Thursday, December 10, 2009
Military Veteran Franchise Opportunities
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.