Stow, Ohio (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 - Matco Tools was named as one of the top veteran friendly franchises in America for 2012 by G.I. Jobs, as determined by the organization’s Military Friendly Franchise Advisory Board. This honor distinguishes Matco Tools from over 4,000 franchise companies and highlights the commitment the company has made to offering military friendly business opportunities. This honor and Matco Tools’ new double incentive for veterans who start a Matco Tools franchise (an increase from $5,000 to $10,000 towards start-up costs) demonstrate Matco Tools’ commitment to assisting veterans with building a mobile tools business.
Over 230 veteran franchisees have found a new professional life with Matco Tools. Thomas Ryan, a 28-year Army veteran and Matco Tools distributor in Colorado says, “It can be intimidating to start a business like this, but within a month of starting my franchise it was successfully paying its own bills. I see the parallels between Matco and the military. Matco cares about the military and how they serve our country, they give you the whole package when it comes to starting your own franchise,” Mr. Ryan said.
Returning to civilian life after military service is different for every person, but Matco Tools offers mobile tool franchise opportunities from an established company that has a history of success. By choosing to purchase a Matco Tools franchise, veterans have the opportunity and freedom to run their own mobile tool business, with the backing of a powerful national brand.
All new Matco distributors are taken through a rigorous training process to prepare them for success. Over a period of eight weeks, distributors participate in a minimum 72 hours of classroom training at the corporate level and more than 80 hours of hands-on training in the field administered by Matco's experienced training team. In addition, Matco Tools provides at least 325 potential customers along with a pre-qualified list of calls with comprehensive training to service these customers and run a successful business. Ongoing training and support is provided so distributors receive continued assistance as they grow their business.
Matco Tools is honored to have been named on the 2012 G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Franchise® list. Veterans who choose to purchase a Matco Tools franchise become part of an award-winning franchise system that offers them start-up financing options, training, marketing, and support that they can use to achieve and exceed business and personal goals.
Matco Tools manufactures, distributes and services premium quality automotive equipment, tools, and tool storage for the professional technician. The company has more than 60 years of national brand experience in the automotive equipment industry and a vast product line of more than 13,000 of the highest quality, innovative tools and accessories. The company's franchise offering has no franchise, royalty, or advertising fees. Initial corporate and ongoing local training create and build outstanding value for the franchisee's business.
Veterans and other individuals interested in starting their own mobile tools business are invited to visit the Matco Tools website for free franchise webinar information, or they may call 1-888-696-2826 to find out more.