June 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Ga. – Instant Imprints, North America's only franchise network offering everything a business needs to promote, announced today that it has signed an agreement with a Georgia-area entrepreneurial family to open the brand's first Carrollton location. Planned to open in July, the unit will continue Instant Imprints' aggressive expansion plan for the state of Georgia adding to the three existing units. There are currently more than 44 Instant Imprints centers throughout all of North America.
Local entrepreneur Cindy Hutcheson is bringing Instant Imprints to town to help local businesses promote themselves with a full service approach to promotional marketing. Their center will be ideally situated just off the town square at 775 South Park St.
"The Carrollton area has a uniquely supportive small business community that we are thrilled to work alongside," said Hutcheson, whose background in management leaves her well equipped to run her own store. "We are excited to offer local businesses, organizations, schools and residents of Carrollton a new option for promotional marketing, which is all available under one roof."
Hutcheson's experience in various management positions at ING Financial Services has prepared her to open and operate the franchise. She will run the store with the support of her daughter, Jada, and son-in-law, J, who lend combined experience in retail, business leadership and graphic design.
"We have full confidence in Cindy and her family to operate the franchise successfully," said Ralph Askar, who heads the franchisor's operations for Instant Imprints as president and CEO of the company. "Her background sets her up perfectly to get the Carrollton store up and running. We can't think of a better team to operate Carrollton's first Instant Imprints store."
Expansion into Carrollton is part of the company's aggressive North American development plan, which calls for more than 500 new centers throughout Canada and the United States.
Awarding single and area franchise agreements, as well as master license developer opportunities around the globe, the Instant Imprints investment is ripe for experienced franchise investors as well as individuals transitioning into entrepreneurship from corporate positions.
Complete with comprehensive training, site selection support, marketing programs and the purchasing power of the Instant Imprints' network, the business model has been cultivated to cater to high quality candidates that understand the value of a proven system.
Local individuals and organizations interested in Instant Imprints' products and services can email Cindy at Carrollton@InstantImprints.com.
Instant Imprints helps businesses, schools, organizations, groups, and individuals promote. The company has revolutionized the sign and promotional products industries by combining multiple businesses (custom T-shirts, embroidery, signs and banners, business apparel, school and team wear, document services 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 of 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 franchisees and multiple international master licensees. Find out more about Franchise Opportunities here:[http://www.instantimprints.com/franchise/index.php].
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