OTHELLO, Wash., April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As of January 1, 2016, BatonUSA has begun working exclusively with qualified, honorably discharged US military personnel to help them become business owners. The unique business ownership apprentice program matches candidates with a business in the field of his or her choice, then provides ongoing mentoring, monitoring, mediation and management. When it comes time to purchase the business and take the reins, BatonUSA works to make the SBA Loan process as seamless as possible. Qualified veterans pay nothing to participate in BatonUSA's program.
"If you've ever dreamed of owning your own business, we can make that possible," explains John Loewen, founder, owner, and business analyst at BatonUSA. "The advantages of business ownership are tremendous. There's a great feeling in working for yourself rather than someone else. Owners make all of the important decisions like hiring and firing, and are tasked with the responsibility of leading a team and setting a strong example. For many veterans, business ownership offers an appealing way to transition back to civilian life."
Millions of business-owning Baby Boomers will be looking for an exit strategy in the coming years, so the supply of small businesses participating in this program is forecasted to be strong and steady.
BatonUSA's mission is to fulfill four key objectives. First, the company wants to help business owners "pass the baton" to the next generation while receiving Fair Market Value for their tremendous investment of time, money and sweat equity. The second goal is met through the first goal, which is to protect the business's employees from losing their jobs. The third goal is to help America's veterans build a solid foundation for their, and their family's, future. Finally, BatonUSA's fourth goal is to help strengthen our economy by preserving successful small businesses and as the business grows to employ more people.
"If you believe that owning a business is what you really want, I encourage you to apply today," concludes Loewen. "When you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life."
To get started as an apprentice/buyer, honorably discharged military personal – or those within a 3-month window of discharge – should complete and mail the BatonUSA Apprentice Application & Agreement.
BatonUSA, Inc. was founded in late 2010, with their website established early 2011. The company was converted to a DBA, BatonUSA in January 2014, under PurrPetual Developments, Inc. (PDi). BatonUSA's Business Ownership Apprentice Program originally worked with both civilians and military personnel, but has worked solely with honorably discharged vets beginning January 1, 2016.
The home office of BatonUSA is located in the small main street town of Othello, Washington. The company maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. More information on the history and operations of BatonUSA is available at http://www.batonusa.com.
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