Our last blog provided an overview of women-owned businesses, particularly those owned by female veterans. It briefly touched upon financing, a topic that many women, even business owners, continue to find unsettling. Part of this is because women owning businesses is a fairly new phenomenon. A couple of generations ago, married women couldn’t even get […]
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It all starts with us having a good understanding of YOU. We want to be clear about your overall career strategy, both short and long-term, and your unique ‘buyer values’ as you pursue a business of your own. Our award-winning process is a no-nonsense way to structure your thinking and clarify your goals.
With over 3000 franchises available today, it is difficult to know where to even start. We can help save you time and aggravation. Buying a business is a complicated investment. You need a trained set of eyes helping you through this maze of options.
Likely, you are an information gatherer, and are on a quest to assimilate as much knowledge capital as possible. We have compiled what we feel to be some of the most helpful tools and guides for a prospective franchise buyer.
We are the leading full-service franchise consulting firm dedicated to helping Veterans succeed in the franchise marketplace. We have a national network of Consultants that provide franchise “matchmaking” services. Our professional service fees are covered by franchise companies, so there is never any charge to you and you will never be pressured or under any obligation, ever.
Most franchise companies require an acceptable net worth and a liquid capital investment, which can be in the form of cash, securities, 401K, or home equity. Veteran Franchise Centers partners with franchise companies at all investment levels, however there are minimum requirements you should know about.
There are many franchise options out there—some great, some good, and some not so good. It can be quite difficult to weigh their pros and cons alone, no less understanding their franchise fees, estimated startup fees, and so on.
Sorting through this enormous collection of opportunities is a daunting and time consuming task. You could spend months sorting and looking at franchises. And you’d find that most, if not all of them, just don’t match with what you want in a franchise business. Veteran Franchise Centers has done much of the homework for you by having carefully pre-screened hundreds of franchise companies and only working with those that are great matches for our clients.
The following testimonials are from actual U.S. military veterans that Veteran Franchise Centers has worked with.
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Since 1950, Purdue University has sponsored an annual mentoring event in which ten people selected from the business community share ideas and experiences with students as they prepare to enter the business world. I was honored to be nominated and selected as an Old Master for this year’s event, which was held on campus November […]
Women veterans opened more businesses than their male counterparts between 2007 and 2012, according to a fact sheet put together by the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC). During that timeframe, which fell during the recession, businesses owned by female vets earned almost $20 billion dollars and managed to increase earnings by 26%. Women-Owned Businesses Have Struggled Unfortunately, most of these […]
This past September, the Canadian firm FranchiseGrade released a report on a seven-year study of franchising in the US. This covers an interesting time which, as we all know, begins just before the Great Recession hit and ended as the US economy was finally getting its sea legs, to borrow a Navy term. This kind of report, focusing on […]
One thing I love about veterans is that so many are brimming with ideas. “If I had the money,” many tell me, “I’d start a business doing X.” As anyone who’s watched a couple of episodes of Shark Tank knows, many great ideas or ideas similar to yours have already been acted upon. There may already be […]
Veteran Franchise Centers sole mission is to provide free guidance to veterans, spouses and their direct family members who are seeking franchise ownership. Through our nationwide network of offices and our deep relationship with the franchise community, we can help find out which franchise opportunity is best suited for your goals and lifestyle!
As part of our consulting process, we will provide you with franchise education, veteran financing resources, and on-going assistance. Your Veteran Franchise Centers consultant will provide you with:
The different levels of franchises available.
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Franchises offer a business model that has been successful before. You get the playbook; all you have to do is adopt it to your market.
Becoming an entrepreneur allows you to reap the rewards of your hard work.
Guys getting out of the military have an excellent opportunity with a franchise instead of working at a dead-end job. It’s easy to save money when you are in the military to save up for a franchise with the sign-up bonuses. I like that the colors of my van are red, white, and blue and that my franchise has given me the opportunity to own and run one of the most thought-out and ethical businesses that I have seen.
My franchise has helped me provide for my family like I never would have been able to do working for someone else. The franchise company helped me with planning and guidance, it gave someone who wouldn’t have been able to be successful in business the opportunity to succeed.
I purchased a franchise with a proven system and great support. I sometimes call it a business in a box, because Veteran Franchise Centers provided me with all of the tools necessary to be successful–and that is exactly what I have become.
I greatly appreciate the service Veteran Franchise Centers provides. I would highly recommend your organization to anyone transitioning from military service.
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