Amid all the sales, the onset of summer, cookouts and parades ...let's not forget that Memorial Day is for remembering and honoring those fallen military members who have sacrificed their lives for the rest of us.
While we can only remember and honor those who are gone, our surviving members deserve your acknowledgment of gratitude and respect as well.
The franchise community pays its respect to Veterans everyday with a number of programs to assist vets to get into a franchise business - with guidance and discounts. If you know a vet who wants to get into a franchise business, pass on the info below:
VetFran - a strategic initiative with the International Franchise Association to "Provide Access and Opportunities in Franchising to Our Nation’s Veterans and Their Spouses."
VetFran Directory - over 600 franchise companies participate in the program. Their company profiles, as well as the financial incentives they offer to veterans, can be viewed in the VetFran Directory.
Entrepreneur Magazine - Top 10 franchises for Veterans.
Enjoy your holiday but take a moment to honor the brave!