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SPONSORED As a U.S. military veteran, you have a unique set of skills that sets you apart from the rest of the workforce. You may be wondering what’s next for you and your career. And whether you’re planning for the future, diversifying your investments or entering entrepreneurship as a new career track, franchising is certainly ...

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9 Things Veterans Should Know Before Buying a Franchise

When the G.I. Jobs team visits military installations to talk with transitioning service members, many of them share their dreams of starting their own business. Building a business from scratch is tough, even if you have a great idea for a killer product or service. That’s why so many veterans who dream of owning a ...

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How You Can Get the Most Out of Owning Your Own Business

Attention veterans and even military spouses! If military life has taught you how to execute procedures, has honed your leadership skills and convinced you that giving orders is better than receiving them—especially that last part—then the franchise life is for you. Unlike mom-and-pop businesses, franchise owners do not have to devise a concept and build ...

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2 Unique Franchise Opportunities For Veterans

Even though the job market and overall economy have been slowly recovering recently, finding a job can still be difficult. Even with unemployment down, finding a new or better job can be a long and frustrating process. One alternative to looking for a new job is to start your own business and explore veteran entrepreneurship.   Starting ...

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Charles Edward Williams Jr., 7-Eleven

Franchisee: Charles Edward Williams Jr. Military Branch: Army Years Served: 24 Highest Pay Grade: E7-E9: Senior Enlisted MOS: TransportationSenior Sergeant Age: 49 Job Description Charles Edward Williams Jr., former First Sergeant in the Army, thought about owning his own business. He did research about different franchises and learned that 7-Eleven offers a military discount. Today, he is on-track to be ...

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Franchise Success Profile: JDog Junk Removal & Hauling

SPONSOREDFranchisee Success Profile - Russell Schermerhorn Owner, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, Roseville, Calif. Why did you become interested in owning your own business? Franchisee Success Profile - Russell Schermerhorn Owner, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, Roseville, Calif. Why did you become interested in owning your own ...

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Franchise Success Profile: Dream Vacations, A CruiseOne Company

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Franchise Success Profile: Garage Force

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Franchise Success Profile: 7-Eleven

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15 Hot Franchises for Veterans: 2016 Edition

Thousands of veterans are putting their military skills to use as franchise owners. The International Franchise Association (IFA) estimates there are more than 66,000 veteran-owned franchises in the United States. In 2011 the IFA’s VetFran launched a concerted effort to recruit America’s veterans, and since then more than 5,600 have become franchise owners. The leadership, ...

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