A Word of Caution About Veterans’ Franchises
Military service does not make one ‘well suited’ for entrepreneurship, so don’t be fooled. The obvious intent of ‘Veterans Franchise Opportunities’ is to sell franchises to veterans. I caution veterans to not fall prey to this salesmanship. Although franchising has been my profession for over 30 years, I regret to inform you that within it you will find slick salespeople and an abundance of low quality opportunities, that if chosen, can ruin your life. I suspect that vigorous investigation of any program marketed to veterans is no different than other marketing or sales efforts in franchising. Be smart and beware.
Veterans: Protect Yourself In Franchising By Learning The Truth
If you’re among the thousands of veterans seeking a franchise opportunity, take your time to consider the fact that franchising can be a bad fit for you and for your financial future. On the other hand, if you have the wherewithal to be a franchisee in terms of personality, finances and desire, it can be a good decision. We just urge caution and the discipline to engage in thorough due diligence before moving forward.
Your first consideration, always, is whether or not entrepreneurship or business ownership is a good decision. Your second decision is whether or not franchising makes sense for you. And your third decision is whether or not a particular franchise concept is both good and good for you. A good career with steady employment is often the better life choice. Take all the time you need before deciding upon an entrepreneurial lifestyle, especially one in franchising. Learn about and perform adequate due diligence.
If you need help with franchise decisions, make contact, we’ll tell you straight.
Editor’s note: Nick Bibby is a former Marine infantry officer and a Vietnam veteran.