We need to hear insprirational stories from time to time that explain why franchising makes a difference in the lives of Americans.
We'd suggest your read this column that Nick Friedman, co-founder and president of College Hunks Hauling Junk on the patriotic role of franchising and entrepreneurship. Especially on the day that the Republican convention kicks off and standing as we are in the heart of an election year should focus on the mind on the role of franchising in the role of bettering the nation.
I am grateful every day for the opportunities the American economy presented to us as young entrepreneurs. And, in the current climate, it's time for us to pay it forward. At CHHJ, we have made the commitment to reinvest in the success of America. While our business is American-based, and therefore we reap the benefits from a thriving economy, we also understand our unique role as small business owners. As a sign of our commitment to this country, a nation that has fostered our own success, we have committed to exclusively purchasing American-made trucks for all of our 43 franchise locations and all of our future branches. Furthermore, we have embarked on a veterans program that assists returning soldiers in becoming franchise owners and finding other jobs within our organization.
Friedman also calls on the franchising community to do what's possible to improve the state of the national economy. It's an unselfish call to rebuild America via commerce and we think everyone should pay attention.