How was your franchise/opportunity originally conceived and started?
We found the need to have patient care orchestrated for best patient care and we found the need t create multiple revenue sources for healthcare businesses to remain successful in an ever changing climate.
What was your original vision for your company? How has that changed over time?
Multiple clinics around the world offering care to help lower and eliminate unnecessary drugs and surgery to patients and helping clinic owners have great business success. Overtime we have seen this is an even greater need to fulfill what is needed for patients' health and for healthcare clinics to thrive financially.
What do you believe is the single most important factor when choosing a franchise?
Fulfilling your purpose you have in life to help people and make a positive impact while having great financial success and meeting those financial and life goals.
Why should someone choose your franchise over other similar franchises?
Purpose. You can make money in many ways - Health Atlast is a franchise where success is measured by financial health but also the health of lives we help. We have the technology to bring together the best types of healthcare providers for patients through medical, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and physical therapy. We are extremely passionate and dedicated to patient care and owner success. The kind of care people receive at our clinics is reflected similarly in the care we provide to our franchisees.
What makes your industry attractive?
Fast growing. Always a market for Healthcare. People are more interested in their health more than ever and ensuring they are handling their underlying health conditions to optimize their health and function. The well orchestrated and coordinated care of Health Atlast makes it a very attractive industry.
What types of qualities do you look for in potential franchisees?
Someone who has aligned purposes to help people achieve their health goals, high ethics, dedication and motivation, energy and drive to really help make a difference and be successful.
What do your franchise fees and royalties cover?
The 8% royalties cover support, technology, some overall marketing for new patients and for services offered. Most importantly the support you need to ensure you have what you need to achieve your goals and purposes and success.
How do territories work for your franchisees?
They are awarded based on population size and radius.
Why has your franchise model been successful?
Because we really care and are extremely dedicated to wanting to help franchisees be successful.
Where do you see your franchise in 5 years and 10 years?
50-100 franchised locations
What is your favorite advice for new franchisees to help them succeed?
Work hard, enjoy the journey and path of your success call, text and email as much as you need until you feel you have got it because that is what we are here for.
What would you tell potential franchisees that may be nervous about the financial burdens of starting a franchise?
Ensure you are not under capitalized. We can help review all kinds of solutions and share with you access to many sources of capital but lets make sure you have what you need for the journey and venture.
Can you explain your financial assistance (if applicable)?
We can provide different recommendations and sources for financing. We have gathered many key companies, banks, investors that can be resources to provide funding. As long as you work hard, pay your bills, make more than you spend you will be able to successfully pay your bills and obtain the financial assistance you may need.
On average, how long does it take to start a new franchise from the franchisees point of view?
If you already have an existing practice we can get you up and running a matter of a couple to few weeks. If you would like help finding an existing practice to acquire it will typically take 4-8 weeks. If you need to start from scratch by finding a location and build out as well as the marketing, getting equipment etc it can take 1-3 months depending on how fast you move and how fast you make decisions. We will move as fast as you would like or take as much needed time as you need to get you to your desired destination of success of your business.
What was Stephanie Higashi, DC's background and experience before founding this franchise?
Doctor of Chiropractic, business owner for over 20 years of running a successful healthcare clinic.
Do you have anything additional you would like to add?
My advice, wisdom and shared life experience - Thank you for reading and taking the time to be interested. In life make choices and take steps to do what will excite you, thrill you, interest you and makes your heart pound and will get you up each morning due to the excitement and purpose of what you are doing. You can make money doing anything but there are few opportunities to really help, contribute and make a positive difference in people's lives. Health Atlast does this everyday. We love who we work with, we love what we do and absolutely love the purposes of Health Atlast. It is the most exciting, booming industry, where every day we get to rise and work with people that are philosophically aligned to do whatever it takes to make a positive difference in people's lives. We love working together, we love helping and because of all of that we love everything we do. It never feels like work when you are getting to do what you want it feels like getting to do what you love and it is an honor to serve. Find what you love and do it! You will enjoy it, build it, grow passion and excitement behind it and you and the people you help with be grateful for all that you do. I hope that helps in your search and journey and if any part of what I have said indicates to you call us and see if Health Atlast would be a good fit for you and your future.