Dr. Gordon T. Austin Praises Entrepreneurial Veterans, Franchises for Help in Local Economies
As returning soldiers readjust to life in America, many must also figure out solid plans for a career. As an entrepreneurial veteran, Dr. Gordon T. Austin applauds veterans that are starting their own businesses through franchising opportunities.
Carrollton, Georgia (I-Newswire) September 3, 2012 - As American soldiers return to US soil as veterans, many are learning that readjusting to civilian life is much more difficult than expected. On top of finding medical care, pursuing education, and taking care of families, returning soldiers are also faced with the responsibility to find long-term employment. Not only is the search for employment hard for returning soldiers, but in today’s economy, these individuals are met with unprecedented competition that may put them at a disadvantage when applying for a new job. Dr. Gordon T. Austin, a respected dentist and US Navy veteran, understands these challenges firsthand and remains an activist in support of veteran rights. He is encouraged by the efforts of many veterans to adjust back to civilian life, in spite of the obstacles they faced overseas and upon their return.
A recent article from USA Today showcases one way that veterans are finding success – by starting their own business through franchise opportunities provided by leading American corporations. Typically, many franchisees are met with a series of financial obstacles before they can open shop, but in response to recent statistics regarding unemployment among veterans, “hundreds of restaurant and service chains are offering incentives to help veterans open a shop — waiving franchise fees, reducing royalty payments and guiding them through crafting business plans.” For over two decades, Dr. Gordon T. Austin has loyally served residents of Carrollton, Georgia in dental care; he explains that going into business apart from his military responsibilities has proven to make a positive impact on his life and his community.
The article highlights the efforts of Air Force Master Sgt. Darrel Ferdinand, who plans to open his own UPS franchise store in upcoming months. Given his achievements in the US Air Force, UPS declined charging the nearly $30K fee to open the store. The article observes that franchising is a great option for returning soldiers; servicemen and women are used to following orders, and although they may get to run a business through a franchise opportunity, they are also following a business model that is proven to be a success. Dr. Gordon T. Austin notes that these franchise opportunities not only give veterans a chance to show commitment to their country in another way, but also create businesses and jobs that help boost local economies. Austin concludes, “Even after these individuals finish fighting for their country, they continue to make it strong by dedicating their lives to advancing the economy in a positive way.”
Dr. Gordon T. Austin is a United States Navy veteran and has proudly provided 38 years of service to his country. He currently devotes much of his time and attention to raising awareness and support for issues related to U.S. troops and veterans. In addition, Dr. Austin is a third-generation dentist who has loyally served the Carrollton, Georgia, community for 25 years, as well as an Honorable Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists.
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