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4 Reasons You Should Consider Buying A Franchise

These days, everyone seems to be starting businesses. While the general subject of entrepreneurship might feel over-explored, the idea of quitting your job to stake your own path is a dream that members of different generations have had at some point. When freedom is the goal, taking the leap is the hard part. It is [...]

2017-04-27T11:51:21+00:00 April 27th, 2017|blog|

5 Questions You Should Ask During Franchise Validation Calls

Starting a home care franchise can be both exciting and trying. While franchisors like Nurse Next Door try to make the discovery and learning process as welcoming as possible, a potential franchisee may also be dealing with the stress of a major life change and a deluge of new information. Making validation calls is an [...]

2017-04-25T15:35:36+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Entrepreneurship, FAQs, Home Care Industry|

4 Ways eLearning Is Changing The Game For Franchisees

Hiring great people takes effort. Retaining and training? Even more. So when you have the opportunity to streamline the process with systems (especially when you can increase employee engagement by 18% and knowledge retention by up to 60%), you jump on board. In 2016, Nurse Next Door teamed up with Learnkit to offer a customized [...]

How to Differentiate Your Business

Hear from our VP Global Franchise Development, Arif, on what standing out from the competition means. Home care is a competitive space. Each market  Nurse Next Door operates in will have, perhaps, hundreds of competitors offering to care for seniors in their own homes. And while the demographic opportunity in our industry attracts a lot [...]

2017-04-25T15:14:45+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Entrepreneurship, Systems & Support|

How to Get the Most out of Your Franchise Discovery Day Visit

Hear from our VP Global Franchise Development, Arif, on our home care business opportunity. Nurse Next Door's franchise Discovery Process is designed to determine if a prospective Franchise Partner is right for our business and probably the most important step is our Final Interview Day. After weeks of research and calls, candidates are invited up [...]

2017-04-25T15:53:00+00:00 April 6th, 2017|FAQs, Systems & Support|

How to Finance a Franchise

Going into business is extremely rewarding. But as they say: you have to spend money to make money. When you open or take over a franchise, you’re making an investment into resources, operations support, and the future of your business (find out how much a Nurse Next Door franchise costs). You may want to buy [...]

2017-04-25T16:40:18+00:00 March 30th, 2017|FAQs, Home Care Industry, Systems & Support|

4 Ways Franchisors Can Prepare for Millennial Franchisees

President & CEO, Cathy Thorpe, discusses how Nurse Next Door has prepared for millennial franchisees. Millennials in franchising — some welcome it, some are hesitant about it and some are trying to make sense of it. I am not overly surprised though that millennials want to buy franchises. In Dr. John P. Hayes’ article, he highlights [...]

2017-04-25T15:53:37+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Entrepreneurship, FAQs, Home Care Industry|

The Story of a Dealmaker

VP Global Franchise Development, Arif, discusses Nurse Next Door's Franchise Times' Home Care Business Dealmaker Award! Two years ago, would I have considered Nurse Next Door the underdog in the home care industry? Absolutely. We had spent years building a dominant brand in Canada but I felt like we were a bit late to the [...]

2017-04-25T16:41:18+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Entrepreneurship, Home Care Industry, News & Awards|

What to Expect During Our Franchise Discovery Day

Hear from our VP Global Franchise Development, Arif, on our home care business opportunity. If you've researched a franchise concept before, you're probably familiar with the term Discovery Day. This is a candidate's opportunity to see the franchise operations first hand, meet with the team and generally confirm what they've learned through their discussions so [...]

2017-04-25T15:37:47+00:00 March 13th, 2017|FAQs, Systems & Support|

Why This Lawyer Quit Her Job to Start a Home Care Business

From Suits to Scrubs Kathleen Ogilvy, a 33 year old lawyer, quit her job to start a home care business. Why? Because she wasn’t feeling fulfilled in her career working in lemon law and consumer products liability. Like many millennials, she sought the autonomy that comes with running a business. “I wanted to do something [...]

2017-04-25T14:58:58+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Entrepreneurship, Happier Aging, Home Care Industry|