Veterans

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Thank You for Your Service - 4 Business Funding Programs for Veterans
Veteran Entrepreneurs

Thank You for Your Service - 4 Business Funding Programs for Veterans

A grateful nation gives its warriors at least a bit of help making the transition from military life to launching their own businesses.
Kedma Ough
Franchise Players: How I Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How I Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success

Andrew Wilson hasn't let the fact that he's spent five of the last 10 years deployed slow him down as a franchisee.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Army Vet Finds a New Team as a Marco's Pizza Multi-Unit Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Army Vet Finds a New Team as a Marco's Pizza Multi-Unit Franchisee

Returning to civilian life, Joe Walker found both comradery and a commitment to integrity in franchising.
Kate Taylor
10 Things Veterans Want Hiring Managers to Know About Them
Recruiting

10 Things Veterans Want Hiring Managers to Know About Them

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.
Lida Citroën
Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses
Veterans

Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses

West Point grad Meghan Florkowski runs an affordable program that trains female veterans for entrepreneurial life.
Franchise Players: After the Military, a Couple Finds a Career in Franchising
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: After the Military, a Couple Finds a Career in Franchising

Charles Fisher discovered Massage Envy Spa while heading home from serving in Iraq. The rest is franchising history.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: This Man Signed His Franchise Agreement While Serving in Baghdad
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: This Man Signed His Franchise Agreement While Serving in Baghdad

Chris Gately's first steps to become a Workout Anytime franchisee began while he was serving in the military.
Kate Taylor
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