Instant Imprints to Expand Throughout Washington; Area Franchise Agreement Signed with Seasoned Entrepreneur

Deal Includes Opportunity to Grow Rapidly Expanding Brand in Washington State

May 23, 2012 // Franchising.com // SEATTLE – Instant Imprints, North America’s innovative franchise network of promotional products and sign retail centers, announced today that it has signed an agreement to expand the brand throughout the state of Washington.

Under the agreement, Gagan Bhathal, who has successfully owned and operated multiple Instant Imprints centers in Vancouver, British Columbia and the surrounding suburbs since 2008, can market the franchise opportunity to other motivated, small business-oriented people in Washington. He is currently the Area Franchisee for the Canadian province of British Columbia, and is experiencing significant growth.

The chance to teach others the proven business model and sales processes is what Bhathal welcomes most about the investment he’s made in becoming Washington’s area franchisee.

“When you buy a franchise you want to feel good about the support and guidance you are going to receive. This is the point Gagan will focus on most and it’s why we are so confident in their abilities,” said Ralph Askar, who heads franchisor operations for Instant Imprints as the president and CEO of the company. “He is passionate about teaching others how to get their business up and running, build sales leads and close deals. Less than 2 percent of franchises have a process of teaching business development to their franchisees. That’s where Gagan comes in."

Expansion into Washington is part of the company’s aggressive North American development plan, which calls for more than 500 new centers throughout the United States and Canada. Currently, there is an existing Instant Imprints center in Vancouver, Wash.

As part of the Instant Imprints franchise model, area franchise owners and franchisees have the support of the Instant Imprints experienced leadership team from start to finish. Complete with comprehensive training, site selection support, marketing programs and strong vendor programs of the Instant Imprints business model that has been cultivated to cater to high quality candidates that understand the value of the proven system.

Individuals in Washington interested in becoming Instant Imprints franchisees can learn more by e-mailing Gagan Bhathal at gbhathal@instantimprints.com or calling (604) 537-1310.

About Instant Imprints

Instant Imprints helps businesses, schools, organizations, groups, and individuals promote. The company has revolutionized the promotional products industry by combining multiple businesses (screen printing, embroidery, wide format printing, heat transfers, and promotional products) into one efficient business model – the first and still the only franchise to combine these businesses into one model. Instant Imprints has franchises throughout North America and has been franchising since 2002. CEO Ralph Askar and a group of shareholders first purchased the Master License for Instant Imprints Canada, then completed ownership of Instant Imprints in May of 2011. CEO Ralph Askar, with more than 25 years hands-on franchising experience, brings to Instant Imprints a proven record of accomplishments as one of Mail Boxes Etc. and The UPS Store's most successful multiple Area Franchisee's and Multiple International Master Licensee's. Find out more about Franchise Opportunities here.

For more information about Instant Imprints contact Jay Holguin via email at jayh@instantimprints.com or call 1-800-542-3437.

Contact:

Jason Gilbreth
All Points Public Relations
(847) 580-4233
jgilbreth@allpointspr.com

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