Sign & Graphics Franchise to Share Global Growth Strategies at 2013 ISA Expo

FASTSIGNS® to Discuss International Franchise Opportunities and Franchise Co-branding and Conversion Initiatives

March 27, 2013 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – FASTSIGNS International Inc., the worldwide franchisor of FASTSIGNS® visual communications, signage and graphics centers, will be exhibiting at the 2013 ISA International Sign Expo to speak with independent business owners about all of its franchise programs and opportunities for international franchise agreements.

The show, which will be held April 4-6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, is the largest show in the world serving the on-premise sign industry, with the largest array of sign industry and digital imaging products available, valuable educational programs and invaluable networking opportunities.

“The ISA Expo provides a great opportunity for us to meet face-to-face with independent business owners about our domestic and international franchise strategies,” said FASTSIGNS Senior Vice President of Franchise Support & Development, Mark Jameson. “Our co-branding and conversion programs are becoming increasingly popular, as more and more independent business owners look to take their business to the next level with the most recognized brand in the sign and graphics industry. In both cases, partners gain an ally that truly understands their business and provides ongoing guidance and support.”

In addition to exhibiting at Booth No. 5339, FASTSIGNS will host an exclusive lunch program with company executives at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 5 to discuss the company’s independent co-branding and conversion strategies and answer any questions regarding the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity and incentives.

The co-branding program allows independent small business owners in related industries to add-on FASTSIGNS services to their existing business, while the conversion program allows them to convert their business into a FASTSIGNS center. Through both programs, independent partners benefit from effective local and national marketing, improved buying power and relationships with vendors, access to national accounts, up-to-date technology and digital services, and several other benefits that come from being part of a global franchise network.

In 2012, FASTSIGNS signed 36 new franchise agreements and opened 27 centers across the world, including several in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. With 25 centers in Canada and 62 in six other countries (the United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Saudi Arabia as well as Australia, where centers operate as SIGNWAVE), FASTSIGNS growth plans call for 250-500 locations to open worldwide over the next five years, while entering 10 additional countries where the franchise is currently not present.

The sign and visual graphics company is actively looking for the right franchise partners who have experience with business-to-business (B2B), printing, marketing or franchise business ownership, specifically in large B2B regions throughout Central and South America, the entire Middle East, Quebec, India and Europe.

With more than 540 FASTSIGNS sign and graphics centers in eight countries, FASTSIGNS provides marketing and visual communications solutions to businesses, organizations and events of all types and sizes. FASTSIGNS offers a variety of sign and graphics solutions – including banners, building signs, digital signage, yard signs, vehicle graphics, decals, trade show exhibits and displays, point-of-purchase signs, and posters – as well as mobile websites, promotional products, interior décor, branding, printing and other marketing services.

For more information about FASTSIGNS or to register for the lunch program with FASTSIGNS at the 2013 ISA Expo, contact Mark Jameson at mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or call (214) 346-5679. Availability is limited.

About FASTSIGNS®

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 540 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers in eight countries including the US (and Puerto Rico), Canada, England, Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). FASTSIGNS provides 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. FASTSIGNS was ranked number one for the third year in a row in the sign and graphic category in the 2012 Entrepreneur Magazine annual Franchise 500®. For franchise information, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or 214-346-5679) or visit www.fastsigns.com.

SOURCE FASTSIGNS

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