Sign shop franchisor FASTSIGNS International Inc., Carrollton, Texas, was named one of the top franchises for military veterans by both USA Today and G.I. Jobs magazine.
The USA Today honor is based off of data collected by the World Franchising Network for its fifth annual list of the “50 Top Franchises for Veterans,” which selected 50 franchisors from 300-plus companies that had the best representation in their operations (including franchised units, company-owned units and among the ranks of senior management) and individual programs created to attract veterans. This recognition was featured in the June 20, 2014 issue of USA Today in the “Franchising Today” section, which can be viewed online at http://www.worldfranchising.com/articles/veterans-appreciated-and-heartily-welcomed-by-the-franchising-community.
Additionally, G.I. Jobs magazine ranked FASTSIGNS in the top 10 percent of 4,000-plus franchise companies that are doing the most to recruit military veterans. This honor can be viewed online at http://www.gijobs.com/hot-franchises-list/hot-franchises-for-veterans-2014.
“We offer military veterans the most comprehensive support and financial incentives available in our industry,” says Mark Jameson, FASTSIGNS’ executive vice president, franchise support and development. “These men and women sacrifice so much for our freedom, and we want to make the transition into civilian life as simple as possible for them.”
FASTSIGNS is part of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran program that provides military veterans with special incentives and assistance to open a franchise. All veterans who choose to become FASTSIGNS franchise partners can take advantage of specific incentives, including a 50 percent reduced franchise fee of $18,750 and reduced royalties for the first twelve months. For more information about the FASTSIGNS veteran program, visit http://fsfastsigns.com/own-a-fastsigns/veteran-program.