SOURCE: Marco's Pizza Franchise
TOLEDO, OH--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2013) - A proven business model, a top-quality product and a commitment to rapid growth make Marco's Pizza franchising a great option for veterans transitioning back into civilian life.
As a proud participant in the International Franchise Association's VetFran program, Marco's offers a $5,000 discount on its franchise fee to veterans.
According to VetFran.com, more than 66,000 veteran-owned franchises in the U.S. generate more than $41 billion in GDP. Here are three reasons veterans are well-suited for Marco's franchise ownership:
Leadership. Military training highlights the importance of operating in high-stress situations and following a chain of command. In the business world, leaders set the tone and make decisions quickly. In franchising, it's especially important to be able to function as a leader while following established processes.
Teamwork. In the armed services, you have to rely on the person next to you, sometimes for your very life. In the Marco's franchise system, you rely on your fellow franchisees to share best practices, and you rely on the corporate team to provide the support you need to make your business a success. It may not save your life, but it could save your business.
Self-discipline. Veterans, more than anyone, know the meaning of self-discipline. It's valuable in the military, and it's valuable in business. Business owners need self-discipline to lead a crew, market the business on a daily basis and keep the momentum going.
"With Marco's, the operational aspect replicated what I had done in the military in the past," says Kevin Wilkerson, Area Representative in Edmond, Okla., and a veteran. "Every day we're dealing with hiring, firing, marketing and market analysis, how to retain and attract customers, day-to-day operations, development of new stores, site selection, construction, management -- all the logistics."
Marco's Pizza currently has 379 stores in 29 states and more territory availability than any of the top pizza delivery franchises. We make the dough fresh in-store daily and use only premium toppings. Customers can taste the difference.
For more information about franchise opportunities at Marco's Pizza, go to www.marcosfranchising.com.