The partnering of the companies will help U.S. Veterans emerge from the military and become business owners.

Las Vegas, June 12, 2012: Discount Retail Store Services, North America’s largest developer of retail stores, today announced its plan to partner with Veterans Business Resource Center, a community-based economic development center that assists Veterans of the United States military in transitioning their military skills into small business and self-employment opportunities.

Heroes to Home

The Veteran Business Resource Center’s Hero To Home Program provides assistance and guidance to military members, their families and Veterans seeking to build small business clientele. They also assess skills and connect Veterans to alternative employment opportunities due to job elimination while deployed and identify replacement work due to conditions which make it impossible to return to previous employment. According to many Veteran program statistics, it takes an average of 6 months to actively participate in the transition from military to civilian workforce. This program helps expedite that process by providing mentoring, counseling and training. It also helps to identify opportunities specifically tailored for an individual Veteran and provides support through the career transition process.

Owning Their Own Business

Discount Retail Services will join the Hero To Home Program and offer 100% turn-key businesses and full-service training to these Veterans and their families. Veterans can own their very own dollar store, mailbox store, party store, fitness center, teen store, or clothing store. Each Veteran will be an independent store owner and keep 100% of what they earn, and there are never any franchise fees or royalties. The Veteran is provided with a team of experts that will walk them through every step of obtaining their business. Discount Retail Store Services provides financing assistance, site location, negotiation of the lease, complete store build-out, comprehensive training, a wholesale supply network, ongoing assistance and training for the lifetime of the store and a special discount for Veterans.

For more information about Veteran benefits, please contact our Veteran Liaison, John Finley at For information about the Veterans Business Resource Center please visit or contact Darcella Craven at

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