5 REASONS MILITARY VETERANS MAKE THE BEST NPI FRANCHISE OWNERS November 3, 2017 | Franchise | veterans , entrepreneur , small business , motivation By Shauna Nilsen, NPI, Inc.'s Recruitment Coordinator As a veteran, you automatically possess the necessary strengths to become a thriving property inspection business owner. Many veterans return to civilian life with a strong desire to be their own boss, as you often have far greater leadership experience than your peers. However, finding an industry that requires a relevant skillset to that of military experience can be a challenge. The world of franchise ownership in the property inspection business is a smart and lucrative route of vets re-entering the workforce. Here’s how each of these military skills can spell big success (as your own boss!) with NPI: 1. Detail-Oriented In the military world, attention to detail and accuracy is critical when it comes to things like operating artillery and firearms. You know that haphazard work just won’t cut it, no matter how big or small the job. One of the most important characteristics a property inspector must have is a meticulous mindset, and your ability to extensively analyze your surrounding perfectly translates to inspection. Whether you’re inspecting an attic for mold or putting together a list of your best references for future clients, you won’t miss a beat. 2. Team Leader Starting at the earliest stages of your military training, you were taught the importance of teamwork. The leadership that soldiers exhibit on a daily basis is unparalleled to that of civilians. You understand that the success of an organization is reliant upon the hard work of all team members. Without question, you’ve acquired the discipline and self-motivation you need to succeed as a small business owner. 3. Critical Thinking While nearly all careers require critical thinking, the strategy required as a business owner is not commonplace. Soldiers are required to adapt to changing situations, giving them ability to make quick, critical decisions. Vets often thrive under pressure following their experience in high-stress environments. Your decisiveness and work ethic is will easily translate as a business owner. You solve problems, meet personal goals and you’re willing to get creative to succeed. 4. Attention to rules and regulations Another important aspect of military training is following instruction. All tasks revolve around discipline: keeping yourself, your bunk, and your weapon inspection-ready at all times. Adapting to protocol is engrained in a soldier’s daily life. Property inspectors are responsible for referencing their finds to property guidelines, a task you will find second nature. 5. Community Values The most successful small business owners aren’t in it for the money alone. They want to help their communities stay safe and prosper. After making the sacrifice to your country as a member of the military, you’ll be able to serve your community as a home inspector, helping people in ways you never thought. You may even have the opportunity to create new jobs in your area. Don’t forget: NPI covers the skills that are teachable, like inspecting, licensing, marketing and sales, in hands-on courses and continuous support from our staff. At NPI, we believe vets would make great additions to our valued team of franchise owners. Ready to get started with your own home inspection franchise? Here's your to-do list: 1. See what's in it for you . 2. Check out these success stories . 3. Request your free information packet . 4. Make a list of questions. 5. Get in touch by calling 800-333-9807 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org . About the Author Shauna Nilsen, Recruitment Coordinator Shauna has 12 years experience in research and development of policies and procedures, and training manuals. She started at NPI in our National Accounts department, assisting with placement and follow-up of all inspection orders and invoicing. Shauna now leads NPI's Recruitment Department to onboard new NPI and GPI franchisees.