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


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

Celebrating 10 Years Supporting “Help A Hero”

October 16, 2023

GEORGETOWN, Texas (Oct. 9, 2023) – To mark the 10th year of supporting veterans through Help A Hero Scholarships, Sport Clips Haircuts today launches its annual promotion to raise $1.7 million by Nov. 11. The campaign supports the VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program, which provides funds for education for veterans and service…

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Hiring Our Nation’s Finest

August 25, 2023

The main goal of VetFran is to match entrepreneurial Veterans and military spouses with opportunities to become franchise owners. Not only do we want to demonstrate our support of our nation’s military community, but Veterans make ideal franchise owners. To hear from the mouths of franchisors and franchisees, look no further…

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The Value of Veteran and Military Spouse Employment

April 14, 2023

VetFran celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022, and along with that, comes many achievements and advances in veteran franchise ownership and employment with franchises. According to IFA Research commissioned from Oxford Economics Report, Veterans make up 7% of the population, but they comprise 14% of all franchise owners. Why? Veterans make…

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