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Franchising: The Perfect Second-Act Career for Veterans
Posted on Tuesday, November 6th 2018

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According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there were approximately 20.4 million U.S. veterans in 2016. As Veterans Day approaches on Nov. 11, many of those veterans are considering their career path after the military; franchising can be a phenomenal second-act career for retired military men and women who have an entrepreneurial mindset.

Franchising Combines Profit with Freedom

Franchising can be a fantastic career path for a driven veteran eager to be his or her own boss. Small-business ownership, unlike a corporate nine-to-five job, allows the veteran the chance to be a leader. Franchising specifically, as opposed to independent business ownership, combines the freedom of self-employment with the benefits of built-in support that comes with an established brand. With franchising, industry experts will be on hand to guide the new business owner every step of the way.

Veterans Have an Ideal Skill Set for Franchising

Owning a franchise location is a challenging, yet rewarding, endeavor. Succeeding in franchising requires a driven individual with a strong work ethic and a keen ability to be both a leader and a follower. Veterans often have the capability to successfully lead their team while simultaneously adhering to brand standards and regulations. Veterans understand the importance of hard work and the benefits that come from a job well done. With the natural scalability, relatively easy entry and the need for operational excellence, franchising has the potential to be a lucrative and exciting opportunity for veterans of all ages. The key to success is investing in a reputable franchise that is veteran-friendly, such as Fish Window Cleaning, the nation’s premiere window cleaning franchise. By teaming up with FISH, veterans can continue serving their communities but in an entirely new capacity.

Fish Window Cleaning is Proud to Work with Veterans

Fish Window Cleaning recognizes the tremendous value of our nation’s veterans and is proud to be involved with VetFran, which supports military men and women across the country. VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association (IFA) that provides access and opportunities in franchising to U.S. veterans and their spouses. FISH offers veterans 10 percent off the franchise fee and is committed to ensuring that each FISH veteran has full support in every aspect of their business. From securing a location to finding vendors to building a customer base, Fish Window Cleaning offers unparalleled assistance. Whether a veteran has recently left the military or is an experienced businessperson looking for a change, franchising can be a fulfilling career path.

Fish Window Cleaning has more than 40 years of experience serving communities across the country. With 275 locations across 44 states, Fish Window Cleaning is committed to supporting our nation’s veterans. For more information on joining the FISH family, visit