CARROLTON, Texas — Coming off a strong 2010 by increasing average unit volumes by $50,000 and opening 20 new centers, along with more than 30 new centers slated to open in 2011, FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the world’s premier business-to-business marketing solution franchise with more than 530 locations worldwide, announced today that it has rolled out a series of programs and incentives designed to help new centers hit the ground running.
Complete with robust pre-opening support across training, operations and marketing, new center owners can also take advantage of reduced royalties during their first year of operation. After experiencing average center sales of $601,891 in 2010, more than a 9 percent increase from 2009, FASTSIGNS developed these programs and incentives to continue to build on its growth momentum, including recently signed deals in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Long Island, NY, and Lewiston, ID, along with international expansion in Saudi Arabia and the Grand Cayman Islands, among other areas.
“Ramp-up time is a key issue every business owner of any kind faces in today’s economy. Good companies and franchisors recognize this and take proactive steps to help new owners see an even earlier return on their investment by achieving break-even sales quicker,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS. “These new programs are designed to do just that – help any franchisee opening a new center. By providing them with an even wider range of pre-opening and opening support, we are providing them with more time and energy to focus on sales-building activities that will help drive their bottom line.”
Additionally, FASTSIGNS has reduced investment costs and the start-up funds needed by as much as 15 percent by negotiating quantity volume deals with suppliers of equipment and materials. This, along with having recently secured $4 million in financing for franchisees opening new centers, continues to make FASTSIGNS an attractive franchise model for those looking to own their own business and become part of the number one concept in the sign industry for 2011, according to Entrepreneur Magazine.
FASTSIGNS franchised sign centers provide marketing and visual communications solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. FASTSIGNS product line includes not only signs and graphics, including banners; flags; building signs; digital and electric signs; yard signs; vehicle graphics; labels; trade show exhibits and displays; point-of-purchase signs; and posters; but also mobile websites, promotional products, printing and other marketing services.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 530 FASTSIGNS® sign and graphic centers located in the US, Canada, the UK, Brazil, Mexico and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). FASTSIGNS® sign and graphics centers leverage sign and marketing knowledge, state-of-the-art technology and innovative thinking to solve customers’ marketing and communications challenges—from the simple… to the simply impossible™. Centers provide consulting, project management, file transfer, design, production, delivery and installation for a full range of custom sign and graphic solutions.