Did you know that veterans own nearly one in ten small businesses in the United States? According to U.S. Census Bureau data, veterans run approximately 2.4 million small businesses, and are “45 percent more likely than those with no active-duty military experience to be self-employed.”
What’s the reason? Although answers are largely hypothetical, Entrepreneur surmises their highly specialized military and organizational training provides veterans with the “skills and confidence to run a high-stakes business.”
We think that’s true. And for those looking for veteran business opportunities, there are lots of considerations to make. Let’s break them down.
A High Level of Independence
Veterans have often supervised troops in the field, and understand intimately the idea of “moving parts.” Which any company leader must understand. That’s why it’s important to start a small business that affords you the freedom to manage your team and company the way you like.
Some people might opt for buying a franchise. That works for some, but before you do, remember that franchises often come with territory restrictions, limits on who you can hire, and strict guidelines on your store’s appearance.
Small businesses don’t always have the advantage of paying based on the amount of effort you put in. If you work hard to create more business, you should make sure you’re paid fairly. In some cases, as in franchising, franchisees are expected to pay regular payments of 4-6% on their gross profits—sometimes, up to 50%.
Business for Veterans: An ECS Business Model License
If you’re looking for a small business idea that incorporates freedom and effort-based rewards, consider a license to the ECS Business Model.
ECS Business Services is an energy bill auditing company that helps companies reduce their monthly utility costs for gas, sewer, water, electric, and telecom charges. New in 2015, ECS is offering its proven business model to any qualified person that would like to become an entrepreneur.
ECS audits current and past bills for errors and overcharges that resulted in clients paying more money than they should. ECS has helped many, many clients receive refunds or bill reductions in the amount of thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars. And ECS shares in this savings, creating a great revenue stream.
Every client needs to be sold on this idea – many people have no idea that this money is available, and so don’t understand the urgency of the matter. A good sales pipeline is created by constant vigilance and constantly putting prospects in one side. This means the amount of money made is dependent on the amount of effort put into the work. Entrepreneurs and veterans alike love that.
Now we offer our proven business model, so small business owners can help customers all over the country retrieve lost funds. Any company using utilities is a potential client—so you literally have millions of opportunities.
Watch this exclusive video to learn more about your earning potential with the ECS Business Model.