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Starting A Senior Care Franchise Can Be Daunting, But Bay Area’s Demand Is Booming

Startup costs alone can be around $90,000.

East Bay Times: What It Takes To Open A Senior Care Franchise
As the Bay Area’s aging population fuels the demand for elder care, franchises of in-home senior care businesses are popping up around the Bay Area. “The world of senior care is a very highly regulated sector,” said Katie Fagan, a franchise consultant in the Bay Area for FranNet. “The franchise … is up to date on the regulations.” People also like the security of buying into a proven concept, which franchising provides, Fagan said. While food has always been a popular franchise model, essential services like home or auto repair, air conditioning and health care are strong franchise options. (Sciacca, 2/14)

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