At Spherion, we’re all about giving back to the communities and people we serve, which includes those who have served for our country. As staffing professionals, we have the opportunity to connect veterans with rewarding career opportunities that help them transition from military to civilian life. To that point, we also recognize that the skills needed for a successful military career, like integrity, discipline and a team-first mentality, are also beneficial to a future in business ownership.

Integrity Above All Else

One of the core traits many veterans possess is integrity, which stems from the strong moral principles instilled through military service. Veterans apply integrity to their daily routines, so finding an opportunity to highlight that trait is instrumental to ensuring a successful business venture. Integrity is also one of Spherion’s core values; there are countless leaders within our franchise system – including veterans – who demonstrate that principle every day. Finding honest and ethical people to connect job seekers in the community with the right work opportunity for them is one of the driving factors in our success as a leading brand in the staffing industry.

Discipline Drives

Discipline is crucial in any career, but it is especially paramount in any military service. This principle is essential in the franchising world as well, because discipline is required to grow your business, especially in the early years. Spherion provides a clear playbook for franchise owners to follow when establishing their business in new markets, which pays off for owners who have the discipline to follow every step of the process. From finding the best real estate option to opening your location, to building out the best staff for your business, the discipline that veterans possess grants them a head start when building their footprint in a new market. 

Access to Incentives

One large benefit for veterans who franchise with Spherion is the sizable franchise fee discount. This is the initial cost to establish a franchise in a new market. Spherion is proud to offer qualified franchise candidates who are U.S. military veterans the following incentives as a token of our gratitude:

  • A 25% discount off the franchise fee, reducing the fee from $40,000 to $35,000
  • An office technology package, eliminating the need to purchase laptops and more ($6,000 savings)
  • Tuition for two (owner and one staff member) to Spherion's Sandler sales training workshop and a 12-month subscription to the follow-up curriculum and refreshers ($900 value)
  • A $1,000 marketing credit to be used for promotional items, sponsorships, advertising or other expenses not already covered by Spherion's comprehensive marketing plan and support

Incentives like these are some of the key ways veterans can accelerate business growth with Spherion.

Rich Kolleda, U.S. Navy Veteran

In addition to veteran-focused incentives, we’re proud to be recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine with a spot on their 2022 Top Franchises for Veterans list, a tool that helps veterans find a franchisor that best fits their skillset. Entrepreneur ranks Spherion in the top half of the 2022 list at No. 71.  Being recognized as one of the top franchise opportunities for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice is hugely rewarding for us, and we will continue to empower veterans across the nation as they look for their next career move. 

We also aim to give veterans the resources they need to be successful. Our typical training includes 80+ hours of support in sales, marketing, operations and technology. We continue to support franchisees with ongoing training and workshops year-round. Rich Kolleda, a former medical service officer in the Navy, explains:

“They provide a lot of support to us, and they continue to do that. The support we got during the pandemic was exceptional. We were way ahead of the standalone business, for sure, but even some other businesses that had support behind them. As I talk to fellow business owners in my local community, they weren’t getting any type of the support that we got. [Spherion] allows us to function on those things at the local level because we know the support system is going to be behind us.”

Interested in growing in your post-military career with Spherion? Reach out to the franchise development team today to learn more about the next steps in the franchising process.

About the Author
Dan Brunell
Dan Brunell

Dan Brunell

Regional Vice President of Franchise Development

Dan’s background as a senior executive in the staffing industry and founder of a top franchise brokerage equips him with more than 30 years of experience helping prospective franchisees succeed.