By many measures Always Best Care is one of the fastest growing and most successful franchise businesses in the country.
Since 2008, the company has grown from $2 million in annual franchise revenues to more than $66 million last year. In 2013 alone, it received more than a dozen prominent industry awards for outstanding operations, sales and marketing.
But for CEO Michael Newman it’s his company’s steadfast commitment to our nation’s veterans both as owners and clients that brings him the greatest sense of pride.
Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in home care, assisted living services and skilled home health care. With more than 190 independently owned and operated franchise territories, Always Best Care provides more than 3 million hours of care to seniors annually.
The Roseville, California company offers a multitude of programs and services specifically targeted for veterans. And it continues to be recognized for doing so. Just recently, for the fourth consecutive year, Always Best Care was named a Top 50 Franchise for Veterans by the World Franchising Network.
In addition to approximately 12 percent of Always Best Care franchises being owned by military veterans, the company provides several care and consulting services for veterans, including its Veterans Assistance Program and Veterans Loan Program, both of which provide care and help obtaining funds to pay for care.
According to Newman, veterans have the ideal traits to become successful franchise owners. “Veterans have the leadership skills and get-it-done attitude that makes for outstanding franchisees,” he said. “Another critical trait is the ability to be both a leader and a team member. To succeed in franchising, the owner must lead his or her business and the franchise employees, and should also assume a leadership role in community organizations. Veterans excel at meeting these criteria,” he explained.
Always Best Care launched a special incentive to award a “free” franchise to military veterans in every state in the union – 51 free franchises (including the District of Columbia) in all, worth more than $2.6 million.
For qualifying veterans, Always Best Care will waive initial franchise fees of $44,900 and other fees for the first six months of operation. The total value of each free franchisee is more than $50,000.
“President Obama called for the industry to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs for veterans,” said Mr. Newman.
“We’re taking it a step further by providing not just a job, but a lifelong career opportunity that will allow our nation’s heroes to build a business while making a real difference in people’s lives.”