Leveraging Military Experience for Franchise Success

Lieutenant Colonel David Robinson completed his due diligence and selected ARCpoint Labs as his franchise of choice.

There couldn’t be a more suited military candidate for this franchise opportunity. David’s 23 years of military experience as a communications officer with tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan and his current position as a Reserve Battalion Commander at Ft. Carson, CO made him more than qualified to run a successful medical testing franchise.

His history of supporting military members through his role as a Unit Prevention Leader (UPL) and through his involvement with the Army Substance Abuse Program(ASAP) has also helped him to see the importance of utilizing drug testing services for the military through his new franchise in Boulder, CO.

Not only has David’s military experience complimented his franchise choice, his civilian sector experience has also greatly positioned his company to offer services and solutions which will benefit the community.

Currently, David is very involved in the civilian sector through his position as a Reserve Peace Officer in which he volunteers his time two to three shifts a month. He is actively involved on the board of Colorado Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). His training includes conducting Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE).

David anticipates that his new franchise will address the needs of the law enforcement community and the possible need for DNA & Forensic testing in the future.

David was able to make the decision of selecting ARCpoint Labs through the support of Veterans Business Services (VBS) and will continue to receive support with his goals to capture government contracts as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOB). As a Service Disabled Veteran he is capable of bidding on any drug testing contracts and is eligible for government set aside contracts as well.

His MBA and 15 years’ experience in government contracting within the Satellite Operations industry is sure to compliment his business plans with ARCpoint Labs. David was able to work with the ARCpoint Labs National Accounts group, who have supported his plans to attempt to capture government contracts in the Department of Transportation, Department of Defense, and local government agencies.

David was able to finance this opportunity through a home equity loan, personal saving and a VBS Grant that was provided to assist him in the startup costs of the franchise. VBS is very proud to be able to promote his success and continue to support him with his government contracting efforts in the future.

ARCpoint Labs is a full-service national third-party provider/administrator providing Accurate, Reliable, and Confidential drug, alcohol, DNA and steroid testing, employment/background and wellness screening and corporate wellness programs. The company is nationally recognized and affiliated with the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) and Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA) and has developed a comprehensive program incorporating the many aspects of federally mandated and non-mandated testing. ARCpoint Labs has been in the drug and alcohol testing business for over eighteen years and has over sixty years of combined staff experience.

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About the Author: VBS’ Founder and Managing Director, Jim Mingey, is a decorated Vietnam Veteran raised from a proud military background. An entrepreneur for more than 35 years, Jim can relate on a personal level to the needs of the Veteran small businessperson, and possesses the practical knowledge to implement his experience in today’s market. Jim participated in the EBV Program at Purdue University, is a mentor at American Corporate Partners, developed the first approved franchise training program for the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment(VR&E) Program at Veterans Administration, and was instrumental in forming the first equity fund in the United States exclusively for Veteran owned small businesses and franchises: The Veterans Opportunity Fund. Jim intends to keep on ‘advocating’ for Veterans in franchising.

For further information visit: www.veteransbusinessservices.us

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