Best Franchises for Veterans
We’ve always felt that franchising and veterans are a perfect, complementary match. Though veterans have a wide selection of opportunities to choose from, Pillar To Post offers one of the best franchises for veterans available. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive environment and flexible business model, making us a smart, reliable investment for franchisees of all backgrounds and levels of experience.
Pillar To Post is proud to be recognized with 5 Star VetFran status from the International Franchise Association! Of the 600 companies that participate in this program, only 100 franchisors were awarded 5 star status. We have been named the #1 Veteran friendly franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and G.I. Jobs Magazine. We are also honored to participate in the Canadian Franchise Association’s Military Veterans Program.
We offer a newly increased 20% discount on the initial franchise fee to all qualified veterans who become Pillar to Post franchisees. In 2016, 20% of our new franchisees were veterans who took advantage of this discount!
The bottom line? We work hard to make Pillar To Post the best franchise for veterans. We have written before about how to choose a good franchise, and why Pillar To Post has everything veterans are looking for, but it’s also important to note why we are, value-wise, among the best investments around.
- A 20% discount on the initial franchise fee to all qualified veterans who become a Pillar To Post franchisee
- Assistance in obtaining additional funding from the many Veterans Administration programs to help veterans establish their new careers outside of the military
- Support and training to help you start, launch, and operate your business
Additionally, we help you finance that investment as best we can. Many of our franchisees qualify for in-house financing, which covers $9,000 of the franchise fee, but veterans can also take advantage of funding from various veterans’ associations and programs, designed to help ease their transition into a post-service career.
A Familiar System
One of the reasons Pillar To Post is a top-ranked franchise for veterans is because veterans are used to working in an environment where they are supported by a team and simultaneously encouraged to be leaders. They also tend to have fantastic communication skills, including making their voices heard in high-pressure situations. Communication is key in the home inspection industry. You need to be able to explain complex processes and concepts to your clients and be able to clearly exchange ideas with and give directions to your team of employees.
Pillar To Post views its franchisees as team members, all working together to achieve a common, mutually-beneficial goal, and we’ve found that veterans fit particularly well into this partnership.
No Experience? No Problem
Don’t worry if you haven’t worked in the home inspection space before. Even for those with industry experience, the transition can be difficult and come with a steep learning curve. That’s why we have business resources and training materials to make that transition as smooth as possible. Whether it’s our proven software, operations manuals, or our startup assistance, we have all the resources you need. Believe it or not, many of our franchise owners have never owned businesses before, but they go on to thrive as Pillar To Post franchisees because of our resources and training.
From Discovery Day—when you meet the Pillar To Post team and learn everything about our brand—to your first inspection, we help each of our franchisees get started on their journey, lend them support where needed, and guide them toward continued growth.
If you are a veteran looking for a franchise opportunity that allows you to employ a familiar skillset, join a supportive family, and make a real difference in people’s lives, Pillar To Post is the franchise for you. Whatever your personal or professional background, we’re committed to giving you the support and guidance to thrive as a new business owner. For more information about franchising, or our opportunities for veterans, get in touch with us.