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FASTSIGNS Franchise Business Expanding Incentives

Leading visual communications, graphics and sign franchise business FASTSIGNS recently announced a new incentive for its franchise opportunities to help bolster growth in the US. This franchiser is now offering a 50 percent reduction on its franchise, making it $23,750, to those who are first responders, including sheriffs, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics.

Brand CEO Catherine Monson said the company is thrilled to be the sole franchiser in its category to offer development incentives especially for first responders, giving them an opportunity to become entrepreneurs in light of their service to their local communities.

Russ Mason is one such franchisee. After close to four decades as a first responder in law enforcement and fire departments, Mason opened his first FASTSIGNS franchise in Missouri in 2015. Mason said that after being in that line of work for so long, he was looking for franchise opportunities that would present a challenge. Not only did the visual and signs brand deliver in that arena, but Mason also says that it's well-suited to hands-on and self-motivated people, two traits first responders often have in common.

For 2018, this fast-growing brand is planning to open another 45 locations nationwide and is aggressively targeting development in many markets, including Boston, Greater New York City and throughout the West Coast. Across the country, this franchise has more than 400 markets that are ready to be developed, and its overseas plans include growth around the world, including Latin America, India, Europe, Southeast Asia, North Africa, Brazil and Quebec.

Ranked the top franchise opportunity in its category and coming in at number 70 overall on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 for 2018, FASTSIGNS is currently looking for franchisees in several areas. The regular franchise fee is $47,500, and the total initial investment ranges from $193,548 to $289,639.

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