Franchising can be an excellent path for transitioning service members, veterans and their families to pursue after service. The opportunity to be their own boss can be appealing after being told what to do and when and where to do it in the military.
Still, franchising is a big step and it’s important to carefully research your options. G.I. Jobs and its partners offer a number of free resources to help those interested in this career path decide if franchising is for them, and if so, what industry and business best fits their needs. Here is a look at those free resources.
If you’re new to the franchising system, Franchise 101 is a great place to start. This 12-minute on-demand webinar provides an overview of the basics.
- Why buy a franchise?
- How much money do you need to buy a franchise?
- What types of franchises are available?
- Why are veterans particularly well-suited to own a franchise?
Did we mention that it’s free? To watch at your convenience, visit GIJobs.com/owning-a-franchise.
Get Franchised Workshop
Want to go deeper? This livestreamed discussion with two legends in franchising explores just about every aspect of franchising. Join Air Force veteran and Sport Clips founder Gordon Logan and Austin Meeks, broker relationship manager at Neighborly, to learn from the experts what it takes and what mistakes to avoid.
Neighborly* is a family of home service brands whose founder started VetFran—a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association to educate veterans and franchisors on why veterans make great franchisees.
Watch the workshop at youtube.com/c/GIJobsMag.
Virtual Franchise Fairs
After getting comfortable with the basics, it’s time to narrow down your choices and start researching the franchise concepts that seem to best fit your passion and needs. What better way than to talk with representatives of of franchise groups like Neighborly* and United Franchise Group*.
G.I. Jobs hosts Virtual Franchise Fairs twice a month. The fairs offer you the opportunity to learn yet more about franchising through breakout sessions AND meet with franchisors.
Register for the next G.I. Jobs Virtual Franchise Fair at GIJobs.com/franchise-fair.
Still not sure? Meet for free with one of the G.I. Jobs Franchise Coaches, who will help you navigate the hundreds of franchise concepts and find the one that best suits you and your family. Our franchise coaches have placed 11 veterans into franchises. Could you be next?
Learn more about a free consultation at GIJobs.com/franchise-coach.