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Franchising Offers a Soft Landing for Would-Be Entrepreneurs

USA Today - Veterans Affairs - November 19, 2014

Many entrepreneurially minded veterans turn to franchising as a way to get the benefits of owning a business without some of the risks. Franchisees enjoy the autonomy. challenge, satisfaction and potential financial upside of being the boss, while getting the support of an established brand name, business systems and netork.

"Franchising is a way to be in business for yourself but not by yourself," said Stephen J. Caldeira, president of the International Franchise Association (IFA), noting the similiarities between the military and franchising. "veterans coming out of the military are used to following systems and structure and being part of a team."

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