Going into business for yourself, but not by yourself requires leadership, tenacity and the ability to execute standard operating procedures. That's why veterans excel at it.

Veterans account for 14% of franchisees nationwide, and over 500 companies offer discounts to prospective vet franchisees.

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Veterans in Franchising

WHY VETERANS ARE CHOOSING FRANCHISING

Franchise ownership means leading a team again, it means executing a blueprint for success, and it means a purpose and mission-driven career.

WHY FRANCHISORS NEED VETS

Franchisors find veterans outperforming and excelling at the leadership and tenacity required to run a small business, and they're looking for more of the same.

From Our Blog

30 Heroes for 30 Years: Steve White, PuroClean USA

May 3, 2022

Meet Army Veteran Steve White, former Chairman of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran Committee. Steve has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the franchising industry from Domino’s Pizza to Allegra Network to his current role as the President and COO of PuroClean USA.   In celebration of VetFran’s 30th anniversary,…

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30 Heroes for 30 Years: Brian Thompson, Metal Supermarkets

April 20, 2022

International Franchise Association and VetFran are proud to highlight Veterans who continue to serve their communities as franchise owners.   Brian Thompson served in the U.S. Navy for 9 years earning his stripes at one of the most challenging technical schools in the U.S. Armed Forces – Nuclear Power School.  He then…

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30 Heroes for 30 Years: Mark Furlan, Dream Vacations

April 6, 2022

As a young man Mark Furlan was drafted into the US Army to serve as a Chaplain’s Assistant in Vietnam for two years. The assignment worked for Furlan, who grew up with a strong faith background and a Catholic school education. After his service in the Army, Furlan became a youth…

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