Army veteran Andrew Wilson opened his Kansas location of junk removal franchise 1-800-Got-Junk while on deployment in Afghanistan through the IFA’s VetFran program, which allowed 1-800-Got-Junk to offer him special incentives.
“As a veteran, Andrew was able to have half of the franchise fee waived so he could have more capital to fund his growing business,” 1-800-Got-Junk owner Brian Scudamore said. Today, Wilson also operates a You Move Me location in Oklahoma, with plans to open a second one. Visit
You can also visit www.franchise.org to learn more about franchising in general and connect to the VetFran program. Franchising is way individuals can start a business with help on every level from marketing and advertising to learning a proven system of doing business. As the International Franchise Association is fond of saying, franchising is a way to be in business for yourself but not by yourself.