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How one military man's experience prepared him for the entrepreneurial life.
February 5, 2014 in Lifestyle

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Why Athletes and Veterans Make Incredible Franchisees

Why Athletes and Veterans Make Incredible Franchisees

March 31, 2014 in Franchises by
Hardworking, creative and team-oriented, military personnel and athletes have entrepreneurial skills that are an asset to any franchise.
Franchise Players: A Former Drill Sergeant Who Hopes to Help Other Vets Through Franchising

Franchise Players: A Former Drill Sergeant Who Hopes to Help Other Vets Through Franchising

March 24, 2014 in Franchises by
After 24 years in the U.S. Army, Ron Adams put the skills he gained as a drill sergeant to use as a franchisee.
Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success

Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success

March 6, 2014 in Franchises by
Andrew Wilson hasn't let the fact that he’s spent five of the last 10 years deployed slow him down as a franchisee.
From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business

From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business

February 5, 2014 in Lifestyle by
How one military man's experience prepared him for the entrepreneurial life.
75 Franchises Helping Pay Back Veterans

75 Franchises Helping Pay Back Veterans

November 22, 2013 in Franchises by
Around 64,000 veterans started careers in franchising in recent years. That's due in no small part to franchisors ramping up their efforts to recruit veterans, who many consider ideal franchisees thanks to their training and experience working within a disciplined system.
By the Numbers: U.S. Veteran-Owned Businesses (Infographic)

By the Numbers: U.S. Veteran-Owned Businesses (Infographic)

November 11, 2013 in Business Management by
Veterans turn to entrepreneurship at greater rates than the rest of the population. Here's what that means for America.
What I Learned From the Military: Business Lessons From 8 Veterans in Franchising

What I Learned From the Military: Business Lessons From 8 Veterans in Franchising

November 11, 2013 in Franchises by
This Veterans Day, veterans in franchising look back on what the military taught them about entrepreneurship.
Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise

Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise

November 11, 2013 in Franchises by
Owning a franchise can be an appealing option for men and women returning from military service. Here's some advice on what should be considered beforehand.
Go Daddy Founder Bob Parsons: I Owe My Success to the Marines

Go Daddy Founder Bob Parsons: I Owe My Success to the Marines

November 11, 2013 in Success Stories by
Go Daddy founder and Vietnam War veteran Bob Parsons is working to help veterans transition to civilian life through business and charity.
On Starting Up From Three Veteran Entrepreneurs

On Starting Up From Three Veteran Entrepreneurs

November 11, 2013 in Startup Basics by
You may think you know what tough is, but these three vets can tell you a few stories.
Starbucks to Hire 10,000 Veterans and Military Spouses in Next 5 Years

Starbucks to Hire 10,000 Veterans and Military Spouses in Next 5 Years

November 6, 2013 in Hiring Center by
As Veterans Small Business Week kicks off, Starbucks has announced plans to increase veteran hiring and use community stores to support service members.
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Gives Wounded Veterans a New Life

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Gives Wounded Veterans a New Life

July 4, 2013 in Starting a Business by
Disabled veterans often find the return to civilian life difficult, especially when seeking jobs. Now, a university program thinks it has the key to their independence: turn them into entrepreneurs.
Small Business Person of the Year Helps Veterans Take Flight

Small Business Person of the Year Helps Veterans Take Flight

June 21, 2013 in Business Management by
John Stonecipher, the entrepreneur who launched a helicopter flight school, was recognized at National Small Business Week.

SBA Secures Pledge from Banks to Lend More to Veteran Entrepreneurs

May 21, 2013 in Financing by
The government's small-business agency announces a pledge to support approximately 2,000 additional businesses.
Veterans Tackle the Challenges of Entrepreneurship

Veterans Tackle the Challenges of Entrepreneurship

February 10, 2013 in Lifestyle by
New programs help veterans harness their unique skills -- including determination, creative problem-solving and risk tolerance -- to overcome the challenges of starting a business.
New Google Resource Aims to Help Military Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

New Google Resource Aims to Help Military Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

November 29, 2012 in Social Media by
Google+ will now feature a hub of information, including live college-level courses on business for military veterans and their families.
Top 10 Franchises for Veterans

Top 10 Franchises for Veterans

July 3, 2012 in Franchises by
They want you: These franchises are embracing and supporting former military personnel in a big way.
Back to Civilian Life, Veterans Try Franchises

Back to Civilian Life, Veterans Try Franchises

May 28, 2012 in Franchises by
Last Veteran's Day, the franchise industry announced a new program for returning soldiers. We catch up on its progress.
How Military Veterans Are Finding Success in Small Business

How Military Veterans Are Finding Success in Small Business

February 20, 2012 in Success Stories by
Leveraging the benefits of their training and specialized resources, military veterans are increasingly turning to entrepreneurship. Here's a look at their battle plans.

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