Veterans Entrepreneurship Center

From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business
Lifestyle

From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business

How one military man's experience prepared him for the entrepreneurial life.

Business Ideas for Veterans

Special Event Security

Special Event Security

Be the middle person between a manufacturer and the retailer. This is a business that will never grow old.
Self Defense Training

Self Defense Training

Empower women and men alike with self defense training.
Survival and Outdoor Training

Survival and Outdoor Training

Create your own "Man vs. Wild"-type business as a survival and outdoor trainer.
Residential Security Consultant

Residential Security Consultant

Keep homeowners feeling safe and sound with your expert security advice.
Firearms Training

Firearms Training

If you have past military experience or just have a passion for firearms, teach others how to use theirs.

Featured Articles

Franchise Players: Army Vet Finds a New Team as a Marco
Franchises

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.
10 Things Veterans Want Hiring Managers to Know About Them
Leadership

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.
Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses
Starting a Business

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
Franchises

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

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.
Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding
Franchises

Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding

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

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

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

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

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.
Calling All Vets: How to Transition From Military Service to Entrepreneurship
Starting a Business

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

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.
Franchise Players: Why Vets and Franchising Go Hand in Hand
Franchises

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

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.
Why Athletes and Veterans Make Incredible Franchisees
Franchises

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

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.
From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business
Lifestyle

From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business

How one military man's experience prepared him for the entrepreneurial life.
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.
By the Numbers: U.S. Veteran-Owned Businesses (Infographic)
Business Management

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.

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