Our Franchise Recruitment team answer some of your questions about franchising.
What does owning a franchise mean?
Owning a franchise means being in business for yourself but not by yourself.
Our company licenses its brand and proven business methods to franchise businesses across the UK. We have a team of business development managers and quality managers who are in regular contact with franchisees. They provide advice and support to make sure franchisees maintain the high quality standards of our brand.
Do I need relevant experience of the care sector to join Bluebird Care?
When you see a care business for sale you could think prior home care experience is needed, but this is not a necessity and many of our franchisees have no sector experience. However, they all share an empathy with what we do and the importance of providing a high quality care service.
We seek franchisees with commitment, drive and enthusiasm for the business, rather than searching for relevant experience. We will teach you the care industry.
Do I need to know how to run a business?
One of the great things about joining a franchise is that you will learn how to run a business, with help and support from someone who knows your business inside out.
Some of our franchisees have previously run businesses, but many come from a corporate background. Bluebird Care provides full training to become a Bluebird Care franchisee. You provide the effort, enthusiasm and motivation to succeed.
What would be my role in the business?
The Bluebird Care business model is very specific about individuals’ roles within the business. The franchisee's role is business development and you will employ staff to cover the more specific care management roles.
What is the growth potential of a Bluebird Care franchise?
The Bluebird Care business model has been developed with modern systems and ideas to meet both current and future markets. The opportunities in every area are huge – everyone knows someone who needs care and it is impossible to saturate the local market.
The business can build to as big as you want it to be!
What is your franchise recruitment procedure?
We will send you a franchise information pack. If you then decide that you would like to find out more, we will arrange to meet with you to explore the business opportunity in full.
Could this be a work from home job?
This is not a home based business opportunity. All Bluebird Care franchises run from an office located within the Franchise territory.
How much money will I need to set up a Bluebird Care business?
The total investment required will be £100K-£115K. We enjoy an excellent relationship with HSBC, NatWest, RBS and Lloyds Banking Group, who are all willing to lend up to 70% of the total investment required.
Therefore you will contribute 30% as your stake in the investment requirement. This means you will need a liquid capital (IE un-borrowed funds) of up to £35K.
When can I expect to start trading?
Having signed your franchise agreement the next stage is that head office will support you through the national regulator’s registration process. Depending on the regulator, this can take up to six months from signing your franchise agreement.
When is the break-even point?
We support franchisees and we include incremental month-by-month targets that aim to achieve a break-even point at around month 9.
What is the net profit percentage?
Once your business is up and running, net profits of around 15-20% are achievable. However, this is subject to overall business performance.
What are the next steps?
Call us on 01730 260 026 or get in touch with us here for a comprehensive information pack and an invitation to meet us to find out more.
If we then agree that this business opportunity seems right for you, you will need to conduct your own research into the opportunity. We would be happy for you to speak to any of our existing UK franchisees.