Many veterans enter the workforce with specific skills and advantages that make them uniquely qualified to open a franchise. It’s a lucrative opportunity for those with the desire and access to funding. Use these resources to learn more about the process and pitfalls that go with owning and operating a franchise.


  • Is business ownership right for you?
  • Avoid these 5 pitfalls when buying a franchise
  • Connecting with the franchise that’s right for you

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Franchises and Veterans are Good Matches

There’s been chatter in the mainstream press that franchisors are targeting veterans – and that this is a bad thing.


My own observation is that some franchises can be excellent matches for veterans who want to run their own businesses.

Of course, success depends on the individual veteran...

Search & Employ®, Franchising, January-February 2016

A You-Will-Win Attitude


7-Eleven, Inc., invented the convenience store concept almost 90 years ago; today, it has 55,000 locations – more than any other retailer in the world. The company has grown spectacularly in the past decade: In 2005, 7-Eleven operated just under 29,500 stores worldwide.


Search & Employ®, Franchising, March-April 2015

Cruise to Success


CruiseOne is a home-based travel franchise that has been in business for 23 years. The company is part of World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency. CruiseOne has more than 900 franchise locations in 48 states and Mexico. Seventy-five people work at corporate...

Search & Employ®, Franchising, March-April 2015

Home-Based Franchises: Ideal for Veterans and Their Spouses

By David E. Omholt, a franchise advisor with Veteran Franchise Centers (VFC) – a RecruitMilitary strategic partner. VFC offers a free service to veterans looking to learn more about the franchise buying process and options in the market. Omholt is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) and a...

Search & Employ®, Franchising, March-April 2015