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Why Athletes and Veterans Make Incredible Franchisees
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Hardworking, creative and team-oriented, military personnel and athletes have entrepreneurial skills that are an asset to any franchise.
March 31, 2014 in Franchises
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

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

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

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

From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business

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

75 Franchises Helping Pay Back Veterans

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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.
November 22, 2013 in Franchises
By the Numbers: U.S. Veteran-Owned Businesses (Infographic)

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

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Veterans turn to entrepreneurship at greater rates than the rest of the population. Here's what that means for America.
November 11, 2013 in Business Management
Photos: 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

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

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

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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.
November 11, 2013 in Franchises
Go Daddy Founder Bob Parsons: I Owe My Success to the Marines

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

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

On Starting Up From Three Veteran Entrepreneurs

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You may think you know what tough is, but these three vets can tell you a few stories.
November 11, 2013 in Startup Basics
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

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

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Gives Wounded Veterans a New Life

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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.
July 4, 2013 in Starting a Business
Small Business Person of the Year Helps Veterans Take Flight

Small Business Person of the Year Helps Veterans Take Flight

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

SBA Secures Pledge from Banks to Lend More to Veteran Entrepreneurs

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

Veterans Tackle the Challenges of Entrepreneurship

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

New Google Resource Aims to Help Military Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

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

Top 10 Franchises for Veterans

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

Back to Civilian Life, Veterans Try Franchises

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

How Military Veterans Are Finding Success in Small Business

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

This Franchise Is a Flying Success

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A Seattle couple makes the jump into franchising with iFly.
February 5, 2012 in Franchises
How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

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Steven Smith built his career around tea, including selling a company to Starbucks for $9 million. Now this serial entrepreneur is succeeding on his own terms.
January 24, 2012 in Profiles
Three Ways to Capitalize on Business Optimism

Three Ways to Capitalize on Business Optimism

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Even before the nation added 200,000 new jobs in December, business owners were starting to feel more upbeat about 2012. Here's how to take advantage of that warm, fuzzy feeling.
January 16, 2012 in Growth Strategies
For Paralyzed Athlete, Franchise Is Good Fit

For Paralyzed Athlete, Franchise Is Good Fit

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J.J. O'Connor suffered a life-changing hockey injury at 16. Today, he's in the process of opening his fourth Sport Clips location -- and enjoying life as a business owner.
November 21, 2011 in Franchises
Why One Investor is Banking on Vets

Why One Investor is Banking on Vets

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Former Army major turned entrepreneur describes why he thinks veteran-owned businesses are a worthwhile investment.
November 11, 2011 in Startup Financing
Will Repealing the 3% Withholding Tax Help Businesses Hire?

Will Repealing the 3% Withholding Tax Help Businesses Hire?

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Eliminating a planned tax on government contractors is viewed as good news by business groups. But will it spur the hoped-for hiring?
November 11, 2011 in Tax Center

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