The franchise industry provides an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to follow their dreams of business ownership. This can be an especially enticing opportunity for military veterans seeking a new career path following their years of service.
For U.S. Marine Corps veteran Sean Washington, this opportunity came through Assisting Hands Home Care. He found that the franchise aligned with his own values including a passion for teamwork and drive towards leadership.
1851 connected with Washington to learn more about this chapter in his career path.
1851: Why did you decide to join the military?
Washington: I joined the military to serve my country and also to follow the path many of my family members had traveled.
1851: What was the most valuable thing your military experience taught you?
Washington: I learned many lessons in the military but the most valuable was learning how a strong team can achieve almost anything.
1851: How did your military service prepare you for franchising?
Washington: It taught me management, team building and a sense of winning.
1851: What is it about Assisting Hands Home Care that attracted you to the brand?
Washington: For one, the ability to help people in my civilian life and the biggest draw was that this franchise tries to operate as a family. Those that come into their circle receive support and open arms.
1851: What advice would you give to veterans who are looking to get into franchising?
Washington: I would say to definitely do your research. Find something that you truly want to do. Find a franchise that believes in the same core values you believe in.
1851: What does franchising mean to you?
Washington: Franchising for me means that I will have support while I begin my journey as an owner and a leader in my community.
1851: What would you like to achieve in franchising within the next 5 years? In 10?
Washington: In the next 5 years I will definitely have a strong impact in my community. By the 10 year mark, I should have expanded to connecting areas and have made our name a beacon for great care and service.