best franchises for veterans

Are you a military veteran considering starting a business, or do you know a veteran seeking opportunity? As Memorial Day approaches, Victory Media’s 2013 Military Friendly Franchises® list helps veterans decide which franchises they should consider, which ones give them the best financial incentives and training, and which franchises have the highest number of veterans on board.

Comprising the top 10 percent of franchise concepts doing the most to recruit and train America’s veterans as business owners, franchises on the list range from restaurants to truck-based and home-based opportunities. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting owner-operators with military experience.

“We have overwhelmingly found today’s returning veterans to be highly skilled people with excellent operational skills that apply well to business ownership. The independent thinking required in today’s military, combined with an emphasis on processes and systems, makes veterans a perfect fit for franchising,” said Jon Rucker, Military Programs Manager for Snap-On Tools.

“According to the SBA, one in four returning veterans are interested in starting their own business, but they are often unclear where to begin the process,” said Sean Collins, a Navy veteran, Vice President for Victory Media and director for G.I. Jobs. “The list is a transparent resource for active service members and veterans to compare franchise opportunities.” It tells veterans exactly what incentives each franchise offers and how many veterans are already on board.

The 2013 list was compiled after polling thousands of franchises. To view the list, visit, where you can also use the Matchmaker Tool to find the right franchise opportunity for you.