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

True North Hotel Group CEO: Veterans Need Our Support

August 30, 2018

*This story originally appeared on www.atourfranchise.org, a website highlighting the positive impact of franchising on communities around the country. Giving back to the community and helping military veterans is more than just an initiative for Lew Wiens — it’s a personal mission. IFA’s @OurFranchise highlights franchises that are making a difference…

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Press Release: IFA Applauds Reps. Claudia Tenney and Julia Brownley for Championing Veteran Entrepreneurs Act

August 30, 2018

Franchise businesses create a wealth of opportunity for veterans who want to open a business. (Washington, D.C.) [November 8, 2017] – Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (CA-26) joined military veteran business owners today at a small business roundtable hosted by the International Franchise Association (IFA). At the roundtable,…

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Members of Congress and the IFA Unveil the Veteran Entrepreneurs Act OF 2017

August 30, 2018

On November 9, the IFA hosted a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill, announcing the bipartisan Veteran Entrepreneur’s Act of 2017. Congresswomen Tenney (NY-22) and Congresswoman Brownley (CA-26) were joined by IFA’s President and CEO Robert Cresanti along with veteran franchise owners. Discussion centered around the stories of the veterans and their…

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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