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: Ted DeWitt, Signarama

March 29, 2022

On March 29, we recognize National Vietnam War Veterans Day. A Vietnam War veteran himself, Ted DeWitt, of Signarama knows what it means to serve. And, he’s put a special focus on mentoring veteran entrepreneurs and giving back to his community. Ted has more than 40 years in the graphic arts…

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Winning the War for Talent

March 24, 2022

During the 2022 International Franchise Association’s Annual Convention in San Diego, the IFA Foundation and VetFran hosted a special seminar titled “Winning the War for Talent: Tapping into the Veteran Pipeline.” Sponsored through the generous support of USAA, this session brought together Veterans, non-profit leaders, and business owners to address the serious…

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HIRE Vets Medallion Award

March 24, 2022

The International Franchise Association (IFA) and VetFran encourages its members to apply for the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level award that recognizes employers of all sizes for their leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America’s veterans. Applications…

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