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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


Cheston C. Syma, Sport Clips Haircuts – Texas & Illinois

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…

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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…

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CBS8: Local veteran dedicates businesses to fallen service members

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…

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Brian Thompson, Metal Supermarkets – Tampa, FL

Brian Thompson wasn’t always active in the veteran community in Tampa, Florida. A veteran of the United States Navy, Brian spent nine years working in the nuclear power program in…

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Jason Madden, The Entrepreneur’s Source – Albuquerque, NM

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…

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Steven and Peggy Johns, Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Schertz, TX

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