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We are celebrating Veteran’s Day this month. You may wonder what FRANCHISE DISCOUNTS or FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES veterans and today’s military are presented as a token of our appreciation for their service. There are many discounts, services and deals just waiting for veterans, as well as the enlisted men now, for all their hard work in keeping America safe.

http://www.military.com  has the following list for discounts from all over the country.  See if any of these can apply to you in your area.

2015 Veterans Day Travel and Recreation Discounts:

9/11 Memorial and Museum — Veterans will receive free Museum admission from November 7 to November 11.

Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Areas — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on November 11.

B&Bs for Vets — Innkeepers are invited to participate in the 2015 B&Bs for Vets program by offering a minimum of one free room for one night on either November 10 or 11.

*NEW* Birmingham Zoo — All active and retired military, veterans and their dependents will receive free admission on November 9, 10 and 11.

*NEW* Boston Bruins — In conjunction with Military Appreciation Night on Thursday, November 12, all military will receive 20% off at the ProShop and all Fan Zone locations on the night of the game.

Boston Duck Tours — All military personnel get free rides during the week of Veterans Day, November 9 through 13. Spouses and children also get a special $10.00 per person ticket.

Colonial Williamsburg — Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their direct dependents receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission for Veterans Day weekend (November 6–11).

*NEW* Discovery Times Square — On November 11, active and retired service members can visit Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. for free.

Harley-Davidson Museum — The Harley-Davidson Museum is offering free admission to active military, veterans and their families on November 7, 8, and 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

*NEW* Jefferson Lines– Jefferson Lines is offering free travel to veterans from November 8 through November 15.

Killington Resort — Active Duty, Retired and Honorably Discharged members of the military receive a complimentary lift ticket onNovember 11.

*NEW* Kingsmill Resort — Active military personnel, their spouses and retired veterans get a 25% discount off standard rates from November 9, 2015 through March 15, 2016 if booked betweenNovember 9-13.

Knotts Berry Farm — Knott’s Berry Farm is offering free admission for veterans and active duty military personnel and one guest, as well as 6 additional tickets for a discounted price from November 1, 2015 to December 20, 2015.

*NEW* LEGOLAND Florida – Veterans get free admissionNovember 1-22, as well as 50% off tickets for up to six accompanying guests.

Mariners’ Museum — Military members receive a special $5 admission price on November 11.

*NEW* Mount Vernon — All active duty, former, or retired military personnel are admitted for free on November 11.

National Parks — On Veterans Day, November 11, veterans will have access to over 100 National Parks that require entrance fees for free.  National Veterans Day Run — The National Veterans Day Run onNovember 11 offers veterans and active duty military a reduced-rate entry into the race, as well as discounted rates to their spouses and children between 13 and 18 years of age.

*NEW* Queen Mary — The Queen Mary offers free admission to active service members, retired military personnel, veterans and special discounts for their family members on November 11.

Red Roof Inn  Red Roof Inn is offering 15% off stays in the month of November to veterans, active duty military and their families.

*NEW* Southampton Inn – Veterans get a special $100 nightly rate for any stay between now and November 20.

UFC GYM — Veterans and active duty military as well as their families get free total gym access from November 11-15 at participating UFC GYMs. UFC GYM is also offering a special Basic Training themed Daily Ultimate Training class on November 14.

Westgate Resorts — Starting November 11, the first 2,500 eligible service members who complete the online military appreciation form will receive a complimentary three-day, two-night vacation. Veterans who don’t qualify are eligible for a 25% discount.

World of Coca-Cola — Active duty, reserves and retirees get free admission year-round, and November 5 through November 15, members of the Armed Forces may also purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family.

If none of these fit your bill, here is a great business opportunity for you!

Cruise Planners/American Express Travel Services

This article reprint from Franchising.com indicated what there is business wise to offer the military and veterans.

Top travel franchise company is a 2015 Hot Franchise for Veterans, according to GI Jobs, and is offering 30 Percent in savings to the military community.

Coral Springs, Fla. (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 – G.I. Jobs®, the premier resource for helping transitioning service members find success in civilian careers, released its 2015 Hot Franchises For Veterans™ just in time for Memorial Day. The list includes Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, as the top travel franchise business for veterans due to its focus on recruiting and training more franchisees with military experience. Aspiring “vetrepreneurs,” those active military and their families with a passion for travel can be their own boss, travel and sell the world with Cruise Planners.

“Cruise Planners continues to be dedicated to the men and women who serve our country,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. “We offer a Veterans Initiative Program that incorporates award-winning marketing, top-notch technology and ongoing training and business development support to help transition veterans from the military to civilian life and our work-from-home business model offers flexibility for active military and their families.”

A 2014 study prepared by Franchise Business Review for the International Franchise Association (IFA) found that, since 2011, 203,000 veterans and military spouses have started careers in franchising. Cruise Planners offers unique benefits that make it attractive for active military, military spouses and veterans to invest in a Cruise Planners franchise.

“It’s clear from the numbers that successful businesses like Cruise Planners and our other Hot Franchises recognize that veterans are among the best employees around,” says Sean Collins, Vice President for Military Products at Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and post-9/11 Navy veteran. “Skills and traits learned in military service – leadership, being a quick learner, determination, following operational procedures and leveraging all available resources – are used each and every day to run a franchise.”

Cruise Planners’ Veterans Initiative Program provides nearly 30 percent in savings and gives the military community the opportunity to become their own boss and build a home-based travel franchise using a proven track record of successful marketing, technology and business support.

“People with military experience typically think of Cruise Planners because they enjoy helping others, have a passion for travel, and have a large network within the military community,” Fee said. “We provide them the support they need to be successful since we don’t make money unless they make money.”

Veterans and military personnel interested in owning a Cruise Planners franchise should visit the Cruise Planners military page. The complete list is published in the June issue of G.I. Jobs.

Top travel franchise company is a 2015 Hot Franchise for Veterans, according to GI Jobs, and is offering 30 Percent in savings to the military community.

Coral Springs, Fla. (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 – G.I. Jobs®, the premier resource for helping transitioning service members find success in civilian careers, released its 2015 Hot Franchises For Veterans™ just in time for Memorial Day. The list includes Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, as the top travel franchise business for veterans due to its focus on recruiting and training more franchisees with military experience. Aspiring “vetrepreneurs,” those active military and their families with a passion for travel can be their own boss, travel and sell the world with Cruise Planners.

“Cruise Planners continues to be dedicated to the men and women who serve our country,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. “We offer a Veterans Initiative Program that incorporates award-winning marketing, top-notch technology and ongoing training and business development support to help transition veterans from the military to civilian life and our work-from-home business model offers flexibility for active military and their families.”

A 2014 study prepared by Franchise Business Review for the International Franchise Association (IFA) found that, since 2011, 203,000 veterans and military spouses have started careers in franchising. Cruise Planners offers unique benefits that make it attractive for active military, military spouses and veterans to invest in a Cruise Planners franchise.

“It’s clear from the numbers that successful businesses like Cruise Planners and our other Hot Franchises recognize that veterans are among the best employees around,” says Sean Collins, Vice President for Military Products at Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and post-9/11 Navy veteran. “Skills and traits learned in military service – leadership, being a quick learner, determination, following operational procedures and leveraging all available resources – are used each and every day to run a franchise.”

Cruise Planners’ Veterans Initiative Program provides nearly 30 percent in savings and gives the military community the opportunity to become their own boss and build a home-based travel franchise using a proven track record of successful marketing, technology and business support.

“People with military experience typically think of Cruise Planners because they enjoy helping others, have a passion for travel, and have a large network within the military community,” Fee said. “We provide them the support they need to be successful since we don’t make money unless they make money.”

WE SALUTE OUR VETERANS AND OUR FUTURE VETERANS WHO SHOWED THE COURAGE AND HONOR THEY HAVE FOR THEIR COUNTRY.

Top 500 FRANCHISES FOR 2015

Franchises that are proving to be the most profitable for 2015 so far, offer a lot more than just low-cost start-ups. Entrepreneur magazine does a top ranking every year of franchises that are highly successful, present new trends and show growth potential.

Here is a comparison chart that outlines some of the most profitable franchises in 2015:

Take a look at this table of just 25 franchises and see where Cruise Planners compares to the other franchises.

 

 

 

1 Hampton by Hilton

Misprice hotels

$4M – 14M
2 Anytime Fitness

Fitness center

$63K – 418K
3 Subway

Subs, salads

$117K – 263K
4 Jack in the Box

Burgers

$1M – 2M
5 Supercuts

Hair salon

$114K – 234K
6 Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

Gourmet sandwiches

$323K – 544K
7 Servpro

Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning

$142K – 191K
8 Denny’s Inc.

Family restaurant

$1M – 2M
9 Pizza Hut Inc.

Pizza, pasta, wings

$297K – 2M
10 7-Eleven Inc.

Convenience stores

$38K – 1M
11 Dunkin’ Donuts

Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods

$217K – 2M
12 Jan-Pro Franchising Int’l. Inc.

Commercial cleaning

$4K – 52K
13 Days Inn

Hotels

$179K – 8M
14 McDonald’s

Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages

$989K – 2M
15 Aaron’s

Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales

$276K – 783K
16 KFC Corp.

Chicken

$1M – 3M
17 Hardee’s

Burgers, chicken, biscuits

$1M – 2M
18 H&R Block

Tax preparation, electronic filing

$32K – 149K
19 Taco Bell

Mexican food

$1M – 3M
20 Kumon Math & Reading Centers

Supplemental education

$64K – 134K
21 The UPS Store

Postal, business, printing and communications services

$168K – 354K
22 Cruise Planners

Travel agency

$2K – 23K
23 GNC Franchising

Vitamins and nutrition products

$191K – 322K
24 Sonic Drive-In Restaurants

Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, ice cream, beverages

$1M – 2M
25 Snap-on Tools

Professional tools and equipment

$160K – 316K

 

 

You may ask what the criteria is for qualifying to be in the Annual Top 500 Franchises ranking. These rankings are mainly based on the impact of latest trends and the industries that are positioned for growth. All companies, regardless of size are considered based on the same criteria for each:

Entrepreneur reports that they base all companies by their objectives. Financial strength and stability, growth and size of the system. They also consider how long a company has been in business and how long it has been franchising, startup costs, litigations, percentage of terminations and whether the company provides financing. A CPA is used to analyze the financial data.

The style of management or franchise satisfaction is not factored into the process.

The most profitable franchises for 2015 are a potential step-off to investigate what is the best investment for the  money. The bigger the investment also involves the biggest risk but when you add the pros and cons of each…if you include the value factor Cruise Planner has to offer, it is very obvious why they were chosen #22 most profitable franchise in the Top 500 franchises for 2015 by Entrepreneur and being the #1 most profitable cruise/travel franchise.

 

WHEN YOUR BROWSING “FRANCHISES FOR SALE”

Franchise for Sale

 

 

As you browse the internet looking at small business websites, or even as you are reading your monthly business magazines, you will inevitably come across ads that read, “Franchise for Sale“.

Now considering an investment in a franchise business requires pre-planning and lots of homework. Your first step before even creating a business plan would be to research your reasons for wanting to buy a franchise in the first place.

These questions are only the very first steps you need to consider before you dive into the business of actually purchasing a Franchise for Sale. After you have sufficiently thought out your personal agenda you then start your investigative work that will help you to formulate your business plan for operating a travel franchise.

  • Is there a specific criterion for owning your own franchise?
  • Should you look into the most popular franchises or try to invest in a unique low competitive franchise business, which can generate high growth over the years. Would you make this a family affair seek a partnership with another who wants to own a franchise?
  • What about the location of your franchise? If you don’t find one for sale near your city, would you consider moving to purchase a franchise? Do you want to work from home or from an office?
  • What are your hobbies? Interests? Passions in life? Would any of these (like traveling) have a Franchise for Sale? These are all things you love, so the business would feed your interests.
  • Do you have enough collateral to back up the purchase of a franchise?

You will probably want to make a list of Franchises for Sale so you can sort them out according to interest and location first. Once you keen in on the particular franchise for sale and narrow down the locations you are interested in, you can start addressing the franchise agreement.

You will want to comparison shop the financial performances of franchises you are interested in purchasing. You will look at all aspects of the business and research the many references on the internet or in business trade magazines to help you see the big picture, financially.

You will want an attorney that has franchise knowledge who can assist you in negotiating agreements and changes toward a business deal that fulfills the purchase of the franchise. This attorney will not only help with the contractual end of the business, but if there are partnerships involved, negotiate with your potential partner’s attorney as well, to consolidate a solid agreement for all parties concerned. Usually, in a Franchise for Sale agreement, the actual contract is already made by the franchisor and the franchisee simply agrees to the contract as written.

There are many aspects to purchasing your own franchise. Be sure to look into the many facets of the Cruise Planners travel franchise website so you can get a first-hand look at all aspects of the travel business and the lucrative packages offered. This website will tell you all about Cruise Planners University (CPU), a University for Travel Agents to gain certifications to sell various types of travel. The website also provides news on not only purchasing a work from home travel franchise, but provides expert advice and marketing ideas to help you with your decisions. Cruise Planners is one of the many wonders of the Cruise World franchise!

MY CRUISE PLANNERS MARKETING CALENDAR

 

~ September 2015 ~

 

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

   

1

Ask for

Customer

Referrals

 

2

 

3

Build email list – do a quick search, how to build an email list”.

4 5
6

7

Sponsor local events – charity events,

5k run, etc.,

8

9

 

WRITE    PRESS     RELEASES

10

11

Collaborate with other businesses and cross promote

12
13 14

15

Content Marketing on website

16

17

Post Fliers on Bulletin Boards

18 19
20

21

Develop Current Customer Relationships

22 23

24

Social Media Marketing

25 26
27

28

 Offer Free Workshop

29

30    

Tally up the success of the month and recreate new ideas/agenda’s for next month!

Notes: 

THIS IS WHAT YOUR MONTHLY CALENDAR SHOULD LOOK LIKE AS A CRUISE PLANNERS FRANCHISE BUSINESS OWNER!