The International Franchise Association’s VetFran initiative today announced 238,000 veterans and military spouses have become owners or have been hired as franchise team members, contributing significantly towards the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) and Capital One Financial Corporation’s goal of engaging the business community to hire 500,000 veterans and military spouses. […]
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Batteries Plus Bulbs Among the Top Franchises for Veterans in Annual Ranking. Military Times Recognizes the Company’s Commitment to Recruiting Veterans for Franchise Opportunities Batteries Plus Bulbs, the nation’s first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise, has been named one of the top franchise choices for veterans by Military Times. The Best […]
VetFran is a program that helps Veterans establish their own franchise businesses. IFA’s VetFran strategic initiative, founded in 1991, includes over 580 IFA member companies offering financial incentives, training and mentoring to veterans interested in small business ownership and/or a career path in franchising. Why was VetFran founded? VetFran was founded by the IFA in […]
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., is leading a bipartisan campaign to create tax credits for veterans and their spouses who buy a franchise as part of a push to help veterans having a hard time finding jobs after returning home. According to a study by the IFA, one out of every seven franchises is owned by […]
The franchise industry offers veterans and military spouses the opportunity to invest in their own business with the added support of a proven business model and established brands, and many franchises offer discounts on initial franchise fees and other costs for veterans, including Sport Clips, MaidPro, Boulder Designs, Line-X and Valpak. “Franchising is for people […]
Many franchise brands are participating in the Operation Enduring Opportunity and attempting to help veterans find a place in the franchise industry. Leaving the military can be a tough process for veterans, said Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips. “When they separate from the military they feel like they are cast adrift,” he […]
Häagen-Dazs Shops has been named a top Military Friendly Franchise by G.I. Jobs magazine for 2012. The magazine’s prestigious Military Friendly Franchises list identifies franchises that demonstrate the best practices in recruiting military members as franchisees. This honor ranks Häagen-Dazs Shops in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide. “We’re honored to be named a top Military Friendly […]