IFA was honored to welcome U.S. Navy veteran and Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchisee Clement Troutman to share his inspirational story to the IFA staff this August – following a visit to…Read More
The military trains men and women to lead by example. Many of the same traits that make veterans successful in the military also make them great local business owners. Transitioning from active duty to civilian life comes with a new set of challenges. But the very skills honed in the military—leadership, discipline and teamwork to name a few—are the same that make successful entrepreneurs. And not surprisingly, veterans have a strong track record of franchise success—and their commitment to teamwork carries over into other areas as well, including hiring active duty and retired service members and building diverse opportunities across our communities. Franchising can open the door to a new path—a path to prosperity for our nation’s veterans entering civilian life. Together, we are Open for Opportunity.
97% of surveyed franchisors think veterans make excellent franchisees
Although veterans make up only about 7% of the population, they account for a whopping 14% of all franchisees in America
70% have brought on a veteran franchisee or corporate employee in the last year alone
Ralph Ware is a decorated veteran, serving in the US Army Acquisition branch for 10 years. After retiring from the military, Ralph searched for an opportunity to use the skills…Read More