Forces to Franchises

Could running your own business be the perfect way for you to transition to civilian life?

Find out in a free seminar on Tuesday 19 April in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

ArmyYou might be surprised that the skills you've picked up during military or emergency service can make you ideally suited to being a business owner.

Discipline, teamwork, problem-solving, leadership, motivation, a strong work ethic ... sound familiar?

These are characteristics that are very highly valued in franchising. A franchisee owns and runs their own business, with access to support in the things they may not be experienced in - accounts, marketing and so on. Think of it as self-employment with backup when you need it. It's a sector with strong links to the forces.

That's why the Franchise Trust, a registered charity, is running a FREE seminar for anyone leaving service to find out more about franchising: how it works, the numerous opportunities available and how to go about finding the right one for you. Hear from experts and people that have successfully transitioned from forces to franchising.

They include Craig Tiley, who successfully transitioned to business ownership late last year following a 15-year army career.

You can view the full agenda for the event here. The seminar takes place on Tuesday 19 April at the bfa offices near Abingdon, south Oxfordshire.

Places are limited and strictly first come, first served. Fill in your details below (please tell us the service you're leaving/have left in the 'Company' box, e.g. police, army etc) and we'll take care of the rest. And we promise: no spam, ever.

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