Franchise Update Media Group Partners with to Provide Franchise Information to 8 Million Veteran Members

San Jose, CA (February 22, 2007) -- Franchise Update Media Group, one of the nation's leading franchise information providers, announced today it will partner with, the nation's primary military membership organization, to provide content for its business research Web site.

"The partnership between and Franchise Update Media Group will be helpful to vets searching for about franchise opportunities," said Tom Aiello, Vice President of He stated that content will be provided directly to the Veteran-Owned Business Center (, a networking forum for veteran entrepreneurs seeking the best business opportunities and companies seeking quality business partners. "Franchise Update Media Group's expertise and commitment will be invaluable to our 8 million members seeking career transitions."

Using its in-depth knowledge of the franchise industry, Franchise Update Media Group will provide members of the most up-to-date information about investigating franchise businesses. Editorial staff will regularly contribute content to the Veteran-Owned Business Center featuring real-life anecdotes about successful veteran franchisees and the concepts they represent.

"The Veteran-Owned Business Center will be a valuable networking for veterans and a powerful resource for franchisors seeking to connect with dedicated vet entrepreneurs," said Therese Thilgen, President of Franchise Update Media Group.

Research indicates that military veterans represent one of the most successful groups of owners in the country. Veterans own more than 14 percent of all small businesses, and their gross income is more than twice the non-vet owned small businesses. SBA also reports that more than 22 percent of veterans in the U.S. want to start a business.

Steve Olson, Publisher of Franchise Update Media Group, adds " helps veterans access the special business and financing programs available to them. Now, through the new Vet-Owned Business Center, we will introduce these informed veterans to franchise information and opportunities that can fit their lifestyles and fulfill their entrepreneurial aspirations."

About Franchise Update Media Group

Founded in 1988, Franchise Update Media Group is one of the nation's leading information companies in franchising, operating divisions in executive conferences and the Internet. The company publishes the leading independent franchise trade magazine, Franchise UPDATE, which reaches 90 percent of expanding U.S. franchisors. It also produces franchise surveys and research designed for franchisors. Visit the company at

About, the nation's largest military membership organization, is dedicated to connecting the 30 million members of the military and veteran community to every advantage earned in service to America. helps its more than 8 million members access their benefits, advance their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected. is a division of Monster Worldwide, Inc. Visit the company at

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