October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Though more businesses are investing in effective signage and visual graphics, many of today's independent sign and print shop owners are not maximizing their businesses' true potential due to lack of support in key areas, such as marketing and technology advancements. FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - recognizes these challenges and provides the necessary resources through its Co-Brand or Conversion franchise programs for independent owners to thrive.
Since each program's inception, many independent owners have increased revenue in their businesses by expanding their service offerings and effectively marketing and selling the new services through the ongoing guidance and support from FASTSIGNS. To share these success stories, FASTSIGNS will be exhibiting at the SGIA Expo October 22-24, 2014 in Las Vegas (booth No. 4557).
In addition to exhibiting, FASTSIGNS executives will host an exclusive lunch session on October 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT. Guests who pre-register for the program will have an opportunity to meet with FASTSIGNS EVP of Franchise Support & Development Mark Jameson and CEO Catherine Monson. Sign and Digital Graphics magazine recently featured Monson as an industry innovator and influencer for her significant contributions that have helped FASTSIGNS grow, while also benefitting the sign and graphics industry as a whole through initiatives such as the company's franchise programs.
"Our Co-Brand and Conversion franchise programs help independents attract new customers and drive profit margins," Jameson said. "Owners are still in the driver's seat of their business, but they gain our well-established systems and business strategies, relationships with national vendors and suppliers, support from the home office and a network of 560-plus franchise partners they can call on at any time for advice. These programs have proven to be an effective way for independent business owners to maximize new channels for growth through wide-format signage and graphics."
For Donna Booth, a FASTSIGNS franchisee and owner of Prestige Printing, joining the company's Co-Brand program in 2013 gave her the ability to effectively offer customers new services. "Words can't describe how much of a relief it is to have a business partner I can turn to on an ongoing basis who understands my business and knows the best way to continue moving it in the right direction," Booth explained. "FASTSIGNS takes out much of the guess work and walks you through every aspect of moving into the signage and visual graphics field. They have helped me with everything from purchasing the right equipment to marketing the service offering to existing and potential customers."
Independent business owners can join FASTSIGNS through its Co-Brand and Conversion programs for as little as $10,000 down in addition to reduced royalties. As the leading brand name in the sign and graphics industry, the company offers the latest technology, cost savings through relationships with national vendors and suppliers, comprehensive marketing and visual communications solutions and the benefits that come from networking with FASTSIGNS centers nationwide.
Due to its resources and open flow of communication, FASTSIGNS consistently receives top ratings for system growth and franchisee satisfaction, including: ranking number one for three consecutive years in the sign and graphics category in the Entrepreneur Magazine annual Franchise 500®, placing as the top sign and graphics franchise by the Franchise Research Institute and earning certification as a 2014 World-Class Franchise by the organization for the eighth consecutive year, and ranking on Franchise Business Review's 2013 FBR 50 list for outstanding franchisee support. In addition to these honors, USA Today, G.I. Jobs magazine and Franchise Business Review have recently recognized FASTSIGNS as one of the top franchises for military veterans.
To register for the luncheon or for more information about the FASTSIGNS Co-Brand and Conversion franchise programs, contact Mark Jameson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-346-5679) or visit http://fsfastsigns.com/.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 560 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 centers, which are independently owned and operated, provide 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 three consecutive years in the sign and graphics category in the Entrepreneur Magazine annual Franchise 500®. For more information, visit www.fastsigns.com.
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