Military Veteran and PostNet Franchise Owner Featured on CNBC
National website honors a military veteran who found success with the leading printing, marketing and shipping franchise
PostNet is proud to report that one of our successful veteran owners, Ken Rodes, who owns a PostNet franchise in Davidson, North Carolina, was recently featured in an article by CNBC.com, titled “8 Veterans Who Went From Active Duty to Active Business Owners.” The article highlights the franchise industry’s commitment to providing veterans with an opportunity to live the American Dream.
“Over the next few years, more than 1 million veterans will be transitioning out of active duty, and most say that finding employment is their greatest challenge,” the article states. “Yet thousands of former service members have found success through franchising. According to a recent study conducted by the International Franchising Association, 1 in 7 franchises is veteran-owned, generating more than $41 billion.”
When asked how his military service has shaped the success of his PostNet franchise, Ken answers matter-of-factly: “In my military experience and my experience as a PostNet franchisee, finding solutions is not optional.”
“Our primary job is to solve problems for our customers. The only way you’ll go out of business is when people run out of problems. We are entirely focused on an exceptional level of customer service, and that separates us from our competitors. When our customers walk out our doors, we make sure that they are confident that they have been taken care of. That makes our customers very loyal. This business is challenging, but you’re always going to be learning, which keeps you alert as a business owner.”
PostNet believes that our military veterans have the tools to be successful business owners
Leadership skills, perseverance, dedication, commitment to service, sense of teamwork and mastery of systems are all traits that make veterans outstanding franchise owners. PostNet is proud to have dozens of successful veterans in our franchise system, all of whom run their businesses in much the same way they served their country — with integrity.
PostNet is part of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program, which encourages franchise systems to offer discounts to honorably discharged veterans who want to start a business. PostNet offers veterans a 35 percent discount on our franchise fee — a savings of more than $12,000.
“As former chairman of the IFA, I’ve met many veterans outside of PostNet who have enjoyed great success as franchisees,” says Steve Greenbaum, CEO and co-founder of PostNet. “Making the transition from a military career to the regular workforce can be tough, especially in a recovering economy, and I’m proud that the franchise industry is reaching out to let them know about all the opportunities that are available. When it comes to helping veterans get started in new careers, I’m happy to have a ton of competition, but I’m just as proud that PostNet is in a position to help veterans get a chance to live the American Dream.”
Are you a veteran interested in owning a PostNet franchise?
Dozens of veterans own PostNet design, printing and shipping franchises, and PostNet is eager to have more veterans join our team. Our franchise system offers veterans an excellent new career, and we work hard to honor their service by offering them the support they need to succeed.
“I was in the navy for two decades, beginning in 1984 and ending in 2007,” says Mark Nunn, a military veteran who now owns a PostNet franchise in Atlanta, Georgia. “The experience took me on a career path that gave me a set of skills that I use in my new life as a PostNet franchise owner — the ability to problem solve, to hold myself accountable and the ability to be a leader.”
PostNet is a low-cost investment opportunity with a proven business model that offers high potential returns. The total investment necessary to begin operating a PostNet franchise ranges from $169,767 to $212,275. PostNet is a substantially more affordable investment than several of our competitors, and our rapid build-out time allows our franchise owners to potentially quicken their return on investment. Once a site is selected, a new PostNet can be open in six to eight weeks. Most importantly, our innovative Online Print Center platform allows new franchise owners to begin selling PostNet services and earning a profit from the moment an address is selected for a new PostNet brick-and-mortar store — potentially quickening the return on investment even further.
Learn more about starting a PostNet franchise
Ready to learn more about PostNet franchise opportunities? You can read interviews with PostNet franchise owners on our blog and learn more about our business model by reading over our research pages. To request even more information, request our free franchise report.