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FASTSIGNS® Boosts Canadian Franchise Expansion

Leading Global Sign and Visual Graphics Franchisor Exhibiting at The Franchise Expo in Toronto to Continue Building Canadian Presence

TORONTO – With five new Canadian units planned to open in the next 12 months, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is heading to Toronto to build on this momentum and meet with prospective franchisees at the National Event Managements The Franchise Expo.

Taking place September 12 and 13 at The International Centre (Hall 5), attendees will have the opportunity to meet with FASTSIGNS® representatives at booth No. 128 to discuss the franchise buying process. FASTSIGNS will also be sharing details regarding the company’s proven business model, high franchise partner satisfaction rankings and special financing programs available to franchisees and military veterans.

“We have spent the past 20 years building successful centres and franchise partner relationships throughout Canada, and are experiencing another strong year of growth as demand continues to rise for our services,” said FASTSIGNS International, Inc. EVP of Franchise Support & Development Mark Jameson, adding that the franchise has recently achieved record mid-year system-wide sales figures of $400 million. “We’re growing with the right franchisees in the right markets, and look forward to meeting potential partners at The Franchise Expo.”

With more than 590 sign and visual graphics centres in nine countries, FASTSIGNS currently has 28 locations operating throughout Canada. The U.S.-based franchisor is continuously praised by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) for achieving high levels of franchisee satisfaction. Earlier this year, the CFA awarded FASTSIGNS with a bronze Award of Excellence in the “Traditional – Mature” category for displaying the strongest mutually-beneficial relationships with its franchisees. FASTSIGNS also received the CFA’s Franchisees’ Choice Designation for the fourth consecutive year.

Burlington, Ontario franchisees Diane and Brian Henderson, who joined FASTSIGNS with no prior marketing or sales background, credit the franchisor’s ongoing support with helping the business grow. They advise new franchisees to, “take FASTSIGNS International’s advice about the basic fundamentals needed to run a small business and execute them. If you do the right things consistently, you will succeed.”

FASTSIGNS supports franchisees as soon as they sign their franchise agreement. Each franchisee joins a franchisee mentor program and gains personalized operational support; a dedicated business consultant; access to a 24-hour, web-based learning management system; and training, technical, marketing and human resource tools. FASTSIGNS offers the leading brand name in the sign and visual graphics industry as well as the latest technology, cost savings through relationships with national vendors and suppliers, and the benefits that come from networking with FASTSIGNS centres nationwide.