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Total Investment: $56,488 - $293,525
Franchise Fee: $22,250 - $44,500
Franchised Outlets: 543
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About FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS offers four different investment opportunities. These include a full service, satellite, co-branded and conversion centers. Their franchise fee ranges from $22,250 to $44,500 with a total initial investment range of $56,488 to $293,525. FASTSIGNS offers a defined territory of 4,000 businesses and has a 20-year agreement term. FASTSIGNS discloses an average sale of $844,938 and EBITDA of $92,449 for the 2015 Year-End Average P&L of 290 centers. FASTSIGNS has grown from 463 locations in 2013 to 543 in 2015.


Made The Grade™ Certified

Our Franchise Analysts have professional reviewed this franchise and determined it to be a great investment. As such, we've awarded it our Mtg ribbon black certification, indicating that FASTSIGNS scored in the top 20%! As a Marketing and Advertising franchise in the Business Services sector, this franchise is at the top of its class.

About FASTSIGNS


They see signs. YOU SEE DOLLAR SIGNS.

Now more than ever, businesses look to FASTSIGNS® for innovative ways to connect with customers in a highly competitive marketplace. Our high standards for quality and customer service have made FASTSIGNS the most recognized brand in the industry, driving significantly more traffic to the web than any other sign company.

We also lead in these important areas:

Franchise Business Review FBR50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award 2006-2016
Franchise Business Review – Best in Category 2016
Franchise Research Institute World Class Franchise – 2011-2016
Franchise Research Institute #1 Rated Sign & Graphics Franchise 2014-2015
CFA Franchisees’ Choice Designation – 2011-2016
CFA – Awards of Excellence, bronze winner 2016
FASTSIGNS is one of only a handful of franchises approved for $21 million in SBA financing for approved franchise candidates

Strong support drives MORE BUSINESS TO YOUR DOORS.

In an industry that's experiencing unprecedented growth and rapid innovation, you want a leadership team that can provide strong strategic direction. FASTSIGNS excels here, too. We invest in our franchise owners by offering a royalty reduction of 50% in the first year for a faster ramp up. And you also have the benefit of dedicated support in:
  • Site selection and build-out
  • Four weeks of training
    • 1 week in a FASTSIGNS center
    • 2 weeks at our Dallas Headquarters
    • 1 week onsite in your new center
  • Pre-opening marketing blitz
  • Grand opening support and guidance
  • Dedicated Business Consultants
  • Franchisee Mentor Program
  • 24-hour web-based learning management
  • Outside sales support
FASTSIGNS creates MORE OPPORTUNITY

As a FASTSIGNS franchise owner, your earnings potential is unlimited. And you’ll enjoy owning a business with these compelling features:
  • Over 600 locations worldwide in 9 countries
  • Low staffing requirements
  • Business-to-business hours
  • Professional business clientele
  • Attractive margins
  • Strong brand name recognition
  • More than 30 year proven history
  • Highly visible low cost real estate
  • $9 Million National Ad Fund
  • Low inventory
  • Buying power with key suppliers and vendors

 
 
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Ideal Candidate


Ideal candidates and existing franchisees come from all walks of life however those with strong senior or executive level experience in Sales, Project Management, Technology, or overall Management ( CEO, CFO, COO) often do best as this business is about managing relationships and people. FASTSIGNS is also a great business for two (Husband/Wife) or other teams. FASTSIGNS is also a great family business; many franchisees engage their children in the business.




Need more convincing?

 
FASTSIGNS is the only franchisor in our industry to include a full Financial Performance Representation (Item 19) in our Franchise Disclosure Document, including information on our 2015 center average and top quartile Owners Discretionary Profit (ODP):
  • Top Quartile Owners Discretionary Profit (ODP): 28.3%, or $272,182
  • Average Center Owners Discretionary Profit (ODP): 18.6%, or $156,983
 


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Franchisee Testimonials


"FASTSIGNS continues to be the perfect business model for us to reach our personal financial goals. With the brand awareness, operational support, and training resources, FASTSIGNS positions us to be the predominant visual communications leader in the market."
MARK & SHAWN GLENN, FASTSIGNS OF DALLAS, TX (MULTIPLE LOCATIONS)

"Choosing to start this business was one of the most important and worthwhile decisions I ever made. I knew I wanted to be with the leader in the field. That was FASTSIGNS in 1995 and it’s even truer today. Marketing and technical support second to none, but most of all a team dedicated to my success both today and in the long run. I have never regretted my choice."
PAUL LEBLANC, FASTSIGNS OF VANCOUVER, BC

“Before owning a FASTSIGNS franchise, I was a high school teacher and wanted an independent job. Now, I’m a successful entrepreneur, but I’m not in business by myself. The training and support that I receive from FASTSIGNS is tremendous.”
HOWARD JAMES, FASTSIGNS OF WASHINGTON, DC

"We were well prepared to open our business and we continue to receive terrific support for our day-to-day needs in our market. The success of our business is dependent on our focus in the market. If expectations are not met, it is because of our performance, not the franchisor."
KIM GILPIN, FASTSIGNS OF GRAND RAPIDS, MI

"The support provided by our franchisor is second to none. We could not do without their expertise in all areas. We are linked by intranet to all other franchise owners and communicate daily. We subcontract work to each other and rely on each other's experience and expertise in areas we are still learning. That is the best part of being part of a franchise."
DONNA BILODEAU, FASTSIGNS OF WINDSOR, ON

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Congratulations! FASTSIGNS is an Mtg ribbon black / Made The Grade™ Franchise! Made The Grade™ franchises are some of the healthiest and most successful franchises. FASTSIGNS is one of 2,500+ franchise systems we grade and compare. It is compared to all Business Services franchises and all Marketing and Advertising franchises.


How much does it cost to open a FASTSIGNS franchise?

FASTSIGNS costs up to $293,525 to open. This includes a franchise fee of up to $44,500. You will also need additional funds, or working capital of $60,000 to have on hand when you open the franchise for costs such as advertising and staff wages.


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