PORTSMOUTH, NH – Hundreds of franchise companies offer military veterans incentives to invest in a franchise, but sign-on perks don’t necessarily lead to success as franchise operators. Where are veterans actually the most satisfied and successful once they become franchisees and what are the keys to that success? That’s what an annual research project by Franchise Business Review sets out to determine.
The research findings, published this week in Veterans and Franchising 2013, show that franchisees with military experience are drawn to a number of franchise models and investment levels. Some, like Signal 88 Security, complement their military experience, but others, like Sport Clips (a chain of hair salons), are a far cry from the battlefield.