The first year of owning a franchise can be equally exciting, stressful and emotional.
As a new business owner, you’re choosing to start a fresh chapter in your career and investing time and money into a concept you believe will be profitable and rewarding to own. It’s a big decision to make, and it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into before making that investment.
At BrightStar Care, we offer a home health care franchise opportunity that improves communities nationwide. While any new entrepreneur’s first year as a business owner comes with its ups and downs, BrightStar Care franchisees have the advantage of our ample training and support to make their first year as smooth as possible and their future even brighter.
Here’s what you can expect in your first year as a BrightStar Care franchisee.
Challenges and Victories
No one’s first year in franchising is perfect. It’s natural and expected that you encounter obstacles that require lots of hard work to overcome. With those challenges, however, come victories that inspire you to push onward, and those victories aren’t small or hard to come by in the home health care industry.
BrightStar Care franchisee Michael Tamberino experienced his fair share of challenges and victories over the course of his first year as a franchisee – from tirelessly working to find the right team members to one of those team members saving a client’s life with CPR.
For Michael, what keeps him invested in his business is the emotional ROI of owning a home health care franchise.
“Those moments are extremely powerful and extremely rewarding,” Michael said. “That’s nothing you’d encounter owning a pizza shop. For as challenging as it is, it’s just as rewarding.”
Training and Support
One of the greatest advantages of investing in a franchise such as BrightStar Care is that you don’t have to overcome the first-year challenges of running a business on your own. From our in-depth initial training to our ongoing consolation, the team is in place to support you on your journey and ensure you enjoy being a part of the BrightStar Care family.
Take it from Mike Perez, another BrightStar Care owner who found the support he and his wife received for their franchise invaluable.
“BrightStar Care has provided a lot of support for us,” Mike said. “If we ever have a question, we can get an answer. We’re passionate about the company and we’re looking to build a great, long-lasting business.”
A Bright Future
Running a home health care franchise comes with many of the same challenges any first-year business will encounter. There will be ups and downs, but one thing that nearly all franchisees agree on is that owning a business gets easier over time. As you learn from your first-year experiences, your acquired knowledge and experience make each successive year easier.