Trying to find the right franchise fit can be a daunting task for an entrepreneur looking for a new opportunity. FranChoice consultant Chris Mesker has an extensive background in franchising and small business and is ready to help. His experience as a small business owner, franchise owner and being on the corporate side of franchising makes him the perfect person to consult with when doing your franchise search.
Mesker’s first small business – an investment advisor firm that managed over 40 million dollars in assets – sold in the late 90’s and sent Chris on a new adventure. Chris went on to buy his own franchise in real estate services; having gone through the franchise buying process personally, Chris understands the importance of finding the right fit when looking for a franchise.
After exiting his franchise, Chris joined 3 different franchise systems becoming the lead franchise developer who was instrumental in taking people through the investigative process of understanding the brands. You will hear Chris talk about “culture, fit and feel” when you work with him – Chris feels strongly that a company’s culture is important and believes it should be an important component to your search.
Chris attributes his success in life and business to a life-changing battle with cancer at age 26. Once in remission, he vowed never to be unhappy in his career. As he puts it, “I would rather be broke and happy then have to go to a job every day that I dislike.” He has been true to that since 1993 when he went into remission. Chris now feels blessed in being able to help others learn how to realize their dreams. Chris is happily married with three adult children and lives in a rural part of northern California where he loves to grow food, fish, hike, bike, boat and read. You can reach Chris at 916-905-5819 or at CMesker@FranChoice.com.
Who We Are
Founded in 2000 by Jeff Elgin, FranChoice is the premier franchise consulting company in the United States. FranChoice matches would-be entrepreneurs with a franchise opportunity that best matches their needs, skills and interests. Our Mission Statement is “Helping People Realize Their Dreams” and our consultants are the best in the industry at helping people find the perfect business for them.
What we do
FranChoice helps people realize their dreams of business ownership. People come to us who are interested in becoming a franchise owner but don’t know where to start. Sometimes our candidates have tried to do their own research, and have become overwhelmed by it and are looking for expert guidance. There are thousands of franchise companies in existence and trying to find the perfect fit can be confusing and frustrating. That’s where our industry expert consultants come in.
How We Do It
We get to know our candidates and take them through a very thorough consultation process. Our consultants gain an in-depth understanding of the candidate’s goals for business ownership, their desired role in the business and all kinds of details relating to the characteristics the business must have to meet their needs.