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: Nick Lambie, Ziebart

September 29, 2022

Serving in the United States military was always something Nick Lambie thought of while in high school. With great grandparents who served in the Navy and a grandfather wounded in World War II, Nick felt the call to continue the tradition of service. In high school, Nick toured the Air Force…

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30 Heroes for 30 Years: Ralph Ware, Real Property Management

September 26, 2022

Ralph Ware, a United States Military Academy graduate in 1999, is now the owner of a Real Property Management location in Ohio. Retiring on January 31st, 2021 from the Army as Colonel, he knew that his career was not over. Ralph used the transition resources available to him and looked into…

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Interview with Ralph Yarusso

September 7, 2022

Ralph Yarusso is an Air Force Veteran who currently volunteers as the Chairman of the VetFran committee within the IFA Foundation. He took a few minutes to speak with us about his background in franchising. Could you tell us about your franchising journey? My franchise journey began in 1985. A few…

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