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Story and Research by: George Altman MilitaryTimes May 9, 2013 After months or years of taking orders from guys with more stripes on their uniforms, how would you like to be your own boss on the civilian side? If you have enough cash stashed away — and can stomach the ups and downs of owning [...]Read More
By Amanda Koellner for 1851 Magazine
In an altruistic effort to help veterans make the transition from honor to owner, McDonald’s teamed up with VetFran to host an all-day seminar titled Focus on Franchising for Veterans this Friday. The event, held at the fast-food giant and franchising pioneer’s Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Ill., featured a bevy of speakers including industry leaders, board members of the International Franchise Association and veterans-turned-franchisees.
“Veterans know what it’s like to take a system and implement it,” John Kujawa, Vice President of Global Franchising for McDonald’s, said in the welcoming remarks. He went on to not only express gratitude for the service the seminar attendees have provided, but also explain that the skills they’ve acquired in the various sectors of the U.S. Armed Forces carry over nicely to the business world. This theme became the thread that weaved the seminar’s speakers together, as Richard Bradshaw, Senior Vice President of the Small Business Administration Lending and TD Bank, pointed out that consistency and uniformity are two qualities easily translated from serving our nation to running a franchise.Read More
The International Franchise EXPO will be open to Veterans at no cost to them with an opportunity to attend a special VetFran seminar. The EXPO will be held in New York’s Javits Center on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Veterans who attend the seminar are welcome to attend International Franchise EXPO for free as well. The EXPO will have booths presenting hundreds of franchise brands, talk face-to-face with franchisors, and attend free seminars on what to look for in a franchise as well as financing opportunities.Read More
Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC, is launching a contest that will award a military veteran a free National Franchise. The Unishippers for Veterans Franchise Giveaway contest will applications through July 1, 2013. Unishippers has partnered with USA Cares, an esteemed, non-profit charitable organization that supports post-9/11 service members, to help find the deserving veteran.
To participate, veterans will create a two-minute video explaining why they are interested in ownership of a Unishippers franchise, why they are deserving of a free franchise and how their military experience will help them to be successful. A panel of judges from the Unishippers corporate team will select up to five finalists to be flown to Salt Lake City for a special Discovery Day event where they will meet Unishippers executives, department leaders and the panel of judges. The final winner will be announced on September 10th, 2013.Read More
Operation Enduring Opportunity, the campaign of the International Franchise Association and franchised businesses to hire, and recruit as franchise owners, 75,000 veterans and their spouses, and 5,000 Wounded Warriors, through 2014. Since 2011, nearly 65,000 veterans and military spouses have entered franchising, including over 4,300 as franchise business owners. This great campaign would never be [...]Read More