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The UPS Store Franchise Network Helps Veterans Take the Next Step
The UPS Store Franchise Network Helps Veterans Take the Next Step

When I was in school, we learned about finding the “right” company to work for when we graduated. We were told to find a place that reflected our individual values and helped to nurture our professional ones. It all seemed like a bunch of talk when I was sitting on the receiving end, but now that I am experiencing it, I can see just how valuable that advice was.

Last Thursday, Tim Davis, vice president of operations for The UPS Store franchise network, announced that The UPS Store will be extending approximately $300,000 more in financial incentives for up to 10 qualified U.S. military veterans interested in opening a new The UPS Store franchise location.  This commitment is part of “Operation Enduring Opportunity,” a national initiative to recruit or hire as many as 75,000 military veterans and their family members by the end of 2014. These discounts are in addition to the almost $1 million in discounts The UPS Store has already given to veterans since 2004 through its participation with the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program.

The UPS Store Franchise Network Helps Veterans Take the Next Step The UPS Store participated in the first round of “Operation Enduring Opportunity” last November by waiving the franchise fee of $29,950 for 10 qualified U.S. military veterans who were first-time franchisees wishing to open a new The UPS Store location.  Upon securing those 10 veterans by early April, The UPS Store decided to extend the offer.

Since the launch of “Operation Enduring Opportunity” last year, more than 6,200 veterans and their spouses have started careers in franchising – including over 4,000 new veteran franchise business owners. Mickey Ayres was the first person to take advantage of The UPS Store’s increased financial incentive. Mickey is a Navy veteran who was looking for a franchise opportunity where he could use his military training and a master’s degree in logistics. With our discount, he was able to make his entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Mickey’s The UPS Store location will open in Colorado Springs in July.

As someone who has close friends who are actively serving, I am so proud to be a part of a company that works to give back to those veterans like Mickey, who have so graciously given years of their lives to all of us. And with the 4th of July just around the corner, I couldn’t see a better time or better way to say “thank you.”

Find out more about veteran franchising opportunities with The UPS Store, or watch the video below.

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  1. I own a business and have had a business account with UPS for about 4 years now. I have to say that when it comes to UPS losing the packages they can trick you into not paying you for their claims. UPS had lost my 1st package of signs I sent (I make signs) and I ended up making the signs again for the client because my client was very unhappy. UPS took my second package I sent and claimed it as the lost one. They also made some kind of scam and linked both tracking numbers to the same “Case #” , I lost money and they are not willing to take responsibility. So BE REALLY careful when it comes to them losing your boxes. If you need to send replacements because their investigation lasts 8 days, do it through USPS not UPS, because they will use your replacement to justify they found the original package and will NOT pay you. This is a big company, but gladly the internet lets us communicate this thing to other companies. Another hint, if you need fright shipping use Conway freight, they are much more cheaper and faster.

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