivers from companies like Always Best Care makes it even more appealing and practical. This means that home-care franchisees will always have a viable business model to work within.

-Health care jobs are moving to non hospital settings

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, occupational growth will occur at a rate of nearly 50 percent for home-health and personal home-care careers in the coming years. Who will employ these caregivers? Franchisees in the home-care industry, of course!

-Costs of care are rising

Why Is In-Home Care Hot? Take a Look at the FactsThe cost to care for a person suffering from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is predicted to rise substantially. The cost to treat Alzheimer’s alone is expected to exceed $1 trillion annually in the United States. This means that families will increasingly look to save money wherever possible while maintaining a high standard of care. Companies like Always Best Care will be there for those families, and franchisees will find themselves in a position to not only achieve business success in a lucrative market, but to make a real, lasting difference in their communities.

Franchise With Always Best Care and Join a Flourishing Industry

Franchising is a great way to achieve business success, but the home-care industry offers the opportunity to make a difference in a rapidly changing world, as well. If you’re interested in getting on board with your own senior-care franchise, contact Always Best Care today! Also, don’t forget to download your own copy of our FREE franchising ebook, which is packed with information that will help you put your best foot forward on your way to a successful future!


Please refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.

Stuck in a Financial Rut with Your Career? Buy a Franchise!

Stuck in a Financial Rut with Your Career? Buy a Franchise!Our economy is changing rapidly, and the people who seem to be succeeding are those who have taken life directly by the reins. Entrepreneurship is rapidly becoming the best way to succeed financially in our current economy, but many people cannot simply drop everything to start a new business; the risks are too great.

Thankfully, franchising offers a wonderful alternative for people who feel a need to take more control over their careers, but who may not want to start from square one.

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why buying a franchise could be the perfect decision for you and your career!

Built-In Success

The most attractive aspect of owning a franchise is the proven track record that comes with ownership. Successful franchises are built on the work that’s already been performed by people like you in the past.


Going into business alone is a lot like flying blind, and some people navigate this way better than others. With a franchise, you are given the tools and training to succeed during every step of the process. Successful franchise operations train their franchisees so that they’re prepared to excel in any situation.

Marketing Help

Going into business often requires people to wear many different hats, which can lead to people spreading themselves – and their talents – thin. This is especially true when it comes to marketing, which is arguably the most important aspect of any business today. Thankfully, franchising allows you to focus on doing your job without having to spearhead a powerful marketing campaign all by yourself. You’ll certainly have to do your part in terms of promoting your business, but you’ll be backed by proven strategies and tools that will help you attract – and retain – customers and clients.

Avoiding Risk

Stuck in a Financial Rut with Your Career? Buy a Franchise!Entrepreneurship is all about risk – the greater the risk, the greater the reward – but it doesn’t always work out positively. Sometimes the greatest risks lead to the greatest downfalls, and that can make going into business for yourself unattractive. Franchising, however, allows you to enter the world of entrepreneurship without taking on the type of risk that might put you or your family in financial danger. This is not to say that risk is absent from the franchise experience; but you can feel much more confident about moving forward successfully when you bring your talents, dedication and passion to the ideal franchise opportunity!

Ready to Learn More?

The senior-care industry is shifting, and Always Best Care is leading the way when it comes to providing fantastic care for seniors as well as amazing opportunities for franchisees. If you’re curious about going into business for yourself, and you’d like to learn more about franchising, particularly in the senior-care field, you should contact us today for a FREE consultation!

Call us at 855-430-CARE (2273) and don’t forget to download your copy of our FREE ebook!


Please refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.

Five Franchise Myths Debunked



If you find yourself thinking about new professional opportunities, you will probably perform some research on franchising.  Becoming a franchise owner is attractive because it gives you the best of two professional worlds: the ability to operate your own business independently, but with the support of a successful organization behind you. If you are intrigued by franchising, you may run into some conflicting reports about what it is like to operate your own franchise.  However, it can be difficult decoding myth from reality when it comes to franchise facts.

To help you make the best possible decision for your future, here is a list of some of the more common myths about running your own franchise. These myths only serve to muddy the waters in regards to franchising, and they discourage potential franchise owners from pursuing fulfilling opportunities.



Franchise Myth #1 – “Most Franchises Fail Within the First Year of Operation”

The first year of operating any business is difficult, and franchises are no exception. However, the fact is that most businesses do, in fact, survive their first year of operation, and less than 40% of businesses fail within the first two years of existence. As long as you go into franchising with a solid plan, sufficient capital and strong financing, you’ll have a solid base with which to begin.


Franchise Myth #2 – “There’s No Real Freedom in Franchising”

This myth has persisted for quite a while, even though it is just not true. One of the main reasons people go into business for themselves is to gain more professional freedom. They want to escape the corporate structure, and they think that the presence of corporate backing in a franchise situation is just another way to become a “cog in the machine.” The truth is that you are the real boss in your franchise, regardless of the franchisor you’ve partnered with. You are responsible for decisions impacting advertising, marketing, hiring and managing. Of course, with a franchise, you always have help available, but when it’s your franchise unit, the buck stops with you.


Franchise Myth #3 – “There’s No Creativity in Franchising”

Similar to Myth #2, this one assumes that some franchisor representative or policy will stifle any creative decisions made by franchisees. Thankfully, this one is also untrue! Certainly, the franchisor will monitor and guide certain aspects of your business, but those guidelines only exist because they have been proven to boost performance, whether they pertain to uniforms, signs or other facets of the operation. Moreover, many of the best policies that franchisors have implemented have come from the creative suggestions of franchise owners.


Franchise Myth #4 – “The Right Franchise Opportunity Doesn’t Exist”

So many people wait for the perfect opportunity, then never actually take any chances. A casual glance at franchise opportunities may reveal that the bulk of professional options exist within just a few industries, but those who scratch a little more deeply under the surface find that franchising opportunities are available for just about every interest, budget and skill level.


Franchise Myth #5 – “I Just Can’t Afford a Franchise”

It takes money to buy into a franchise, but it takes an investment of some kind to get into any kind of business, regardless of your level of involvement. Before you dismiss franchise ownership because you’ve heard some figures related to popular mega brands, investigate some of the lesser known industries and you’ll find that some franchises are much more affordable to start than others. The senior home care industry, for example, is rewarding, and the cost of entry is much less than you might expect.


Is Franchising the Right Opportunity for You?

Franchising is not ideal for everyone who wants to go into business, but it shouldn’t be discounted because of some persistent myths. For many people, franchise ownership provides the perfect balance between complete autonomy and corporate backing. The lesson here is that there are common myths about franchising that might be keeping you and others from experiencing the perfect professional balance. Don’t let them hold you back any longer!


Are you ready to learn more about franchise opportunities with Always Best Care?

For information on our franchise opportunities, call toll-free 1-855-430-CARE (2273), send an email to [email protected], visit www.www.alwaysbestcare.com/franchising or download our FREE franchising eBook today and refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for more details.



The Top Ten Reasons to Become an Always Best Care Franchisee


If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’re in the midst of performing research on what you hope will be a lucrative and rewarding professional transition. Franchises are a great way to enter into a more independent career in business while enjoying the backing of a proven corporate entity. That being said, not all franchises are created equal.

The home-based senior-care franchise industry is growing at a fantastic rate, and it is one of the top franchise sectors to join. However, a number of opportunities exist with a large number variety of franchise corporations within this industry

Naturally, we feel that Always Best Care offers the best opportunity for those who want to enter into the home-care industry. Here are the top ten reasons why you should consider working with us when you make a decision regarding the ideal franchise opportunity for you and your future.

  1.  Advanced Marketing Solutions and Support
    As an Always Best Care franchisee, you will have access to state-of-the-art marketing tools and support. Of course, it’s up to you to make use of them effectively, but we set you up to succeed (link: https://home-care-franchise.alwaysbestcare.com/the-senior-market-is-hot-always-best-care-is-hotter/).
  2.  Top-Notch Training
    Our comprehensive training program, which combines classroom and field-based modules, will provide you with the knowledge and experience you require to start your franchise journey on the right foot.
  3.  Low Investment, High Revenue
    When compared to other franchise industries, the home-care sector has an incredibly low cost of entry. At Always Best Care, we provide not only an affordable way to become a franchise, but also methods to maximize your revenue. Everybody wins!
  4.  Up-To-Date-Resources
    Seniors are living longer than ever these days, and that means that an increasing number of seniors live with conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. These individuals require a different type of care (link: https://home-care-franchise.alwaysbestcare.com/senior-care-franchise-caregiver-tips-for-working-with-dementia-patients/), which is why we make sure our franchisees and their caregivers always have access to materials and education that helps them care for our diverse senior population in the best way possible.
  5.  Always Best Care is One of the Best Franchises for Minorities
    In spite of the amazing strides society has made in recent decades, minorities often face greater challenges in business, regardless of their qualifications. At Always Best Care, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, which is why we’ve been named one of the top 50 franchises for minorities by the National Minority Franchising Initiative. (link: https://home-care-franchise.alwaysbestcare.com/be-a-part-of-one-of-the-best-franchises-for-minorities/)
  6. Multiple Revenue Streams
    Always Best Care franchisees benefit from three distinct streams of revenue: skilled home-health care, non medical in-home care and assisted living finder services.
  7. Industry Experience and Stability
    Always Best Care has been around since 1996, and it offers opportunities not only in the United States, but around the world, as well. We’re here for the long haul, and we’ve proven our ability to help our franchisees succeed.
  8.  Opportunities in Markets Large and Small
    With some companies, it’s necessary to set up and operate in a large metro area in order to succeed. However, we believe that every community can benefit from an Always Best Care franchise, regardless of its size. (link: https://home-care-franchise.alwaysbestcare.com/small-home-care-market-big-home-care-franchise-opportunity/)
  9.  National and Local Support
    Franchisees with Always Best Care enjoy excellent corporate training and support, but they can also access local help through our highly trained Area Representatives.
  10. The Chance to Make a Real Difference
    Seniors want to live their lives as independently as possible in their own homes. Always Best Care understands this desire, and we make sure our franchisees know that what they’re doing is benefiting the lives of people who might otherwise be forced to live in less than ideal conditions.

Are you ready to learn more about franchise opportunities with Always Best Care?

For information on our franchise opportunities, call toll-free 1-855-430-CARE (2273), send an email to [email protected], visit www.www.alwaysbestcare.com/franchising or download a copy of our FREE franchising eBook today!.


Please refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.