Wireless Zone was recently featured on washingtonpost.com in an article titled, "Returning from war and turning to franchising." The article deals with former military members who are able to use their past experience and veteran status to segue into the franchise industry. Click here to read the full article.
By: Olga Khazan
John Turner spent 12 years in telecommunications for the Army, and then a few more working in management positions for companies like NEC Global and Cisco. All along, he knew he wanted to eventually be in business for himself.
“I wanted to build my own company, and I knew the communications field the best,” he said. “I realized I could leverage my years of service to get a leg up in the franchise world.”Turner wished to be part of a reputable
“A good franchiser gives you all the tools you need to be successful, and you add your own hard work, determination and confidence,” he said. “Anyone who has been successful in the military understands that type of system.”
More than one million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will enter the workforce in the next five years. Rather than attempt to elbow their way into the tight job market, some veterans are pursuing franchising because it mimics the rule-based system they grew accustomed to in the military.