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.
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