This is an excellent post: To Our Honored Veterans, A Word of Caution about Franchising.
…military service does not make one ‘well suited’ for entrepreneurship.
And I caution veterans to not fall prey to the standard BS that so freely flows throughout the franchise industry. Although franchising has been my profession for nearly 30 years, I regret to inform you that within it you will also find many bad people and equally horrible business ‘opportunities’ that if chosen, can ruin your life. I suspect that vigorous investigation of this ‘program’ as well as other private programs associated with ‘helping veterans’ will disclose misleading claims.
Editor’s note: Mr. Bibby served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. He often discusses with me a profound affection for fellow veterans. Then somehow, always, the conversation turns to his other passion—franchising. Today’s column is one of those occasions when he can simultaneously discuss both.