Description: Visiting Angels has been operating a successful home care franchise in the US for sixteen years and are now expanding worldwide. They are looking for caring, business-minded individuals to take on the UK Master franchise. Opportunities: Worldwide. Master license: UK. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Investment: £250,000. Financing Assistance: Yes, from the company. Training Provided: Yes.
Why Start a Visiting Angels Master Franchise?
Who are we?
Visiting Angels was founded in 1998 by Larry Meigs and Jeffrey Johnson, who established the franchise system on a unique model that grows the relationships between the caregivers, care recipients and family members. This franchise model services seniors' real daily needs.
Today, Visiting Angels is one of the leaders in the industry with over 450 franchisees in the USA.
What do we do?
Visiting Angels is a non-medical care company specialised in personal care and assisting the elderly in activities of daily living to ensure that they have independence wherever they choose to live. These daily tasks range from meal preparation and light housekeeping to bathing and transportation.
International expansion plan
As our growth in the US has reached a certain level of maturity we are now looking to replicate our services and success in international markets.
How do we choose our international markets?
As the Visiting Angels concept is a service-based franchise, it is easier to export than most traditional concepts such as fast food, retail and others. This is a significant advantage for the candidates as it does not require medical experience or import/export experience and reduces the operating costs dramatically.
Most countries have a need for the type of services we offer and we have done preliminary research based on per capita income, population, retirement age, median age and other factors. Some of this preliminary information will be shared with you once we move further along in the selection process.
What do we offer to our Master franchisees?
|Over 10 million people in the U.K. are over 65 years old. Projections indicate there will be more than 15.5 million more elderly people in under 20 years time and the number will have nearly doubled to around 19 million by 2050.|
As a service-based franchise, our key assets are experience and knowledge. We offer our Master franchisees a complete program of training, manuals and support that will allow for a smooth and quick start-up with focused and steady growth. We have designed a training program second to none at our headquarters in Philadelphia (the Visiting Angels University), in-country training, extranet access, ongoing support via webinars and annual conferences as well as access to all of our marketing materials.
There are very few companies in the world as prepared as we are to give you all the tools you need to be successful.
How do we approach international markets?
Our Master franchisee will need to open a minimum of three locations within a twelve month time-frame. This is to provide the Master franchisee with the understanding and experience they need before moving forward to sell and support individual franchisees in their own territory.
Once we have determined that your initial locations are operating successfully we will give you the right to grow and expand through opening additional corporate locations and/or selling individual franchises.
We will jointly monitor the progress of the operation and work with you to make any changes and modifications necessary to your market needs so that your future network of franchisees can invest in the concept with peace of mind.
How do we determine the right candidate?
As the saying goes, “our success is dependent on your success,” so it is important for us to make sure that we have the right partner in any given market.
- As an initial assessment, the candidate must: Have a successful track record in operating multiple offices or locations; as a Master franchisee you will need to be able to work with multiple Visiting Angels offices around your region.
- Financial requirements: The investment level will vary from country to country, but we estimate that a Master franchisee will need a minimum of £250,000 up to £450,000 in order to secure the territory rights, open up their initial units and develop the brand with additional franchisees over the course of the development term.
- Caring: Our business is driven by the desire to assist and help those who cannot fully manage their day to day needs on their own. Most, if not all, of our successful franchisees in the US have this trait and most who do not, have failed.
Once we have established that you meet the initial requirements, we can mutually agree to move forward. We may require you to take an assessment test (from an independent third party) and deliver to us a complete background check report prior to our board of directors making a final determination on awarding you the Master License in your territory.
Why are we different?
Visiting Angels has been operating in the US for close to sixteen years with a proven track record for success and we are considered one of the leaders in our industry.