The U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes that small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, with franchised businesses accounting for 10 percent of all small businesses in America as well as 7.6 million direct jobs and making up 2.5 percent of the U.S GDP. As a process-driven entrepreneurial opportunity, the franchise business model has long been an attractive business venture for veterans after their service as it gives individuals the opportunity to open their own small business backed with a proven model of profitability, an established brand, an extensive operating manual and support from a franchisor.
Even though veterans make up just 7 percent of the population, 14 percent of all franchisees are veterans. After leaving military service, veterans are drawn to opportunities where they can apply the skills they’ve developed during their service – including leadership, self-discipline and work ethic – in their civilian lives. The same skills that contributed to their success in military service are the same skills that make veterans well-suited for the franchising world. In fact, a recent study showed that 63 percent of veterans and active duty service members who envisioned a second career as a small-business owner considered owning a franchise.
While many options exist out there, True REST Float Spa, a wellness franchise that offers members access to flotation therapy, is especially attractive to veterans because of their commitment to those who have served in the military. True REST Float Spa provides relaxation, better sleep and pain relief for multiple ailments including holistic treatment options for chronic pain, anxiety, depression and stress.
Out of the 32 franchise owners at True REST Float Spa, four are United States veterans. They have utilized the recurring revenue model that implements low, long-term maintenance; few part-time, minimum wage consultants; and an average of 5.6 percent spent on the cost of goods. As the world leader in float therapy, True REST Float Spa supports franchisees and their members, especially active and retired military personnel, having an experience unlike any other. Since Sept. 11, 2015, every 11th day of the month, True REST Float Spa opens its door to active duty service members and veterans to float for free. Additionally, the floatation therapy leader has held promotions have included gift card deals where any purchase is matched and a member of the U.S. military, active or veteran, is gifted the second gift card. To date, True REST Float Spa has provided almost 3,000 free floats to veterans and individuals on active duty.
True REST Float Spa encourages interested veterans to realize their entrepreneurial dreams by offering at 10 percent discount on the initial franchise fee to own and operate a True REST Float Spa.
For more details about this exclusive offer for veterans, visit www.TrueREST.com/Veterans