Don’t Let Some Common Franchise Myths Keep You from Opening an Urgent Care Clinic with AFC
If you’re wondering how to go about opening an urgent care clinic with American Family Care (AFC), you’ll be glad to know ours is a straightforward process that’ll have you capitalizing on our robust industry quickly and efficiently. In general, the franchise model is a more streamlined way of doing business — so much so that today, there are over 750,000 franchise establishments in the United States. This number speaks to the popularity and effectiveness of the model and the many benefits it offers — advantages that an AFC opportunity takes to the next level!
Unfortunately, however, there are also numerous myths surrounding franchised businesses that may keep you from considering an urgent care clinic opportunity with AFC. Let’s bust three of them right here.
1. It’s Too Risky
Starting any small business carries with it a certain amount of risk. But franchises are statistically less risky endeavors because of all the work a franchisor like AFC has already invested in it. Kinks have been worked out, best practices are in place, and the business model acts as a sort of roadmap for franchisees to follow.
Of course, no brand can guarantee a franchisee’s ultimate success. But when you partner with a name like American Family Care to navigate the ins and outs of opening an urgent care franchise, you’re capitalizing on our comprehensive experience and our deep knowledge of the industry. Having access to our resources takes a lot of the work and worry out of starting your urgent care center, freeing you up to focus on what matters most — being there for your community and growing your business!
2. You Won’t Have Freedom
A common myth about the franchisor/franchisee relationship is that the former won’t allow the latter the freedom to run things on their own. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. While all franchise brands do have specific guidelines and procedures that franchisees must follow, the fact is, our business model allows for a lot of individuality. You’ll be in charge of hiring staff, establishing schedules, and creating local marketing campaigns for your clinic, among many other initiatives you’ll have the chance to lead. Furthermore, no two days will be alike; our comprehensive suite of services lets you meet the healthcare needs of all ages as you forge meaningful relationships with the people in your community.
The fact is, allowing our franchisees to make important decisions on their own and run their clinics with minimal interference (but with our ongoing support!) contributes to our brand’s overall success, so we make sure our franchisees have plenty of freedom.
3. You Need Industry Experience
Requiring investors to have a background in a brand’s industry is a common misconception and one that AFC addresses head on. When you partner with us to open an urgent care clinic, you’ll enjoy comprehensive pre-opening training and ongoing support that not only prepare you to leverage our industry to the fullest but keep you on track toward success. Some of the resources you’ll enjoy when you partner with AFC include:
- A pre-opening training program that goes over just about everything you need to know to operate your urgent care center smoothly
- Access to our operations manual that details recommended recruiting, hiring, risk management, and staffing procedures, and more.
- Opportunities for continued growth via access to conferences, webinars, conference calls, written modules, and other media
- Sophisticated software that allows you to manage all aspects of your business, including patient intake, scheduling, and integrated payroll processing
- And so much more!
The fact is, franchised businesses are some of the most beloved and successful in the country, with thousands of them opening every year. They can represent a terrific opportunity to be in business for yourself but not by yourself — especially when you partner with a brand like AFC!
To find out more about an AFC urgent and family care franchise opportunity, get in touch today!