Why Do Military Veterans Make Great Franchise Owners?

October 21, 2021

Did you know that one out of every seven franchises in the USA is veteran-owned?

While veterans make up just 7 percent of the population, they play an outsized role in franchise ownership because they’re uniquely qualified to be franchise owners, according to Franchise Business Review.

One such veteran owner is Will Childers, owner of HomeWell Care Services in Georgetown, DE. A six-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Will wanted a career where he could take advantage of his military training and business education, and pursue his passion for taking care of others.

“In the Marines, I was put in charge of the logistics of moving hundreds of troops, everything they required to take with them to prepare them for war,” Will says. “I now run a franchise with about 100 employees who are caring for clients with a lot of different kinds of physical and mental disabilities. I feel like I was prepared to take this challenge.”

“The thing I like about the franchise model is it’s got a good game plan,” Will says. “It provides me with the structure I need to be successful.”

In turn, franchise brands like HomeWell Care Services recognize that veterans’ unique skills, such as leadership, planning and resilience, make them strong candidates for franchise ownership, and offer substantial discounts on veterans’ franchise fees.

“A HomeWell Care Services franchise is a great option for disciplined, structured, and highly-motivated individuals with great leadership abilities,” says Brandon Clifford, HomeWell’s SVP of Development and Franchise Services. “It’s the perfect fit for veterans who want to continue their service-oriented career.”

Are you a veteran interested in owning a franchise business? We’d like to talk to you—and offer you a 20 percent discount on our franchise fee.

To get started, visit our Veterans Page for your franchise opportunity guide.

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