FASTSIGNS Stakes Its Claim on International Stage

FRONT COVER-1-page-0.jpgAfter celebrating a record-breaking 2016, reporting an increase in year-over-year sales for the fifth consecutive year, FASTSIGNS International, Inc., stakes its claim as the worlds leading sign, graphics and visual communication franchise. With the signing of 62 franchise agreements worldwide, including 22 in the third quarter alone, 2016 marked a year of unprecedented growth for FASTSIGNS. Building on the momentum of a tremendous year, the brand continues to forge ahead with plans to open an additional 45 centers in 2017, including robust expansion plans across the globe.

“Growth like this definitely underscores the power of the FASTSIGNS brand and strength of our business model in all regions and countries. We are enthusiastic about the brands strong international footprint and look forward to continuing this rapid expansion throughout 2017,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

FASTSIGNS has truly made its mark on the international stage, gaining industry recognition for its steady growth and continued success in varying markets across the globe. This proven model for success is demonstrated through FASTSIGNS dedication to differentiating itself from the pack with industry leading innovation in technology, leadership and superior franchisee satisfaction. The brand continues to add expanded products and services including, digital signage, augmented realty with static signage and developing a marketing orientation. FASTSIGNS has recently added a virtual reality tool to help customers visualize their signage, offering the unique ability for clients to see and how their investment will look upon installation. FASTSIGNS is always researching new ways to help franchisees profit from trends and meet cutting-edge business needs.

In addition to the above benefits, our franchisees receive:

  • Thorough & Ongoing Business Support
  • Protected Territories
  • Network of Franchisees
  • National Marketing Initiatives
  • Global Buying Power

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. FASTSIGNS is ranked #89 as a Top Global Franchise, with a commitment to excellence that is showcased in the success of it robust and lucrative franchise business model.

As a testament to the brands exceptional reputation as the select choice for franchisees, FASTSIGNS was recently ranked number 1 in the Business Services/Signs category 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 is currently seeking candidates across all markets for its award-winning sign franchise. Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, leads by example and personifies the following qualities as a means of achieving success. As such, the ideal Master Franchise partner embodies the following qualities:

  • Being Open and Positive
  • Acting with Passion
  • Doing the Right Thing
  • Doing What You Say and Making It Great

As a franchisee with FASTSIGNS, entrepreneurs and business owners alike are provided with the tools needed to run a successful, prosperous business with unparalleled support from the FASTSIGNS family and corporate network. The brand prides itself on representing the gold standard in franchisee benefits through its proven practices, strong business model and well-known brand that increases profitability.

FASTSIGNS is dedicated to helping veterans find success and purpose through our sign franchise opportunities. Recognized as one of the “Top Franchises for Veterans” by the Franchise Business Review™ and a top “Military Friendly Franchise” by G.I. Jobs, FASTSIGNS offers significant financial incentives to military veterans. Going beyond the recommended 10 to 20 percent discount, the brand offers a 50 percent reduction on the initial franchisee fee (a value of $23,750) as well as 50 percent savings on royalties and advertising fees for the first year. Recently, FASTSIGNS International was honored with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award at a ceremony at the Pentagon. The Freedom Award is the highest recognition presented by the Department of Defense to employers for their exemplary support of National Guard and Reserve members.

Established in 1985, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has more than 650 independently owned and operated locations in nine countries worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). In addition to more than 400 U.S. and Canadian markets targeted for development, FASTSIGNS has 65+ international locations open for continued expansion.  As part of the brand's development strategy, FASTSIGNS is also targeting co-brand and conversion opportunities whereby print shop owners can expand their services by adding FASTSIGNS to their existing business or convert their business into a thriving FASTSIGNS center. The investment range for a Master Franchisee ranges from $300,000 to $750,000, USD with a minimum required capital of $750,000, USD.

For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or 214-346-5679) or download an eBook that explores the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity at http://amzn.to/1FrnDJu.

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