January 03, 2012, 04:25 PM

VetFran is a voluntary program sponsored by the International Franchise Association and is designed to help U.S. military veterans transition into civilian life. Currently, more than 325 franchise systems participate in VetFran and voluntarily offer financial incentives to veterans seeking to become franchisees. Those incentives vary by the participating franchise system, but can include reduced initial franchise fees and special financing. To learn more about VetFran, the participating franchise systems and the incentives offered to veterans, please visit —Nicole J. Harrell