Oklahoma City, OK, November 23, 2015—Franchise Business Review, a national franchisee satisfaction market research firm, announced that TSS Photography has made its annual Top Franchises for Veteran’s list. It is the only list of top franchises for veterans based on data from those who know best – the veterans who own them.
“The TSS corporate office employs many veterans of different branches of the military. We see the benefits of military training day-in-and-day-out. We know that veterans have been provided with excellent tools via their military training to run a successful business. And it is with great pleasure that we are able to give back to this community by providing an excellent opportunity, great service and discounts on franchise purchases for US veterans. Our business model affords them a wide range of opportunities and the flexibility to have a wonderful quality of life with their families” explained Jack Counts, CEO of TSS Photography.
To compile this year’s Top Franchises for Veterans research report, Franchise Business Review analyzed survey data from over 3,000 veteran franchisees representing 285 franchise brands.
“Many franchises entice veterans to invest via special incentives and discounts, but what really matters is what happens after they buy a franchise. The franchises featured in our Top Franchises For Veterans report have earned the seal of approval from the veterans who own them,” says Michelle Rowan, President of Franchise Business Review.
Franchise Business Review’s research regarding franchisees with military experience shows they are drawn to a number of franchise models and investment levels ranging from as low as $495 to over a million. The start-up investment for TSS Photography can range from $35,940 to $58,589 depending on territory size and any photography equipment already owned. As part of our Veteran Program, the cost of a TSS territory could be discounted from 10%- 20% depending on territory size which could equate to over $11,000 in savings on a larger territory.
One in seven franchises – more than 66,000 – in the U.S. is owned by a veteran, according to VetFran, a program founded to provide access and opportunities in franchising to veterans and their spouses. This may be because franchises provide veterans with a proven system, the benefits of which they appreciate after having worked within one for so many years. In addition, they enable veterans to simultaneously be in a leadership role and part of a team. This provides them with the sense of belonging they had while serving and the ability to fulfill their mission-oriented nature.
Veteran franchisees often outperform non-military franchisees because of the skills they acquired while serving. Their success is as dependent on the franchise brand they choose to invest in as it is on their experience. Two of the best ways for veterans to determine if a franchise opportunity is really as good as it appears is to speak with current franchisees and to look at its third-party franchisee satisfaction data. TSS Photography’s making Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises for Veterans list shows we have earned the respect of our veteran franchisees.
About TSS Photography
TSS Photography is the leader in sports, school and event photography. TSS has been working with leagues, schools and other groups for over 30 years, providing lasting memories to parents and children in communities nationwide. The TSS franchise is a time-tested, proven business model with low-investment, home-based business opportunities. Our owners enjoy the flexibility of this business and the support of a national brand while providing great service in their communities. Although TSS is a photography business, we have a large number of our most successful franchisees who came to us with little to no photography experience. We also offer a conversion program for existing photographers looking to expand the reach of their photography and grow their business. TSS also provides discounts for veterans wishing to purchase a franchise.
About Franchise Business Review
Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. The firm’s services include commissioned franchise research projects and industry-wide studies of franchisee satisfaction. Franchise Business Review is headquartered in Portsmouth, NH, and can be reached at (603) 433-2270. Visit http://www.franchisebusinessreview.com for more information.