Nov. 7, 2017 – As tens of thousands of service men and women return from deployment, expanded opportunities are needed to ensure veterans and their families can transition successfully into the civilian economy. With its rapid training opportunities, scalability, and need for operational execution and excellence, the franchising industry provides an ideal career path to enable returning veterans to become leaders of and productive participants in the U.S. economy.
United Franchise Group’s (UFG’s) brands are proud members of the VetFran program, which helps returning service members access franchise opportunities through training, financial assistance and industry support. The franchise industry is offering attractive career opportunities for veterans in this growing, diverse business sector. As a global leader for entrepreneurs, UFG is taking the lead in offering veterans unique opportunities for a pathway to success through discounts on franchise fees for their brands.
UFG brands Signarama® , Fully Promoted®, Experimac®, SuperGreen Solutions®, Jon Smith Subs®, Transworld Business Advisors®, Venture X® and Paramount Tax & Accounting CPAs® each offer discounts on the full new franchise fee, for veterans. The discounts are based on years of service, with a 10 percent discount for fewer than 11 years of service, a 25 percent discount for 11-20 years of service, and an impressive 50 percent discount for veterans who have served over 20 years.
“In the military, there is a process for everything, even if it isn’t clear at first,” said Nancy Montgomery, U.S. Navy veteran and Signarama franchise owner. “You learn that trusting the process brings great results. In the civilian world, many people haven’t learned to identify and trust an established, successful process. With UFG, there is a logical, systemic approach to becoming a franchisor, with the training, backing and support of the parent company, as well as support from other franchise owners.”
“The way that I learned to trust a set of guidelines in the military has helped me with opening my own franchise. As a bonus, my husband has institutional knowledge with work as a graphic designer and digital press operator, which made him a great partner with me in the Signarama business model, so this was a natural fit for our family,” continued Montgomery.
“Nancy is a perfect example of how the VetFran program can help veterans transition into starting a successful business, with all the tools they need to make it work,” said UFG CEO Ray Titus. “We don’t want the franchise fee to be a barrier for entry in this field for our veterans, who have been loyal in their service to our country, and are now looking for the right opportunity for post-service employment. This is our way of giving back to those who have already given so much to our country, and to help strengthen the economy at the same time through the addition of new business locations for these proven, successful brands.”
Veterans interested in the VetFran program can visit unitedfranchisegroup.com/veterans/ to learn more about the program or to enroll, or call 561-425-6829 for more information.