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Visiting Angels

2014 Franchise 500
#94
At a Glance

Products & Services: Nonmedical home care

Number of Locations: 485

Total Investment: $60.8K - $98.5K

Founded: 1992

Began Franchising: 1998

About Visiting Angels

After working as a social worker in a nursing home and listening to families express frustration about limited alternatives to nursing facilities or assisted living centers, Jeffrey Johnson began Visiting Angels in 1992 to provide experienced in-home caregivers to seniors. With franchisees nationwide, Visiting Angels offers living assistance services including hygiene assistance, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands and shopping and companionship services.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 475 7 3 0
2013 454 8 3 0
2012 435 7 3 0
2011 409 1 0 0
2010 390 1 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Eastern Europe, Mexico, South America, Western Europe.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $60,750 - $98,500
Franchise Fee: $34,950 - $57,950
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 3.5-2%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $40,000 - $50,000
Operations
10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5.5 days. 5+ regional refresher meetings per year; monthly webinars; annual conference
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: PR support, internet marketing

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #94 (2014), #82 (2013), #85 (2012), #88 (2011), #110 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #77 (2013), #101 (2012), #54 (2010),
Low-Cost: #28 (2010),
America's Top Global: #118 (2014), #87 (2013), #72 (2012), #73 (2011), #90 (2010),