Veterans News

Are you a Veteran looking for an opportunity to join the
ever-growing franchising industry?

We recognize Veterans who have pursued careers in franchising.

It’s an excellent time to look for franchise opportunities for veterans. Many franchise brands now offer special discounts and incentives to prospective franchisees with military experience, and the best franchises for veterans recognize the strengths and related skills that veterans can bring to a business.

Much like the military, franchising is built upon clearly defined systems, set structures, discipline, and effective teamwork, which is why veteran franchise opportunities can help position veterans for success. But with all of the franchise opportunities for veterans now available, sourcing out the best franchises for veterans can be overwhelming. So to help you along, we bring you stories about veterans who have already found success in franchising to help inspire you to work towards creating your own success story.

The Visionary Journey of a U.S. Army Optometrist

The Visionary Journey of a U.S. Army Optometrist

You never know what life events will plant the seed for your future career. For Pearle Vision franchise owner, retired U.S. Army Colonel Dr. Jim Elledge — having a cool summer job as a teenager, sitting high atop a lifeguard chair, provided him an interesting...

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Footprints Floors Celebrates 15 Years of Success

Footprints Floors Celebrates 15 Years of Success

Founder and CEO Bryan Park reflects on the journey of the flooring franchise, from its humble beginnings in a Colorado garage to the strong national presence it now enjoys.   As we mark the 15th anniversary of Footprints Floors, I find myself reflecting on our...

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From Service to Entrepreneurial Success

From Service to Entrepreneurial Success

Destination Athlete®, franchise leader in the team sports market, knows the importance of achieving winning outcomes.  Established in 2008, with product offerings of sports apparel and equipment as well as one-on-one services in fundraising, customer satisfaction, and...

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Q&A with Patrick Elgin – Sola Salons

Q&A with Patrick Elgin – Sola Salons

When did you buy your franchise? I bought my first Sola Salons franchise in 2012 while I was still deployed in the U.S. Army, and now have 14 open locations in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. We also recently celebrated the opening of...

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