Office Pride CEO Todd Hopkins to waive $35,000 franchise fee for three veterans in Veteran’s Day Giveaway
As a U.S. military veteran transitions or retires from the Armed Forces, they have a big decision to make: what’s next? With endless questions and dozens of directions, it can be a daunting task to determine what the next step is for their civilian career. The good news is that military veterans possess a set of skills. Those who have served have acquired substantial proficiency in viewing problems as opportunities and often have leadership and teamwork abilities as well as a diligent work ethic. They also know the value of training, systems and support.
The same qualities that allow an individual to succeed as a member of the Armed Forces allow veterans to find significant fulfillment and success within franchising – that is, by tapping into their entrepreneurial ambitions within a proven system.
Owning a franchise allows these individuals to create a secure future that lets veterans diversify their investments while operating their own businesses and earning experience being their own boss.
However, taking a deeper look into franchising truly reveals how strong the business model can be for a veteran making the investment. Consider these points:
- Within franchise systems, the knowledge sharing that occurs between each owner sets the stage for best practices to be implemented in every unit
- Ongoing initiated marketing support provides franchisees with the branding and messaging to effectively communicate their service offerings
- Franchise models put time, money and energy into research and development, which brings to market a collection of new products, services and customer/client experiences each year
The skill set veterans possess positions them favorably as a franchisee: their ability to carry out a developed, proven plan within a system that aligns with their values, the opportunity to work closely with members of a team, methodical organization and mission planning – and that’s where choosing a reputable franchise model comes in. This is often just as important as choosing a career path itself – the system in which a veteran chooses to establish his or herself sets the tone for their future. It is critical to align with a franchise that shares a compatible set of values.
Many veteran franchisees have found that a faith-based franchise is a good fit. At Office Pride, we want to make sure that our prospective franchisees align with our mission and values. Honesty, integrity and a hard work ethic are just some of the values we have in common with veterans, along with a commitment to service and success.
Because of Office Pride’s gratitude and deep respect for veterans, we are offering up to three qualified U.S. military veterans the opportunity to win a waived initial franchisee, a $35,000 value, for a new Office Pride Commercial Cleaning franchise.
It is very important for us to show our gratitude to those who have bravely served our country. We want to provide a path to franchise ownership for as many veterans as we can, and this franchise fee giveaway is just one way to go the extra mile to making business ownership obtainable for these brave men and women.
The brand’s connection to veterans runs deep, beyond just the contest. As an International Franchise Association (IFA) VetFran 5-Star rated brand, Office Pride is proud to offer all qualified and honorably discharged military veterans a 25 percent discount off of the franchise fee.
The winning veteran contestants must meet all of the franchise company’s standard franchisee qualifications. The contest is open to all active duty service members and honorably discharged veterans from any branch of the U.S. armed forces. Potential winners will be announced on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Now through October 20, Office Pride is inviting prospective franchisees to submit an essay as well as complete a Franchise Application and Personal Financial Statement and a Spot-On assessment. The brief essay should focus on how an applicant’s background and career goals align with Office Pride’s mission and values and why they would like to become a member of the Office Pride franchise family.
This is an exciting time to join Office Pride who is actively seeking entrepreneurial individuals and veterans who have an interest in participating in our march to 300 locations nationwide.
To apply, veterans must visit www.VeteranBusinessOpportunity.com and submit the request for consideration. They will receive an email with contest rules and the required steps to complete their entry.
Todd Hopkins is the founder and CEO of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services. Todd sits on the Building Service Contracting Association International’s board of directors and also was the recipient of the Walter L. Cook Award in 2008, the highest honor given by The Building Service Contractors Association International for distinguished service to the commercial cleaning industry.