Pump It Up Supports Military Veterans with Financial Incentives

Nation's Largest Inflatable Playground Franchise Seeks to Open More Doors for Military Veterans

September 09, 2011 // Franchising.com // Tempe , AZ – Recognizing that more veterans want to continue their career of service after leaving the military, often by opening businesses that cater to families and communities, Pump It Up has joined a national program that provides financial incentives to help honorably discharged veterans open a franchise.

Effective immediately, Pump It Up, the nation's largest franchise of indoor inflatable playgrounds for private parties celebrating birthdays, school outings, field trips, corporate events and more, will participate in The Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran), a national program coordinated by the International Franchise Association (IFA) to help military veterans become franchise owners. Pump It Up, with more than 150 locations around the country, is offering a 25 percent discount on franchises for qualified military veterans in several prime markets.

"Military veterans have engaged their entire professional career in an environment based on manuals, playbooks and following a plan to achieve a central mission, which are exactly the qualities of a good franchisee," said Sean Bock, Vice President of Development and Real Estate for PIU Management, LLC, the parent company of Pump It Up.

Bock noted that Pump It Up's fun, upbeat environment and culture of community ties appeals to military veterans. "Pump It Up is an ideal choice for franchise ownership because they can continue to apply their discipline and leadership skills in a business environment, while gaining personal fulfillment by serving families and being closely involved in their communities," he said.

In fact, some of Pump It Up's most successful owners are those that have come from the Armed Forces, including Donald Harrington, who served in the U.S. Army for 22 years before opening his Pump It Up franchise in 2007. "He has an entrepreneurial spirit, but also understands the importance of brand consistency, and being part of a team to achieve a common goal," Bock added.

In addition to companies like Pump It Up offering discounts to veterans, Congress is also displaying interest in helping military vets become franchisees. New legislation designed to aid veterans in buying franchises was introduced recently by U.S. Reps. Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) and Aaron Schock (R-Ill.). The Help Veterans Own Franchise Act, H.R. 2672, would provide a tax credit for franchise businesses that offer qualified veterans a discounted initial franchise fee .

About Pump It Up

The leader in the active children's party industry, Pump It Up is the nation's largest franchise of indoor inflatable playgrounds specializing in private parties for birthdays, and programs, such as school outings, field trips, corporate events and more. Trained staff provides guests with supervision, food and beverage set-up, and clean-up services. Pump It Up is headquartered in Tempe , AZ with more than 150 locations across the country.

###

Share this Story:

Comments:

comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »


News By Industry »


Featured Opportunities

Midas
Midas, a recognized brand throughout the world and highly renowned name in complete car care, is proud to be one of North America's original...
Sunny Street Cafe
A bright spot in your neighborhood for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Discover the freedom and balance of owning your own Sunny Street Café: we've...
REVOLISM Wellness and Weight Loss
Live Well, Lose Weight and Feel Better with REVOLISM
Jimmy John's Sandwiches
One of the fastest growing franchises in the U.S., Jimmy John’s has been making fresh, fast, tasty sandwiches since 1983.
Gloria Jean's Coffees
Gloria Jean's is known for its range of boldly flavored coffees and signature beverages. For nearly four decades, we have continued to innovate and...

Subscribe to Franchising.com Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media | P.O. Box 20547 // San Jose, CA 95160 // PH. (408) 402-5681
Copyright © 2001 - 2017. All Rights Reserved.

In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)