PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Office Pride Commercial Cleaning has announced a heartfelt “thank you” to veterans in the form of contest, with up to three qualified U.S. military veterans winning a waiver of the initial franchise fee, a $35,000 value. Potential winners will be announced on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017. The contest is open to all active duty service members and Honorably Discharged veterans from any branch of the U.S. armed forces.
Office Pride has made it a priority to seek out high quality veteran candidates for its franchise opportunities, offering a 25 percent discount off of the initial franchise fee for any military veteran seeking to open an Office Pride franchise. Men and women with military service often exemplify core values Office Pride looks for in prospective franchisees, including commitment, teamwork, dedication, who value training and support and who are driven to succeed in their mission.
“It is very important for us to show our gratitude to those who have bravely served our country,” said Todd Hopkins, CEO of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning. “We want to provide a path to franchise ownership for as many veterans as we can, and this franchise fee giveaway is just one way to go the extra mile to making business ownership obtainable for these brave men and women.”
Office Pride invites prospective franchisees to submit an essay as well as complete a Franchise Application and Personal Financial Statement as well as a Spot-On assessment by the October 20th deadline. The brief essay should focus on how an applicant’s background and career goals align with Office Pride’s mission and values and why they would like to become a member of the Office Pride franchise family. A panel of judges will select up to three qualified veterans based on their contest applications, including the essay. Winning veteran contestants must also meet all of the franchise company’s standard franchisee qualifications.
In recognition of Office Pride’s dedication to attracting former service members, Military Times has placed the company on its “Best for Vets” franchise list. Franchise Business Review consistently ranks Office Pride as a Top Franchise for Veterans. In addition, the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) has designated Office Pride as one of America’s “Top Franchises for Veterans” with a 5 Star VetFran rating, a designation received by only a select number of franchise brands in the United States.
The announcement of the Veterans Day initial franchise fee giveaway comes as Office Pride is achieving 20+ percent average revenue growth for its franchise offices, while also significantly expanding across the United States. The three new veteran-owned franchisees would add to the over 136 existing locations across the country. To apply, Veterans must visit www.VeteranBusinessOpportunity.com and submit the request for consideration. They will receive an email with contest rules and the required steps to complete their entry.