Steps to Franchise Ownership
How to Become a Franchise Owner
A Proven & Thorough Experience
How Long Will It Take to Purchase A Franchise?
The path to franchise ownership does not have a set timeline. It’s really up to you. If your goal is to open a franchise in 12 months or less, we can help make that happen. If you need longer to fully explore all your options, that’s ok too.
Three Ways to Start Your Own Home Instead Franchise
There are three different paths to franchise ownership. Each path offers a different ownership experience, with a unique set of challenges and rewards. The path you take will ultimately depend on territory availability.
Open a New Franchise
We have hundreds of new franchise territories available in untapped markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. All new territories have the same basic start-up costs and fees.
As you can imagine, the commitment involved in opening a brand new business is intensive. You'll need to secure the necessary licenses (if applicable and varies by state and province), prepare an office space, set up your customer relationship management software and other operational processes, hire staff members and CAREGivers℠, and a wide variety of other critical start-up activities. New owner training and support will prepare you with everything you need to hit the ground running.
If you like the idea of starting fresh, rolling up your sleeves, and growing your business from the ground up, this is the path for you. You'll have the satisfaction of being able to do things your way and make your own decisions from the very beginning.
Purchase an Existing Franchise
If you are an individual who wants to take the next step in your career or someone who is looking to take an existing business to the next level, then purchasing an existing Home Instead® franchise may be the best option for you.
Existing franchises become available for a variety of reasons. You should expect that the franchise price will vary depending on a number of factors, including the business' current assessed value. You and the existing owner will handle all financial negotiations. However, the Home Office must approve the buyer of a Home Instead franchise through our owner evaluation process.
If you are interested in purchasing an existing Home Instead franchise, we encourage you to search our list of available territories, but also to contact us. Often existing franchise sales are not listed on our site as owners are not yet ready to publically announce their intentions.
Convert an Existing Business
If you already own a home care business, we can work with you to convert your existing business into a Home Instead franchise. You'll be able to maintain ownership of your business, client base and referral provider network, in addition to gaining the following benefits and support:
- A proven business model
- Top-notch CAREGiver recruitment and training tools
- Collaboration among a network of other owners
- Public education programs for family caregivers and seniors
- Materials to support marketing and networking efforts
- Exposure through regional and national marketing programs
- Ongoing access to business management support