What you do as a franchise owner matters to your community. If you’re considering franchise ownership through HomeWell Care Services, you’re probably thinking about what an average day in the life looks like and whether it’s suitable for your schedule.
While every franchisee approaches their business differently, many of them complete their duties during normal business hours, allowing them to return home to their families and personal lives in the evenings. Let’s look at what the average franchise owner does in a day.
6 a.m. — Wake up and Get Ready
Your day starts the same as anyone’s — you wake up and go through your morning routine. Aside from the obvious showering, getting dressed and eating breakfast, many of our franchisees find this is an excellent time to work out and get their body ready for the day to come.
Just as you want to prepare your body for a day full of work, setting yourself up for long-term success also involves mental stimulation. As a franchise owner, you’ll learn new things every day about the home care industry and your place in it. You may want to jump-start the process by taking some time in the morning to do your own personal learning.
8 a.m. — Do Something Creative
Your home care business doesn’t stop when you go home for the day. Because of that, many franchisees find themselves logging on to their emails first thing and catching up on anything they’ve missed. While it’s important to check for any urgent messages that need your attention, it’s also good to start the day in a way that sets you up for success throughout the rest of it. For that, we suggest getting creative.
Franchise ownership isn’t all training and paperwork — offering the best services to the people who need them involves strategizing, marketing and communication. Accomplishing tasks in these areas in the morning helps your brain focus on your business and stretch the creative muscles you’ll need throughout the day to problem-solve and innovate.
10 a.m. — Invest in Clients and Staff
Once you’re settled in for the day, it’s time to look outward and see how your people are faring. Franchisees should check in with their staff daily, making sure they have everything they need to serve the community with their best foot forward. You may need to address client concerns and issues or schedule further training so staff members can stay up to date in the industry.
You can also go out into the community and put efforts into recruitment, both for staff and clients. Try to expand your reach by connecting with the areas and demographics that are most in need of home care services and employment.
12 p.m. — Network Over Lunch
Continue building those essential connections throughout the afternoon by taking a working lunch. Many of our franchisees use this time to connect with HomeWell support or other franchisees for advice. You may also make plans to reach out to local organizations and develop mutually beneficial relationships.
1:30 p.m. — Complete Franchise Owner Responsibilities
The rest of your day will likely change all the time. You’ll have plenty of responsibilities to take care of, and you may need to decide which ones take precedence and which ones you can complete another day. Owning a franchise takes plenty of practice in time management and delegation. You may find yourself spending afternoons:
- Going on sales ride-alongs
- Completing caregiver interviews
- Investigating compliance concerns
4:30 p.m. — Wrap up Your Day
As your workday comes to a close, you’ll wrap up any tasks you’re in the middle of or find a good stopping point to come back to later. You may want to spend a few minutes brainstorming for the next day or preparing for any future events and meetings. This is also a good time to check in with your staff one more time and see if there’s anything you need to do before you leave for the night.
5:30 p.m. — Go Home and Enjoy Your Evening
Finally, you can head home knowing you’re doing everything you can to make your business thrive! Enjoy your evening by unwinding with loved ones, working on personal projects and getting a good night’s sleep.
Contact HomeWell Care Services to Learn More About Franchise Ownership!
Franchise ownership through HomeWell Care Services means you can be a business owner and have a life. Our franchisees are as dedicated to their families as they are to their communities, and we see that as a strength. Learn more about how other franchisees have found their balance and consider the possibilities of your own future when you download your free franchise kit or contact us today.