FlipFlop Dogs: Why We Started the Veteran Franchise Giveaway
FlipFlop Dogs will be giving away a franchise to one honorably discharged
veteran, as a small token of our appreciation and gratitude for all they have done for our country.
The numbers are astonishing. With more than 21 million veterans in the U.S., there are over 200,00 that are unable to find a job. The statistics are a tragedy and could be considered an embarrassment to our nation. After all our veterans have sacrificed for us, allowing Americans to feel safe at home while they are out there sacrificing their lives; the least we could do is provide them with homeland financial security when they arrive safely home. We are unsure as to how our admirable, dedicated veterans became a staggering statistic of unemployment. At FlipFlop Dogs, we noticed and decided to take action.
The number of veterans unemployed or dissatisfied with their careers vastly outweighs our franchises ability to make the largest difference. From a franchisor perspective, we felt that our gratitude would best be served in helping a veteran build a successful business, without having to worry about hardships of acquiring assets for an investment fee. Franchising serves as an appropriate opportunity to allow veterans to learn from our three-day training, be supported along the way, receive any guidance needed, and having less risk than starting a new business. We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, dedicated veterans who aspire to own their own business and willing to put in the time and effort to build their success. These veterans are not hard to find, as they make up the most diligent and preserving men and women of our country. Without them, we wouldn’t be the country we are today. Our mission of providing a veteran with this opportunity to build their success, with an established business model, started with two great men from our family- our fathers.
Jack and I’s fathers served in World War II and the Korea War, respectively. Hearing of their struggles as they returned back to civilian life, came with a heavy heart. Both of our fathers were fortunate enough to become successful business owners, and we believe their military training gave them a strong foot forward. Their confidence, persistent attitude and perfecting their business process led them being our role models. We would like to return the favor and recognition by giving their fellow veterans a piece of career achievement., as your experience and skills are very valuable.
From all of here at FlipFlop Dogs, we thank you for the sacrifices you made for our country. Whether you enter this Veteran Franchise Giveaway, or find your career in another place, we hope you find happiness, success and security in civilian life. Enter for the giveaway,beforeOctober 12th, by visiting ourVeteran Giveaway page. Please email us at: contest@FlipFlopDogs.com if you have any questions about how to enter or on your submission.
The Importance of Setting Clear Expectations
So my recommendation is as follows: As early in the relationship as possible, invest the time necessary to clearly describe the shared expectations for how you will work with your customers and, and how you will work with your employees. If you do this well, everyone will be on the same page and when you deliver something a little bit better than they expect, the will see you as someone they trust, like and want to be loyal to – a strong driver of success for any business.
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Before Buying a Franchise Identify Your TRUE Investment
Your approach as a potential franchise buyer is to identify the real investment dollars you’ll need to get the franchise to profitability. The initial source of this information is Item 7 in the FDD. Item 7 is a schedule that details the estimated investment in the franchise. This schedule includes the cost of various items, including: the initial franchise fee, training related expenses, rent, insurance, professional fees for legal and accounting services, supplies, equipment, licenses and permits and additional working capital. Depending upon the specific franchise, there may be added categories. When reviewing the Item 7 schedule it’s important to know that franchisors are not required to list every type of fee or expense that might be part of the investment in the franchise but rather the likely investment needed to start the franchise. As you work to establish your investment number keep in mind the words “estimated” and “typical.” Item 7 is a guide, and as such, you should use this information accordingly.