Retired Firefighter Jobs Franchising with Dog Training Elite
Becoming a part of a dog training franchise is one of the most fulfilling jobs for a retired firefighter.
There are many factors in play when it comes to retiring from being a firefighter. Ideally, you’ve had a long and fulfilling career. In some cases, you may have been forced to retired early due to injury. Whatever the reason, transitioning to life after firefighting can be difficult. You may miss working with a team, and serving your community. But we have good news: you can still do those things, while enjoying your retirement.
If you’re looking for jobs for a retired firefighter, we have the perfect job for you—become a Dog Training Elite Franchise Owner! Becoming a Franchise Owner will allow you to continue to work as much as you like and earn an income, while providing the freedom you want and need to pursue other hobbies. Plus, you’ll be able to put together a team of people you trust, and continue to serve your community.
Worried you don’t have what it takes to be a business owner? Don’t! Here, we’ll explain why and how the skills you honed as a firefighter will make you a great Dog Training Elite Franchise Owner.
"I was working for an international company. I was just another number to them. I thought, 'I don't want to go back to work for somebody.' I decided I wanted to train dogs professionally."
Learn how Dog Training Elite Founder John Mestas turned his 40-year passion for training dogs into a successful business.Hear Our Founder's Story
Why Firefighters Make Great Business Owners
Communication and Social Skills:
As a firefighter, you learned to communicate with a wide variety of people in various situations. Whether it’s learning to get along with colleagues as you live with them for days at a time, communicating important information while fighting a fire or responding to an emergency, talking to scared, angry or injured people in a stressful situation, or educating kids in your community about fire safety—you can do it all. The ability to communicate objectives clearly in any situation, ranging from calm to intense, as well as be able to talk to people with different personalities and in different situations is an important skill to have as a business owner.
From rotating chores in the firehouse to working together in an emergency situation, firefighters have to be excellent team players. At Dog Training Elite, hiring the right people to form a team and then leading that team is a critical part of the business. Your leadership and teamwork skills will come in handy as a business owner.
Problem–Solving and Adaptability:
As a firefighter, you never know what the day will bring. You have learned to think on your feet and creatively problem–solve as necessary. As a business owner, the ability to analyze situations and form a plan of action is valuable. This goes hand in hand with the ability to adapt to new situations. During your years as a firefighter, you’ve learned to adapt to a variety of situations and overcome obstacles. Applying these skills to your own business will help you be successful, not matter what challenges you face.
Becoming a business owner is a natural step, which is why it’s one of the best jobs for retired firefighters. Now that you know you have the skills to do it, how do you get there?
Now that you know you have the skills to be a great business owner—how do you become one? Starting your own business is an uphill battle. Building a business from scratch requires a lot of time, money, and research. Thankfully, there’s an easier way.
When you join a franchise, you get to skip the difficulties of coming up with a product or service, creating a business model, figuring out how to reach customers and market to them, and so on. By becoming a Franchise Owner, you get to own a business with a product or service you already know is in demand, with a tried–and–true business model, an established customer base, and more. Because these things are already established, franchises tend to be more successful than businesses that start from scratch, and Franchise Owners often see quicker ROI.
Franchises will provide you with the training you need to run your business. Many franchises will help you find a location to get started, as well as marketing materials to help promote and launch your business. Once you have launched your business, most franchises continue to offer support. While there are never guarantees for success, becoming a business owner with a Franchise is often the safer, smarter investment choice.
Why Dog Training Elite Jobs for a Retired Firefighter
Working with a team, serving your community…these are things you can still do as a Dog Training Elite Franchise Owner. You don’t need experience as a dog trainer, and you don’t necessarily have to even like dogs. And, with our semi–absentee franchise model, you can have all the time you need to enjoy being retired—spend time on hobbies, with family, and so on.
Becoming a Franchise Owner with Dog Training Elite is one of the best jobs for retired firefighters out there. Ready to get started? Contact us today to get more information about our franchise. We look forward to working with you.