Sandy Stow has over 15 years’ experience in the franchising world, holding several key positions with a top rated, nationally recognized franchisor. Sandy’s years of experience have provided her a unique blend of both franchise knowledge and franchise experience which she can draw upon to assist others in determining which opportunities might be best for them.
Sandy’s career started in franchise sales in September 2001, the week before 9/11, and she quickly became one of the top representatives in the company.
In 2003, Sandy decided to make the leap into the entrepreneurial world after seeing the successes of the new franchisees she was bringing into the organization. Jumping in with both feet, Sandy became an Area Developer in Las Vegas, and a few short years later, in the Dallas metro area. Throughout her tenure, Sandy has received numerous awards and honors, but none more meaningful than being named “Area Developer of the Year” by her peers. This award is given to the Area Developer that shows the most integrity and provides the highest levels of support to their franchisees, a hallmark of everything Sandy has done. As an Area Developer, she is well versed in market planning, site selection, build-out, and operational support which only deepens her ability to assist others as they begin their journey into franchising.
Continuing in her corporate career, Sandy was later promoted to Vice President of Area Development and was responsible for identifying and training the company’s new Area Developers and was the architect of many multi-million dollar deals.
Sandy continues to be a very successful Area Developer and now helps potential franchisees as a franchise consultant. Sandy’s personal journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur has empowered her to want to introduce others to the freedom and success that franchising can provide. Sandy takes immense pride in watching others benefit from her experiences and expertise.
Sandy lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband Lee and her cat Darling and enjoys her morning walks along the boardwalk and spending time with her family. Her greatest pride has been her daughter Katie, who is also an entrepreneur and the jewel of Sandy’s eye. Sandy can be reached by email at SStow@FranChoice.com or via phone at 757-567-6412.
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.