Veterans as Franchisees

Veterans as Franchisees

If you are a veteran, you may find yourself conflicted when returning to civilian life. You have all of this experience, but it doesn’t seem to apply to jobs you’d like to do. But there is a place where the training and experience of a military veteran does fit: franchising.

Franchising is a continuing business relationship between a company (the franchisor) and an individual or group of individuals (the franchisee) where the franchisor allows the franchisee to do business using the brand, and offers assistancewith training, set-up, marketing, etc. in return for a monetary consideration, for a defined period of time.Requirements of a franchisee are hard work, a can-do attitude, and the ability to follow a system.

Veterans leave the service with a plethora of skills that can translate to business ownership. They first and foremost understand the value of a well-planned system. Veterans have well-honed leadership skills that help with employee management. Additionally, they have integrity, loyalty and flexibility. Former President Obama, in his 2015 State of the Union address to Congress, encouraged American employers to “hire a veteran” if they want to get the job done. This advise was heeded by many and a significant number of veterans are now owners of their own franchise businesses.

Franchise companies are eager to show former military personnel the value of franchising as a business model. Owning a franchise allows someone to open a business without starting a business from the ground up. A franchisor has already created and tested the concept, along with a manual providing step-by-step instructions. The franchisor has ready-to-use marketing materials and can provide affordable national advertising through group buying power. Some of the other benefits of belonging to a franchise organization include the initial training and then continuing support from the corporate office, the ability to scale your business, and the instant creditability provided by a well-known brand name.

NOVUS Windshield Repair would love to talk to military veterans about the NOVUS franchise opportunity. “NOVUS has a VetOps Program,” says Jan-Marie Hall, Franchise Development Director, “aimed at helping veterans transition from the military to business ownership.” An experienced franchise company, NOVUS has over 2,000 locations, and understands the benefits a military veteran brings to the partnership.“We welcome all veterans, and particularly those with an entrepreneurial spirit, to take their military training and apply it to owning their own business,” adds Hall.

Active members of the U.S. military or veterans who have been honorably discharged can receive these special incentives:

  • $1,000 off the Initial Franchise Fee
  • Available financing for up to $12,000 of other initial fees
  • A partner with over 45 years of experience
  • The freedom to spend more time with your family
  • A strong support system from a team of experts in the auto glass industry

Veterans will appreciate the NOVUS training program, which is the most comprehensive and hands-on in the industry. A new franchisee will spend a week at the NOVUS offices learning how to run their auto glass business. Next, there is a two-week training at one of the regional centers, where NOVUS, the pioneer of the auto glass replacement industry, teaches franchisees their high quality, fully guaranteed windshield and auto glass repair and replacement processes. Support for the new franchisee continues with an on-site visit from theregional manager who will help kick off the new NOVUS business, make sales calls with the franchisee, and ensure every system is set up and running as it should.

The NOVUS opportunity is open to veterans or to anyone who wants to own a successful business in a high-demand industry. An international leader in auto glass repair, NOVUS is ready to help you reach your business ownership goals. Learn more at, or call 800-944-6811 to get started.