3 Reasons Veterans Would Make Good Franchised Business Owners


It’s undeniable, the men and women who serve and have served our country are heroes. Armed with special skills and training for the battlefield, these brave people protect our country and freedom every day. Each year on November 11, Veteran’s Day, we honor these former and active military with parades and events across the country. But what happens when the parades and events are over and their military careers come to an end?

A recent economic news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports almost one million unemployed veterans currently living in the United States. Transitioning back to civilian life is often difficult for veterans and many have a hard time translating their military training to the business world. A growing career option many veterans are exploring is franchising.

People with military background have several transferrable and desirable skills, such as attention to detail and team mentality that help in becoming good business owners. The number say it all. According to a report by VetFran, 203,890 veterans have started careers in franchising since 2011 and 5,608 veterans have become franchisees who own their own business.

Veterans may find they can apply many of the skills acquired in the military towards becoming a franchised business owner. Skills such as:

      1. Training in leadership and teamwork.
        Just like the military, a good business needs strong leadership that can motivate their team, keep them focused and work together towards a goal.
      2. Process-oriented way of thinking.
        Comprehensive training programs are part of the franchise ownership process. Specific training for specific tasks is something former military men and women have experience.
      3. Familiarity with structured environments.
        Franchised businesses are based on a proven model. Procedures are set by each franchise that must be followed precisely to a certain standard to maintain consistent brand excellence.

Coverall thanks the men and women of the armed forces for your service to our country. As a military-friendly franchise, Coverall is proud to count many veterans and military spouses among our Franchised Business Owners. Could you be one of them? Find out if Coverall would be a good fit for you. Contact us today.


Coverall North America, Inc. and its Master Franchisees license and support more than 8,000 independently owned and operated franchised commercial cleaning businesses worldwide under the Coverall® name and System. Franchise offers made through prospectus only.

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