In the past, we’ve blogged about the ties between franchising and retired military veterans.
This is one sector of the population who arrive for busines trained with the skills for franchise success. Many franchises offer veterans discounts in order to entice them to purchase franchises. So to enhance these bonds, the IFA recently announced a new partnership with US Army Reserve.
According to the IFA, the recently-issued Certificate of Partnership will ‘funnel franchise prospects from the Army Reserve toward IFA’s Veteran’s Transition Franchise Initiative, VetFran, program, which connects veterans with discounts and incentives offered to veterans by franchise companies to help them get into franchising’.
It’s a great initiative that’s inspired praise from a number of people in Congress, including Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
“I applaud this initiative to help veterans transition to civilian life through business ownership,” said Rep. Skelton. “Our military personnel deserve all the support we can provide to help them achieve their career goals after they have completed their service,".
It’s great to have the links between franchising and the military formalized and we expect this plan will create more business opportunities for America’s bravest.