Carpet Cleaning Franchise Offers Opportunities for Veterans
Creating Opportunities for Veterans for over 45 years
Veterans are an ideal candidate for franchising, thanks to a background of discipline and a passion for service. According to VetFran, a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association (IFA), veterans own over 14% of all franchise locations and are 45% more likely to become entrepreneurs than those without military service.
As a group, veterans consistently stand out for their leadership, dedication, and adaptability. In particular, home service franchises like Chem-Dry have proven to be a natural fit for veterans seeking to transition into the world of business ownership. Here are some reasons veterans are choosing to go into business for themselves with a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise.
Transferable Skills and Abilities
Veterans possess a wide array of skills and abilities that are invaluable in any sector. Discipline, leadership, problem-solving, and effective communication are just a few of the qualities developed during military service that translate seamlessly into business ownership. Chem-Dry, the leading carpet cleaning franchise in the world, recognizes these skills and provides the necessary resources and support to help veterans apply their unique strengths to build a thriving carpet cleaning business. With discounts on franchise fees, there is ample incentive for anyone with military service to research franchise ownership with Chem-Dry.
Financial assistance programs are available to help veterans transition into franchise ownership. Many franchisors, including Chem-Dry, offer incentives and discounts to veterans as a token of appreciation for their service. Additionally, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has programs and resources specifically designed to help veterans secure financing for their businesses. Chem-Dry is proud to be a member of VetFran, offering veterans and first responders a 10 percent discount on the initial license fee.
Comprehensive Training and Support
Transitioning from military service to civilian life can be challenging, but the support provided by Chem-Dry and our parent company BELFOR Franchise Group can make the process smoother. New franchise owners become carpet-cleaning experts during a weeklong residency at either our Logan or Utah campuses. During your training, you will learn the ins and outs of the Chem-Dry business model, the best practices for professional carpet cleaning, and learn from our industry-leading experts.
After opening day, our support never stops. Our ongoing support ensures franchisees have access to the marketing resources, business coaching, and the latest tools and processes to help them stay ahead of the competition. This strong support system allows veterans to leverage their skills and experiences while gaining valuable new knowledge and insights.
Strong Network and Community
One of the most significant benefits of joining a franchise system is the opportunity to be part of a larger community of like-minded entrepreneurs. Veterans, accustomed to the camaraderie and teamwork found in the military, will appreciate the strong network provided by Chem-Dry franchise. Our franchisees enjoy the advantages of collaboration, shared knowledge, and mutual support, all of which contribute to individual and collective growth.
Throughout the year, we provide multiple in-person training events at regional mini-conventions, annual franchise conferences, and venues around the world. These events are not only educational, but designed to heighten the sense of community within the Chem-Dry franchise system.
Affordable Price Point
The initial investment to begin your journey with Chem-Dry starts at $68,145, and Chem-Dry does offer low-cost, in-house financing. This amount includes the initial franchise fee, access to the Chem-Dry business model and equipment, and working capital.
“I left the Air Force in 2009, and then worked as a defense contractor for a while,” said Jim Kilty, Chem-Dry franchise owner in Seattle. “I’d always wanted to own my own business and looked at a lot of franchises. My first way of cutting through the clutter was to look at what I could afford, and what was really worth my while at that price point. Chem-Dry was a good fit for what I was looking to do, and what I felt I could operate successfully.”
Giving Back to the Community with Chem-Dry
Veterans often possess a strong desire to give back to their communities, and owning a carpet cleaning franchise provides an excellent platform for making a positive impact. By providing needed carpet cleaning services to local businesses and residents, veterans can contribute to the growth of their communities, while building a rewarding and fulfilling career.
Chem-Dry is a natural fit for veterans seeking to transition into the world of entrepreneurship. The combination of transferable skills, comprehensive training and support, affordable startup price, a strong network, a proven business model, financial assistance opportunities, and the opportunity to provide a valuable, local service in your community makes this opportunity a great fit for veterans.
Curious about the opportunity to franchise with Chem-Dry? Visit our research pages here to learn more about the Chem-Dry franchise opportunity, or start a conversation with our franchise team by filling out our inquiry form here. We look forward to hearing more about your background and if you would be a good fit for a Chem-Dry franchise.