Category Archive: Transition into Franchise Ownership

Feb 06

Beyond ETAP: Accelerating Your Career Transition

Have you taken an executive  career transition course and found that it left you less than fully prepared to successfully enter the civilian workforce? Would you like to get a better handle on the pros and cons of working for smaller versus larger firms, public service versus the private sector, and negotiating your benefits package? …

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Jan 18

” I Don’t Want to Do Sales”

Over the years, I have come across senior military leaders in transition unsure about which career path to pursue next; the one certainty many seem to share is an almost visceral aversion to “doing sales or business development.” Everyone can appreciate the stereotypes of the used car salesman or other “aggressive” vendors we have encountered who …

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Dec 13

The Value of a Great Mentor

Great mentors are worth their weight in gold. They can be the best cheerleaders yet, at the same time, are not afraid to remind you when you are headed in the wrong direction. Mentors serve as sounding boards and often draw from their own experience to help you avoid common pitfalls as you explore post-military career options. …

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Sep 09

Study Highlights Importance of “Gainful and Meaningful Employment” for Veterans

This summer, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University released the publication “Guide to Leading Policies, Practices & Resources: Supporting the Employment of Veterans and Military Families.” The study highlights key challenges related to veteran’s military-to-civilian transition and their successful employment in the civilian workforce. More than 30 private sector employers and …

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Aug 08

Marine on a Mission: Franchising as Post-Military Career

As you assess the many options of a second career following military service, Mary Kennedy Thompson, a former Marine Corps officer, wants to be sure that you consider joining the thousands of American veterans who have become successful owners and operators of their own franchise businesses. In addition to serving as President and CEO of Mr. Rooter, Mary serves …

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