From the Battlefield to the Boardroom Podcast - Episode 121

Become Your Own Boss Through Franchise Ownership

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom Podcast

According to the Small Business Administration, about a quarter of veterans are interested in starting their own business, and roughly 15% of franchises are owned by veterans. With many different franchises to choose from, finding a good match can take time and research.

Rudy Swigart, a Navy Veteran, joins the show to discuss his military background and decision to pursue franchise ownership. Before deciding which franchise was a good fit for him, Rudy did a lot of research about the pros and cons of many franchises, and he was kind enough to share that knowledge in this episode. Topics include:

  • Some of Rudy's "must haves" and things he wanted to avoid
  • Considerations for veterans who want to open a franchise
  • His success as a franchise owner and his plans for the future