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.

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

30 Heroes for 30 Years: Jason Madden

February 14, 2022

For 30 years the International Franchise Association has made a profound and enduring impact on the lives of thousands of Veterans and their families through our VetFran program.  Veterans like Jason Madden, who was called to serve in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and enlisted in the Marine…

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30 Heroes for 30 Years: U.L. Armstrong, PuroClean

February 3, 2022

What does an Army Veteran do after 33 years of service?  He finds a way to continue serving his community and his fellow Americans.   Retiring at the rank of Colonel after 3+ decades of honorable service U.L. did exactly that.  He and his family not only served and sacrificed for our…

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30 Heroes for 30 Years: Cheston Syma, Sport Clips

February 2, 2022

Last year, the International Franchise Association celebrated the 30th anniversary of the VetFran program, honoring the service and entrepreneurial spirit of  Veterans who own and run franchises in thousands of communities across America. In recognition of the impact that VetFran has made on their lives and career aspirations over the past…

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