Our world is changing at a rapid pace. Are you re-assessing your own career path, right now? Would you like to explore the evolving opportunities of business ownership? When you work with an experienced and dedicated franchise counselor like Diane Pleuss, you won’t be tackling your franchise investigation alone.
Diane earned an MBA and possesses many years of real-world business experience. She has worked with a variety of franchise concepts, from handyman services to packaging and shipping, in positions such as marketing, operations and training. As a member of Toastmasters, she took the opportunity to develop her public speaking and hone her leadership skills. In 2018, she was elected a District Director, responsible for 151 clubs and approximately 2,500 members. During her tenure, they earned the Distinguished District designation, one of only 11 Districts in North America to receive that award or higher.
She discovered early on how much she enjoyed helping people attain their goals. Diane found her niche at FranChoice. Since 2004, she’s placed franchisees in almost every state, by serving candidates throughout the US. For those interested in business ownership, Diane provides a targeted solution to finding the perfect opportunity by matching qualified candidates with high performance franchise companies.
Making the transition from job to franchise business ownership can be difficult, yet, Diane knows how rewarding it can be – when you find the right opportunity.
Even though the economy is contracting, investment opportunities for franchise ownership are still attractive. If you are ready to reevaluate your future, a franchise expert can help you limit your risk by steering you to companies with sound business models and a history of supporting franchisees.
The process of selecting a franchise business that is a perfect match for your skills and abilities requires the knowledge and background Diane acquired through years of experience. Her strong work ethic means she’ll work hard for you and do what she promises . . . plus a little bit more.
Diane is dedicated to helping prospective franchisees realize their dreams of business ownership and would love to talk to you about your future. She lives in the East Bay of San Francisco with her husband and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 925-673-0412.
Recommendations for Diane Pleuss:
I am so happy with the decision I made. I am still very thankful for the help and guidance you gave me. I’m over 60 days into my business and I’m loving it. Truly overwhelmed at times, but things are stabilizing and developing into a new normal. August was amazing…my phone started ringing the day I went live. I exceeded both my conservative and aggressive goal for the first month! September things slowed down with the start of school, so did my numbers, but in truth I need that time to recover and to continue to become efficient in my new systems. October looks to be off to a good start! I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy helping people in their homes. I was so afraid that the sales aspect of [Franchise Company] wouldn’t line up with my servant heart. That hasn’t been the case. I have found a way to be a servant even through [franchisor’s product]. Who knew? 🙂 Jennifer B., Franchise Owner
Diane was Chief Navigator for my wife and me as we sought a business ownership role that met our lifestyle and financial goals, and that we felt comfortable with at the day-to-day operations level. From the introductions through the completion of our search, Diane demonstrated more than a thorough knowledge of the available franchises in our area and nationwide; it was soon very obvious to us that the franchise world knew her and regarded her with a high degree of respect and trust. Jim S., Franchise Owner
First – thank you for all of your insight, support, information, professionalism, attention, time and friendship during the entire franchise selection process! You were a true gem and obviously, we could never have done this without you and FranChoice! Your hard work in finding three great options for us was very much appreciated – even though it really made it a difficult decision for us. In the end, you gave us great support and direction without ever once influencing us in any direction. We are so grateful to you for everything you did and said to make this adventure so wonderful! And to think it’s really only just begun. Thank you so much for all that you did for us and for bringing us to this wonderful close of a selection, and beginning of a new, exciting and yes – profitable life as business owners. May God bless you. Eric and Marilyn M., Franchise Owner
Diane was a real pleasure to work with as I decided which franchise system I wanted to join. She was a fine consultant – listening, advising, guiding – in a trustworthy, client-centered way. She knows her stuff, and I find myself comparing other consultants to her – she has set the bar high! Susan G., Franchise Owner
I really cannot commend Diane enough for finding such perfect matches for us. Right now we are considering three different companies. It is a huge undertaking – bigger than I imagined – but loads of fun! I personally loved each person we spoke with at each company and I think we would be very happy with any of them. They are all top-notch! The companies we spoke with gave Diane huge accolades and said that they loved working with her and that she is always bringing them great people to work with. We’re so very grateful to be on that list! I think you really should consider a name change to “FranChoices.” Or maybe “Fran-Lots-Of-Choices”, or possibly “Fran-Too-Many-Choices.” Marilyn M., Franchise Owner
Diane is a true professional, one who puts her candidate’s needs first always. Diane has the ability to expertly guide processes, ensuring proper input from all parties involved without losing sight of a timely yet successful conclusion. Diane’s background and skill set imply her expertise, but her personality and decision-making processes are what show her clientele and partners that she goes about business the right way. Craig S., Franchise Recruitment Manager
For anyone interested in buying a business – you’re at the right source. Diane is exceptional in helping candidates navigate the 3000+ franchise concepts in the industry to find the “right” franchise for her candidates that maximizes their potential to be successful. She takes a sincere interest in helping her candidates. I absolutely would recommend Diane to anyone looking for a TRUE experienced professional in this industry. Larry C., Business Development
Diane was a tremendous help in guiding my wife and me through the process of deciding what business categories match our personal experience and skill sets, and which tasks / processes of our business lives we are passionate about using in a franchise business. Armed with this information, she presented us with franchise options that were consistent with our profile and then guided us through the opportunity evaluation processes. Jim P., Candidate
Diane has great attention to detail and truly cares about the match made when a franchisee chooses a business. She is personable, efficient and knows the business. I would highly recommend her. Deb W., Candidate
I am the Speaker Series Manager for a chapter of SCORE, a non-profit organization of small business counselors. We work with entrepreneurs on the full spectrum of business development from the earliest stages of a start-up to expansion of a successful small business. Each month, we invite a speaker to present to us on a topic that will help us be better informed about the current business environment. One of our speakers was Diane Pleuss of FranChoice, who presented to us on the subject of franchises. With more than 10 years experience in her field, Diane has the fluency of someone who is totally steeped in her field. She has seen a wide range of personal/financial situations with her clients and gives excellent illustrative cases for types of franchise choices she is describing. Comfortable in the depth of her knowledge base, she is a very relaxed speaker and not only copes well with the interruption of questions, but also seems to enjoy them. Diane is a clear communicator and a poised, witty presenter. Margot D., SCORE Counselor
You are a great presenter; engaging and entertaining. I’m glad to hear that this work is rewarding for you. It shows. Lory H., Professional Career Network
Author of the following articles:
- “Franchise could be option for people who have lost jobs”
- “Franchising looks to minority owners for growth in key population areas”
- “Franchising takes your career beyond the traditional”
Quoted as a franchising expert in this article:
“Raiders guard, others join new rush to franchising”
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.