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Richard Ashe


Role and Company

Founder/CEO, Veteran Franchise Advisers


30 years experience in consulting


Houston, TX

About Richard

About the Author

Richard Ashe is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, with 30 years of business experience. He served in the Marine Corps from 1976 to 1983 in the infantry and then as part of a joint Marine, Navy, and Air Force project. After his tour in the Marines, he worked as an electronics technician for a communications company and over the next 30 years received a degree in marketing and worked his way up to serve as the vice president of global marketing for an international software company.

During his career, Rich has worked for and helped companies such as Chase Bank, Xerox, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard expand or start new businesses. He also participated in four software startups and started two businesses of his own.

Rich founded Veteran Franchise Advisers to continue helping veterans interested in pursuing business ownership. He became is a Certified Franchise Adviser 2011 and served on the International Franchise Association VetFran committee from 2011 - 2013.

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Articles by Richard

5 years ago

Becoming an Entrepreneur

Transitioning from military to civilian life presents new opportunities as well as challenges for veterans. Many veterans look forward to...

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4 years ago

How To Buy A Franchise

Investing in a franchise can be a great opportunity for military veterans. Military veterans have an excellent transferable skill set...

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Richard 's Recent Answers

2 years ago

Does anyone have any advice on starting a gourmet popcorn business?

There are a few really cool gourmet popcorn franchises. If you'd like help to explore some options please reach out. ...

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2 years ago

i'm looking for advice, guidance, tips, and/or ideas on how train my team on sales-based outreach techniques.

Outreach today is different. If your people are dialing for dollars (sales expression) off of a script and that's the...

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3 years ago

How do I find a career not a job?

Hi Thaddeus, Have you considered starting a business of your own. Franchising provides an opportunity to start a career with...

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3 years ago

Where is the easiest or /best place to get information on creating your business plan

SBA's Business Plan Tool provides you with a step-by-step guide to help you get started. All of your information entered...

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4 years ago

What steps do I need to do to get a grant to start my business?

HiTony, Thank you for your service. You didn't mention any details about the type of business; Is for or non...

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