Business Franchise Opportunity for U.S. Military Veterans

VR Business Brokers is Waiving $2 Million in Franchise Fees for Qualified Military Veterans.

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -VR Business Brokers, the world’s leading Business Brokerage firm since 1979, announced today a Franchise program for returning military Veterans. 

The new program called the VR-VET50, not only eliminates the initial franchise fee of $39,000 when purchasing a VR franchise, but also eliminates 87% of the start-up costs associated with opening a new franchise, so Veterans can now avoid the need for bank financing.

The VR-VET50 program will grant 50 VR Business Brokerage franchises across the nation to qualified retiring military personnel. 

“The VR-VET50 is a way for VR to give back to those who have defended America and the free enterprise system that makes our country great.”, stated JoAnn Lombardi, VR President, “We need to help cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit in those who have not wavered in making sure that all of us have the opportunity of the American Dream of business ownership.”

VR is looking for 50 military men or women who have served their country with distinction.  The VR-VET50 program will aid these warriors in re-establishing themselves in the civilian world with a great business opportunity that serves their local business community, allows them to learn a new career, and supports their family’s financial dreams.

“Owning a VR Business Brokers franchise is a great opportunity for any retiring Veteran.  Their program is structured, the training and support is ongoing, and the operational systems supply me all the tools needed to run my business with the greatest proficiency”, says Col. Calvin Harris (U.S. Army retired) owner of the VR Business Brokers Office in Greensboro, North Carolina.

“There are many programs available in today’s market for the returning veteran, and the franchise community is by far the leader in this initiative.”, commented Peter King, CEO of VR, “But the difference in the VR-VET50, that the company is most proud, is that we structured a program that reduces the operating costs as well as the elimination of the initial franchise fee.  This program really does give back, and is supported by our entire franchise base.  Now we ask for the assistance of those who know a returning veteran. Let them know about the VR-VET50 program and how to contact us. That way we can all do our part to help our returning veterans.”

With over 30 years of successful business sales through its proven system of Valued Representation, VR professionals help buyers and sellers negotiate through the purchase or sale of a privately owned business.  VR Business Brokers offers a multi-service approach to matching buyers’ interests, goals and desires, with the right business.  Consequently, we have proven our value to business clients across the country and around the globe.

VR Has Sold More Businesses In The World Than Anyone.®

For more information on the qualifications and markets for the VR-VET50 program please visit the VR Franchise Opportunity Website!

If you prefer to speak over the phone, please call VR Business Brokers at 1(800) 377-VRBB (8722).


Peter C. King, CEO / JoAnn Lombardi, President

VR Business Brokers Corporate Offices

One East Broward Blvd., Suite 1500

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

1 (800) 377-8722


Master Business Intermediary Designation from VR MBI® Academy

VR Master Business Intermediary Academy® provides MBI® Master Business Intermediary Designation

Through the proprietary VR Master Business Intermediary Academy®, we provide the most extensive training program in the world for our full-time professional intermediaries.Successful completion of initial and ongoing training allows VR intermediaries to aspire to their MBI® (Master Business Intermediary) designation. Once achieved, they gain the acknowledgement of being at the pinnacle of our profession not only nationally but globally.

Training builds the future of any world-class organization. VR acknowledges this responsibility for internal training by making a long-term commitment to the VR Education Committee as well as a contracted relationship with the same organization that develops training programs for Starbucks, Hewlett Packard and other Fortune 1,000 enterprises.

This commitment to education differentiates VR from all of its industry competitors that rely solely on trade association seminars to train rather than investing capital in its people.

Upon joining VR you will be trained on how to:

  • Build an inventory of quality businesses to sell
  • Value and price a business
  • Formulate different transaction structures to maximize value
  • Prepare a VR Business Profile
  • Confidentially launch a marketing campaign
  • Educate buyers and sellers on the transaction process
  • Recast financial statements for privately-held companies
  • Facilitate negotiations
  • Prepare all necessary documentation
  • Navigate successful due diligence

And of course…successfully close business sales!

A minimum of 7,500 credits is required to earn the Master Business Intermediary (MBI®) designation, along with successfully achieving VR required performance standards. MBI® candidates earn credits in the following areas:

      1.      Foundation Curriculum

      2.      Business Sales Curriculum

      3.      Mergers & Acquisition Curriculum

      4.      Participation

      5.      Experience

Candidates must achieve a passing grade of 75% on each course exam to receive credit.

VR is committed to give our intermediaries the best training and tools to be successful. From the classroom to the marketplace, ongoing continual training and support is vital to our organization’s success.

Click here to fill out a Confidential Personal Profile, then either email or fax to (954) 565-6855

Click here for more information about owning your own VR Business Brokerage Franchise.


Indicators Point to Economic Recovery to Continue Through 2012

Rise in Profits Leading to Increased Small Business Growth

The economy continues to improve according to new data that indicates higher than projected expectations. In a recent Business Week article, many analysts believe that that the second half of 2012 will bring continued growth, which includes areas in consumer and business spending, home building and manufacturing.

Due to many businesses keeping a tight overhead, profits have risen steadily. In the second quarter of 2011, profit rose at a 19.3% annual rate from the previous quarter. Profit margins continued to grow in the last quarter at much higher gains than at the end of the last economic downtown. With revenues projected to continue to increase, many businesses will take the incoming profits and start building their inventories, purchasing new equipment and hiring new employees.

With the latest economic projections, now is the time to look into buying a business. At VR Business Sales, we offer thousands of businesses for sale in all industries. We stand alone in our industry with our decades of experience and innovative tools that have facilitated 100s of thousands of successful business transactions since our inception in 1979.


Contact a VR office in your area today to find out how you can take advantage of the market trends as a business owner.

With increased business activity you can also benefit greatly by having your VR Business Brokerage office.
Watch the VR Franchise Presentation Videos for more information.
Then contact VR for more details Toll-Free: 800-377-8722