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Rainbow International Named Top 100 Franchise for Veterans

July 6th, 2012 by Rainbow International

Entrepreneur Magazine names Rainbow International as one of the Top 100 franchises for Veterans.

Franchisors have long recognized that military veterans–with their leadership skills, dedication and ability to work within a strict system–make ideal franchisees.

The International Franchise Association (IFA) estimates that one out of every seven franchises in the U.S.–more than 66,000 businesses in total–is owned and operated by a veteran.

There are many more veterans who would love to own their own business, and the biggest obstacle to that dream is money. Since the post-9/11 relaunch of the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran), more than 400 franchisors have offered incentives to veterans in the form of discounted startup costs. Many companies go even further to help veterans make their business ownership dreams a reality by offering additional assistance, financing help, special training and more.

To determine which franchises are doing the most to recruit and retain military veterans, the G.I. Jobs team conducts an annual survey of more than 4.000 franchises. An advisory board consisting of four franchise industry experts helps to determine the survey questions. The answers determine the list, which is tabulated by the following formula: 40 percent for a franchises’ success in recruiting veterans; 30 percent for a company’s financial efforts to recruit veterans, such as franchise fee discounts and recruiting budgets; and 30 percent for non-financial efforts to recruit veterans.

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Rainbow International Named 2012 Military Friendly Franchise by G.I. Jobs Magazine

May 15th, 2012 by Rainbow International

Rainbow International has been named a 2012 Military Friendly Franchise® by G.I. Jobs Magazine. The company is ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide for benefits to veterans.

It is an honor to be recognized as a Military Friendly Franchise again,” Rainbow International President Rob White said.

The cleaning and restoration company honors military veterans all year round by offering service members a discount of 25% off the franchise fee, allowing veterans to use their training and operational skills in a new civilian career.

“The Military Friendly Franchises® list was created three years ago out of demand from military veterans, many of whom want to start or own their own business but are unclear where to begin,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs.  “Being selected as a Military Friendly Franchise places Rainbow International in this elite group, and is testimony to Rainbow International’s world class programs and policies that support military veterans interested franchise opportunities”.

Rainbow International is also a member of IFA’s VetFran strategic iniative, which includes more than 400 IFA franchisor member companies offering financial incentives, training and mentoring to veterans interested in small business ownership and/or a career path in franchising. VetFran was founded by the IFA in 1991 in an effort led by The Dwyer Group® founder Don Dwyer, Sr., to support veterans returning from the Gulf War transition to the civilian economy.