Veteran writer, Carol Tice , just wrote an interesting column over at the Forbes.com website, and if you’re a military veteran who’s been leaning towards franchise ownership, it’s worth a read.
Carol’s article isn’t the first one to question whether or not today’s military veterans should investigate opportunities in franchise ownership; but, it’s the first column I’ve seen written on a major website like Forbes.com that uses a specific franchise opportunity as an example of bad stuff that can happen to a veteran. (Don’t you think that our military men and women have experienced enough bad stuff?)
I’ve said this before and it’s worth repeating;
Franchise ownership is not for everybody. As a matter of fact, it’s not for most people.
Now, that’s not a slam on my industry. It’s just that most people don’t have a high tolerance for risk, and buying a franchise can be risky. There are certainly ways to lower risk, and it’s what I specialize in when I consult with potential franchise owners.
Please spend 5 minutes, and read Carol Tice’s article on how franchise chains recruit veterans over at Forbes.com.
What do you think? Should veterans take a serious look into franchising?