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

IFA Foundation’s VetFran Program Partners With Defenders Gateway

July 19, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jenna Weisbord, 310-995-0839jweisbord@franchise.org@franchising411 IFA Foundation’s VetFran Program Partners with Defenders Gateway WASHINGTON, July 19 – The IFA Foundation announces the start of a new partnership with Defenders Gateway, a company launching an app that will honor members of the military, first responders and families of the fallen.…

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STOP Restoration Launches Franchise Fee Giveaway for Veterans

July 13, 2018

As a longtime member of the VetFran program, STOP Restoration is committed to honoring the legacy of veterans by providing training, assistance and franchising opportunities at a discounted rate. The Franchise Fee Giveaway is in keeping with this commitment. Clark says it is the first of many initiatives aimed at improving the lives of veterans across the country.

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Putting Heroes First

July 1, 2018

The franchise community has made a commitment to U.S. veterans by providing business opportunities and support in pursuing those opportunities. Franchisors work together to reduce veteran unemployment and offer franchise investment incentives, while the International Franchise Association works to provide education and tools to help U.S. service members chart their civilian futures.

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