Ever thought about owning your own business? Start here.

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September 13, 2017

Ever thought about owning your own business? Start here.

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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 a path to consider, and here is why.

Reputable franchises present several unique value propositions. Some of the more commonly known benefits include investing in a brand that already has an established identity and launching a business without the headache of starting from scratch.

However, taking a deeper look into franchising truly reveals how strong the business model can be for individuals and teams making the investment. Consider these points:

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  • Within franchise systems, the knowledge sharing that occurs between each owner sets the stage for best practices to be implemented in every unit
  • Ongoing franchisor initiated marketing support provides franchisees with the branding and messaging to effectively communicate their product and service offerings
  • Franchisors put time, money and energy into research and development, which brings to market a collection of new products, services and customer/client experiences each year

Your special skills as a veteran – the ability to carry out a developed, proven plan within a system that aligns with your values, the opportunity to work closely with members of a team, methodical organization and mission planning – set you up perfectly to work within a franchise system. This goes even more so for franchise concepts that have decades of experience and are at the top of their class in training, support, ongoing education and peer collaboration.

Meet Office Pride, a U.S.-based commercial cleaning franchise known nationwide for its mission and values. Office Pride is offering up to three qualified U.S. military veterans the opportunity to win a waived initial franchisee, a $35,000 value, for a new Office Pride Commercial Cleaning franchise. Winning veteran contestants must meet all of the franchise company’s standard franchisee qualifications. The contest is open to all active duty service members and honorably discharged veterans from any branch of the U.S. armed forces. Potential winners will be announced on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017.

The brand’s connection to veterans runs deep, beyond just the contest. As an International Franchise Association VetFran 5-Star rated brand, Office Pride is proud to offer all qualified and honorably discharged military veterans a 25 percent discount off of the franchise fee.

Now through October 20th, Office Pride is inviting prospective franchisees to submit an essay as well as complete a Franchise Application and Personal Financial Statement and a Spot-On assessment. The brief essay should focus on how an applicant’s background and career goals align with Office Pride’s mission and values and why they would like to become a member of the Office Pride franchise family.

To apply, Veterans must visit www.VeteranBusinessOpportunity.com and submit the request for consideration. They will receive an email with contest rules and the required steps to complete their entry.

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*This content is sponsored by Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services.

 

2017-09-13T15:55:16+00:00

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