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Finding Success in Franchising

2014 September/October Military Transition News

Jerry Flanagan (J Dog)

It was 2002, and Andrew Wilson - then, an Army First Lieutenant - sat in a tent in Afghanistan, listening to the rumble of artillery. During that rare moment of downtime in a war zone, he decided to thumb through a Fortune magazine.

What this platoon leader found in its pages altered his post-military career trajectory, catapulting him into a highly profitable business venture: franchise ownership.

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Training businesses to succeed: A career with Crestcom

Crestcom International has emerged as a world leader in providing cutting-edge training solutions. Crestcom Franchisees market and deliver training in the areas of sales, management and leadership skills.

Click here to see if Crestcom could be the right franchise for you.

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                       Post-Military Career You Have Been Looking For

Entrepreneurial Resources for Transitioning Military

There are numerous benefits and programs available to transitioning military looking to start their own business or purchase a franchise. Here are some programs that can help you get started.

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                       Returning Service Members Access Franchise Opportunities

Veterans & Eaton: A Powerful Combination

Eaton’s Core Values and Philosophy - Respect, Integrity, Learning Agility and Safety - resemble the core values of the military, making for an easier transition to civilian life.

Read on to see if Eaton could be the perfect employer for you.

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                       Eaton Understands The Value Of Military Experience

Boots to Business

Not everyone is cut out to work for someone else. Some of us would prefer to work for ourselves. If self-employment is something that you or your transitioning spouse is contemplating, check out this article.

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                       Veterans Are Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Veteran Finds Profits with Pirtek Franchise

Pirtek has a business-to-business sales model, which can be a more complex transaction but with a higher revenue volume per sale, because you’re selling to corporations and not individuals.

Read more about Pirtek's franchise options here.

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                       Veteran Finds Profits with Pirtek Franchise

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

After winning the coveted mirror ball trophy in 2011 as champion of Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars, J.R. Martinez became the face of veterans returning from combat with disabilities. But just a few years earlier, his rise to fame was anything but a sure thing. Martinez credits his participation in a program called Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities for putting him on the path to success.

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                       Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Empowers Veterans With Disabilities

Top Five Things to Consider when Choosing to Start a Cleaning Business

You’ve given your all for this country and now it’s time to focus on your future. For many, they’ll seek out employment opportunities in the workforce or put their efforts toward a college degree. For others, the appeal of working for themselves and forging their own path in business is their dream. For those entrepreneurs, investing in a franchise is certainly an option worth considering.

Click here to learn if Jani-King could be the right option for you and your family.

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                       Highly Regarded Veteran Franchise Owner

The Boss of Me

Self-employment offers many advantages to former military. But be careful - although you may have a clear view of the tip of the iceberg, you also need to take a look below the waterline. Here are eight factors to consider as you learn more about self-employment.

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                      Self-Employment Offers Many Advantages To Former Military

Transition Talk

Bradley-Morris answers questions from transitioning military job seekers. 

Q: I was in an interview recently and the conversation veered toward politics. It was awkward and I had no idea how to respond. I looked it up and it doesn’t appear to be illegal to discuss my political views, but I felt uncomfortable. I have two questions: First, how should I stop the conversation from continuing without hurting my chances for a job; and second, if I’m offered the job, should I say, “No”?

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                    Political Conversation In A Civilian Interview

Transitioning A to Z

In the upcoming issues of MTN, we will be listing everything a service member needs to know about transitioning, from A to Z.

This month, we tackle “Q” and “R”.

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                     Be Prepared To Separate From The Military

Veterans Coming Home

Hampton Roads joins public media stations from across the country to launch Veterans Coming Home, a national public media effort to support veterans in making the transition to a healthy and productive civilian life.

Article Sponsored by: Southeastern Freight Lines

                       Readjusting To Civilian Life

Military Job Fair Calendar

Job Fairs are an important part of a transitioning service member's civilian job search. See our list of upcoming job fairs.

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                     Job Fair Calendar

Former P&G Chairman Robert McDonald, CPT (Ret.) U.S. Army Sworn in as VA Secretary

On July 30, Robert McDonald, CPT (Ret.) U.S. Army and former President, CEO and Chairman of Procter & Gamble, one of the largest companies in the world, was sworn as the new head of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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