Graphic, sign and visual communications leader FASTSIGNS International, Inc., has earned a spot on the "Top 100 Franchises for Veterans" list by Franchise Business Review for the fifth year in a row. The FBR list is currently the only one that is based entirely on survey data from veteran franchisees.
Each year, FBR sends surveys about performance and satisfaction to current veteran franchisees, and the Top 100 list is created based on data from the responses. This latest report included around 3,047 veterans who represented 285 franchise businesses with veteran franchisees in their systems.
The surveys had 33 questions that ranked franchisers in different areas, such as training and support, financial opportunity, operations and development, leadership, general satisfaction, core values and the franchisee community. Other questions covered broader areas, including business lifestyle, demographics and market area.
FASTSIGNS CEO Catherine Monson said the brand’s veterans program is a "thank you" to the men and women who have served in the US Armed Forces. Veterans who join FASTSIGNS receive 50 percent off of the franchise fee and get peer-to-peer support via a mentorship program. Over 10 percent of FASTSIGNS franchisees in the US are veterans, according to Monson, and the brand wants to see that percentage increase.
2015 was a year of recognition of FASTSIGNS' commitment to veterans. The brand was recognized by G.I. Jobs magazine, USA Today and Military Times as a top veteran franchise because of its growth, corporate support and financial discounts.
A new and qualified veteran franchisee can receive a discounted franchise fee of $22,250 and lower royalties for the first 12 months, and FASTSIGNS is the only franchiser in its market with a stipulation-free 50 percent franchise fee discount.
FASTSIGNS Franchise Opportunities
As a global franchise, FASTSIGNS has more than 590 comprehensive centers in nine countries, including Canada, the US, England, Mexico and the UAE. FASTSIGNS is the biggest sign franchise brand nationwide and has earned many accolades, including a "World-Class Franchise" designation from The Franchise Research Institute for the last four years.
FASTSIGNS is seeking motivated franchisees in many major US markets, such as Texas, New York, Montana, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, Georgia and California. Qualified franchisees will have a net worth of $250,000 or more, with $80,000 in liquid capital, and a good credit rating. The typical total investment is around $160,503.
If you’re looking for franchise opportunities from exciting, fast-growing brands, you’ll certainly want to add FASTSIGNS to your pile of possibilities.