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 630 companies offer discounts to prospective vet franchisees.

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

Recognizing PTSD Awareness Month

June 13, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC, June 12, 2019 – June is PTSD Awareness Month and VetFran at the IFA Foundation encourages their members to learn more about recognizing and treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For VetFran, PTSD awareness month brings light to an especially important issue. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs,…

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Interview with Congresswoman and Military Spouse Cathy McMorris Rodgers

May 10, 2019

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004. Prior to Congress, Rep. McMorris Rodgers worked at an orchard, cleaned motel rooms, and worked at a McDonald’s franchise to save up for college. In 2006 she married her husband Brian Rodgers, a retired 26-year Commander…

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The Month of the Military Child Interview: IFA CEO Robert Cresanti

April 29, 2019

Jax: To start, why don’t you tell us about your father’s service, what branch was he? How long was he in? Where was he stationed during the duration of your childhood? Robert: My father was 18 years old and joined the Air Force in the early ’60s, served a two-year tour…

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Upcoming Events

Note: We have temporarily suspended posting in-person events due to COVID-19.

Claim Your Funds! Attend the 30th Anniversary Government Procurement Conference!

Apr 08, 2020 9:00AM—4:00PM

Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

PUTTING VETERANS FIRST: Spring 2020 EMPLOYING U.S. VETS Conference

Apr 07, 2020 ALL DAY

New York Athletic Club 180 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019

Attend Franchise Expo Nashville!

Mar 20, 2020 10:00AM—Mar 21, 2020 4:00PM

Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203