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Veterans: Franchisors Want You

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With hundreds of thousands of veterans transitioning from military service to civilian life, franchisors are welcoming them with open arms to become all they can be as franchise owners.

These companies recognize that veterans have the right combination of leadership skills, dedication and ability to work within a strict system of franchise. today listed the Top 10 Franchises for Veterans, put out by Among them are Jan-Pro, Jani-King, Matco Tools and Anytime Fitness. The article states,

The International Franchise Association (IFA) estimates that one out of every seven franchises in the U.S.--more than 66,000 businesses in total--is owned and operated by a veteran.     

While many veterans would love to own their own business, having the money to invest is their biggest obstacle. But franchisors are there to help.

Since the post-9/11 relaunch of the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran), more than 400 franchisors have offered incentives to veterans in the form of discounted startup costs.

Many companies also offer additional assistance, financing help, and special training.

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Janet Sparks is the former publisher of the Continental Franchise Review, an industry newsletter that covered the franchise community for over 30 years. She has also been a columnist for a leading franchise magazine for the past 13 years. Today she is an independent journalist who engages in investigative reporting, tackling complex issues that impact the franchise industry.

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