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 630 companies offer discounts to prospective vet franchisees.

Veterans in Franchising


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


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

Dina Dwyer-Owens and Mike Owens Pledge $250,000 Donation to VetFran, IFA Foundation

July 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jenna Weisbord, 310-995-0839 jweisbord@franchise.org @franchising411 WASHINGTON D.C., July 9, 2019 — Dina Dwyer-Owens, brand ambassador for Neighborly, a past chair of the International Franchise Association (IFA), and a past chair of the IFA’s VetFran Committee; and her husband Mike Owens have pledged $250,000 to the IFA Foundation…

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Five Military Veterans Can Win Free Travel Agency Franchise from Dream Vacations

July 10, 2019

Dream Vacations, the only travel agency franchise to receive a 5 STAR ranking from VetFran, is recruiting military veterans to enlist in its eighth annual, award-winning “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” contest. The number one franchise opportunity for veterans will be awarding five veterans a free franchise as part of…

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Recognizing PTSD Awareness Month

June 13, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC, June 12, 2019 – June is PTSD Awareness Month and VetFran at the IFA Foundation encourages their members to learn more about recognizing and treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For VetFran, PTSD awareness month brings light to an especially important issue. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs,…

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Upcoming Events

Your Journey Towards Entrepreneurship Webinar

Jul 16, 2019 12:00PM


NAWBO LA Insider’s Table with Schenae Rourk

Jul 16, 2019 12:30PM—1:30PM

City Club LA 555 S Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States

US Veteran Business Alliance Los Angeles Chapter Meeting

Jul 16, 2019 11:00AM—1:00PM

Bob Hope Patriotic Hall 1816 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA