Joining me today is Matt Wiggins.
Matt is the Coordinator for Veterans Programs with the International Franchise Association’s VetFran. VetFran is a strategic initiative between the International Franchise Association and the IFA Foundation.
The mission of VetFran is two-fold:
To educate both veterans and franchisors about the unique match between the skills and aptitude of entrepreneurial veterans and the demands and opportunities of being a franchisee. Our research and experience has shown that veterans make great franchisees and that the business model is a gateway to small business ownership, prosperity and success for our nation’s heroes.
To facilitate the transition of veterans into franchising by encouraging franchisors to offer discounts and incentives to veterans on the one hand, and to assemble resources, tools and a database of franchising opportunities for veterans on the other.
Since it’s inception in 1991, VetFran has helped thousands of veterans realize their dream of franchise ownership.