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: 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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30 Heroes for 30 Years: Kendall Lemley, Minutemen Press

July 12, 2022

Kendall Lemley spent 9 years on active duty with the Air Force, after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in the class of 1992. He then spent an additional 13 years in the Air Force Reserves, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2014. Ready to strike out…

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Franchising is Open for Opportunity!

July 5, 2022

Join the IFA Foundation for a series of webinars as part oft he Open for Opportunity campaign.Learn how local franchise ownership could be the answer to your entrepreneurial dreams. Click here to register: Meeting Registration – Zoom

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