Both current and prospective small business owners who are seeking financing or are curious about how “fundable”
“Franchise ownership is an incredible opportunity for veterans who want to apply their leadership skills in an entrepreneurial way, but as for any other prospective and current business owners, financing often emerges as a key challenge,” said Mike Rozman, co-president of BoeFly. “BoeFly is committed to helping veterans realize their goals of small business ownership by providing tools and services to help them obtain financing in the most efficient way possible, and we are proud to be working with the IFA to advance opportunities for veterans taking the path of entrepreneurship.”
The IFA, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative are launching new tools and resources in 12 cities to help veterans access opportunities in small business ownership and employment, including a new free online Veterans Franchise Toolkit and a new Mentor Network to connect veterans to business leaders and jobs.
A national launch event including IFA, VFW and business leaders is taking place in Washington, D.C. today at 10:00 a.m. at the National Press Club, 14th & Penn. Ave. NW, in the Murrow Room.
“Many skills learned in the military translate well to franchise ownership. With over 70,000 veteran-owned franchises in operation already and a million troops returning home in the coming years, franchise businesses are looking to recruit additional veterans into small business ownership,” said IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira. “With the new VetFran Toolkit and Mentor Network, IFA is providing valuable resources to help veterans take advantage of these opportunities and also overcome some of the key challenges associated with franchise ownership, such as financing. Our veterans have done an honorable duty serving this country, and now we are honored to help them work toward becoming leaders in the civilian economy.”
BoeFly makes it easier to obtain small business loans (http://www.boefly.com/
Borrowers build a complete decision-ready loan request online using BoeFly’s exclusive “SmartForm”
BoeFly, now in a Strategic Alliance with the International Franchise Association to expand credit access to franchisees, offers a Franchise Solution that brings these benefits to the large and growing small business franchisee community and is the choice of over 100 brands, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Carl’s Jr., Express Personnel and Kiddie Academy, among many others.
BoeFly’s Affiliate Solution is the financing exchange chosen by the Association of Small Business Development Centers, representing approximately 1,000 centers nationwide, which are funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, to serve small businesses, and Franchise Gator, the leading site for information on franchise opportunities.
BoeFly was founded by small business owners and small business lending experts with extensive small business lending experience. The company is privately-held and is based in New York City. http://www.boefly.com.
About the International Franchise Association
The International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising. Through its media awareness campaign highlighting the theme, Franchising:
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