The care franchise is looking for new talent and you don’t need care experience, just hard work and ambition
“There is never a better time to invest in a home care franchise,” says Mark Thompson, Caremark’s director of franchise recruitment.
“Demand for good home care is outstripping supply, especially now more people prefer to stay in their own homes and receive support. “It’s an ideal time to reconsider your career options and choose to do something worthwhile that will also bring great financial rewards.”
Here, Mark talks to What Franchise about the Caremark franchise opportunity and why now is the perfect time to invest.
I don’t have a background in care, is that a problem?
Quite simply, no. You don’t have to have any previous experience working in the care sector. We have people from many different professional backgrounds, from accountants to IT specialists, even wine retailers! However, the common denominator is that they all have a passion for care and are hungry to build their own business.
We will give you all the training you need. Plus, you will have access to a team of professionals, from both the Franchise Support Centre and in the field who will hold your hand in the early days and guide you along the way. Not only that, we are there for you throughout your business journey.
What kind of people are you looking for?
If you are motivated, ambitious and can see yourself running your own successful enterprise, then we would like to meet you! That said, it is helpful if you already have management experience and even better if you have already owned or run a business because we do look for individuals with a modicum of business acumen.
It’s not enough to be passionate about the care sector. There also needs to be the drive to get out there and make it happen. We will give you the tools to do this. The rest is up to you. Your vision, ambition and hard work are what will build that business of your dreams!
How much does the franchise cost?
The minimum required capital is £35,000 with an investment range up to £115,000. However, if you do not have the total investment needed, a business loan is one way to raise the balance and we do have excellent relationships with four major commercial high street banks.
Subject to you producing a satisfactory business plan (which we will guide you through), the banks will lend up to 70 per cent of the total investment, provided you can raise the other 30 per cent.
What kind of training will I get?
We make sure you have a thorough grounding and understanding of our business model and the care sector itself. When you join us, you will undertake an initial residential two-week training course. At the end of the course, you will sit an exam and must pass that before you can join our network. But don’t worry! You will receive first-class training and all our franchisees really enjoyed their learning experience with fellow newbie business owners!
Isn’t success all about your location?
No, not necessarily. Some areas offer more work with the local authority and the NHS commissioning teams, while others provide a bigger opportunity in the private market.
The due diligence and research that you undertake during your exploratory period will help you understand the commercial possibilities in that region. So, your location is not the defining factor between success and failure – it’s more a case of looking for every possible opportunity to market yourself, and that may be in the private sector to begin with.
What’s in it for me?
With hard work and determination, you have the possibility to build a £1 million turnover business within three years. Now that’s something to aim for!
How much effort and energy you put into your business will decide how much you get out of it and how quickly you grow. It’s as simple as that. You will get ongoing support, guidance, and encouragement from us to help you grow and develop, as we want you to succeed as much as you do!
It’s worth noting too, that approximately 10 per cent of our 111 franchised outlets now operate multi-site offices, employing hundreds of staff and delivering care to large areas in their territories.
What support do you give to franchisees?
As soon as you have signed your franchise agreement you will get introduced to your regional support manager who will be your point of guidance and contact on a regular basis.
Next, we will give you the best training to equip you with all you need to know about the business model, the care sector and ultimately to feel confident in starting your own home care business.
After that, you will have access to our Franchise Support Centre team who are always available to answer any questions you may have, from training your staff to complex IT queries. In short, our support is second to none and we are there for you, every step of the way.
Do I get my own territory?
Yes, absolutely! During our exploratory meeting with you, available territories will be investigated and depending on where you wish to live and work, we will discuss what areas are available for development.
Once you have selected a territory and paid your deposit, that area will be reserved for you, and after you have joined us, that territory will be exclusively yours.
Talk to the team
Mark or Charlie
01903 266 392
At a glance
Number of franchised outlets:
Location of units:
UK, India, Ireland and Malta
up to £115,000
Minimum required capital:
01903 266392 email@example.com
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