Neighborly's P.A.V.E. program helps veterans build success as civilians.

After the Gulf War ended, Neighborly founder Don Dwyer realized that veterans’ training was immediately applicable to running a franchise business. He understood that men and women who served in the armed forces were trained to follow systems with discipline and intelligence, combining team mentality with personal responsibility. Yet many veterans may face challenges looking for jobs after the military.

After this realization, Dwyer wanted to make sure Neighborly was providing business opportunities for veterans, so he created the Program for Assisting Veteran Entrepreneurship, or P.A.V.E. This program provides financial and educational resources to veterans who want to invest in a Neighborly franchise business.

Ensuring Quality Veteran Business Opportunities

P.A.V.E. is a complementary program to the VetFran program, an initiative of the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation. VetFran provides discounts for veterans looking to buy their own franchise. Participating veteran-friendly franchises may waive part of the franchise fee during the startup process.

The VetFran program has helped Neighborly franchise owners save more than a million dollars while establishing their businesses. And the P.A.V.E. program alone has given nearly 2,000 veterans tools for success as franchisees.

Not a Prospective Veteran Business Owner?

If you’re not a veteran but know of a veteran who is looking for a business opportunity with educational resources and discounts, direct this person to the P.A.V.E. program and VetFran.

If you are not a veteran but still want to open a franchise, know that Neighborly is committed to providing top training and business development services for all our franchisees.

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To discuss Neighborly franchise business opportunities for veterans, contact us online or call (888) 387-8018.

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