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Posted by FranchiseHelp on 2014-11-20

How the UPS Store Helps First-Timers Transition to Franchise Ownership

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Many people aspire to start a business and become their own boss. It could be a goal from an early age, or maybe the idea came after retirement and years of hard work.

At any life stage, it can be difficult to juggle current responsibilities and jump into business ownership. According to a recent survey conducted by The UPS Store, consumers who have dreamed of starting their own businesses say financing is the main reason they have not pursued their dreams; however, business owners say taking the leap of faith to start their business was the hardest thing they have overcome. Assessing all of the risks can be scary for many; however, opening a UPS Store franchise can help remove some of the risks associated with starting a business from scratch.

With more than 4,400 locations, The UPS Store network comprises the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers. The UPS Store offers an ownership model ideal for helping small businesses, and the network reaches nearly every corner of the country. But every UPS Store center is locally owned, offering a unique understanding of the needs of its community. 

Opening a UPS Store can be an easy transition for first-time franchise owners, thanks to the support and proven business model UPS Store franchises provide owners. The program is designed to help new franchisees develop and grow business acumen and day-to-day operational skills required to run a UPS Store franchise.  New franchisees attend an extensive training program tailored to all types of learning styles and learn to use their existing skills to succeed and grow in the franchise environment.

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And, thanks to regular training opportunities, national franchisee conventions and the large community of UPS Store franchise owners ready to network, collaborate and answer questions, the learning really never stops.

The UPS Store aims to help all new franchise owners make a smooth transition into managing their own store, but takes particular pride in helping our country’s veterans. For veterans, it can be challenging to shift back into civilian life after serving time in the military. The UPS Store partners with the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran) program and veterans operate more than 275 UPS Store franchise locations throughout the country. As a way of saying thank you for the service to our country, veterans interested in buying a UPS Store franchise are offered $10,000 off the UPS franchise cost and 50 percent off the initial application fee.

The UPS Store is proud to offer a fully-supportive franchise training program to help their new franchisees succeed as they embark on their business ownership journey. 

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