Workshop to Educate South Florida Veterans on Franchising & Small Business
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As July 4th approaches, and with unemployment rates for some groups of veterans hovering at more than 18 percent, business leaders at Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the International Franchise Association (IFA), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will host the New Opportunities Workshop (NOW) to educate veterans across South Florida on franchising and small business opportunities.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. With its training, structure, systems and focus on operational excellence, franchising can provide an ideal career path for returning veterans to become leaders in the civilian economy. According to the U.S. Census, there are more than 66,000 veteran-owned franchise businesses in the U.S. IFA's VetFran strategic initiative was launched in 1991 to help Gulf War veteran's transition.