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We are proud to announce Entrepreneur has recognized LINK Staffing as a Top Franchise for Veterans. Each year Entrepreneur recognizes 150 companies out of hundreds of entries to create the list of the top franchises for veterans. This year, LINK Staffing ranked 15th on the 2018 list, reinforcing its commitment to offer top support and assistance to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
“Being recognized as a Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur is a huge honor to us at LINK,” said Michelle Bearden, vice president of Franchise Operations at LINK Staffing. “Veterans are vital to our franchise family and we continue to strive to create valuable opportunities for our fellow countrymen that have willingly served to protect our country.”
To develop the list of the Top Franchises for Veterans, Entrepreneur invites companies to participate in a survey that provides information regarding each company’s veterans program, including veteran incentive and how veteran franchisees are attracted to and supported by the company. LINK offers a valuable franchise program for military veterans, including the ability to receive sixty percent off the franchise fee and reduced royalties for the first twelve months. Additionally, LINK is a member of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program, which was established to support veterans with financial incentives to become franchisees.
“I spent several years serving in the U.S. Army which gave me the leadership skills and confidence necessary to run a business,” said John Sharp, LINK Franchisee since 2000. “I worked for LINK for eight years as a branch manager before buying my first LINK franchise in 2000. My office in San Antonio is consistently one of the top performing offices and won Franchise Office of the Year Award in 2015.”
In addition to the incentives and support LINK offers to veterans who want to become LINK franchisees, LINK also developed the LINKCorps[Symbol] program that helps veterans find meaningful post-military employment where their skills and experience will be put to good use.
For information about LINK’s franchise opportunities for veterans, please contact Michelle Bearden at (713) 784-4400 or visit our Veteran Programs page.