The COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges to business owners in all industries around the world. And while the business landscape continues to change rapidly and dramatically, one thing has remained constant: the need for businesses to communicate with consumers. FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has helped its franchisees in fulfilling the needs of their business clients by providing signs, graphics, digital signs, décor graphics and more. By Jessica Jones
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges to business owners in all industries around the world. And while the business landscape continues to change rapidly and dramatically, one thing has remained constant: the need for businesses to communicate with consumers. FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has helped its franchisees in fulfilling the needs of their business clients by providing signs, graphics, digital signs, décor graphics and more.
With a proven business model, international brand recognition and unparalleled training and support, FASTSIGNS remains on the cutting edge of its industry. And throughout these unprecedented times, the support of its franchise system has helped franchisees stay afloat and prosper.
FASTSIGNS is known in the industry for equipping its franchisees with training and tools vital to securing the ongoing success of each location wherever they operate. With more than 120 support staff members, FASTSIGNS boasts a support ratio of 1:6 worldwide, which is the highest of any sign franchise. FASTSIGNS’ training and support resources include its online FASTSIGNS University, sales training, mentor program, new business center consultant, sales leadership academy, and more. FASTSIGNS also partners with 1HUDDLE, a workforce training platform that converts unique content into science-backed, quick-burst training games that are proven to accelerate workforce productivity.
“My wife and I joined the FASTSIGNS family three decades ago, and it’s been a rewarding experience to have the proper tools to grow our business in our community every step of the way,” says Phil Bacon, who opened FASTSIGNS of Chattanooga in 1990 with his wife Cindy. “We are so thankful to be a part of such a supportive network like FASTSIGNS and see first-hand the benefit that comes from investing in such an incredible brand.”
Today, FASTSIGNS has more than 725 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS centers in nine countries. For prospective franchisees who are first responders – including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriff’s deputies and firefighters – FASTSIGNS offers a special incentive including a 50% reduction in the franchise fee, which results in a savings of $24,875.
– Jessica Jones
Entrepreneur magazine named FASTSIGNS as the No. 1 franchise opportunity in its category.
FASTSIGNS was also No. 55 overall on its Franchise 500® list for 2020, making it the only sign, graphics and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100.
Franchise Gator named FASTSIGNS to its Top 100 Franchises of 2020.
Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s readers voted FASTSIGNS as a Top 100 Game Changer in 2019 and 2018, and also named the brand as one of the top franchises for women in 2019. Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS, was featured on the cover of Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s WOW: 50 Women In Franchising, October 2019.
Entrepreneur named FASTSIGNS one of the 2019Top Franchises for Veterans.
Franchise Business Review recognized FASTSIGNS in its Top Franchises for Veterans report.
Forbes magazine listed FASTSIGNS in 2019 as one of America’s Best Franchises to Buy.
Franchise Direct listed it as one of the Top 100 Franchises.
Franchise Business Review recognized FASTSIGNS as a Best of the Best for franchisee satisfaction for the last 10 years and named the company to its Top 50 Franchises for Women and Top Service Franchises lists in 2019.
The Canadian Franchise Association named FASTSIGNS as a gold recipient of its esteemed Awards of Excellence. FASTSIGNS also earned the Franchisees’ Choice designation for the eighth consecutive year, for its strong relationship with Canadian franchisees and its extensive training and support.