Growing up in a family with a small business, Stephanie saw, first hand, the freedom and lifestyle owning a business afforded her family. Since then, she always knew she wanted to be a business owner, but wasn’t sure what would be right for her.
Stephanie’s first exposure to franchising was back in 2005 as an employee. After many years being able to work closely with the franchise owner, it became very clear the benefits of owning a franchise versus a small business. Having the plan in place allowed the franchisee to grow far larger then her family was able to grow their small business.
In 2011, Stephanie partnered with her husband, an already successful multi-unit franchisee. During this partnership Stephanie was able to gain the full scope of franchise ownership and loved every minute of it! She worked hands on with the nearly 300 employees they had until they sold in 2015. During this time, they purchased 2 additional franchises and began growing them to multiple locations as well. And just this year, they bought their 5th franchise brand!
Stephanie truly enjoys sharing her experiences with others and loves to watch people make the leap into franchise ownership because she knows first hand the freedom and flexibility that comes with being your own boss!
On her down time, you will find Stephanie either travelling to a cheer competition with her 2 daughters or at the beach with her family and friends. Stephanie lives in sunny Encinitas, California and you’ll likely find her outside, enjoying all Southern California has to offer!
Stephanie can be reached at SCastellini@FranChoice.com or 760-680-3947.
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.