After sacrificing so much to serve the country, returning home to start a new career can be daunting for veterans – but it doesn’t have to be. There’s a natural connection between military service and franchising that offers veterans the chance for a fulfilling and successful second career. In particular, service-based franchising plays to many military skills and is increasingly in-demand by home and business owners. In fact, according to a study by the International Franchise Association, one out of every seven franchises in America are currently owned by a veteran.

BELFOR Franchise Group (BFG) prides itself on consistently hiring veterans to own businesses within its network of 11 service-based franchises. Two of our nine brands, DUCTZ and 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, were recently ranked on Entrepreneur’s list of top franchises for veterans. Let’s dive into a few reasons why franchising is a great option as a second career for veterans.