We loving sharing success stories about military veterans in franchising almost as we much reading about the success of military veterans in franchising in America's big newspapers. So as you can imagine, we were truly excited to read about John Turner, military veteran and now Wireless Zone franchisee in the Washington Post.
Turner's specific background in telecommunications in the military and moved into the corporate world after leaving the Army. Franchising was a perfect match, the newspaper reported:
“I wanted to build my own company, and I knew the communications field the best,” he said. “I realized I could leverage my years of service to get a leg up in the franchise world.”
The paper also reports that up to one million men and women are set to return home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For ambitious veterans with an eye for business, franchising is an ideal move. We meet plenty of veterans who are thriving in franchising in the story, in the food sector and beyond.
“Veterans opening franchises is becoming a popular trend,” said Joe Sharpe, economic director for the American Legion, told the paper. “It seems like a good fit for them. It’s like starting a business that’s already been set up for you.”