Calling all Veterans: TeamLogic IT Waives Franchise Fee for Military Veterans in 2012
CompTIA’s Creating IT Futures Foundation to support new franchisees through its Apprentice Program
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (November 10, 2011) – With veteran unemployment rates higher than the national average and tens of thousands of service men and women returning from deployment in the coming months, TeamLogic IT is stepping up to award up to ten franchises to qualified military veterans by waiving the $40,000 franchise fee to those who join TeamLogic IT through the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran program.
“This $400,000 investment demonstrates our commitment to supporting veterans through the VetFran program,” said Chuck Lennon, president of TeamLogic IT, who is also the vice chairman of CompTIA, a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of information technology (IT) professionals and companies. “The unemployment rate amongst veterans is already high and with so many more coming home, TeamLogic IT is committed to providing opportunities to our nation’s veterans to smoothly transition them into civilian life and the working world.”
Focused on “veterans hiring veterans,” this new program also includes a partnership with CompTIA and its Creating IT Futures Foundation to leverage its IT-Ready Apprentice Program, which will help franchisees in participating locations to find trained technicians who are also former military. To help franchisees staff up, all of the costs associated with apprentice recruitment, training, certification, and online mentoring are subsidized by the foundation.
“In essence, the fundamental structure of the franchising industry and military is similar,” added Lennon. “Franchisees must follow a proven business model to thrive and military personnel are trained to follow standard systems to successfully complete a mission. The skills learned in the military are completely transferrable to the small business world—from logistics and operations to management and expertise, military veterans have the right framework to excel in the franchising industry.”
Veterans have a proven track record of success in franchising. According to a recent study based on U.S. Census data, there are more than 66,000 veteran-owned franchise establishments in the United States, providing jobs directly for 815,000 Americans. In addition, more than 2,100 veterans have become franchise business owners through the VetFran program, originally established in 1991.
TeamLogic IT is a leading national provider of comprehensive computer-based services for managing IT at today’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), allowing the support of an in-house IT department at a considerably lower cost.
For further information regarding TeamLogic IT or its franchise opportunity, visit http://www.TeamLogicIT.com/. For more information about VetFran, visit http://www.vetfran.com/.
About TeamLogic IT
TeamLogic IT is a leading national provider of comprehensive computer-based services for managing information technology (IT) for today’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). With more than 50 offices nationwide, TeamLogic IT provides outsourced IT services that address the needs of most computer networks and systems, including networking, security, data, and email services, as well as hardware and software support. By focusing on preventing IT disaster through its unique managed services program called SystemWatch IT®, TeamLogic IT has become the trusted “IT Partner” for thousands of SMBs throughout the United States. TeamLogic IT is owned by Franchise Services, Inc. (FSI), a management company that owns the franchise brands Sir Speedy, PIP Printing and Marketing Services, Signal Graphics and MultiCopy. For further information regarding TeamLogic IT, visit http://www.TeamLogicIT.com/. For further information on the TeamLogic IT franchise opportunity, visit http://www.franserv.com/TeamLogicIT/.
About Creating IT Futures Foundation
Established in 1998 by CompTIA, the IT Industry Association, the Creating IT Futures Foundation helps at-risk individuals and populations under-represented in IT prepare for, secure, and be successful in IT careers. A 501(c)(3) organization, among its clients are military personnel re-entering civilian life and workers displaced from other industries. The Foundation also works to bring greater diversity to the IT workforce, with a particular focus on women, African Americans and Hispanics.
About the International Franchise Association
The International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, IFA works through its government relations, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising. Through its media awareness campaign highlighting the theme, Franchising: Building Local Businesses, One Opportunity at a Time, IFA promotes the economic impact of the franchise industry, which supports nearly 18 million jobs and $2.1 trillion of economic output for the U.S. economy. IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law and business development.