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Home Inspection Franchising Gains Momentum With Veterans

Written by Ken Gaebler
Published: 11/14/2012

Pillar to Post, the nation's largest home inspection franchise, is named to the list of top 100 franchises for veteran entrepreneurs.

Over the past few years, franchising has become a popular career option for U.S. veterans. As the ranks of veteran entrepreneurs continue to swell, home inspection franchising is emerging as a highly ranked franchising opportunity for individuals who are transitioning from a military career to civilian life.

Veteran Franchising Opportunities Trend

For the second consecutive year, Pillar to Post Professional Home Inspection, the largest home inspection franchisor, has been named to the Franchise Business Review's Top 100 Franchises for Veterans. Based on a survey of franchisee satisfaction and performance, the list is designed to promote veteran-owned franchising by identifying highly successful and vet-friendly franchise opportunities.

Currently, Pillar to Post has 130+ veteran-owned franchises around the nation. The company actively encourages veteran franchisees by offering in-house financing, a $1,500 franchise fee discount and other benefits.

"We have found that our veteran franchisees thrive within our proven model," said Dan Steward, president and CEO of Pillar To Post. "Like the military, our system is centered around a solid structure that focuses on teamwork and professional training practices. Former service members are comfortable with this kind of model and oftentimes go above and beyond, making them essential resources in their communities."

Although many veterans (and other entrepreneurs) are interested in starting a company, the challenges associated with launching a small business can be prohibitive. Lack of resources and skill deficits typically threaten new owners' ability to launch and operate their startups beyond the critical first year.

Successful franchising can present just as many challenges as starting a successful, independent small business. But recently, the franchising industry has been outperforming other areas of the small business sector. With second career entrepreneurs driving the current boom in franchising, there are many reasons why a carefully crafted franchising strategy can be a rewarding career path for entrepreneurially minded veterans.

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