To speed and improve the franchise ownership process, the International Franchise Association (IFA) serves as a conduit between Veterans and the participating franchise systems, but does not engage in negotiations, nor does IFA provide financing or financial guidance. Many franchise systems offer financing, others help prospective franchisees locate the necessary capital to acquire a franchise. Learn more »
The Little Caesars Veterans Program provides honorably discharged veterans with a business opportunity when they transition to civilian life or seek a career change, and thanks them for the sacrifices they and their families made for our country. The minimum requirements from Little Caesars are: $50,000 in liquid, unencumbered assets (cash available, no lien or loan on money), VA Rating Letter or DD214, a county you are interested in opening the franchise, and a minimum net worth of $150,000. Your net worth would be assets minus liabilities. If you meet the minimum requirements, please contact Lil Caesar’s VetFran Program at 1-800-553-5776. Learn more »
Franchise Business Review’s just-released Veterans and Franchising report looks at Veterans in franchising, including the best opportunities for military-trained franchisees based on a survey of more than 3,500 Veteran franchisees. Franchise Business Review is the only researcher to look at which franchise opportunities are the most Veteran-friendly based on franchisee satisfaction and performance—perhaps the most telling data of all. This is the true story behind what franchise brands say they will do for Veterans and what they actually do. Learn more »
Valpak is a direct marketing franchise system that provides mobile, online, and print advertising solutions to businesses across North America. Since the company’s founding in 1968 with our flagship Blue Envelope, Valpak has evolved into a sophisticated direct marketing system that helps businesses reach their target audience via direct mail, online coupons, mobile apps, e-commerce, targeted e-mail, SMS Text Messaging, Savings.com and more. Valpak’s model features no royalties, no inventory, low start-up costs, multiple revenue streams, exclusive territory and promotion & marketing support.
VBS Franchise Accelerator® system offers Veterans a tool to conduct feasibility analysis and due diligence on multiple franchises; special Veteran discount programs. Learn more »
To honor those men and women who have served in the U.S. military, the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative, known as “VetFran,” was developed to help them transition to civilian life. The idea of the late Don Dwyer Sr., founder of The Dwyer Group, VetFran is a voluntary effort of International Franchise Association member-companies that is designed to encourage franchise ownership by offering financial incentives to honorably discharged Veterans.