Derek Harris is veteran of the United States military, having served 6 years in the Navy. Like many other veterans, he was faced with the question of what to do with his life after active duty. The United States is a nation where its citizens are free to pursue the American Dream. Derek Harris did just that and started his own Tailored Living franchise business. Looking back, he is very thankful to have had the opportunity.
“One of the greatest things about this country is that we are all free to pursue our aspirations,” said Derek Harris. “Whatever we can dream up, we can make happen. In my case, I’m very thankful to be able to run my own Tailored Living business!”
Veterans often make ideal franchise business owners because the skills they obtain while in the military can be directly applied to the business environment. These skills include discipline, leadership, determination and teamwork. Plus, franchise businesses have set structures and support systems similar to those in place in the military.
“When I was in the Navy, we had an established protocol to follow in order to accomplish objectives,” said Derek. “We also had a team-oriented support system, something I’ve experienced from the Tailored Living corporate team that I’m thankful to have.”
As a way to give back and encourage veterans to become franchise business owners, Tailored Living has launched the Million Dollar Franchise Event which grants a significant discount off the purchase of a Tailored Living franchise. For more information please click here.