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

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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PrimePay Becomes a Gold Sponsor of VetFran

February 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 — The International Franchise Association’s Foundation (IFA) today announced that PrimePay will become a Gold Sponsor of IFA’s VetFran. PrimePay is a VetFran supplier member and their increased support to the Gold Tier represents an additional investment of $10,000. “I was thrilled to hear that one of our…

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Carly Fiorina to Highlight Leadership and Opportunity at IFA Convention in Las Vegas

February 2, 2019

The International Franchise Association Foundation today announced former Fortune 50 CEO and 2016 Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina will join more than 4,000 franchise business owners and leaders at the IFA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Feb. 23-26. Fiorina will speak on leadership and veterans as well as participate as a guest judge at the NextGen in Franchising Global Competition.

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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