Jon has been a business owner since graduating from college with a degree in Marketing. After 20 years of operating a business that was tough to scale and feeling constrained by working “in” the business as opposed to “on” the business, he decided to investigate franchising. Hours of independent research led to more confusion than clarity. Jon was then introduced to a FranChoice consultant, which put him on the path to finding the right franchise for him and his family. He enjoys helping his candidates have the same positive experience of finding the right franchise for them.
In 2016, Jon and two partners bought an area development agreement with Club Pilates in the Raleigh market. They currently have six open studios with a seventh in development. In 2019, Jon and another group of partners decided to diversify into home services, and they launched a Shine Window Cleaning and Holiday Lighting franchise in January 2020.
Jon is passionate about the franchise business model. He is excited to coach and help other people discover the benefits of following the same process that allowed him to finally follow his dreams. Jon thrives in serving and encouraging others, making connections, and coaching people.
Jon currently resides in Holly Springs, North Carolina. He and his wife, Lauren, have been married for 15 years and have three daughters. In his spare time, Jon enjoys traveling with his family, playing tennis, pickleball, coaching youth sports, staying involved in his local church, and watching college football and basketball.
He can be reached at JSmith@FranChoice.com or 984-205-6190.
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.