Veteran Support

Retired Military Veteran is Living the American Dream as a Franchise Business Owner

By |June 16th, 2016|Be Your Own Boss, Franchisee Spotlight, Veteran Support|

Luis Fontanez became a Budget Blinds® franchise business owner in Columbus, Georgia, after serving 23 years in the Army. Now a retired Lieutenant Colonel, he says, “I always knew I would own my own business one day. I just could not see myself working for anyone else in my second career. This time, my hard [...]

Military Veterans Make Exceptional Franchise Business Owners

By |January 21st, 2016|Tailored Living News, Veteran Support|

Unleash your hidden talents as a franchise business owner Are you a veteran interested in starting a home-based business? Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), home to three thriving franchise brands in the home improvement industry, may be the solution. All three franchise opportunities of the HFC franchise family--Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®—strive [...]

Military Vets’ Leadership Skills Translate to Successful Franchise Businesses

By |November 12th, 2015|Be Your Own Boss, Franchise Opportunities, Veteran Support|

You already have what it takes, we just add training Budget Blinds® is the flagship franchise brand of parent company, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), home to two additional brands, Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage® and Concrete Craft. While each brand is different, a common denominator for growth is pursuing veterans to become franchise business [...]

Troops in Transition Helps Make Business Owners of Military Vets

By |August 4th, 2015|Budget Blinds News, Franchisee Spotlight, Veteran Support|

Photo credit: Steve Bloom, Staff Photographer, The Olympian 2015 ushered in a New Year and a new veteran’s program for international franchise, Budget Blinds®, with Troops in Transition. Troops in Transition offers qualified veterans a Budget Blinds franchise, waiving the initial franchise fee of $74,950, with a six-month’s probationary period to meet specified [...]

Former Army Sniper Turned Budget Blinds Entrepreneur Featured on The Plain Dealer Newspaper

By |June 25th, 2015|Budget Blinds News, Veteran Support|

One of our newest Budget Blinds franchise business owners is Matt Boris of Budget Blinds serving Independence, Ohio. Matt is 31 years old and came onboard through the Troops in Transition program that allows qualified, post-9/11 veterans to start a franchise business with no initial entry fee. His story was recently featured on, a [...]

Helping Veterans Build Strong Financial Futures

By |June 11th, 2015|Be Your Own Boss, Veteran Support|

Way before iPods, Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” in the movie by the same name took the world by storm.  Another Irving Berlin song from the same movie, “What Can You Do With A General?” was not as well-known, but it addressed a serious issue of the time—veterans of WWII returning home to no job [...]

Assisting U.S. Veterans to Become Franchise Business Owners

By |June 4th, 2015|Franchisee Spotlight, Veteran Support|

In a short year and a half, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living and American Decorative Coatings (a.k.a. Concrete Craft), brought 34 U.S. military veterans onboard as franchise business owners through the company’s Million Dollar Franchise Event (MDFE). Launched on Veteran’s Day, 2013, the MDFE enabled veterans to purchase either [...]

Stepping Up Recruitment of Military Service Members

By |June 1st, 2015|Budget Blinds News, Veteran Support|

Home Franchise Concepts Co-Founder, Todd Jackson, identifies ways to experience success in welcoming U.S. military veterans into franchise families in an article written for Franchising World Magazine below. A franchisor is only as successful as the individual franchisees across its network — those men and women who wake up every day full of ambition, creativity and the [...]

Troops in Transition Franchisees Featured in Business Report

By |May 27th, 2015|Budget Blinds News, Veteran Support|

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company to national franchise brands Budget Blinds® has just launched a new program to assist military veterans with becoming business owners. The Troops in Transition program provides qualified veterans who have left active duty within the past two years an opportunity to own a franchise with no initial entry fee, [...]

HFC Gives $1 Million in Discounts to Veteran Entrepreneurs

By |May 22nd, 2015|Budget Blinds News, Tailored Living News, Veteran Support|

ORANGE, CA— Home Franchise Concepts, Inc. (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds, Inc., Tailored Living, LLC and American Decorative Coatings, LLC is pleased to announce that the company has achieved its goal of giving $1 million in discounts to U.S. Veterans through its Million Dollar Franchise Event (MDFE) program. Through the MDFE program, HFC has [...]