Cheston C. Syma is a U.S. Marine veteran, a former security contractor for the U.S. State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency, a Cum Laude graduate of the University of…Meet Cheston C. Syma
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
Tali Burton: I wasn’t sure what I would do after the Marines. Opening franchises set me up for success.
This op-ed originally appeared in The San Diego Union-Tribune on March 9, 2022. Read the full piece. Burton is a Marine veteran and local franchise business owner in San Diego. He lives…Read More
By Jayne Yutig February 26, 2022 Tali Burton owns 12 Dunkin locations and he's encouraging veterans and diverse community members to become franchisees. SAN DIEGO — Giving back is great…Read More
Jason Madden enlisted in the United States Marine Corps straight out of high school and spent the next 16 years in the military, taking him to more than 32 countries…Meet Jason Madden
Steven and Peggy Johns went from serving their nation to serving the veterans in their community. Meeting at Naval Air Station Kingsville in Texas, both are veterans of the Gulf…Meet Steven and Peggy Johns