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


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

VetFran Celebrates Sport Clips CEO Gordon Logan’s Prestigious Veterans Award

April 2, 2019

The Hall of Flags at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a stone’s throw from the White House, was packed with veterans, public servants and corporate executives last week, all gathered to honor the best and brightest in the veteran’s community. The occasion was the annual HillVets 100 Gala, a prestigious night…

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VetFran Launches New Initiatives and a New Site at the IFA Convention

March 19, 2019

The program unveiled a brand-new website (www.vetfran.org), which starting in April, will feature interactive member areas for franchisors and their veteran franchisees alike, putting veteran small business owners at the forefront of the program for the first time.

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PenFed Sponsors VetFran to Connect Veteran Franchise Owners

February 22, 2019

The International Franchise Association Foundation today announced a new sponsorship agreement with PenFed Credit Union, the nation’s second-largest federal credit union, in support of VetFran. PenFed’s $25,000 commitment supports VetFran’s efforts to increase its reach nationwide during an events tour that will bring veteran franchise owners together with veterans in their communities and engage them through the sharing of their experiences in franchising.

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Upcoming Events

NAWBO Southern Nevada – Business Lunch

Aug 27, 2019 11:30AM—1:00PM

Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai 5160 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89119 United States

NAWBO Chicago – North Connects

Aug 27, 2019 8:30AM—10:30AM

Lake Forest Bank and Trust 727 N. Bank Lane Lake Forest, IL 60045 United States

New Orleans Veterans Job Fair

Aug 22, 2019 11:00AM—3:00PM

Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA 70112 August 22, 2019 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM