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Veterans Franchises

Veteran Strength

Veterans account for fourteen percent of all franchise owners.


Of the 24 million veterans in the United States, four million are small business owners

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Vetfran and Patriots Express from the Small Business Administration are programs designed to help veterans become small business owners

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Veterans Franchises Industry Description


Franchisors are both grateful to those who served in the armed forces and also believe veterans make excellent franchisees. To express their appreciation, they often offer discounted franchise fees to military veterans—generally about 10 percent off.

Why do veterans make good franchisees?

Many of the skill sets veterans acquire while in active duty are applicable to running a franchise. Being able to both follow the rules and think on your feet are crucial, since franchisees must follow guidelines closely but also be able to address problems that appear on the fly.

Beyond the franchise

Are you independent and want to run the show yourself? Small business opportunities, which are not franchises, but require a one-time fee with no royalties, are a low-cost way for veterans to become entrepreneurs with a brand name behind them.

Veterans on the rise

Veterans account for 14 percent of all franchise owners, and of the 24 million veterans in the United States, four million of those are small business owners. With discounts offered by numerous franchises, there’s no better time to join the ranks of veteran entrepreneurs.

Additional resources

Vetfran and Patriots Express from the Small Business Administration are programs designed to help veterans become small business owners.

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Dickey's Barbecue Pit ®


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Honest-1 Auto Care


Honest-1 Auto Care is the country's most trusted family of automotive maintenance and repair centers. Honest-1 developed its brand through superior training and support. Honest-1 franchises have six-figure income potential, and require no industry experience, with extensive training provided.

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For 25 years, Unishippers has been the trusted shipping advisor for over 50,000 shipping customers. Unishippers creates individualized shipping solutions and partners with carriers like UPS to handle shipments.

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DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Remodeling


Dreammaker Bath & Kitchen Remodeling is a full-service kitchen, bath and interior remodeling franchise. Dreammaker provides proven business systems, brand name and image, and more to help you grow your business and experience the strong margins and quality of life you deserve.

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Mathnasium Learning Centers


With more than 700 centers – and an average of two more opening each week – Mathnasium is rapidly growing around the world. We provide neighborhood environments where humanity combines with math expertise.

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Home Helpers


Home Helpers provides medical, non-medical and personal care services for seniors and others needing short or long term care. Home Helpers offers franchisees marketing and public relations expertise, comprehensive training, a national accounts program, and personalized support.

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Liberty Tax Service


Liberty Tax Service is one the fastest-growing tax preparation companies in history. Our franchise owners work hard for 3 ½ months (tax season), then they are free the rest of the year. When tax season comes to a close, what you do with your time is up to you!

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