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

The Military Spouse Opportunity

July 19, 2022

During the IFA 2022 Convention in San Diego, VetFran hosted a panel that included several Non-Profits.  There was considerable conversation regarding employment opportunities for military spouses regardless of the status of their veteran. The conversation included the assistance for these spouses to either find employment when active duty troops are relocated…

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Thank You to Snap-on Tools for being a 2022 Gold Sponsor of VetFran!

July 18, 2022

VetFran is proud and grateful to have Snap-on Tools continue in 2022 as a Gold Sponsor. As a non-profit initiative, everything we do is made possible by the generous donations of our sponsor companies and individuals. As part of the International Franchise Association Foundation, VetFran supports Veterans interested in franchise ownership…

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30 Heroes for 30 Years: Jimmy Weeks, Internet Strategy Labs

July 15, 2022

Jimmy Weeks loves to help franchise brands grow. While he founded Internet Strategy Labs in 2001, it wasn’t until 2007 that he really got started helping franchise companies build websites and understand their web traffic patterns. But Jimmy’s passion for serving others didn’t originate with the development of his computer skills……

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