FASTSIGNS International Inc.

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Summary
FASTSIGNS® is a sign, graphic and visual communications company that is one of the most rewarding franchise opportunities in the UK today. FASTSIGNS has over 30 years of experience with over 675 locations in 10 countries.

FASTSIGNS International Inc.

  Opportunities:
In the UK
  Business Type:
Franchise
  Minimum Investment:
£25,000
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
Yes
  Part time:
Yes

Full Description


With over 675 FASTSIGNS® centres, operational worldwide, including 20 centres in the UK, our business-to-business management opportunity is at the forefront of printing technology.

The Opportunity

Our signage and print technology solutions provide businesses with high-quality, high-impact visual resources, including digital signage, banners, building signs, vehicle graphics, windows, walls, doors or floors graphics and so much more. By investing in your own FASTSIGNS franchise, you can be assured confidence in a business with proven success, based on 33 years in the industry. FASTSIGNS offers more than just a sign-creation service; you will be involved in providing practical solutions for customers who are looking to raise their brand visual.

FASTSIGNS first opened in Dallas, Texas, in 1985, offering businesses sign, graphic and visual solutions. Just one year in and founders Gary Salomon and Bob Schanbaum realised there was a demand for both their signs, and their business model. So in 1986, FASTSIGNS officially expanded into franchising. In 1992, FASTSIGNS reached the UK, where we continue to grow and develop, based on a model which has proven to work. Combine this with the technological advancement for cost effective signage solutions, and businesses are more easily able to show-off their brand with our signs and print technology. This is a business model perfectly suited to someone with a flair for success.

The Investment

Investment in your FASTSIGNS franchise varies according to the size of your centre and its location. However, we recommend you have a minimum net worth of £150,000, and available cash of at least £40,000.

Typical investment:

  • Franchise fee: £21,000
  • Premises: £43,028
  • Equipment: £37,907
  • Training, advertising & professional fees: £17,205

Total: £119,140

Working capital: £25,000

Financing is available through the major banks and third-party lenders, who may lend up to 70%, conditional to individual status.

Who are we looking for?

You don’t need experience in the signage industry, as FASTSIGNS has you covered. Based on our extensive knowledge, you will receive all the training and ongoing support you need, as you build a business designed with your success in mind.

Our franchisees have experience in managing people and understand what makes a successful team. They come from varied backgrounds such as IT, sales, digital creatives or high-level management roles. Motivated, and with the right work ethics, you will have be enthusiastic about developing a strong profitable business, with the help and guidance of our support team.

Training and Support

We provide a brand name which delivers a competitive advantage, and a commitment to research and development, to ensure your business remains at the cutting edge.
Upon joining we’ll continue to support you with:

  • Protected territories, and assistance selecting a site
  • Industry-leading training
  • Pre-opening marketing campaigns
  • Grand opening support and guidance
  • Dedicated business consultants
  • Franchisee mentoring programme
  • 24-hour web-based learning management
  • Outside sales support
  • And much more!

Next Steps – your exciting future awaits you!

If you would like more information on what are the next steps toward your exciting future, please complete the form below.

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    9th August 2012

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    25th March 2010

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    21st August 2009

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    21st August 2009

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    29th July 2009

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    22nd July 2009

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    FASTSIGNS Watford waves the banner for Pepper Magic

    2nd July 2009

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  • Llanelli Duck Race to raise funds and smiles

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    23rd June 2009

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    18th June 2009

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  • Schools sign competition for safer driving

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    10th June 2009

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BFA Membership
None
Investment Currency
GBP £
Business Type
Franchise
Home Based
Yes
Locations
UK-England
Training Provided
Yes
Min Investment
25000
Part Time
Yes
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