IslandTime Treasures Named 2013 Military Friendly Franchise

IslandTime Treasures announces it was ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide and named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs. 

(Ellenton, FL) May 14, 2013 - IslandTime Treasures honors military veterans by offering service members and their spouses a 10% discount off the initial franchise fee and startup package, allowing veterans to use their background and training to launch a new civilian career.

“As a U.S. Army veteran, and a founding committee member and past two-term Chairman of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program - we are committed to providing opportunity to all military veterans and their spouses, including Coast Guard and Reserve/Guard components.” says Lonnie Helgerson, CFE, Co-Founder and President of IslandTime Treasures. “Our franchise hits a sweet spot for military families, as it is a low-investment, part-time business that can generate extra income for them while they are still in the military or transitioning back to a civilian career.”

“One in four returning service members indicate interest in owning their own business,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs“Franchises are a perfect fit for service members, who bring unparalleled operational skill sets and work ethic but are often unclear how to start a business.”

Being selected as a Military Friendly Franchise places IslandTime Treasures in an elite group and is testimony to brand’s commitment to supporting military veterans interested in franchise opportunities.”

The 2013 Military Friendly Franchises list was compiled via a data-driven survey overseen by an advisory board of industry experts.  The survey results list were independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.

About IslandTime Treasures
Build a Treasure in the Sand... IslandTime Treasures offers an unforgettable experience by providing a unique, hands-on build-your-own art crafting experience for people of all ages that are as entertaining as they are educational. Initially conceived as a home-based mobile operation for birthdays, fairs, festivals, school and church fundraising, and other public venues - IslandTime Treasures is also expanding into amusement parks, theme parks, attractions, museums, science centers, family entertainment centers, resorts, malls, waterparks, zoos, aquariums, and many other public venues with licensed retail carts and mobile location partnerships. IslandTime Treasures is a brand of Helgerson Franchise Group, LLC and currently has locations in Florida, Hawaii, and North Carolina.

Media Contact:

Lonnie Helgerson, CFE