Meg Schmitz
Meg Schmitz
Western Springs, IL
(847) 302-2601
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Meg Schmitz

Meg Schmitz brings enthusiasm and organization to the process of navigating the maze of franchise ownership. You wouldn’t want to climb the Himalayas without a guide, so why sort through 3500 franchises alone? As a franchise veteran with 20 years of experience as a multi-unit owner and consultant, three years on the inside of a national service franchise, and a history of active listening, Meg is your expert guide to finding the business of your dreams, and finding just the right “encore” to your career.

Meg’s deep knowledge of franchising started in the early 1990s, when she opened the first of five Great Clips salons in the Chicago area. As the president of the Chicago area owners’ co-op and liaison to the corporate executive staff, Meg saw first-hand how others struggled because they bought a franchise that wasn’t the best fit. Now, after 10 years as a franchise consultant, Meg has helped hundreds of people determine whether business ownership, and especially franchising, is the right vehicle for their personal and financial success.

With a degree in Counseling Psychology and work as a certified Mediator and hospice volunteer, Meg has become attuned to the importance of asking the right questions and listening, which allows her candidates to hone their questions and concerns about business ownership into a refined investigation. Working closely with you, Meg will assess YOUR skill sets, expectations, tolerances, and goals in order to lead you to the best business opportunity for you and for your family.

Meg lives in the Chicago area and can be reached at 847-302-2601 or at

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.

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