April 13, 2012 // Franchising.com // West Palm Beach, FL – SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest full-service sign business, announced today the launch of “SIGNARAMA Salutes Our Veterans,” a new initiative that supports returning military members seeking to start a SIGNARAMA franchise. As part of the program, the company will waive the franchise fee for one qualified U.S. military veteran, making it easier for them to start their own business. This saving is estimated at up to $40,000.
“Our military men and women risk their lives so that we Americans can pursue the American dream,” said ‘JT’ Jim Tatem, President of SIGNARAMA. “My father served 22 years as a US Marine and I recognize and personally appreciate what our military personnel have done. At SIGNARAMA our goal is to help veterans transition back into civilian life and through our unique initiative we hope to make someone’s dream of owning their own company a reality.”
To participate, veterans can simply visit http://www.signarama.com/veterans and submit an application to be considered for $40,000 towards the franchise fee of a new SIGNARAMA store. Applications must be received by June 30th. In addition to ‘SIGNARAMA Salutes Our Veterans’ program, the company also offers a VetFran program in which it offers discounts off its franchise fee based on years of military experience. The discount also applies to SIGNARAMA’s sister brand, EmbroidMe:
As ten of thousands of service men and women return from deployment in Afghanistan and Southwest Asia, expanded opportunities are needed to ensure veterans and their families can transition into the civilian economy. Many veterans have already found great success as a SIGNARAMA franchisee and achieved their dreams of business ownership. As part of the new program, SIGNARAMA is also encouraging its franchisees to hire veterans to join the workplace in our stores across the country to help even more former military members to find job opportunities.
SIGNARAMA is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group. As part of the $30-billion-plus worldwide sign market, SIGNARAMA has been at the forefront of the sign industry for more than two decades providing cost effective advertising and branding solutions for companies to increase recognition. Growth continues to be a focus for SIGNARAMA, both domestically and internationally. Currently the company boasts almost 900 locations in more than 50 countries including Albania, Colombia and Australia.
Each and every SIGNARAMA store features trained specialists that understand the unique advertising and marketing needs of today’s constantly evolving market and can offer impactful solutions from digital signage to vehicle wraps, banners, and monument, neon, LED and pylon signs.
Approaching 900 locations in more than 50 countries, SIGNARAMA uses cutting-edge industry software programs to provide a full range of comprehensive sign and graphic services to both the private and commercial segments of the business community. For franchising information, please call (800) 465-0362 or visit www.signarama.com.
The United Franchise Group, The Global Leader for Entrepreneurs, consists of a number of award-winning business-to-business brands and franchise development services including some of the world’s largest industry-leading names. The experts at UFG have used their over 25 years of franchising experience to grow the franchising giant into a $500 million dollar success story with approx. 1400 franchise locations in 50 countries. The company includes franchise industry giants SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest sign franchise; EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise; Billboard Connection, an incredibly successful out-of-home advertising franchise; Transworld Business Advisors, for people to research business opportunities before investing and Plan Ahead Events, a home-based corporate event planning franchise.