Sunday, December 27, 2009
18 years ago I was getting out of the Air Force and living overseas. I had no job prospects and didn’t know which way to turn. The folks on base were not much help and my aircraft maintenance skills were not going to help much without a license.
Needless to say, I was a little scared about going back to the United States and having to start all over again. No place to live, no job…no luck! Fortunately I had some money saved up by selling my leave and for the time I spent in Desert Storm fighting the war. So, it was time to face my fears and go out and make something happen.
I ended up going the normal route of seeking a job and after weeks of searching found a low paying sales job. Spending about a year in this job let me know that there has to be something better out there!
A franchise was something that I never really knew much about. A little investigation into the subject led me to find out that this was a proven business model that is then duplicated across the country. It sounded pretty simple to me! One could either create a business and then franchise it or join an existing franchise system. The difference between the two is huge. Starting your own business and then perfecting the business model takes time and a lot of money for trial and error. Then you will have to franchise the business and create a FDD or Federal Disclosure Document. This documents starts out at about $10,000 to have an attorney draw up for you.
So, instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, consider the franchise opportunities that are currently available to you. There are many different types of franchises that range from your sub sandwich shop to a lawn care service. If you think you will be satisfied making sandwiches all day and teaching people to do that same, this could be a great fit for you. If you are the outdoors type, staring out those windows all day will drive you mad.
If working in the outdoors is more your style, consider the many outdoor franchises available. There are many different options to suit all personality type. There are Christmas light franchises, Pest Control and Weed Treatment franchises and everything in between. Which one is right for you? That depends on your personality and what you feel you can put your heart into. If you are checking out a franchise and you don’t think you can put your heart into it, don’t do it! It will be a disappointment for you and the franchisor.
There are several franchise companies that are considered Military Friendly Franchises. Consider these first as they will offer significant discounts to you. Requirements are generally that you are an honorably Discharged Veteran.
So what would I do if I was fresh out of the military and know what I know now? I would consider whether I was a Chief or an Indian. If I was a Chief and wanted to run a business, I would consider buying a franchise. If I were an Indian, I would consider working for someone in their franchised business or other entity. It sure would have made my search for the career that I wanted much easier if I knew what options were available at the time.
Veteran Franchise Opportunities can be exactly what you need to help you smoothly transition from the military to civilian life.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
After you have valiantly served your country, you will no doubt be looking to do something that is exciting and replaces that fun filled job that you left behind. If you have been working in an exciting career while in the Military, the last thing you want to do is go to work in a boring job!
Many Veterans transition to finding a “job” while others want to be their own boss and carve out their own niche in the world. If you were launching jets off a carrier, going to work for McDonalds just might not be your cup of tea. You want to find something that matches your energy and is filled with excitement.
There are many franchise opportunities out there, but which one is going to fulfill that “fun factor”? Will the carpet cleaning franchise fill the bill? Probably not. How about a blind cleaning franchise? I think you know the answer to that one too.
While you are searching for a franchise, seek out franchises that are Military Friendly. These companies offer a special rate or discount to only Military Veterans in honor of their service to our country. Our Veterans deserve many things for their service and a significant discount to help them start a business while they are starting over is something that will serve them well and secure their future!
Military Veterans historically do well when they own their own franchise. With the discipline and ability to seek out solutions rather than focus on the problem, there is no obstacle that the Military Franchise owner can overcome. This is what Veterans are taught to do during their Military service. When they apply that to their business, great things happen. Another thing that makes them successful is that a franchise is a set of systems with procedures and checklists. The Veteran is well versed in how to follow procedure and checklists to accomplish critical tasks. This naturally offers them a plan to follow for success.
When interviewing Military Friendly franchises, ask them how many military members are on their team. Ask them if the leadership is prior service. Would you rather invest in a franchise that was owned by a Veteran or one that was trying to capitalize on your talent by being “Military Friendly”?
The key to investing in a Military Veteran Franchise Opportunity is finding an opportunity that fits you. Find something that you can put your heart and soul into and you will be successful. Stay away from the get rich quick ideas and base your decision on the best career field for your interests.
There are many franchise opportunities available today. Few of these opportunities offer Veteran programs and are Military Friendly. You were part of a large team while you were in the Military and joining a team that has your best interests in mind is something to consider when making your decision.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Everyone is looking for a Game Warden Job and few are finding them. Why? There just are not many of these jobs available.
With the schools of America deceiving their prospective students with claims of "50,000" Game Wardens retiring in the next 5 years or "Environmental Field Exploding Growth", it is no wonder that young people believe they will be able to find a job in this field when they get out of school.
Tired of all the hype and promise of a great job working with wildlife? We are too...that is why we have a real opportunity to actually work with wildlife everyday and not have to deal with all the politics involved in working at your local Department of Natural Resources.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wildlife Jobs are becoming increasingly popular. Think about it, does this scenario sound like you? One day you're sitting at your desk and you're sick of the day-to-day grind. You start to reminisce about the "good ole days" and remember catching mice for your mom and going raccoon hunting with your dad. Being outdoors always appealed to you. Now you're curiosity is peaked so you pull up Google and come across A All Animal Control. Ah...this is the answer you've been looking for!
A All Animal Control is in the business of exclusively working with wildlife conflicts and helping home and business owners return their property to a safe condition.
To say that having a wildlife job is incredible would be an understatement. Working with wildlife is exciting and can also be very financially rewarding.
Imagine your days filled with excitement and joy as you work each hour away. Being your own boss and earning a living doing the work you love. What could be better than that?
All you need is a plan and a great system. We have the training, support, plan and great system to take you anywhere you want to go. To turn your life in a new direction and finally do what YOU want to do with your life, contact A All Animal Control right now.
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