Why franchisors value franchisees with a background in the forces
Having spent a significant part of their life serving their country, being in the forces becomes a way of life for most. And so, whilst it's exciting, the transition to civilian life can also be daunting for many as they do not have a clear idea about what they want to do next with their career.
With the MoD continuing to reduce the Armed Forces workforce, there is a growing number of Ex-forces personnel looking at alternative career options. Franchising, with its tried and tested systems, and the ability to do something you have no previous experience in, has therefore become a very popular choice for many ex-forces personnel considering self-employment.
Franchisees with a background in the forces possess skills such as decision-making, leadership, self-discipline and self-motivation; key qualities that franchisors look for when recruiting franchisees. The ability to also follow someone else's system whilst working together as part of a team, makes franchisees with a military background highly desirable candidates for franchising.
In this site we look at why franchising is such a popular choice for those with a military background and we hear from some of these franchisees on why they choose franchising and why they are successful at what they do.
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