Starting a business in just about any industry is an exciting and time-consuming process, and while millions of people do it all the time, not all of them have the same advantages. Partnering with a franchisor to start a business can take a lot of the stress and worry off your plate, especially when opening an urgent care franchise with AFC. We make sure to be there for our franchisees from the moment they sign their franchise agreement, and beyond. Here, we’ll look at a few ways we prepare our franchise partners for not only doing business, but succeeding in it.
We’ll Train You Before Your Doors Open
One of the distinct advantages of partnering with AFC when opening an urgent care franchise is that you won’t need any prior experience in a health field to become part of our brand family. How is that? Well, we want our offering to appeal to as many people as possible, and we accomplish that by building in comprehensive pre-opening training into our business model.
Before you start to offer our suite of services to your community, you’ll spend time at our corporate headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, where we’ll go over in detail everything you need to know about the AFC culture, our mission and values, and the day-to-day operations of your new business. We’ll delve into all the important aspects of running your clinic, including recruiting, hiring, and staffing procedures, and you’ll have access to our proprietary operations and procedures manual that answers any questions you might have about day-to-day operations.
By the time you leave your training with us, you’ll feel fully prepared to do business as an AFC franchisee.
We’ll Support You After You Open
We don’t consider our job done after you open your franchise doors — far from it! In fact, in many ways, our work is just beginning. Once your clinic is up and running, we offer a suite of resources that enables our franchisees to capitalize on our industry and stay on top of its latest trends. We’ll make ongoing training programs and opportunities for professional development available to you, including continued education via conferences, webinars, conference calls, written modules, and other media.
Our third-party customized software system will help you manage all aspects of your business, like patient intake, scheduling, and payroll, allowing you to focus on your clinic’s growth. And of course, our franchise experts are just a phone call away to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. With these and other resources that are yours to take advantage of for as long as you’re part of the AFC family, you’ll be in business for yourself, but not by yourself!
We’ll Help You Market Your Presence
We know how important it is to get the word out about your center and let your community know you’re there to help them. That’s why we offer a cache of marketing materials to all our franchisees, including brochures, pre-approved ads, artwork for direct mail, radio scripts, and more to help you fully develop your territory. And of course, our home office is always working hard to grow the AFC brand name, providing you with additional exposure and opportunity for growth.
When it comes to opening an urgent care franchise, you can’t beat the support you’ll get from the team at AFC. To find out more, get in touch with us today!