-Written by Erik Sargent
With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, our team here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK likes to make it a special point each year to recognize the important sacrifices made by the brave men and women of our military.
People might see our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise locations giving back to veterans in the community through programs like our Movers for Military campaign, but we also work hard to provide veterans with job opportunities – specifically franchising within our brand. Just last year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK was recognized on the Military Times “best for Vets” list for 2018, which recognizes the top franchising opportunities for veterans around the country.
We’ve also been featured on the Franchise Business Review Veterans & Franchising report three different times in the last decade, and it’s a testament to the effort we put in to providing our veterans with successful and meaningful business opportunities.
“Being a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee was an easy transition for me coming from the military,” said Michael Sham, a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee in Mississippi. “The job is similar in many ways. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK makes franchise ownership easy, and even gives veterans a military discount on the purchase of the location.”
Veterans are able to align well with the lifestyle at our franchise locations, and things like our company core values resonate with their military background.
“I think a lot of the same core values that are in the military align well with being a business owner, especially at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in particular,” said Tim Lightner, a veteran multi-unit franchisee for the Racine and Madison, Wisc. locations. “Values and techniques like discipline, hard work, putting the cause before yourself – those all fit well together, and there’s an overlap.”
It’s not just the culture of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK that makes franchising a worthwhile for veterans, either.
Veterans who purchase a franchise with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK receive a 10 percent discount through our partnership with VetFran, and these savings can be directly invested back into your business to take the pressure off startup costs.
Most importantly, our franchising model is built to provide success to anyone – veteran or not. Franchisee experience is extremely important to us, and our number one goal is to help them find success by providing the proper training and resources for success.
“As a veteran, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK opened their arms to me and helped me pursue a dream to own a growing and successful business,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Colorado Springs Franchisee Jeff Walker, who’s also an Army Veteran. “It’s been 27 years since my service in the Army, and I’ve never thought business would be so good.”
For veterans out there who are looking for the next step and who have interest in becoming a business owner, we encourage you to reach out to our Franchise Development team and learn more about the opportunity, or visit our Franchise Development website, here.
“I would tell not only veterans but anybody that if you really, firmly believe in customer service and are really willing to work hard, this is one of the best situations I’ve ever seen for starting a business,” said Bob Christensen, a multi-unit TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee with locations in Iowa and Illinois.
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