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A Winning Recipe for Diversification: FASTSIGNS Co-Brand and Conversion Programs Gain Popularity Among Independent Owners

Nation’s Leading Global Sign, Graphics and Visual Communication Franchisor Exhibits at SGIA 2015 to Share Success with Independent Operators

CARROLLTON, TEXAS – Demand remains strong for FASTSIGNS® Co-Brand and Conversion programs, with more than 30 independent businesses joining the franchise within the past year.

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 590 FASTSIGNS sign, graphic and visual communications centers in nine countries. The Company’s EVP of Franchise Support and Development Mark Jameson said, “Now more than ever, businesses are looking to visual communication providers for innovative ways to connect with customers in a highly-competitive marketplace. This makes it crucial for print and sign shops to keep their fingers on the pulse of industry trends and technology advancements, which is challenging for many who don’t have the time or resources.”

Through both programs, independent owners maximize their businesses’ true potential by expanding their service offerings and effectively marketing and selling the new services with ongoing guidance and support from FASTSIGNS. Co-Brand and Conversion franchise owners consistently report that the programs have added value for customers, promoting long-term growth opportunities for their businesses. To share these success stories, FASTSIGNS will be exhibiting at the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Expo November 4-6, 2015 in Atlanta (booth No. 2206).

“Joining our Co-Brand and Conversion programs cost less than most expect, and are an easier way for independent businesses to enhance their existing operations and service offerings,” Jameson said. Independent business owners can join FASTSIGNS through its Co-Brand and Conversion programs for a down payment of $10,000. 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 benefits of networking with FASTSIGNS centers nationwide.

Jameson added, “Beyond our sales and management training, we have more than 385 outside sales professionals in the FASTSIGNS network, who connect with businesses across North America and offer the specialized and forward-thinking services our franchisees provide. By using our outsides sales tools and initiatives, each location can proactively grow their sales volume.”

In addition to exhibiting, Jameson and FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Catherine Monson will host an exclusive lunch session on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT to meet with prospective Co-Brand and Conversion franchise owners. Availability is limited.