-Written by Erik Sargent
For veterans, transitioning from military life into the business world can be a difficult process, and finding the right fit is an important step as you look for professional and personal success. One of the most rewarding opportunities is choosing to own a business, particularly in the world of franchising.
The international moving business TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is a nationally recognized opportunity for veterans looking to go into franchising. With experienced franchisees who have served our country, we’ve worked to develop a system that is both inviting and rewarding for veterans, while giving them the tools for success after their service.
“We are thankful for all of our veterans, and are blessed and proud that many have selected to be part of our system, helping us to become one of the best franchise systems in the country,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® CEO Jeff Wesley. “Veterans have a tremendous record of success with us, and we welcome the opportunity to share in our success with additional veteran partners in the future.”
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has received several accolades over the years for its franchising efforts, several being veteran-related. The Franchise Business Review named us on their Top Franchises for Veterans list, and we were also featured on the list for Best for Vets Franchise Opportunities by Military Times.
The system provides an extensive list of resources to help veterans not only ease into the role of franchising, but also learn the ins and outs of the moving industry and show how it can be a fantastic business opportunity related to many skills sets veterans possess.
Assistance to purchase your franchise
As a veteran, the startup process for purchasing a franchise with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® features many added benefits.
Through VetFran, we have established a partnership that allows veterans to receive a special 10 percent discount off the franchise fee. This is aimed at helping ease some of the costs, and also provides a database tailored to veterans for support outside of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system.
“The VetFran discount was great,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Boynton Beach, Fla., Franchisee David Williams. “We were able to turn around and use that money for payment on our first truck.”
The discount gives veterans a starting point as they begin investing their money into the business, and can ease some of the initial costs franchisees take on.
“The VetFran discount was very beneficial to our business because it allowed us to re-invest the capital back into the business,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Oxford, Miss., Franchisee Michael Sham. “Being a start-up, it’s always good to have a decent amount of capitol on hand, and to get a check for the amount of the discount a few months after we opened was nice.”
A system designed to help you succeed
Whether you have prior business experience or not, once you make the investment to purchase a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise, you are given all of the proper tools to help you learn and excel as a business owner.
Our franchisees are invited to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Home Office in Lansing, Mich., for our “Gearing Up” class, which teaches new franchisees everything they need to know about the system and its processes. With more than 30 years of experience, we know everything there is to know about the moving industry, and we want to share these experiences with you.
To match the training you’ll receive at “Gearing Up”, we offer a vast online training and learning system, real-time webinars hosted by subject matter experts at Home Office, and other online programs geared to help you become a successful franchisee.
When purchasing a franchise, you also gain access to our Home Office team that works directly with franchises daily to provide support, information, and best business practices. We have subject matter experts in all areas of business, including training and development, human resources, marketing, sales, information technology, risk management, DOT and fleet safety, accounting, and national accounts.
Making the investment
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® makes it a point to honor and recognize the veterans of this great country, and that goes all the way into providing job opportunities throughout our system. With the endless resources provided to you and with the continued growth of our business, there’s never a better time to join our growing brand.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us move your career forward. We are proud to be part of the VetFran network! If you are interested in learning more about franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® visit, franchise.twomenandatruck.com.