FASTSIGNS International, Inc.—the worldwide franchisor for more than 575 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers—will be exhibiting at the National Business Media (NBM) Show in Long Beach, Calif. held July 23-25 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.
The business-to-business trade show focuses on educating attendees on the latest in sign making, digital printing, apparel decorating, engraving, personalization, promotional products and more. Among others in the industry, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Executive Vice President of Franchise Support & Development, Mark Jameson, will be at booth number 223 with other company representatives to share the success of the company’s franchise programs available for independent business owners.
“Our Co-Brand and Conversion franchise programs allow independent owners to maximize new channels that will drive growth for years to come,” Jameson said. “Demand continues to rise for our service offerings, so these programs are beneficial for owners looking to benefit from the increased needs of businesses across the nation. Owners are still in control of their business, they just gain our proven systems, knowledge, resources and brand name recognition, among other benefits.”
Independent business owners can join FASTSIGNS through its Conversion and Co-Brand programs for as little as $10,000 down in addition to reduced royalties. The company also offers the leading brand name in the sign and graphics industry as well as 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.
Co-Brand franchise partner Donna Booth, who owns Prestige Printing and FASTSIGNS of Seymour, Ind. found that her new partnership with FASTSIGNS brought excitement to both her internal staff and customers. She said, “By partnering with FASTSIGNS, we are able to offer more creativity than your typical sign shop. The opening of FASTSIGNS within our existing business has boosted internal morale considerably. It has been fun seeing how creative everyone’s minds are here – it’s like there is a new found energy among our staff.”
FASTSIGNS is continuously recognized for its franchisee satisfaction and was named one of the inaugural inductees into the Franchise Business Review Hall of Fame for 10 consecutive years of outstanding franchisee support. The company’s franchisee support was also recently recognized by the Franchise Research Institute®, which certified FASTSIGNS as a World-Class Franchise® for the fourth year in a row.
Through its targeted growth strategy, FASTSIGNS plans to open upwards of 50 locations each year over the next three to five years. Already this year, the company has signed 16 franchise agreements for new centers, including 10 Co-Brand agreements with independent print and photofinishing companies.