Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchisor Targets Independent Print & Sign Shop Owners at Leading Industry Conference for Co-Brand and Conversion Franchise Opportunities
(CARROLLTON, Texas) April 19, 2016 — FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the leader in signs, graphics and visual communications, announced it is seeking franchisees at the ISA International Sign Expo held in Orlando, Fla. April 20-23. The annual show is one of the largest gatherings of sign and graphics professionals, and FASTSIGNS is targeting Co-Brand and Conversion prospects where independent print and sign shop owners can expand their existing business or convert their business to FASTSIGNS. The company will also host an informational lunch open to attendees who stop by the booth for qualification on Thursday, April 21 at 11:30 a.m. to educate candidates about the brand’s opportunities.
“Bringing thousands of industry professionals together in one place, the ISA Sign Expo is the perfect venue for us to look to expand the FASTSIGNS family, particularly through our Co-Brand and Conversion programs across our key markets,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “In addition to offering existing business owners the opportunity to convert their centers, we can also increase the bottom line by putting the FASTSIGNS brand to work within an existing print shop. What better way to expand your business than by leveraging a national brand with a proven business model?”
FASTSIGNS is exhibiting in Booth #844 at the ISA International Sign Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Local entrepreneurs are invited to meet with the brand’s franchise development team to learn more about growth opportunities throughout the country.
Due to FASTSIGNS’ dedicated $21 million in franchisee funding available, franchise expansion has continued to grow at a rapid pace through New Center development, as well as the company’s Co-Brand and Conversion programs. With partners now in the print and photofinishing industries, the Co-Brand program accounted for 20 percent of the franchise agreements signed in 2015, a significant increase from prior years. Launched in 2012, the FASTSIGNS Co-Brand program helps independent business operators with print-related services add the FASTSIGNS brand and a full-suite of solutions, while retaining control of their existing business. Co-Brand franchise partners can join FASTSIGNS for a down payment of $15,000, saving them significant time, resources and money when enhancing their existing operations and service offerings. Co-Brand franchisees consistently report that the program has added value for customers, promoting long-term growth opportunities for their businesses.
The fast-growing brand currently has over 600 locations worldwide in nine countries, but is looking to expand with additional new, Co-Branded and Conversion centers. Due to the rising worldwide need for visual communications and digital signage technology, the company expects to open another 45 to 50 locations in 2016, as well as finalize master franchise agreements in two new countries.
For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (email@example.com or 214-346-5679) or download an eBook that explores the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity at http://amzn.to/1FrnDJu. You can also visit FASTSIGNS at booth #844 or contact Mark Jameson to learn more about the hosted lunch.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 600 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers in nine countries including the US (and Puerto Rico), Canada, England, Mexico, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). The largest sign franchise in North America, the independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS centers provide comprehensive visual communications solutions to help customers of all sizes – across all industries – meet their business objectives and increase their business visibility through the use of signs, graphics, printing, promotional products and related marketing services. The Franchise Research Institute has named FASTSIGNS a top sign and graphics franchise and has awarded the company certification as a 2015 World-Class Franchise for four consecutive years. FASTSIGNS was also recognized by USA Today, Military Times magazine, G.I. Jobs magazine and Franchise Business Review as one of the top franchises for military veterans. For more information about FASTSIGNS franchise programs, contact Mark Jameson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-346-5679) or visit http://www.fastsigns.com/