TeamLogic IT Named a Top Franchise for Veterans
Technology franchise makes Franchise Business Review’s Top 100 list
TeamLogic IT is one of the Top 100 franchises for veterans according to Franchise Business Review, which surveys thousands of franchisees every year to gauge their satisfaction and quantify the quality of the training and support they receive from their franchisors.
Franchise Business Review also named TeamLogic IT the top technology franchise in 2014, 2013 and 2012.
Franchise Business Review also profiled TeamLogic IT franchisees Mark and Dawn Kelly, who started their business in Colorado Springs, CO, in 2012. Both Kellys are Air Force veterans.
For most military veterans, “retirement” doesn’t mean golf and early bird specials. For vets like Mark Kelly, it means diving into a whole new career after spending your entire adult life following very specific procedures and being part of a tight-knit team. It’s not always an easy transition.
“It was a little difficult to come back and enter straight into the job market,” said Kelly, who retired in 2009 after 25 years flying planes for the U.S. Air Force.
Kelly and his wife Dawn (also a vet) started exploring business opportunities in 2011 and happened upon franchising after hearing a presentation by a franchise broker. Franchising immediately made sense. Both Kellys had joined the Air Force right out of high school, so systems, checklists, and procedures were an integral part of most of their adult lives.
“The military is a large corporation with its own systems and processes,” Mark said. “Typically, when you spend a whole career there, you get used to working with systems. You develop a great appreciation for what a system can do for you.”
The Kellys were drawn to TeamLogic IT because of its technology-focus (Dawn worked with computers in the Air Force, and Mark has computer science and engineering degrees), but the biggest reason for selecting their franchise was the corporate office, Mark said.
“When I was doing my due diligence and talking to other franchisees, the one thing they all mentioned was the supportiveness of the franchisor,” Mark said. “This has proved true since we signed on—the corporate team bends over backward to help us out in so many ways—especially in marketing and sales.”
Like many vets going into franchising, the Kellys didn’t have much experience in the marketing and sales side of running a business so TeamLogic’s support in this area was critical to their success.
While no career will ever be exactly like military service, the Kellys say franchising reminds them of their days in the military.
“In the military, you are connected everywhere and their goal is to make you successful. TeamLogic’s goal is also to help you do well. It reminds you of being part of something like the military,” Dawn said.
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TeamLogic IT provides managed IT services to small and medium-sized businesses. Its 50 franchise units and 200-plus technicians give the technology franchise a nationwide footprint and a massive knowledge-base with which to provide exceptional service to clients. TeamLogic helps its clients become more productive and secure, and that focus has helped franchise owners earn double-digit average same-unit sales growth for three years in a row. To learn more about the business, including startup costs for a franchise, visit our research pages. You can read interviews with TeamLogic franchise owners on our blog. For even more information, fill out a form to download our free franchise report and start a conversation. We look forward to hearing from you!