MOAA’s Transition Guide 2023: Big Frog T-Shirts Fits Veterans to a Tee

MOAA’s Transition Guide 2023: Big Frog T-Shirts Fits Veterans to a Tee
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Note: This article sponsored by Big Frog Custom T-Shirts is part of MOAA’s Transition Guide 2023, which first appeared in the December 2022 issue of Military Officer, a magazine available to all MOAA Premium and Life members. Learn more about the magazine here; learn more about joining MOAA here.


Following his grandfather’s footsteps, Ethan Corbin chose the military life and honed many core skills during six years in the U.S. Air Force.


Upon his exit, Corbin channeled a creative passion and printed T-shirts as a side hustle in his basement with friends. When Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More popped onto his radar, he went all in, opening his own shop in Sioux Falls, S.D., in 2019. His dad, Ryan, is his business partner and helps manage the financials.


Today, Corbin manages four employees and, thanks to Big Frog’s community support focus, gives back to his neigh­bors, regularly supporting veteran groups, like Calm Wa­ters Veterans Village & Retreat Center and other fundraisers.


“With family-friendly hours, owning this Big Frog shop is a perfect way to call the shots in my own business, give back, but definitely not be alone,” he said.


Through September 2023, Big Frog is offering a significant incentive for other veterans, military spouses, National Guard/Reserves, and first respond­ers. Depending on the location, qualified candidates could realize a $15,000 benefit including waived royalty fees for one year and a 20% initial invest­ment discount at the time of franchise agreement.


“With strong leadership and adaptability skills, veterans make successful owners and we’re hoping this generous incentive encourages other veterans, like Ethan, to consider joining us,” said Big Frog Franchise Group Co-Founder, President & CEO Tina Bacon-DeFrece, who comes from a military family.


Her father is a U.S. Coast Guard Commander, so she understands military life and the valuable skills veterans bring to franchise ownership.


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