Just a month prior to opening its first Dubai location, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2015 ISA International Sign Expo April 9-11 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The worldwide franchisor for the more than 570 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers in nine countries is attending the expo to connect with independent business owners regarding its various franchise programs as well as opportunities for international franchise agreements.
Driving domestic growth are the company’s Co-Brand and Conversion franchise programs. The Co-Brand 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. 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. Through both programs, independent partners benefit from 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 worldwide.
Kevin Herbert, a FASTSIGNS Co-Brand Franchisee and Owner of St. Charles Printing in Boutte, La., said, “The nice thing about the FASTSIGNS Co-Brand program is that they don’t interfere with your existing business – you still have as much autonomy as you would like to have. The Co-Brand program has opened up a lot of doors for our existing business, and the corporate team provides a lot of education and support that you just don’t get as an independent shop owner.”
In addition to exhibiting at Booth No. 3989, FASTSIGNS will host an exclusive lunch program with company executives at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 10 to discuss the company’s Co-Brand and Conversion programs and answer any questions regarding FASTSIGNS franchise opportunities, incentives, industry demand, etc.
“The demand for comprehensive visual communications solutions is continuing to grow,” said Mark Jameson, Executive Vice President of Franchise Support and Development at FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “It’s becoming increasingly imperative for business owners and management to be aggressive in their marketing and branding efforts. As long as their businesses need visibility, there will continue to be a need for our services.”
Jameson estimates that FASTSIGNS will grow domestically by 50 new FASTSIGNS centers and expand into five new countries by year’s end. Most recently, FASTSIGNS signed Master Franchise Agreements for the United Arab Emirates and North Africa. The burgeoning franchise is seeking growth opportunities in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, India and the Middle East based on strong demand in those countries for FASTSIGNS’ core offerings of signs, graphics, printing, promotional products and related marketing services.