6 Reasons Your Healthcare Franchise Startup Needs a Solid Business Plan
By: Christine Dura
Though starting a healthcare franchise with OrthoNOW gives you a big leg-up in establishing your business, creating a business plan can be extremely beneficial to the process. Creating a solid business plan will not only help you determine your goals and stay on track, it will help you plan for the best healthcare franchise possible. These are the 6 reasons you should start making your plan.
Whether it’s coming from private investors, loans, or something else, you need a plan for funding your healthcare franchise. When you present your business plan to a potential lender, they’ll see you a s professional business partner, and a more legitimate candidate for a loan or investment. Not only will investors see the full financial breakdown of your business, it will help them understand that you are serious, committed, and have done your homework.
Your business plan should include an overview for your business, a description of your strengths, and a solid understanding of the market, your competitors, and your strategy for growth.
- Preparing for Legal Transitions
Part of owning a business is being properly registered with local, state, and national organizations. A business plan will help you obtain the proper permits and licenses. This will help you understand the necessary rules and regulations, plus, you’ll be prepared if any problems should arise.
- Gathering Your Thoughts
Starting your own business is a big decision. By sitting down and creating a business plan, you’ll have a better idea of what you’re getting into, and make sure starting a healthcare franchise is what you really want. You can (and should!) organize your thoughts, assess your strategies, formulate your goals, and figure out what will set your business apart.
- Strategic Planning
Once you’ve made your goals, you need a plan to turn them into reality. Use the business plan to give yourself benchmarks and figure out what smaller goals need to be achieved to find success on your timeline. If you take the time to do this thoroughly at the beginning, you can use it as a blueprint for years to come.
- Legitimize Your Business
It’s easy to say you’re going to start a business – and it’s quite another to actually do it. Making a business plan is your first step toward legitimizing your ideas and helps you be a real contender as a business owner in your community. Bring your plan to friends or colleagues for advice, or meet with others to network.
- Keeping Your Business on Track
Your business plan will help you open your doors – and it will help you keep them that way. Keep your business plan as a resource to guide you on your journey of owning a business. With concrete evidence of your goals and benchmarks, you can look back and see if you accomplished them on time or not, which provides guidance moving forward.
Creating a business plan for your healthcare franchise is the best first step that will get you started on your goals, and keep you working toward them for years to come.
OrthoNOW is the first and only Orthopedic franchise. Contact Christine Dura at Christine@orthonowcare.com for more information about franchise opportunities.
Christine has over 25 years of quantifiable executive management and franchise related leadership experience within the US and internationally with notable franchise startups in the service, technology, retail, food, health and wellness, financial service, medical care, technology and professional services. As a Senior Franchise Executive and Entrepreneur, Ms. Dura has been both an individual contributor and has successfully led world-class teams.
Ms. Dura excels at partnering with all core business operations to significantly increase the company’s foot print, expand market share, and generate sustainable revenue and EBIT gains. Her proven successes, combined with her Master Degree in Training and Development, have shaped Ms. Dura’s uncanny ability to identify opportunities, build mutually rewarding partnerships and produce remarkable results.
In addition, as a four-time Master and Unit Franchise Owner, Ms. Dura is in a very unique position to leverage her experiences and reputation at all levels in franchising along with her vast personal and professional investor network to drive immediate and long term results. As OrthoNOW’s Chief Development Officer her role is to identify critical gaps in franchise growth and implement strategies to drive results. Her unique background allows her to leverage past experiences and solid reputation to spearhead OrthoNOW’s national expansion plans.