Orange, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
Over the years, the United States Armed Forces have selflessly put their lives in danger to protect our freedoms. They have shown courage, strength and determination in the face of adversity during their time in active duty. When they return from service and transition to veteran status however, they can sometimes find themselves absent of purpose. The cause they had dedicated most of their lives to is no longer there and they are often left wondering what to do with this next chapter in their lives.
There are many pursuits military personnel can partake in once they become veterans. For example, they can engage in community service work, or even adopt a hobby they’re passionate about. Budget Blinds – the largest window coverings franchise company in the nation – believes there is one pursuit in particular that military veterans are already well prepared for; starting their own franchise business.
Larry McDaniel, a Budget Blinds franchisee and Marine Corps veteran, had this to say about the opportunity: “I can tell you firsthand that being in the military instills valuable traits in an individual that will pay dividends during their entrepreneurial pursuits. Traits such as integrity, teamwork, commitment, and determination, can all be directly applied to the business environment and will have a great impact on the success of their franchise company.”
Since its founding, Budget Blinds has been a part of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program. The International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Their VetFran program – launched during the Gulf War – was developed to encourage veterans to become franchisees using financial incentives from franchisors. Under the program, Budget Blinds will waive the initial franchise fee if the territory is fee is paid up front. This is just one of the many reasons why Budget Blinds presents an attractive option for veterans who want to start a business, and why there are already several veterans in the Budget Blinds franchise system.
“Starting my own Budget Blinds franchise business was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” said Larry Sportello, a veteran of the US Navy and current Budget Blinds franchisee. “The Budget Blinds business model is thorough and effective, and the team at the corporate office has been there to support me every step of the way. The best part is it’s a home-based business which allows me to spend more quality time with my family.”
Starting a franchise business can be a rewarding experience for veterans. It often gives them newfound purpose and an exciting new platform where they can apply their military training. Budget Blinds presents a unique and distinctive franchise opportunity in the home improvement industry. With a proven business model, financial incentives, extensive training and an ongoing support system, Budget Blinds offers military veterans across the country a fulfilling career path for life after active duty.
The company has received industry recognition for being a top franchise for veterans from organizations that include Military Times and Franchise Business Review.