Why Veterans Make Good Franchise Owners

November is a month for honoring veterans, all of our military servicemen and women who’ve worn the uniform and bravely served our country. The culmination is Veterans Day, where we pause to celebrate the sacrifices they’ve made in defense and service of our country. The date itself is special, borne of what was originally called “Armistice Day.” Nov. 11 ended the hostilities of World War I, which at the time was referred to as “the war to end all wars.”

Unleashed Brands salutes all of our U.S. military veterans. We’re an organization that offers special programs and incentives, as well as access to resources, designed to recruit these veterans interested in exploring an entrepreneurial future. This blog post from Unleashed Brands shares why our veterans make good franchise owners.

Qualities That Add Up to a Winning Combination

Not everyone is cut out for franchise ownership. It takes a special combination of skill, talent, and an entrepreneurial mindset to achieve success as an independent business owner. Franchises are successful because they adhere to proven business models, compliance standards, processes, and operational systems that must be followed to the letter. Before operations begin, extensive training is required. Franchise ownership also requires a team mentality, where the success of each individual franchisee is highly dependent on the other franchise owners in the system. It takes commitment and hard work. It takes leadership. And running a franchise is definitely a results-oriented operation, where measurable benchmarks are set to measure specific goals. To veterans, each and every one of these distinct qualities must sound profoundly familiar. The reason? They’re all qualities that all veterans have had to learn, embrace, and put into practice during their active duty service. The key takeaway? These same qualities align perfectly with entrepreneurial ventures, such as franchise ownership.

Understanding the Purpose and Value of Support

In the military, teamwork is everything. While recognition for valor and sacrifice is commonly acknowledged on an individual basis, missions are always accomplished thanks to teamwork, loyalty, and discipline. This sentiment also closely aligns with the ideal structure of franchised organizations. Individual franchise owners receive extensive training and ongoing support in numerous ways. And it’s this emphasis on training and support that contributes to the success of the brand and its franchisees in the system. Training and support are two attributes that veterans know quite well from their time in the U.S. armed forces. Whether having served in the U.S. Army, Marines, Air Force, or Navy, every military veteran operates under the knowledge that they have a firm support structure in place – someone is always watching their “six.” And it works the same in franchising, as individual owners know that the collective power and resources of the brand are behind them at all times.

Unleashed Brands Veteran Owners

Unleashed Brands is committed to honoring all of our U.S. military veterans, and one way this is demonstrated is in our discounted franchise fee structure. If you’re a U.S. veteran, you qualify for a 5% discount. As a franchisor with six youth enrichment brands under our umbrella, we support a total of 850+ independent franchise owners, with veteran owners in each of our brands. Fun fact: approximately a third of all our Premier Martial Arts and The Little Gym franchise owners are veterans.

The contributions of these and other franchisees have helped Unleashed Brands become the No. 1 youth enrichment platform in the franchising industry. If you’re an active duty service member looking to transition to business ownership in the civilian world, or a retired U.S. veteran, we invite you to explore an entrepreneurial future with us. And you can do so in a franchise system that closely aligns with the training, values, and culture as your time in the service. We already know that veterans make good franchise owners. Now it’s time for you to discover why.

A Little More About Us

The Unleashed Brands platform includes Urban Air Adventure Park, Snapology, The Little Gym, XP League, Class 101, and Premier Martial Arts family entertainment franchises. Unleashed Brands was founded as the parent company to curate and grow the most innovative and profitable business opportunities that help kids learn, play and grow. Over the last 10 years, the team at Unleashed Brands has built a proven platform and know-how for scaling businesses that focus on serving families. All have become first-in-category brands by providing fun, engaging, and inspiring experiences that help kids with their No. 1 development goal – to become who they were destined to be.

To speak with one of our franchise experts and learn more about our children’s business opportunities, simply fill out this form and an Unleashed Brands representative will be in touch shortly.