Audio interviews are coming soon. Please check back for new content.
What are your plans after your military career? Recent adjustments in defense spending is spurring changes to the size of the nation’s military forces, motivating veterans to consider alternatives to military careers.
For instance, the U.S. Department of Defense is expected to greatly reduce the size of active military service members. In fact, the U.S. DOD anticipates demobilizing upwards of 1 million active duty servicemen by 2019. As a result, there will be an influx of military veterans entering the private and public sector.
What’s your best option? There is a growing list of business opportunities for veterans, but few can offer the same advantages as JDog Junk Removal & Hauling. From the very foundation of our brand, we operate on three simple pillars – respect, integrity and trust.
With these ideals at the core of everything we do, owners have the opportunity to focus squarely on the performance of their business—and we’ve built a brand that embodies simplicity for owners and operators.
Junk Removal – It’s Not Rocket Science
In truth, the junk removal business isn’t all that complicated. The pain point that most homeowners have falls into a single broad category: clutter. However, the point at which junk becomes a burden is:
- Natural disasters
- Growing likelihood of relocating
- New family members
- Increased consumerism
These events lead to higher volumes of consumable goods that can quickly overtake limited spaces. The solution is equally straightforward and is the premise for JDog Junk Removal & Hauling: Get professionals to remove the clutter quickly, efficiently and punctually. By doing so, you almost guarantee customer satisfaction, repeat business and referrals in your local community.
JDog’s business model is equally simple. As an operator your primary expenses will be:
- Vehicle – We recommend JDog Junk Removal & Hauling business owners use an H2 Hummer, Pick Up Truck or Jeep Wrangler as their primary vehicle. Especially with branded graphics, they not only act as an additional form of marketing as you drive to customer’s locations, but they also help to embody the military image that typifies our brand. However, if an owner already has an approved vehicle, that’s one less expense they have to worry about.
- Trailer/Dollies/Carts – To effectively provide customers with excellent service, business operators are also required to have a 6’ x 12’ high-side utility trailer with six-foot walls. This will used to haul and remove junk from customers’ premises as well as store dollies and carts to assist you in moving larger items.
- Vehicle Signage – JDog operators’ vehicles are dual-purpose towing equipment and marketing and advertising tools. The wrap is affixed to your Hummer, Pick Up Truck or Jeep, ensuring your customers and other consumers can recognize the brand in your local community.
- Computer – To operate your business, you’ll need a laptop or IPad and a secure, reliable internet connection. You’re in transit on a daily basis, meaning you’ll need portable technology that allows you to connect on the go.
- Cell phone – Since owners operate a mobile business, it’s important to always be in touch. Considering 92 percent of U.S. adults have a cell phone, this shouldn’t be too difficult.
- Software – Because JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is a service-oriented business, it’s integral that operators are punctual. For that reason, scheduling software is required, as is Quickbooks financial software to help you with recordkeeping and billing.
Compared to a lot of business concepts, the fundamental aspects of operating a JDog Junk Removal & Hauling business is about as simple as it gets. This is the type of business you can operate out of you home if you have the space. Or you can opt to purchase or rent commercial space to develop an office location.
In addition to day-to-day simple operations, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling also provides business owners with a number of support systems to ensure you’re operating at optimal levels, including:
- Social media marketing training and support
- Guerrilla marketing training and support
- Trademarked media kits
- Online automated scheduling
- Toll Free national phone number
- Grand opening support
- Corporate contract referrals
- Government contract assistance
- Workforce coordinating support
- 5 day JDog Boot Camp training at HQ
- Continuous operational support
- Advisory Board- all Veteran/ former business leaders
From multiple angles, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling assists military business owners in operating their location to help them focus on their top priorities. Coupled with the fact that junk removal is a recession-resistant, lucrative investment, it’s an ideal pathway for military veterans looking to take control of their career.
For more information on investing in the JDog Junk Removal & Hauling business opportunity, visit us here.
For many aspiring entrepreneurs, your passion is the primary driving force that gives you the energy and self-confidence to achieve success as a small-business owner.
In fact, a recent survey among small-business owners conducted by Constant Contact found that 65 percent of them anticipate having a flourishing business just five years down the road. Your enthusiasm can certainly act as the fuel to keep you going during those first few rough months, positive cash flow is truly the biggest differentiator.
Unfortunately, optimism doesn’t pay the bills. And this is a huge point of differentiation between independent business owners and JDog Junk Removal & Hauling operators. For military veterans and their family members, it’s important that your investment in becoming a small-business owner pays off.
Being a JDog Junk Removal & Hauling owner has advantages over other business opportunities when it comes to return on investment.
Time Spent Ramping Up Your Business
When you think about a professional who sacrifices everything to achieve success, many people think of the “starving artist.” In other words, someone driven by their passion to succeed on a limited budget without ever knowing when their big break will come.
This equally reflects the experiences that many independent business owners go through in their commitment to build a thriving business. According to an article for SmallBizTrends, it’s normal for new independent business owners not to see a profit for the first two years. That’s why a lot of the advice for aspiring entrepreneurs puts a heavy emphasis on having sufficient savings to fall back on—in addition to any loans you receive from banks and other organizations.
In contrast, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling owners tend to see positive cash flow in a shorter time frame. Initially, the estimated investment will range between $41,700 and $104,000, which is lower than many other types of business concepts. Within the first year of operating your JDog Junk Removal & Hauling business, you’re likely to begin seeing a return on your initial investment. But like any pursuit, you’ll need to put in the necessary effort to reach that goal.
A Business Model Built for Military Veterans and Their Family
Meanwhile, owning a JDog Removal & Hauling business provides operators with a number of other benefits over becoming an independent business owner. First, you’re joining a community of military veteran business owners who understand what it means to sacrifice for a purpose that goes beyond yourself.
In addition, you’re able to take advantage of a business opportunity that has:
- Simple operations
- Unlimited demand
- Low start-up costs
- High profit margins
- Multiple revenue streams
On top of that, you get access to unparalleled support throughout your experience building your business. Above all, this is a business opportunity dedicated to giving military veterans and their family members the ability to create a sustainable business that provides long-term financial success.
To learn more, visit us here and get started.
Regardless of which branch of the U.S. military you serve, your purpose is clear. You are brought together with your brothers and sisters in arms to protect this country and secure America’s peace through service and sacrifice.
Respect, integrity and trust undergird your dedication to serving your country. But when you make the decision to transition away from your military career, it can be difficult to find a purpose and career that are founded on similar principles.
What Business Opportunities Exist for Military Veterans?
According to the National Veteran-Owned Business Association, there are roughly 3 million veteran-owned businesses in the U.S. These include small and medium-sized business owners, as well as those at the corporate level. It demonstrates the fact that entrepreneurship is a path that many military veterans take when they make the transition into civilian life.
The military instills the fundamental attributes and capabilities that it takes to succeed in business ownership. You have an ingrained work ethic and dedication to achieving your goals that go beyond many others looking to start their own businesses. You have a commitment to service and community that allow you to build relationships. Your experience is built on the idea of putting strategies into practice to fulfill specific objectives.
However, the missing ingredient that many military veterans seek after their military careers is the ability to maintain that connection with fellow veterans. This is exactly the connection that JDog Junk Removal & Hauling provides for military veterans and their families.
JDog: Creating a Community of Veteran Business Owners
Across our organization, we are represented by members of every military branch and their family members. Each JDog Junk Removal & Hauling business owner joins a network of military and military family-owned business across the U.S., creating true camaraderie and an ethos of brotherhood that can’t be replicated with other business investments.
Dave Gilbert, a U.S. Navy veteran, recently spoke with WETM, a local NBC affiliate in Elmira, New York, explaining that many military veterans are often unsure of what their next steps are after their military career and converting their experience. JDog Junk Removal & Hauling businesses also hire between two and five military veterans as a part of their crew.
In an interview with Philadelphia SmartCEO Magazine, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Founder Jerry Flanagan explained that the employment issues facing the military veteran community are difficult to ignore, which makes JDog such a unique and important business concept. Instead of growing a network of business operators who will ultimately compete with one another, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling fosters a family aesthetic in which veteran business owners assist each other out if the need arises. You may have served in different branches, but we are all part of the veteran community and we support each other.
Meanwhile, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling’s advisory board is also represented by military veterans, including Marine Corps Reserve Maj. Gen. James Lariviere, who has more than 20 years of senior civilian and military experience in the Marine Corps Reserve.
Our Goal: Giving Veterans Opportunities to Succeed in Business
Ultimately, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling’s objective is to reduce the veteran unemployment rate from 3.9 percent to less than 1 percent. At the same time, we are building a network of military veteran business owners who work together as a community—not competitors.
For more information about the investment opportunity, visit us here.