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.

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Press Release: IFA Applauds Reps. Claudia Tenney and Julia Brownley for Championing Veteran Entrepreneurs Act

August 30, 2018

Franchise businesses create a wealth of opportunity for veterans who want to open a business. (Washington, D.C.) [November 8, 2017] ‚Äď Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (CA-26) joined military veteran business owners today at a small business roundtable hosted by the International Franchise Association (IFA). At the roundtable,…

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Members of Congress and the IFA Unveil the Veteran Entrepreneurs Act OF 2017

August 30, 2018

On November 9, the IFA hosted a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill, announcing the bipartisan Veteran Entrepreneur‚Äôs Act of 2017. Congresswomen Tenney (NY-22) and Congresswoman Brownley (CA-26) were joined by IFA‚Äôs President and CEO Robert Cresanti along with veteran franchise owners. Discussion centered around the stories of the veterans and their…

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IFA Foundation’s VetFran Program Partners With Defenders Gateway

July 19, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jenna Weisbord, 310-995-0839jweisbord@franchise.org@franchising411 IFA Foundation‚Äôs VetFran Program Partners with Defenders Gateway WASHINGTON, July 19 ‚Äď The IFA Foundation announces the start of a new partnership with Defenders Gateway, a company launching an app that will honor members of the military, first responders and families of the fallen.…

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