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10 Veteran Friendly Franchises

As an American Veteran, you have an excellent chance of being able to own your own business.  One of the easiest, and most accepted, ways to break into small business for yourself is to invest in and open your own franchise.  Franchises are much easier way to open your own successful business as you are able to rely on a well none company with an already successful business plan.

The following ten companies are known for being Veteran friendly Franchises, maybe one will be the one for you.

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Matco Tools

Matco Tools is a manufacturer and distributor of quality professional automotive equipment, tools and toolboxes. Through their mobile tool franchise owners they offer over 13,000 products, including hand tools, power tools, diagnostics, tool storage, heavy-duty tools, shop equipment, OEM-specified service tools and much more

  • Offers Discounted Franchise Fee
  • Website had Military Recruitment Page
  • Financing Assistance to Military Veteran Franchises
  • Team Dedicated to Supporting your Veteran Franchise Program

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Re-Bath LLC

Re-Bath is the world’s largest full bathroom remodeler

  • Offers Discounted Franchise Fee
  • Financing Assistance To Military Veteran Franchisees
  • Financing Assistance To Military Veteran Franchisees

 

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Liberty Tax Service

Liberty Tax Service is the fastest-growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history.  Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 10,000,000 individual income tax returns, and has over 4100 offices in the United States and Canada.

  • Implemented Programs For Educating and Recruiting Veteran Franchises
  • Efforts To Promote Current Military Veteran Franchisees To Consumers
  • Financing Assistance To Military Veteran Franchisees
  • Assistance When A Franchisee Is Called Up For Guard Or Reserve Duty

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The UPS Store

With nearly 4,700 locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc. network comprises the world’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, printing and business service centers.

  • Offers Discounted Franchise Fee
  • Website Has Military Recruitment Page
  • Implemented Programs For Educating and Recruiting Veteran Franchises
  • Efforts To Promote Current Military Veteran Franchisees To Consumers
  • Financing Assistance To Military Veteran Franchisees
  • Team Dedicated To Supporting Your Veteran Franchisee Program

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Godfather’s Pizza

Godfather’s Pizza , founded in 1973, is a family friendly restaurant company offering a wide range of high quality products.  We believe in serving the best pizza in the industry while treating our guests like family.  We offer three different franchise opportunities, Express, Delivery-only/Carry-out,  and Traditional units.  Based on the demographics and the amount of money you want to invest, we will find which option best fits your needs.

  • Offers Discounted Franchise Fee
  • Website Has Military Recruitment Page
  • Team Dedicated To Supporting Your Veteran Franchisee Program

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Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness is the #1 co-ed fitness club franchise in the world.  Anytime Fitness now has more than 2,000 clubs open in all 50 states and a dozen countries serving nearly 2-million members worldwide.

  • Offers Discounted Franchise Fee
  • Website Has Military Recruitment Page
  • Efforts To Promote Current Military Veteran Franchisees To Consumers
  • Financing Assistance To Military Veteran Franchisees
  • Assistance When A Franchisee Is Called Up For Guard Or Reserve Duty
  • Team Dedicated To Supporting Your Veteran Franchisee Program

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Merry Maids

Merry Maids is a recognized name in the home cleaning business with over 30 years of franchising experience. Excellent support services, training and marketing to the ever increasing dual-family work force.

  • Offers Discounted Franchise Fee
  • Financing Assistance To Military Veteran Franchisees
  • Assistance When A Franchisee Is Called Up For Guard Or Reserve Duty

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TSS Photography

TSS Photography has been the leader in Youth Sports, School and Event Photography since 1983. Our unique home-based franchise opportunity offers comprehensive in-field and classroom training, national alliances, a Marketing Growth Fund, Franchisee Advisory Panels, over 250 innovative products and much more all in a recession-resistant business. TSS offers a fun home-based business involving sports and children with no royalties!   TSS participates in IFA’s VetFran program offering veterans a 25% discount on franchise fees for most plan sizes.

  • Offers Discounted Franchise Fee
  • Offers Other Franchise Fee Discounts to Military Veteran Franchisees
  • Efforts To Promote Current Military Veteran Franchisees To Consumers
  • Assistance When A Franchisee Is Called Up For Guard Or Reserve Duty
  • Team Dedicated To Supporting Your Veteran Franchisee Program
  • Considered a portable home-based business

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Huddle House

Serving guests “Any Meal, Any Time” since 1964, Huddle House is a full service, quick casual family restaurant, serving delicious meals cooked to order … a place where hungry folks gather to enjoy good food, good friends, and good hospitality in a warm and friendly environment.

  • Offers Discounted Franchise Fee
  • Offers Other Franchise Fee Discounts to Military Veteran Franchisees
  • Assistance When A Franchisee Is Called Up For Guard Or Reserve Duty
  • Team Dedicated To Supporting Your Veteran Franchisee Program

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7-Eleven

With 7-Eleven®, you can enjoy being part of one of the world’s strongest brands. With close to 49,500 stores in 16 countries and more than 10,000 in North America alone,  7-Eleven® is the world’s leading convenience retailer, and is still growing. 2011 was the strongest growth year for 7-Eleven® since 1986, and in 2013 7-Eleven® is planning on adding hundreds of stores in the U.S. and Canada, and thousands worldwide. Our brand is recognized and trusted around the globe. On average, a new 7-Eleven® store opens every three and a half hours.

  • Offers Discounted Franchise Fee
  • Offers Other Franchise Fee Discounts to Military Veteran Franchisees
  • Website Has Military Recruitment Page
  • Implemented Programs For Educating and Recruiting Veteran Franchises
  • Efforts To Promote Current Military Veteran Franchisees To Consumers
  • Financing Assistance To Military Veteran Franchisees
  • Team Dedicated To Supporting Your Veteran Franchisee Program

 

 

 

If none of these businesses are what you are searching for please click here for the complete list of Veteran friendly Franchises.

 

 

Veterans Succeeding in Todays Marketplace

It has been said time and time again, that a Veteran’s work ethic, is much greater than a civilian’s.  Though training, and experience, they know what hard work and dedication can bring to them.  After coming home from active duty, so many of today’s Veteran’s find themselves sitting at home unemployed in today’s tight job market.  Now more than ever, these Veteran’s are turning to self employment, and entrepreneurship to make ends meet, and are becoming highly successful in the process.

After former Marine Staff Sgt. Chris Cassese, the fifth member of his family to enlist in the Military, was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, he drew unemployment for three month before finally finding employment.  Starting out as an employee of Viking Pest control, he quickly began to become interested in the business.   Taking a little over five years, he obtained his general commercial pesticides applicator license with a sub-category in wood destroying pests, and Semper Fi pest control was born.  Now a successful business, with a loyal customer base, Chris has no plans of expansion.  Though he has said if expansion was ever an option, he would hire other transitioning Veterans as a help to others like himself.

Barry Hill, 36, and his wife Maranda, 34, have been stationed on bases from Hawaii to Georgia to their current base of Camp Pendleton in Southern California, the U.S. Marine Corps couple endured four deployments before Hill was wounded in Afghanistan. Now, after being forced into an early retirement they had to find another way of life.  Noticing that there was a shortage of free standing ice machines on the West Coast, they quickly stepped in to help fill that void.  The Hills opened their first unit on the San Onofre Beach near Camp Pendelton and have approval for soon adding three more on the base, as well as other locales. The couple’s goal is to expand to 20 machines on various bases.  After looking into car washes and the like the Hill’s were always drawn back to Ice House of America,  a business model that allows the couple to be self-employed while still living and maintaining their lifestyle.

And so it has been proven again, that Veteran’s are able to run a successful business, in part, thanks to their rigorous training.  These were but two examples of innumerable Veteran’s succeeding in business.  It can be done, and Veteran’s are supplied with the knowledge of knowing just what hard work can do for someone.