CARROLLTON, Texas, Nov. 20, 2017 // PRNewswire // - FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it has been named by independent franchisee satisfaction research firm Franchise Business Review as being one of the Top 100 franchises to qualify for its 2017 Top Franchises for Veterans list.
"We truly appreciate the service and sacrifice our active duty military, reserves and veterans give and have given to our country! We are committed to supporting our veterans with opportunities within the FASTSIGNS network. We pride ourselves on ensuring that veterans have the opportunity and support to successfully build a career within the franchising model and we are thrilled to receive this recognition from Franchise Business Review," said Catherine Monson, President and CEO, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "The feedback we received from our own franchisees is a testament to the processes we have in place that provide beneficial support to the veterans in our network."
FASTSIGNS offers all veterans a 50-percent discount on the franchise fee - a total savings of $23,750.
To identify the top brands, Franchise Business Review analyzed 18 months of data from approximately 25,000 veteran franchise owners representing over 250 brands regarding their overall satisfaction with their brands and their likelihood to recommend them to others.
FASTSIGNS franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.
"The reality is that two-thirds of the thousands of franchise opportunities available today are simply average or below average opportunities," said Eric Stites, founder and CEO of Franchise Business Review. "That's the whole reason we do what we do, which is help prospective franchisees understand which franchises are the top opportunities based on the actual performance and satisfaction of franchise owners. The 100 companies named in this year's report received the highest ratings from the veterans that own them on our independent satisfaction survey."
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. was ranked number 1 in the Business Services/Signs category for 2017 and 95 overall in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500®, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Acknowledged by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® recognizes FASTSIGNS for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and brand power. FASTSIGNS also has been recognized for its franchisee satisfaction by being named a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute for five consecutive years and ranking number one in franchisee satisfaction by Franchise Business Review in 2016 and was recently named to Franchise Business Review's " innovative franchise brands list.
Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full description of the 2017 Top Franchises for Veterans. For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-346-5679).
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of 660 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in eight countries including the US, Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).
FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive sign and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables and marketing materials. Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or find a location at fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on Twitter @FASTSIGNS, Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS or LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/fastsigns.
Franchise Business Review (FBR) is the only independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.
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