September 29, 2010 // Franchising.com // Ann Arbor, MI - As more and more military veterans look for new business opportunities, many are finding success with opening a VetFran franchise. Molly Maid franchises are being honored for their efforts in helping U.S. military veterans launch their own business. Military Times Edge Magazines recently announced that the nation's leading residential cleaning franchise is among this year's 2010 Best for Veterans honorees.
Military Times Edge Magazine ranks companies based on their professional business practices, record of stable growth and commitment to providing business opportunities to America's veterans.
"Molly Maid's commitment to helping U.S. veterans start new careers has grown tremendously over the past several years and this program is another opportunity for us to recognize and reward America's veterans by offering them a significant discount through the VetFran program," said Kristi Mailloux, Molly Maid's President. "We are committed to helping military veterans build successful businesses and we welcome additional veteran entrepreneurs to become part of our residential cleaning franchise."
Molly Maid earned inclusion in the Military Times Edge rankings, in part, for the discounts they offer to Veterans opening new franchises through their VetFran discount program. While ranking No. 35 on the list, Molly Maid has helped 22 franchisees with VetFran discounts totaling $64,525 since the program began in 2005.
Contributing to Molly Maid's high ranking is their involvement in MinorityFran, an initiative of the International Franchise Association (IFA). Launched in February, 2006, MinorityFran was created to build the awareness of franchising within minority communities and increase the numbers of minority franchisees, employees and suppliers.
Molly Maid, based in Ann Arbor, MI, is one of four service companies under Service Brands International. The residential cleaning franchise, ranked number one in the United States, was founded in 1979 and began franchising in 1984. Currently, more than 450 Molly Maid units are operating in the United States alone, with an additional 300 operating throughout Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan, England and Portugal. Molly Maid has consistently ranked well in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 rankings, currently at number 81. Molly Maid has also been the recipient of numerous awards for entrepreneurialism, software innovation and humanitarian causes, including the Ms. Molly Foundation, which collects money and goods for safe houses and shelters for victims of domestic violence. Molly Maid is currently seeking franchise partners in strategic markets across the country. For more information, go to www.mollymaidfranchise.com.