The essential things new Blossom franchisees learn when shadowing our head office team

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When deciding whether a Blossom Home Care franchise is for you, there are many things to consider.

Am I commercially-minded enough to capitalise on a lucrative business model? Do I have the people skills I need to thrive? Have I got the right level of ambition to succeed?

Our proven onboarding process will help you to answer all these questions and more. And key to this is spending a good amount of time with our franchise head office team in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

That’s what new franchisee Craig Godbold – who will soon be opening the doors to Blossom Poole & Bournemouth – did before coming to the conclusion that he could succeed with us.

Below in his own words, Craig shares his experience of shadowing the team for two days and what he learned ahead of starting up our newest franchise location.

Seeing how staff keep the business running effectively

My trip to Northallerton really was an invaluable experience. As a brand new franchisee, it allowed me to see and know exactly what to expect as a Blossom business owner.

Although I already had a healthcare background, seeing how everything works operationally day-to-day was extremely helpful. I met and worked alongside the whole team, including Registered Managers, and seeing what they did, how they did it, and how long tasks took was very insightful.

Even little things like seeing what went on the whiteboards during team meetings helped allow me to visualise how I will shape and run my own office effectively every day.

Getting out and about to feel the full home care business experience

There were also many valuable things I did that made me get a real feel for running a quality home care business. This included personally meeting clients and carrying out spot checks on carers to make sure quality care is always being delivered.

Everything about the two days I spent both in and out of the office was really important to see how everything works.

Meeting the team who will be supporting me

When I first looked at Blossom as a potential franchise option, a lot was made of the training and dedicated support they provide to achieve your targets. So getting to know the team I will be working alongside in this regard was really helpful.

They were all on board during my time in Northallerton which was particularly brilliant. They are fully on the same page as me and have supported me an awful lot since my first call, helping to set expectations for my business.

Developing plans for the opening of my franchise

Going through my franchise setup process has been every bit as exciting as nerve-racking, but working on my plans for launch in-person was extremely useful.

I am in the process of recruiting carers and executing our first marketing initiatives – including a launch event – ahead of getting our first clients, which is going to be a really exciting moment.

My vision is to eventually open a second office and be the home care provider of choice for our community, with Blossom’s award-winning brand behind me. Talking through this vision with the head office team and setting achievable goals to reach it was fantastically helpful.

Making an informed decision

I would urge all prospective new Blossom franchisees to do what I did and shadow the team before you put your franchise fee down. It’s massively important to get first-hand experience of the business you will be building, and it really helps you to see how you can hit your monthly care hours target.

Ultimately, it will enable you to make a really informed decision before committing to Blossom and starting your journey.

How can I become a Blossom Home Care franchisee?

If you want to find out more about joining the Blossom Home Care family, get in touch with us today using the contact form on our website. A member of our team will then contact you to discuss the opportunity in greater detail.

As well as gaining the benefit of our immense level of support and expertise, you will be joining a nationally recognised, award-winning company. In doing so, you will become the owner of a highly lucrative, easy-to-run business that will help the local community by changing the face of care in the home.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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