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  • WIN Home Inspection Honors Veterans Year Round through WIN For America

    Giving back to those that served, WIN awarded six veterans reduced franchise fees in 2014

    At WIN Home Inspection, veterans make up over 25% of company thanks to active recruiting of veterans. In 2012, WIN pledged a commitment of over $1.2 million to their WIN For America program to assist veterans, vowing to secure 50 veteran candidates to work for their company. Less than two years later, the total number of WIN veteran franchise owners recruited through the WIN for America program stands at 23 and continues to grow.

    “Veterans are good people to grow with,” says Keith Mathias, Director of Strategic Market Development at WIN. “We understand the value of veterans and through our WIN For America program, actively recruit and reward them.” WIN Home Inspection offers a Gold and Silver level award, providing 50% and 25% off franchise fee respectively. For a potential veteran franchisee, or Strategic Partner (S-P) in WIN-speak, this is a remarkable incentive as WIN goes above and beyond recruitment, offering additional assistance, financing help, special training and more.

    “When I was researching franchise systems, WIN was one of only two companies that offered a veteran incentive,” says Thomas Leonard of WIN Home Inspection Dr Phillips, a retired Naval Officer, who served the country in three combat tours including Horn of Africa and Iraq. Leonard is a WIN For America service award recipient in 2014. Incentives aside, WIN offers a business model that provides comprehensive training and support, setting up S-P’s for success immediately. “I made a complete career change but with WIN’s support system in place, I immediately was given the resources- and the confidence- to do what I needed to do to succeed,” adds Leonard.

    WIN for America success stories are even further testament to the opportunity WIN provides. James Price, of WIN Home Inspection Lubbock, was the first recipient of a WIN For America award in 2012 and has grown his business exponentially since he began. “I’ve jumped past all my projections, and tripled them, growing the WIN brand in West Texas,” says Price. “WIN provides such complete marketing plans and I believe having followed it to a tee, it’s what’s made me so successful in such a short period of time.”

    “WIN not only is veteran friendly, they actually reach out to veterans. There’s a big difference,” says Richard Haas of WIN Home Inspection South County, Retired Navy Submariner and 2014 WIN For America service award recipient. “More companies should be out there giving veterans jobs- it’s a patriotic thing to do.”

    “A lot of what’s appealing about WIN, spoke to me as a veteran,” says Retired Naval Aviator David Schalm of WIN Home Inspection Kettering, and WIN for America 2014 award recipient.  “The business structure, the marketing plan, even the fact that I wear a uniform everyday- all aspects of WIN’s model appeal to me and coincide with my military training. It’s a comfortable way to make a transition to a long-term civilian career.”

    This is Veterans Business Services second year of supporting WIN Home Inspection franchise and we are excited to be able to promote the incentives of the WIN for America program to all the Veterans in our network. VBS looks forward to another successful year of presenting Veterans who are qualified to start a franchise and motivated to succeed.

    ABOUT WIN HOME INSPECTION

    WIN Home Inspection began in 1993, offering home inspection business franchises in the Pacific Northwest. Within a year, the company dominated this regional market and has since expanded across the US with 187 locations in 31 states. A member of the VetFran Chairman’s Corps, WIN is a recognized leader on behalf of veterans and the franchise industry. For information on WIN Home Inspection and the home inspection business opportunity, call 800.967.8127, or visit www.wini.com or www.winfranchising.com.

  • Tutor Doctor to Assist Veterans

    Tutor Doctor Franchisees Partner with Veterans Administration to Assist Transitioning Veterans

    Through a great collaborative effort of Tutor Doctor’s Operations Team and Bob Rosedale, a US veteran and a Tutor Doctor franchisee based in Idaho, Tutor Doctor won the bid and secured a $3.25 million contract with the US Veterans Administration! The five-year contract will provide vocational training and transition services to military veteran men and women pursuing non-military careers!

    Tutor Doctor, the #1 at-home tutoring franchise in the world, was the only franchise company capable to provide services across all of the nine states in the western region, ranging from Colorado to Hawaii, which the VA was looking for.

    Tutor Doctor’s 22 local offices across the region and its ability to recruit, train and retain the best tutors and trainers with specialized skills were the primary factors in the VA’s decision to work with Tutor Doctor. Bob Rosedale will lead the regional Tutor Doctor team to ensure our veterans are receiving professional and high quality training.

    Rosedale’s franchise success in Idaho and his enthusiasm and support of Tutor Doctor’s principles and values combined with his entrepreneurial spirit were instrumental in securing this contract. He applies the same commitment and dedication to his Tutor Doctor business as he did to his country during his 26-year military career. He retired as a US Air Force squadron commander in the late 2000.

    Tutor Doctor offers help in any subject to students of all ages including adults going back to school. Rosedale has a roster of more than 100 tutors, including active and retired school principals, teachers, engineers, business professionals, veterans and professionals with experience working with special-needs students.

    Rosedale’s business has provided over 10,000 tutoring sessions to over 500 families since opening in 2011. About 100 new families have signed up earlier this year, giving Rosedale’s Tutor Doctor the greatest year-over-year first quarter growth rate among Tutor Doctor franchises in the western US.

    “We are in a fortunate position to be helping our transitioning veterans,” says Rosedale. He continues, “I personally went through a transition over ten years ago and am thankful to have the opportunity to help others.”

    Today, there are a few areas included in the contract with VA where a Tutor Doctor franchisee is required including:

    • Honolulu, HI
    • Salt Lake City, UT
    • Fort Harrison, MT

    There are also a few remaining territories in the western US region which could benefit from the contract! If you or someone you know is a community leader with strong people skills looking to start their own business in these areas, get in touch with Tutor Doctor immediately!

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  • Best in Class Education Featured in Franchising USA Magazine

    Best in Class Education is proud of our U.S. veterans. You have bravely served our country and risked your lives to protect our nation. We know you are passionate about improving the lives of Americans in any way you can and we thank you for your sacrifice. We would like to honor you, our veterans, by offering special incentives to open a Best in Class Franchise.

    Best is Class is offering a “3-3-3 Veteran Incentive”. We are giving $3,000 off the franchise fee for the first three centers you open. In addition, we are waiving the royalty for the first three months of opening a center.

    A Best in Class Education Franchise makes a difference in the lives of our nation’s children. If you have a passion for education and a real desire to invest in your future — and the future of young students in your local area — a Best in Class Education Center may be the key to opening the doors to the future. What better way to continue to serve our country than by serving our nation’s youth?

    The Best in Class organization is perfectly positioned for growth in the education franchise industry. Since we began operating education centers over twenty years ago, we have demonstrated that we can garner results for students of all types, and in multiple markets across the U.S.  Now we are looking for motivated, qualified people to join us in our quest to bring top-quality, results-oriented education services to students everywhere. You can make a difference in the lives of school children in your community by operating an education franchise with a stellar reputation and a time-tested business model and curriculum.  If you have a passion for education and a real desire to invest in your future — and the future of young students in your local area — a Best in Class Education Center may be the key to opening the doors to the future.

  • Congratulations, Brian Eaton, Winner of Operation American Dream

    It’s no secret that, at Signal 88, we have a special appreciation for veterans. In fact, Signal 88 Security has been listed among the top 10 percent of military-friendly franchises by G.I. Jobs as well as recognized as a Top 100 Franchise for Veterans by Franchise Business Review.

    Our respect and gratitude for the service of these brave men and women, as well as their leadership qualities, discipline and entrepreneurial spirit, are among the key reasons why we sponsor Operation American Dream: From Battlefield to Boss, now in its second year.

    The contest, which runs from now through May 15, 2014, is an opportunity for Army and Air Force veterans to demonstrate their professionalism, accountability, and commitment to unparalleled service for the chance to win money toward opening their own business. (There will be a separate contest for Marines and Navy veterans later this year).

    “Why do people not go to the gym?” Brian Eaton asks in his video entry  for Operation American Dream. “Because it’s boring. How do you fix that? You introduce fun.” That’s exactly what Eaton plans to do with OC Fitness, the business he is launching with his winnings from our Operation American Dream: From Battlefield to Boss contest.

    Brian says his seven years of active duty in the Army and six years in the National Guard instilled in him a love of physical fitness. “I would wake up in the morning and my workout would be the first thing that popped into my head.” However, the sedentary nature of his post-military career as a deputy county sheriff left him out of shape and unhappy with his body. “It really put in me in a dark place, and I decided I didn’t want anyone else to have to be in that kind of dark place.”

    The answer for Brian was obstacle course racing. Last year he completed 17 races and has already done seven this year. He ranked in the top 100 in the nation for Spartan Races. Now, he wants to share the secret of his success with others. “I’m on the Legends team and for a while now, we’ve been going around to local parks, setting up obstacle courses and giving people free workouts – just to show them what we do.” The amount of interest these free demos have generated started Brian thinking about how he could make a business out of it. “I was talking to a buddy about it. How could I make it happen? What could I do? And the next week I got an email saying that Signal 88 was doing the contest.”

    Brian plans to use the $5000 he has won from Operation American Dream to purchase materials to build obstacles, a trailer to carry the obstacles and some marketing for OC Fitness. He will start out as a traveling boot camp, offering three separate introductory, intermediate and advanced classes per week at different locations in and around his North Carolina community as well as individualized training. Ultimately, he wants to open a permanent indoor/outdoor facility.

    Signal 88 and VBS wishes the best of luck, Brian. And when you have gyms all across America, we hope you’ll consider Signal 88 for their security needs.

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