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Archive for the ‘Veterans’ Category

A practical way for you to support our troops this Memorial Day weekend

on May 27th, 2016 Leave a Comment

As we thank troops for their sacrifice, let’s stay focused on providing them the material support they deserve   Last year, the Obama administration demanded America’s military forced be downsized to their lowest levels in generations. The National Center for Policy Analysis believes we need to be investing in our military through stronger research and development, much […]

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What the Federal Government Can Learn from the Private Sector’s Successful Approach to Hiring Veterans

on January 28th, 2014 Leave a Comment

A tax incentive to help veterans start their own businesses would provide a powerful boost for veterans who are ready to start a new career, and who are likely to hire fellow veterans I had the honor to be invited to speak to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veteran Affairs today, addressing the […]

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As Troops Come Home, Here’s How to Help

on October 8th, 2013 Leave a Comment

Returning troops, and businesses can benefit greatly by hiring veterans Tens of thousands of veterans are coming home from the Middle East, looking for jobs and support. I’m proud to say that the franchise industry is delivering some of the help they need by hiring veterans — aggressively recruiting them for jobs within franchise systems […]

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What I’m Planning to Do Next

on February 14th, 2013 Leave a Comment

I’ll be sharing knowledge as an educator, member of several boards, author and advocate for small business and veterans. Thirty years of leading national and worldwide companies provides a useful perch for observing the economy, as well as a lot of hard-won lessons. There’s nothing quite like the perspective you can gain by spending time […]

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Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie Waive Fees to Say ‘Thank You’ to Veterans, Applaud Other Efforts to Help

on July 13th, 2012 Leave a Comment

Waiver saves $30,000 in startup costs, and comes amid other efforts to help Marines are trained to leave no man behind, and I’ve made it a mission my entire career to help fellow veterans build better lives. I was chairman of the International Franchise Association in 2002 when we worked with the Veterans Administration to […]

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Thoughts on Memorial Day and Honoring Our Veterans

on May 22nd, 2012 Leave a Comment

America’s greatness comes at a cost. Monday is the day to honor those who paid it. I’m a big supporter of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran initiative for veterans seeking franchise ownership. The program is an excellent and important way for franchise companies to honor veterans for their service. VetFran makes it easier for veterans […]

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