Veterans

News and Articles About Veterans

Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding

For National Guard veteran Steve Grimes, the most surprising challenge in opening his franchise was finding funding.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: A Bronze Star Recipient Recovers From Brain Trauma, Becomes a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Bronze Star Recipient Recovers From Brain Trauma, Becomes a Franchisee

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.'
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: A Veteran Couple Finds a New Team in Franchising
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Veteran Couple Finds a New Team in Franchising

Chuck and Denise Kerr learned the value of teamwork in the military. Now, their bringing it to their burger franchise.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: The Military Taught Me to Think On My Feet
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: The Military Taught Me to Think On My Feet

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.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: How This Veteran Is Helping Other Vets Find the Right Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How This Veteran Is Helping Other Vets Find the Right Franchise

Gordon Dupries helps future veteran franchisees get started on the right foot with the Boot to Business program.
Kate Taylor
Calling All Vets: How to Transition From Military Service to Entrepreneurship
Veterans

Calling All Vets: How to Transition From Military Service to Entrepreneurship

While veteran entrepreneurs contribute $1.2 trillion to the economy annually, the transition from military service to civilian life can be fraught with challenges.
Geoff Weiss
Franchise Players: Balancing Lives as a National Guard Pilot and a Pet Store Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Balancing Lives as a National Guard Pilot and a Pet Store Franchisee

Dave O'Brien is a busy man, serving in the military while running three Pet Supplies Plus locations.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Why Vets and Franchising Go Hand in Hand
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why Vets and Franchising Go Hand in Hand

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.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Veteran and Mother of Five on Refusing to Settle
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Veteran and Mother of Five on Refusing to Settle

After nine years in the military, Tai Jeffries refuses to settle for anything less than her male counterparts as a cleaning franchisee.
Kate Taylor
Why Athletes and Veterans Make Incredible Franchisees
Franchise

Why Athletes and Veterans Make Incredible Franchisees

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

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

After 24 years in the U.S. Army, Ron Adams put the skills he gained as a drill sergeant to use as a franchisee.
Kate Taylor
From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business
Entrepreneurs

From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business

How one military man's experience prepared him for the entrepreneurial life.
Greg Coleman
75 Franchises Helping Pay Back Veterans
Franchises

75 Franchises Helping Pay Back Veterans

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.
Tracy Stapp Herold
By the Numbers: U.S. Veteran-Owned Businesses (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

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

Veterans turn to entrepreneurship at greater rates than the rest of the population. Here's what that means for America.
Brian Patrick Eha