Home Care Franchises are springing up across the country and beginning to compete more consistently with local entrepreneurs in various markets. Approximately 11,000 licensed home-care businesses served 7.6 million people last year, according to the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Many fledgling entrepreneurs are entering this market, seeing that there is a need for these services in good economic times and bad. In-home aides are projected to be the second fastest-growing job over the next decade – the government forecasts a 50 percent increase, from 767,000 to 1.2 million jobs. The article we saw, In-home care aides find demand for services is booming, from the Dallas Morning News looks at this trend in the DFW market and addresses the challenges that in-home care providers face as they begin their business.