Chem-Dry Claims High Spot In Entrepreneur Magazine’s Veteran Recommendations
Once again, Chem-Dry lands on a nationally respected ‘best of’ list, this time showing that its business model is a great fit for entrepreneurial veterans
A good business concept gets noticed by making lists of top performers or valuable opportunities. A great model, like the Chem-Dry cleaning franchise business, not only makes those lists but keeps moving up the rankings.
That’s the case this year, where Chem-Dry snags the No. 24 spot on Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for Veterans in the November 2016 issue. In 2015 Chem-Dry came in at No. 39, and held at No. 27 in 2013, so this is a big leap up.
“Obviously we’re pleased to be ranked and to move up is an added bonus,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “I’m not surprised, though, because Chem-Dry is a fantastic opportunity for veterans, and they are exactly the kinds of entrepreneurs we are looking for as cleaning franchise owner partners.”
Magazine recognizes sound economic model
Chem-Dry makes the Entrepreneur magazine and many other lists due to its many affordable entry points, as well as the fact that it’s a home-based business that can be scaled up or down as the franchise owner sees fit. In other words, it’s flexible and rewards effort, something veterans can respect.
“When we meet with active and recently separated military personnel, we see people who understand how following a plan and adhering to a structure gets results,” Doug says. “We give them that, but we also reward an innovative spirit. These veterans are very eager to get out and show what they can do, and a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise gives them the latitude to do just that.
Entry discounts add up to more value
On the financial side, Chem-Dry outperforms the competition as well. As a member of the International Franchise Association, Chem-Dry participates in the VetFran Program, and offers veterans a 10% discount on the initial licensing fee.
“We do everything we can to lower the barriers to small-business ownership, and that goes double for veterans,” Doug says. “Over the last five years, several of our new Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners have been veterans, which tells you that they believe we’re a good fit for their business goals as well.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 51 countries, serving 10,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for 28 straight years. The Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process delivers a faster-drying, deeper and more environmentally friendly clean that appeals to both home and business owners. In addition to carpet and area rugs, Chem-Dry provides tile and stone, granite countertops, leather and upholstery cleaning.
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