Last year, in honor of Veterans Day, First Lady Michele Obama announced the creation of Operation Enduring Opportunity. In cooperation with the International Franchise Association, the White House Joining Forces initiative invited franchise businesses to aid returning and retiring Veterans in the purchasing and running of franchise businesses. Operation Enduring Opportunity is an industry-wide recruitment plan designed to help returning veterans find satisfying careers in franchise businesses as they re-enter civilian life. The goal of the program is to hire and recruit 75,000 veterans and 5,000 wounded warriors by 2014.
Through the VetFran program of IFA, returning and retiring Veterans are offered incentives for purchasing franchises. The International Franchise Association also offers support in training and business models. Most in the franchise business arena feel that franchise ownership is tailor-made for the returning vet as it taps into the leadership skills learned in the military.
As the year has progressed, more and more national franchises have announced their participation in this program. Cartridge World North America has joined in the initiative as well. Cartridge World North America is offering a 10% discount in the franchise fee for military personnel. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact FranchiseInfo@CartridgeWorld.com to find out more about this opportunity.
Cartridge World Bloomingdale is pleased to be a part of this reaching out to veterans by offering their own discount of 10% off on all Cartridge World-brand ink and toner printer cartridges. Whether you are a returning or retired veteran, Cartridge World Bloomingdale joins with its North American headquarters to wish you a Happy Veterans Day and thank you for your service to our country.