As a national FranChoice consultant since 2004, and nearing 20 years in franchising, Tana Hutchinson’s skillsets in franchising and business analysis provide her clients with a dynamic power-punch combination. Tana walks you through an extensive investigation of franchise opportunities while adding energy and fun to your business search. Her warm approach and comprehensive knowledge of franchising puts you immediately at ease and quickly on the path to education in business ownership.
Tana’s diverse business experience in corporate America includes companies specializing in defense intelligence contracting, information systems, executive recruiting, and construction equipment rental. It was in the midst of her experience in this last industry, while working as a business analyst for NationsRent (now Sunbelt Rentals), that she was first introduced to franchising and became an active member of the International Franchise Association.
She later joined Tutor Time Childcare Learning Centers with franchises nationwide, where she helped franchisee candidates learn and navigate the franchise buying process. With her move to The Cleaning Authority, she assumed a significant franchise development role, working with franchisee candidates by discussing their goals for business ownership, educating them on the concept and industry, providing market research, assisting in determining territory, and, ultimately, helping them reach their dreams of owning a franchise. She was instrumental in helping The Cleaning Authority grow from 55 to 150 franchises nationwide in just two years!
Having lived and worked all over the country—placing hundreds of people into all kinds of businesses from coast-to-coast, and satisfying her own entrepreneurial aspirations by owning a commercial construction business and becoming an independent FranChoice consultant, Tana is a wonderful resource for prospective franchisees evaluating opportunities that will help them “Realize Their Dreams.”
Tana, a Virginia Tech graduate, her husband, a Notre Dame graduate (fun Hokie/Irish household during football season!), and their family reside in the beautiful and majestic Pacific Northwest. They enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle including travel, hiking, skiing, and overall fitness. Tana’s caring personality and vibrant lifestyle reflects her commitment to maintaining balance, focus, and determination in her own life and she uses all of her skills and talents to help YOU reach your business ownership goals.
You can reach Tana at THutchinson@FranChoice.com or by calling 971-300-1022.
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.