News and Articles About Veterans
Returning to civilian life, Joe Walker found both comradery and a commitment to integrity in franchising.
The stamina and values of veterans are major assets for every employer. Helping them make the transition from military life to civilian employment is the right thing to do.
West Point grad Meghan Florkowski runs an affordable program that trains female veterans for entrepreneurial life.
Charles Fisher discovered Massage Envy Spa while heading home from serving in Iraq. The rest is franchising history.
Chris Gately's first steps to become a Workout Anytime franchisee began while he was serving in the military.
For National Guard veteran Steve Grimes, the most surprising challenge in opening his franchise was finding funding.
In the military, Nick Colgin earned a Bronze Star for saving the life of a French soldier. Now, he works as a franchisee for the 'Apple of the home industry.'
Chuck and Denise Kerr learned the value of teamwork in the military. Now, their bringing it to their burger franchise.
Jim Lager didn't have much business experience when he started in franchising. But his time in the military hard taught him one thing: how to think fast.
Gordon Dupries helps future veteran franchisees get started on the right foot with the Boot to Business program.
While veteran entrepreneurs contribute $1.2 trillion to the economy annually, the transition from military service to civilian life can be fraught with challenges.
Dave O'Brien is a busy man, serving in the military while running three Pet Supplies Plus locations.
Hector Rodriguez tried to make on his own in the world of business. Then he realized as a franchisee he didn't have to work without support.
After nine years in the military, Tai Jeffries refuses to settle for anything less than her male counterparts as a cleaning franchisee.
Hardworking, creative and team-oriented, military personnel and athletes have entrepreneurial skills that are an asset to any franchise.
After 24 years in the U.S. Army, Ron Adams put the skills he gained as a drill sergeant to use as a franchisee.
How one military man's experience prepared him for the entrepreneurial life.
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.
Veterans turn to entrepreneurship at greater rates than the rest of the population. Here's what that means for America.
This Veterans Day, veterans in franchising look back on what the military taught them about entrepreneurship.
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 and Vietnam War veteran Bob Parsons is working to help veterans transition to civilian life through business and charity.
You may think you know what tough is, but these three vets can tell you a few stories.
As Veterans Small Business Week kicks off, Starbucks has announced plans to increase veteran hiring and use community stores to support service members.
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.
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