SOUTHBURY, Conn., June 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Entrepreneur's Source®, AdviCoach®, Expense Reduction Consulting®, Business Partner Marketing Coach®, DIGIKIDS® and Decor&You®—six concepts under the Franchise Source Brands International™ (FSBI) umbrella—have been recognized among the top Military Friendly Franchises by G.I. Jobs magazine for 2012.
The magazine's prestigious Military Friendly Franchises list identifies franchises that demonstrate the best military recruiting practices in the nation. This honor ranks FSBI's brands in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide.
In an effort to give back to those who have given so much, FSBI has committed to hire/recruit 300 qualified military veterans by 2014 as Coaches and Associate Business Development Representatives. FSBI offers a 15 percent discount from the standard franchise fee for qualified military veterans who chose to become coaches. Through the associates program, military veterans are paired with participating franchisees to work collaboratively in the booming professional coaching industry. Coaches and associates work with small businesses to help them grow and prosper in such areas as leadership, sales, marketing, human resources and communication.
FSBI has also created Veteran2Entrepreneur™ (V2E™), a group dedicated to helping those who defended the American Dream achieve the American Dream. V2E has teams of FSBI franchisees and staff working on creating informative webinars, gathering information on resources around the country for veterans, identifying veteran charities to support, attending job fairs and expos, and reaching out to veterans across the country to offer them assistance.
"We are honored to be recognized by G.I. Jobs for the efforts we're taking to support our nation's heroes in pursuing their entrepreneurship dreams," said Terry Powell, CEO and founder of FSBI, a multi-brand franchisor with high-performance brands dedicated to the advancement of the entrepreneur and those who aspire to be one. "We understand the steps necessary to become an entrepreneur and are proud to offer those who preserve our freedom with the resources they need to make their dreams of business ownership a reality. Offering V2E and a discount on our franchise fee is our way of saying 'thank you.'"
The Military Friendly Franchises list is determined through extensive research by the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Franchises team, which included a comprehensive survey of more than 4,000 franchises. The survey questioned the following key areas in each franchise system: the number and percent of veteran-owned franchises, programs and policies in place that measure a franchise's non-financial efforts to recruit and retain military veterans, and a franchise's financial efforts to recruit and retain military veterans.
"The Military Friendly Franchises list was created three years ago out of demand from military veterans, many of whom want to start or own their own business but are unclear where to begin," said Sean Collins, the Director of G.I. Jobs. "Being selected as a Military Friendly Franchise places FSBI's brands in this elite group, and is a testimony to its world class programs and policies that support military veterans interested in franchise opportunities."
For more information regarding FSBI or any of its brands, visit http://www.franchisesource.com.
About Franchise Source Brands International™
Franchise Source Brands International™ (FSBI) is a multi-brand business coaching franchisor with high-performance brands dedicated to the advancement of the entrepreneur and those who aspire to be one. Today, FSBI's business coaching brands dominate the $1.5 billion business coaching market with a commanding 33 percent of the business coaching and consulting franchise market in North America. With a leadership team that boasts the Certified Franchise Executives designation from the International Franchise Association, FSBI operates highly-ranked franchise brands, including: The Entrepreneur's Source®, AdviCoach®, Business Partner Marketing Coach®, DIGIKIDS®, Expense Reduction Consulting®, Decor&You®, Franchise Match® and WEBB Women Empowered by Business® WEBB. For more information regarding FSBI or any of its brands, visit http://www.franchisesource.com.
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