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The Million Dollar Franchise Event Offers Military Veterans a Future in Business

November 12, 2013 // Franchising.com // ORANGE, CA – Throughout history, the United States Armed Forces have selflessly put their lives in danger to protect our freedoms. When those that have given so much for our country retire from active duty, an opportune moment arises to give back. Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) – the parent company of home improvement franchise companies Budget Blinds and Tailored Living – believes the skills military veterans gained while on active duty have prepared them for a successful role as franchise business owners. To show appreciation for all these men and women have sacrificed, and provide encouragement to make this rewarding transition into civilian life, HFC is launching the Million Dollar Franchise Event.

With a history of assisting veterans and being recognized by Military Times and Franchise Business Review for achievements in supporting veteran-related causes, HFC’s Million Dollar Franchise Event continues the tradition by granting military veterans of all backgrounds significant discounts off the purchase of a Budget Blinds or Tailored Living franchise. The ultimate goal of the Million Dollar Franchise Event is to award at least 30 Budget Blinds and/or Tailored Living franchises to deserving veterans totaling $1,000,000 in financial discounts. Veterans can begin the application process by visiting www.HFCSupportsVets.com.

Larry Sportello, a Budget Blinds franchisee and U.S. Navy veteran, had this to say about the opportunity: "I can tell you firsthand that being in the military instills valuable traits in an individual that will pay dividends during their entrepreneurial pursuits. Traits such as integrity, discipline, and determination, can all be directly applied to the business environment and will help them succeed."

Starting a franchise business can be a fulfilling experience for veterans. It often gives them newfound purpose and an exciting platform where they can apply their military training. It can also provide financial security for them and their families. The Million Dollar Franchise Event gives them a much more accessible path to becoming business owners. It is HFC’s way of giving them the opportunity to live the American Dream which they have fought so hard to protect.

"My brother currently serves in the United States Navy and my father is a veteran of WW2," said Tony Forbes, co-founder and EVP of HFC. "Launching the Million Dollar Franchise Event is the least we can do to honor the sacrifices they and other military personnel have made for this country. We hope the effort inspires other companies to take a more active role in helping veterans transition."

Becoming a distinguished franchise owner can seem like a daunting task for a veteran, but Budget Blinds and Tailored Living offer more than just strong brand names, they offer a proven model for building a successful business. They also offer the Vets4Vets mentoring program where new veteran franchisees are partnered with existing veteran franchisees to offer a team focused support system that will help get their business off the ground.

To learn more about the Budget Blinds and Tailored Living franchise opportunities and the Million Dollar Franchise Event for veterans, please visit www.HFCSupportsVets.com.

About Budget Blinds

Budget Blinds was founded in 1992 and currently boasts over 850 franchise territories serving nearly 4,000 cities throughout the United States and Canada. The company offers customers a full line of quality window coverings including shutters, shades, blinds and draperies. It also provides free in-home consultations as well as measuring and installation services. Budget Blinds has been recognized as a leader in the franchise industry by organizations such as Entrepreneur, AllBusiness, Inc. and Franchise Business Review. With a strong vendor alliance program and growing product portfolio, Budget Blinds is the clear franchising leader in the multi-billion dollar window coverings market. For more information on Budget Blinds, visit www.budgetblinds.com.

About Tailored Living

Tailored Living featuring Premier Garage proudly offers homeowners high quality organizational solutions for their garages, closets, pantries, family rooms, home offices and more through complimentary in-home consultations. The company also provides complete design, measuring and installation services adapted to each client’s specific needs. Tailored Living's industry experience, commitment to service, and wide breadth of product offerings has allowed it to grow into one of the largest whole-home organization companies in the nation. For more information on Tailored Living, please call (800) 519-6296 or visit www.tailoredliving.com.

SOURCE Budget Blinds

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