LAS VEGAS, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ActionCOACH, the world's leading business and executive coaching company, is launching Free Franchise for the Forces, a program that will award $7.6 million in franchises to 100 eligible Veterans from the U.S. Armed Forces in select U.S. states.
The company is embarking on a search to recruit 100 Veterans who have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces into its system through a six month recruitment drive, beginning May 1, 2011.
The selected candidates will join the ranks of over 1,000 Business Coaches in 34 countries and become part of an award winning, global business coaching company.
Interested Veterans can click here to complete an online form and find out if they qualify for the company's franchise giveaway.
"ActionCOACH is proud to grant the largest franchise scholarship in the history of America," ActionCOACH CEO for U.S.A. & Canada, Jodie Shaw said. "Veterans have selflessly put their lives on the line for their nation and it's time they got rewarded for it."
ActionCOACH's Free Franchise for the Forces program comes at a good time for Veterans.
"Veterans have helped their country offshore; now they have the opportunity to help it on their own soil," Shaw said. "Veterans who are successfully awarded an ActionCOACH Franchise will be in a unique position to help America's small business sector, which will undoubtedly fuel its economic growth."
According to Shaw, business coaching is in high demand.
"Despite an extremely frail economy, our franchisees have enjoyed a 20% increase in average quarter over quarter revenue in 2010," she said. "In fact, this is the reason we decided to include Item 19, the Earnings Claim in our FDD this year, which proves that an ActionCOACH earns significantly higher income than other brands or independent Business Coaches outside our system."
Shaw continued, "The U.S. military is a great training institution for success in the business world and its 'alumni' make very attractive franchisees for us. The majority of those who serve in the military return home with skills in leadership, teamwork and integrity and the fact we follow a proven path to success with a disciplined approach makes our franchise especially attractive to Veterans."
As part of the Giveaway, ActionCOACH will waive its $50,000 franchise fee as well as the training and tech fee of $26,250 for as many as 100 qualified Veteran applicants. Candidates will be liable for ongoing royalties and marketing fees as well as their travel arrangements to and from Las Vegas, Nevada where training will take place in the months of September and October.
About ActionCOACH: ActionCOACH is the world's number one business coaching and executive coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 34 countries. To learn more, go to actioncoach.com.
Geetika Chhatwal Sahni