Growing up I knew I wanted to own my own business. What business would that be: international conglomerate, building race cars, McDonalds, etc.? So many options. How would I know which one I would end up owning?
I studied business management in college along with computer science. My first job was as a computer programmer on an IBM AS400 writing in RPG. That may be foreign to you, but I put my heart and soul into that job working 70-80 hours per week. Wow – all that work and I barely saw my wife and daughter for the 1st year of her life. That was too many hours. I needed to find something where I could spend more time with my family and make good money. So naturally I bought a franchise. I purchased a Chem Dry franchise, which had 4,000 franchises in the US; within the first 2 years I became one of the 20 largest franchisees and a member of the ‘Presidents Club’.
Being in the industry, I learned about water damage cleanup and decided to start my own company since Chem Dry was not in the water damage business. I grew this company to over $6 million in sales with 50 full time employees and a 35,000 square foot building. This was great, but I was losing national contracts to franchises, and after 28 successful years in business, I decided to sell.
Today I get to take all that knowledge and experience and help others accomplish their dreams of business ownership, financial freedom, and time to do what they want when they want to do it. What franchise is right for you? This is not as easy to answer as you think. I will walk you through a process to find the best match for your lifestyle, skills, and desires. All at no cost to you! Call me at 419 654-8079 or email me at JSchoen@FranChoice.com.
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford