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VetFran Provides New Educational Resource

Industry leaders, IFA board members share best-in-class education via videos.

In only a few weeks after its completion, the VetFran Video Library has received much attention from both veterans interested in the franchise industry and franchise businesses. The library is only one of the many resources available through the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program in which IFA member companies offer financial incentives, training and mentoring to veterans interested in small-business ownership or a career path in franchising.

With the support of McDonald’s Vice Pres., Global Franchising John Kujawa, CFE, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, VetFran created a series of videos during a daylong seminar at McDonald’s University. Each video can be found in the VetFran Toolkit, designed to enable veterans to understand and assess franchising and its opportunities. Covering the fundamentals of franchising, legal issues, finance and more, the videos provide best-in-class education from the perspective of industry leaders and IFA board members. Content in the library includes:

Franchising 101 for Veterans

Michael Seid, CFE, (U.S. Army), CEO of MSA Worldwide and co-author of “Franchising for Dummies” and DLA Piper Partner Rich Morey, CFE, present an introduction to franchising.

VetFran, Veterans & Franchising

Joe Lindenmayer, (U.S. Marine Corps), president and COO of TSS Photography, and Jon Rucker, CFE, (U.S. Air Force), military programs manager of Snap-On Tools, discuss VetFran and the relationship between veterans and franchising.

A Veteran Franchisee’s Perspective

Marc Heuermann, (Illinois Air National Guard), RadioShack franchisee, offers a veteran’s perspective on franchise ownership.

Franchise Finance 101 for Veterans

Rich Bradshaw, (U.S. Air Force, U.S. Naval Reserve veteran), head of SBA Lending for TD Bank, provides an overview of franchise finance.

Franchise Law 101

Rich Morey, CFE, DLA Piper partner, presents introduction to franchise law.

From Honor to Owner

A short film that celebrates veterans who are succeeding in the industry with the support of VetFran and IFA.

Kevin Blanchard is project coordinator, research & strategic initiatives for the International Franchise Association.

Kevin Blanchard is project coordinator, research & strategic initiatives for the International Franchise Association.

VetFran Panel Discussion, Restaurant Leadership Conference

VetFran panel discussion during the General Session of 2013 Restaurant Leadership Conference
Moderator: Steve Caldeira, CFE, IFA president & CEO
Panelists:
Jim Amos, CFE, chairman, Tasti D-Lite LLC
Sean Falk, owner, WolFTeaM LLC, president, Nachogang LLC
Stuart Mathis, president & CEO, The Quizno’s Corporation
Jerry Pegram, category manager, Pepsi Lipton Partnership Sales Strategy & Insights, PepsiCo

To access the VetFran Video Library, visit www.vetfran.com/vetfran-video-library.

Kevin Blanchard is project coordinator, research & strategic initiatives for the International Franchise Association. Find him at fransocial.franchise.org via the directory.

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