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    FirstLight Home Care Named Top Franchise Choice for Veterans

    CINCINNATI, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning non-medical home care franchise business, was recently chosen as a Top 100 Franchise Business for Veterans by Franchise Business Review magazine. This is the fifth year the publication has named the top franchise brands that offer the best entrepreneurial opportunities for U.S. military veterans.

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    According to the International Franchise Association's VetFran Initiative, http://www.vetfran.com/faq/ there are more than 66,000 veteran-owned franchises, accounting for one in seven franchises in the U.S. These franchises provide 815,000 jobs for Americans and account for more than $41 billion toward the U.S. GDP.

    FirstLight Home Care franchises are popular among veterans for many reasons, including the ease with which they can start their own business in the non-medical home health care field. FirstLight's extensive training programs for both owners and their home care employees includes 55 hours of online training and eight full days at the Cincinnati headquarters.  FirstLight Home Care also offers ongoing support from the home office staff, owner surveys and feedback mechanisms, dedicated state-of-the-art technology and back of office systems and marketing assistance.

    "With FirstLight, franchisees benefit from a low start-up cost, exclusive protected territories, and the best training in the industry," said McPherson. "We started FirstLight in 2010, and were recently honored to be named as an Entrepreneur Magazine Top 500 franchise. We have positioned our business to offer the best possible opportunity for people with the desire to run a prosperous home care business and make a difference at the same time."

    For more information about FirstLight please visit the website at www.firstlightfranchise.com and for more information about VetFran, please visit www.vetfran.com.

    About FirstLight Home Care
    FirstLight Home Care creates a new standard in non-medical home care by combining best practices with innovative approaches to make the franchise an emerging market leader in a fast-growing industry. Services can be provided at private residences, assisted-living facilities, retirement communities, nursing homes, adult-family homes or group homes. Clients might also include new mothers, individuals recovering from surgeries and others. To learn more, visit firstlightfranchise.com.

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