Great businesses start with a vision and a great idea. Ashley Wainscott knew she had a good thing, but knew she wanted to grow and, one day, to franchise. That meant looking at her operations is a new way, streamlining and simplifying them so others could do more (and do it better). Her challenge was...where to begin?
Resident care facilities have a unique challenge of combining the high standards of patient care, regulated both federally and at the state level, with the additional challenge of maintaining facilities and all aspects of residents' well-being. They are caregivers, hoteliers, chefs, and activities directors. This means a lot of processes, procedures, and protocols, all interconnected and with legal responsibilities. Managing these volumes of information, and tailoring them to each state, requires both strategy and technology.
It's not enough for a potential franchisee to "love your product" enough to want their own unit, they have to love the brand and embrace the culture. And they have to know what "done right" looks like. Our client found out early that there's more to a great BBQ concept than purchasing, storing, and smoking meat. If they wanted a consistent brand, they had to set expectations as to what a great brand looks like, not just what great BBQ tastes like.