Avant Homecare franchise FAQs
How does franchise ownership work?
Owning a franchise means being in business for yourself but not being by yourself. Our company licences its brand and proven business model and systems to a select group of franchise partners across the UK.
Do I need a background in care?
No, not at all, thanks to our training and support and the fact that you'll employ fully qualified staff to provide care services to your customers, including a Registered Care Manager.
You do need the desire and drive to manage a successful business and have an empathetic approach and excellent people skills.
Can I get funding support?
What are the ongoing fees?
What training can I expect?
We provide initial training on everything from excellence in care to HR to IT, as well as on the rules, regulations, standards, methods and operating procedures of an Avant business.
Do I need an office or can I run the business from home?
We recommend that you start out by running your business from home - this keeps your overheads low as you establish your business, making you quicker to reach profit and keeping your cash flow more healthy.
How much do I need to invest to start my business?
The total investment required is around £70,000 - £90,000, including working capital and setting up and opening your office. You will need around £25,000 of your own funds; the rest can be financed.
What kind of services will my business offer?
Unlike many other care franchises, we do not limit ourselves to only elderly care services - we have a wealth of expertisde in specialist conditions, and partnerships with numerous charities and support organisations, meaning there is a huge potential marketplace for Avant franchisees.
Can I sell my franchise in the future?
Yes, of course, it is your business. We do however insist on vetting any potential buyer, as they will be representing the Avant brand - in the same way as we have a robust for those starting a new franchise with us.
What will my territory look like?
We use professional mapping software and demographic tools to provide you with a territory (trading area) with at least 300,000 inhabitants, of which at least 30,000 are aged 65+.
What are my potential earnings?
Our model is based on reaching £1m turnover in year 3, with net profit of close to 15%. By year 5, a single territory can reach £2m turnover - and we encourage you to consider additional territories.