Growing up I knew I wanted to own my own business. What business would that be: international conglomerate, building race cars, McDonalds, etc.? So many options. How would I know which one I would end up owning?
I studied business management in college along with computer science. My first job was as a computer programmer on an IBM AS400 writing in RPG. That may be foreign to you, but I put my heart and soul into that job working 70-80 hours per week. Wow – all that work and I barely saw my wife and daughter for the 1st year of her life. That was too many hours. I needed to find something where I could spend more time with my family and make good money. So naturally I bought a franchise. I purchased a Chem Dry franchise, which had 4,000 franchises in the US; within the first 2 years I became one of the 20 largest franchisees and a member of the ‘Presidents Club’.
Being in the industry, I learned about water damage cleanup and decided to start my own company since Chem Dry was not in the water damage business. I grew this company to over $6 million in sales with 50 full time employees and a 35,000 square foot building. This was great, but I was losing national contracts to franchises, and after 28 successful years in business, I decided to sell.
Today I get to take all that knowledge and experience and help others accomplish their dreams of business ownership, financial freedom, and time to do what they want when they want to do it. What franchise is right for you? This is not as easy to answer as you think. I will walk you through a process to find the best match for your lifestyle, skills, and desires. All at no cost to you! Call me at 419 654-8079 or email me at JSchoen@FranChoice.com.
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
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.