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30 04, 2022

The Value of Military Service for Franchise Ownership

2022-04-30T15:19:56-04:00April 30th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Only about 7% of U.S. citizens have served in the armed forces. Of those, 82% are enlisted and have an average joining age of 21. I was only 17 years old when I signed up to support and defend the U.S. Constitution. Looking back, I didn’t understand how big of a deal that was. By Jon Skroder


30 03, 2022

My Military Financial Service & First Financial: Preventing Business Undercapitalization with the M5 Loan® or M5+ Loan

2022-03-30T15:37:35-04:00March 30th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

The major reason for a new business’s failure in the first two years of operation is undercapitalization. No matter how you end up funding the business initially, most lenders will want to see at least two years of profits on a business’s tax returns before they will be willing to extend credit. By Jon Skroder


31 01, 2022

My Military Financial Services: Transitioning from Active Duty to Entrepreneurship

2022-01-31T17:56:39-05:00January 31st, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Transitioning out of the military to the civilian work force is challenging, especially for those who have spent their entire career inside the armed services. A significant percentage transition into civil service or a government-contractor position because it is an identifiable and easy transition. However, there are those who are looking for something more. By Jon Skroder


1 11, 2021

My Military Financial Services & First Financial: Happy Veterans Day

2021-11-01T05:09:04-04:00November 1st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Veterans Day, originally observed as Armistice Day to commemorate the armistice between the U.S., our allies, and Germany, became an official holiday in 1938.This day is reserved for Americans to give appreciation and thanks to all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. By Jon Skroder


30 06, 2021

Lending for Military Candidates

2021-06-30T20:58:42-04:00June 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

After my first and even my second enlistment in the Navy, I still had not bought a home. I had either been living in base housing or deployed. Additionally, I had only a marginal amount of money saved and no real assets. How is my past situation related to the current world franchise financing? By Jon P. Skroder


30 04, 2021

Military Service: The Perfect Foundation for Franchise Ownership

2021-04-30T21:55:27-04:00April 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

All of our military veterans have different reasons why they decided to serve. For some, it is in service of country, or continuing a tradition of family; for others it is using the GI Bill for College education. By Jon P. Skroder