Approximately one in 10 small businesses in the United States are operated by a military veteran, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. And veterans are 45% more likely to start a business than civilians. The training and character developed in the military can prepare veterans well for entrepreneurial ventures following discharge. And we believe that owning a We Insure franchise is particularly well-suited to the skill sets of many of those who’ve served.
Team building. Veterans understand the importance of team cohesion and the critical role of leadership in working toward completing a mission. We Insure already has part of your business team in place. Our dedicated customer service team will help you manage policies, process renewals, and cross-sell product lines. Our agent recruitment program will help you find a qualified agent in charge to run daily operations. And our marketing and communication teams will provide you with content to support your business. You don’t need to have any prior insurance experience to own and operate a We Insure franchise; we provide all the support and experience you need.
Leadership skills. As an agency owner, you’ll lead a team with the mission to provide the right insurance products to meet your customers’ needs and support policyholders with best-in-class customer care. Many of our agents have told us that they see their work helping families protect what matters most as an act of service to their local communities. Dedication to serving is another reason why we’ve seen military veterans become highly successful We Insure agency owners.
Planning and execution. Running a We Insure franchise requires many different types of planning, from sales and marketing campaigns to long-term agency growth. While we provide several levels of support, including setting up your business website, an online review system, and social media platforms, you’ll develop and execute plans to promote your business on a local level by leveraging your community ties and the many strengths you’ve developed in the military.
Adapting to changing conditions. The insurance market is always evolving, and so will your business. Changes can occur on a regulatory level and regionally in certain markets for a number of reasons. Veterans inherently understand the importance of needing to adapt quickly and effectively based on circumstances on the ground — and that ability will serve you well as an agency owner. You can pivot your business to capitalize on developing market conditions by focusing on any of the many different insurance lines available to you and creating a marketing niche that sets you apart from the competition.
We Insure was named a top franchise for veterans in 2021 by Franchise Business Review (FBR) after reviewing franchisee satisfaction data from more than 2,500 franchise owners representing more than 200 brands. The franchise organizations recognized by FBR received the highest ratings from veteran owners.
“We understand and appreciate the value that military veterans bring to any business,” says We Insure Co-CEO Andrew McGuire, “which is why We Insure’s model is designed to set our agency owners up for success. Our culture of support and teamwork allows franchisees to focus on growing their business while giving their customers the best experience possible.”
We Insure welcomes veterans interested in starting — or continuing — a post-military career in the insurance industry. In recognition of their service, we offer veterans a 10% discount off their franchise fee.
We Insure is expanding rapidly across the U.S. Our agency owners have access to multiple, top-rated insurance providers and a cutting-edge technology platform, and are supported by a proven business model, amazing back-end support teams, and a friendly, helpful team of fellow agency owners. If you’d like to become part of our exciting growth and open the door to a new chapter in your life, please learn more and contact us today.
This Veteran’s Day and always, everyone at We Insure celebrates and thanks military veterans, as well as their families, for their service and sacrifices.
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