Leading Worldwide Marketing Communications, Signage Company Makes Franchise Decision-Making Easier
June 03, 2010 // Franchising.com // NORTHVILLE, Mich. - Allegra Network recently launched two new websites, designed to introduce entrepreneurs to both its Allegra Marketing - Print - Mail franchise model and its Signs Now franchise opportunity. An Allegra Marketing - Print - Mail center serves small businesses with a full array of marketing services, including strategic planning and creative development, as well as printing and mailing services. The Signs Now service base includes digital imaging for outdoor and indoor signage, exhibit and vehicle graphics, directional systems, ADA signage and more.
The websites, www.allegrafranchise.com and www.signsnowfranchise.com, offer step-by-step presentations of the company's proven business models. Both feature a free, downloadable franchise information kit that answers frequently-asked financial, work/life balance and franchise support questions to help ease the decision-making process.
According to Allegra Vice President of Development Phil LeBlanc, the company's consultative business approach broadens the franchise appeal to include those who may have a strong professional background in marketing, advertising or new business development.
"By visiting the new sites, business-seekers will see what's different about Allegra and the many benefits that come with the backing of a well-positioned franchise," LeBlanc explained. "The sites also help independent printing or sign company owners consider the option of joining Allegra Network through our new Allegra Advantage™ and Signs Now Advantage™ programs or to find a qualified buyer should they be looking to sell their company," LeBlanc added.
For the past two decades, Allegra Network has successfully helped more than 200 independent print and sign shop owners sell their business. The Allegra MatchMakerTM Program and Signs Now MatchMaker™ Program bring together entrepreneurs seeking to invest in an Allegra Network location with independent commercial print and sign shop owners seeking an exit strategy. Once a match is made, Allegra works with both parties to complete the sale and helps its franchise members upgrade and convert the location into a branded Allegra Marketing - Print - Mail center or Signs Now center.
Other key features of the new websites include testimonials from current franchise members, details of franchise training and operational support, and a review of the key growth markets and investment requirements.
Allegra Network LLC is one of world's largest marketing, print and graphic communications franchises linking more than 500 locations in North America. The company ranks in the top 200 in sales among all franchise companies in the world by Franchise Times magazine. Allegra Network LLC is considered a leader in franchise training, technology implementation and system profitability.
Allegra Network was founded in 1976 and supports four primary brands - Allegra, American Speedy Printing and Insty-Prints and Signs Now. The company is privately owned by an investor group including Michael Marcantonio, former VP of Domino's Pizza, Thomas S. Monaghan, the founder and former CEO of Domino's Pizza and founder of Ave Maria University, and Allegra Network management.