Knowing what success means to you and reminding yourself of it every day is one of the most important tips in running a good business, according to a leading franchise specialist.
Gary Farrer, Managing Director of care franchise business SureCare, has drawn up a list of invaluable advice aimed at helping new franchisees get off to the best possible start.
Among Gary’s top tips are:
"I have met and worked with many good franchisees over the years and the ones which really succeed are the ones who have put in place the best possible plan from the start.
Buying a proven franchise business model is only the beginning. This is when the hard work really starts. Having a clear vision, knowing your numbers, surrounding yourself with great people, sticking to the plan, taking regular breaks to recharge the batteries and, ultimately, knowing how you want to exit are all essential ingredients in becoming successful."
Before joining SureCare, Gary and his wife Stephanie founded and grew integrated care provider Safehands Group into a £5.5million turnover business before exiting at the end of 2011.
Gary now oversees Chester-headquartered SureCare and its network of 27 franchises and three branches.
SureCare had traditionally concentrated on providing domiciliary care services to the elderly, but since Gary’s arrival at the end of 2012 it has expanded into childcare, respite care and providing home services to carry out a full range of household tasks.
The plan is to more than double the number of franchises to 50 within two years and to have a presence in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Josh Farrer, Recruitment Manager of SureCare talks about why it is the right time to start a homecare business.
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