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4 11, 2021

2021 American Free Enterprise Medal Awarded to Ray Titus, CEO and Founder of United Franchise Group

2021-11-04T11:34:19-04:00November 4th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The award ceremony will take place at the Palm Beach Atlantic University campus on November 16th. 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — We are thrilled to announce Ray Titus, CEO, and founder of United Franchise Group, is the 2021 American Free Enterprise Medalist of the Year. The American Free Enterprise Medal was established by Palm Beach Atlantic University to recognize individuals whose hard work and achievement exemplify the best of the American free enterprise system. Titus will be the 35th recipient of the award, an especially cherished honor since this year also marks the 35th anniversary of United Franchise Group.

Titus, recognized as a global leader for entrepreneurs, founded Signarama in 1986 and began franchising stores soon after. He applied his successful franchise model to other business-to-business enterprises, eventually forming a family of brands and building the foundation for what is now, United Franchise Group (UFG), an international community, consisting of over 1,600 franchises in over 80 countries.

“It is such a pleasure to be involved with Palm Beach Atlantic University and I am especially honored to receive recognition from an organization that I am connected to in so many ways, through my community, my family, and my passion for entrepreneurship,” Titus commented.

Titus was recognized for his determination and leadership previously by Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2008 when he also received the American Free Enterprise companion medal. Since the honor was first established, only five other recipients have been recognized with both a companion medal and medalist of the year.

These notable icons of American business and philanthropy include:

John D. MacArthur – John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and MacArthur Fellows Program (also referred to as “genius grants”), Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus Jupiter Florida, Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach Florida, John D. MacArthur Florida State Park

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. – The Dreyfoos Group, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Palm Beach County Council of the Arts, and Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Karl H. Watson – Rinker Materials Corp., CEMEX

Richard S. Johnson – Johnson Investment Group, Palm Beach Atlantic University, SunTrust South Florida, Intracoastal Health Care Systems Renaissance Award

William G. Lassiter Jr. – W.G. Lassiter Co. Inc., PDQ Food Stores Inc., Palm Beach Atlantic University

The American Free Enterprise Medal award ceremony will take place at the Palm Beach Atlantic University campus (1100 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL) in the Green Complex for Sports at 11 a.m. on November 16th, 2021. That same day at 3pm, Titus along with two previous American Free Enterprise companion medalists, will present “Everything I Needed to Learn About Business I Learned in a Franchise in the University’s Warren Library, (300 Pembroke Place in West Palm Beach, FL).

About United Franchise Group

Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to an affiliated family of brands and consultants including Accurate Franchising, FranchiseMart, Fully Promoted, Network Lead Exchange, Preveer (formerly Resource Operations International), Signarama, Transworld Business Advisors, Venture X, and a food division featuring Jon Smith Subs, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, and Graze Craze. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

1 10, 2021

Signarama Celebrates Third Consecutive Year as Title Sponsor for World Axe Throwing League Championship

2021-10-01T10:36:54-04:00October 1st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Signarama , a part of the United Franchise Group and the world’s leading sign franchise, is proud to announce its official title sponsorship of the World Axe Throwing League’s (WATL) Championship event for the third consecutive year, taking place December 12th at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, TX.

“We are excited to be partnering with WATL for the third year in a row! Signarama has watched this event gain popularity since we first sponsored it in 2018. This is the perfect event to mark the close of our 35th anniversary and our most successful year yet,” said A.J. Titus, President of Signarama.

The 2021 Signarama World Axe Throwing Championship will air live on ESPN+ on December 12th, 2021, at 1PM EDT. Global top throwers, in three major disciplines: Hatchet, Big Axe and Duals will compete for a total prize pool of $50,000

Signarama is also unveiling a preferred partnership program with the league. In this program, Signarama will provide expertise on signage and branding materials for axe-throwing venues, leagues, and recreational facilities.

“We’re excited to continue our close partnership with Signarama,” shared Mario Zelaya, Commissioner of the World Axe Throwing League. “It will greatly benefit all entrepreneurs in the axe throwing space. Signarama is the perfect partner for WATL, and we look forward to our continued collaboration with them.”

About United Franchise Group

Led by Founder and CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to an affiliated family of brands, including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Jon Smith Subs, Transworld Business Advisors, Accurate Franchising, Venture X, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, Network Lead Exchange, Resource Operations International (ROI) and Graze Craze. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, UFG offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

About Signarama

Signarama, the world’s leading sign and graphics franchise, offers branding and messaging solutions in addition to comprehensive sign and graphic services to consumers and commercial customers – from business signs, vehicle wraps, and digital signs, to advertising and marketing services. Signarama is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group (UFG). For more information, visit signarama.com. For more information on the Signarama franchise opportunity, visit SignaramaFranchise.com.

25 02, 2020

United Franchise Group Boasts Four Companies on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500

2020-02-25T11:08:13-05:00February 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fully Promoted, Experimax, Transworld Business Advisors and Signarama Make Rank on 2020 List.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — United Franchise Group (UFG), a powerhouse association of multiple award-winning companies, announced four of its brands were named to Entrepreneur’s 2020 Franchise 500 List. Signarama® (No. 117), Transworld Business Advisors® (No. 119), Experimax® (No. 485) and Fully Promoted (No. 488) all earned spots on the 41st-annual edition of the magazine’s prestigious list.

“We have a tremendous amount of respect for Entrepreneur magazine, and to have four of our brands make this renowned list is an honor and very humbling,” said Ray Titus, CEO of the United Franchise Group entities. “Our company is successful because of the care we provide our franchisees and their willingness to respond to their customers in a quick and appropriate manner. That kind of family culture is one we’ve inspired at each of our brands, and it’s one that’s resonating with more and more entrepreneurs across the world.”

The 2020 Franchise 500 is an all-encompassing rankings list consisting of the most successful and well-performing franchise companies from July 31, 2018 to July 31, 2019.

In that timeframe, Transworld Business Advisors opened 20 franchise locations and experienced one of the largest year-to-year jumps of any Franchise 500 company. The business brokerage franchise moved from No. 257 in 2019 to No. 119 in 2020 – a 138-spot improvement and No. 1 in category.

Signarama was the top-ranked UFG brand on the 2020 list, coming in at No. 117. The business-service sign company also improved markedly from year-to-year – sliding up 95 spots from a No. 212 ranking in 2019.

Additionally, Fully Promoted made the Franchise 500 as one of only two embroidery and screen-printing brands, coming in at No. 488, while the electronic repairs and sales franchise Experimax made a return on the list at No. 485.

A record-breaking 1,105 companies supplied the necessary information to be considered for this year’s Franchise 500. Requirements for franchisors included: having a minimum of 10 open locations as of July 31, 2019; seeking new U.S. and/or Canadian franchisees; and having at least one unit in North America.

Rankings were determined by a detailed review of submissions from Entrepreneur’s editorial team and by using over 150 data points to produce a cumulative score. Franchises were ranked No. 1 to No. 500 based on the score they generated.

Backed by the synergy created with its fellow brands, Fully Promoted, Experimax, Transworld Business Advisors and Signarama are affiliate members of the award-winning United Franchise Group family of companies. Each member has the support needed to grow exponentially, both stateside and abroad, in the coming months and years.

ABOUT SIGNARAMA
Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise, offers branding and messaging solutions in addition to comprehensive sign and graphic services to consumers and commercial customers – from business signs, vehicle wraps, and digital signs, to advertising and marketing services. Signarama is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group (UFG). As part of a $49-billion-plus worldwide sign market, Signarama has been at the forefront of the sign industry for over three decades. For more information, visit www.signarama.com. For more information on the Signarama franchise opportunity, visit https://signaramafranchise.com/

About Transworld Business Advisors
Transworld Business Advisors is part of United Franchise Group of brands. With 40 years of business brokerage experience, Transworld Business Advisors is in the business of helping buyers and sellers connect, conduct franchise consulting, and franchise development. The company represents acquisition-minded corporations or individuals interested in owning their own company or franchise. From business brokerage to mergers and acquisitions, Transworld Business Advisors are business sale specialists that represent numerous listings across multiple industries. For more information on owning a Transworld franchise, visit www.tworldfranchise.com.

About Fully Promoted
Fully Promoted has more than 300 retail and office locations across the globe. The brand operates a full-service branded products and marketing service business and is the place to attract customers. From promotional products and embroidery to expert printing services, Fully Promoted can help take businesses to the next level. Recently, Fully Promoted introduced a professional office-based location that will allow franchisees to operate their business using a developed network of resources. To find the Fully Promoted nearest you, visit http://www.FullyPromoted.com, and for franchising opportunities, visit http://www.FullyPromotedFranchise.com.

About Experimax
Experimax specializes in the sale of certified pre-owned devices. Your local Experimax store can also repair, upgrade or buy your current device, and no appointment is necessary. Stores offer warranty programs, which takes the risk out of buying pre-owned. Experimax was founded by Jim Muir in 2009 and began franchising as one of United Franchise Group’s affiliated companies and brands in 2014. Today, there are more than 100 locations across the globe. Experimax stores can be found in Australia, Mexico, Columbia, Chile, South Africa, Canada, and Uruguay. For more information, visit www.experimax.com.

ABOUT UNITED FRANCHISE GROUP

Led by Founder and CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to an affiliated family of brands, including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimax, Jon Smith Subs, SuperGreen Solutions, Transworld Business Advisors, Accurate Franchising, Venture X, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill and Network Lead Exchange. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

14 02, 2020

Signarama Ends the Decade Strong with Addition of More Than 60 New Owners in 2019

2020-02-14T12:02:28-05:00February 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Family-Owned Sign and Graphics Franchise Celebrates Momentous Growth, Looks to Continue in 2020.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.Signarama, the world’s largest, family-owned sign and graphics franchise, finished the end of the decade on a high note. In 2019 alone, Signarama acquired 63 new owners and further expanded into international markets, pushing the brand to total more than 700 locations in 43 states and 60 countries.

Signarama offers branding and messaging solutions, as well as comprehensive sign and graphic services to consumers and commercial customers. The brand provides customers with a variety of customizable products, from business signs, vehicle wraps and digital sings, to advertising and marketing services. In addition to bringing on over 60 new owners in 2019, Signarama was recognized in a number of prestigious rankings, including Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 List, earning the No. 212 spot – an increase of 37 spots from 2018 – as well as being recognized on the publication’s Best Franchise for Veterans list. Additionally, the brand secured a spot on Franchise Direct‘s Top 100 Global Franchises.

“For more than 30 years, our brand has been focused on bringing top notch services to communities around the world and I’m thrilled to see that we are consistently reaching new heights every year,” said A.J. Titus, President of Signarama. “At the end of the day, each and every one of our franchisees are a part of our family and we are celebrating our accomplishments together, from hitting growth milestones, to continuously improving our services, even participating in the World Axe Throwing Championship as a Title Sponsor. We are looking forward to continuing our success in the new year.”

Along with its new owners, Signarama recently on-boarded a Master License Partner in Canada and the United Kingdom, poising the brand for strong growth in those markets. Moving into the new year, the brand is hoping to expand further into additional international markets, such as Germany, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and India. Signarama predicts to open well over 100 locations globally by the end of the year.

“We’re looking forward to leveraging this growth for another year of success in 2020,” adds Titus. “Our team is committed to providing continuous training and support to help each franchisee succeed. Signarama’s fanatical support system and proven business model offers an attractive investment opportunity for those looking to join a family-owned business that positively impacts local and corporate businesses.”

Signarama is a part of a successful system of franchise brands under the United Franchise Group (UFG). Signarama is currently seeking to partner with passionate entrepreneurs to become single or multi-unit franchisees. The average cost for a Signarama franchise ranges from $190,000$220,000 with our initial investment being approximately $50,000$55,000

For more information on the Signarama franchise opportunity, visit https://signaramafranchise.com/

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ABOUT SIGNARAMA

Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise, offers branding and messaging solutions in addition to comprehensive sign and graphic services to consumers and commercial customers – from business signs, vehicle wraps, and digital signs, to advertising and marketing services. Signarama is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group (UFG). As part of a $49-billion-plus worldwide sign market, Signarama has been at the forefront of the sign industry for over three decades. For more information, visit www.signarama.com. For more information on the Signarama franchise opportunity, visit https://signaramafranchise.com/

29 10, 2019

Signarama Announces Title Sponsorship Of World Axe Throwing Championship

2019-10-29T14:26:51-04:00October 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Event to take place December 6-8 in Tucson, AZ

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Signarama, the world’s leading sign franchise, is excited to announce that it is the official title sponsor of the World Axe Throwing League’s 2019 Championship event. Referred to as the 2019 Signarama World Axe Throwing Championship, the event will take place December 6-8 at Splitting Timber Axe Throwing in Tucson, Arizona.

“There are so many things that drew us to axe throwing—it’s fun, watched by families and is growing immensely in popularity,” said A.J. Titus, President of Signarama. “We have a passion for this growing sport, and we’ll be tuned in on December 8th with the rest of the world to catch all the action.”

The 2019 Signarama World Axe Throwing Championship will air live on ESPN3 on December 8 at 3 p.m. EST. More than 115 competitors will be whittled down to six finalists as they throw live and compete for a chance to win $15,000. The Championship will re-air on December 15 on ESPN2.

What started as a mission to create a forum for axe throwing facilities to establish official rules and regulations, the World Axe Throwing League has grown to 20 countries, over 150 affiliates and more than 200 locations worldwide in just two short years. Today, the League is the largest professional association for axe throwing in the world.

“We’re excited to have Signarama be this year’s title sponsor. With their support, we’re confident that this will be the best axe throwing tournament & televised event produced by WATL.” Evan Walters, Commissioner of the World Axe Throwing League.

Signarama is part of United Franchise Group‘s (UFG) affiliated companies and brands, and headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL. UFG has more than 1,600 franchises in 80 countries worldwide. It provides decades of experience, comprehensive training, and needed resources enabling franchises such as Signarama to succeed in a highly competitive market.

For more information about the 2019 Signarama World Axe Throwing Championship, visit worldaxethrowingleague.com.

ABOUT SIGNARAMA

Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise, offers branding and messaging solutions in addition to comprehensive sign and graphic services to consumers and commercial customers – from business signs, vehicle wraps, and digital signs, to advertising and marketing services. Signarama is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group (UFG). As part of a $49-billion-plus worldwide sign market, Signarama has been at the forefront of the sign industry for over three decades. With more than 800 locations in 60 countries, the company expects to have more than 1,500 locations worldwide by the end of 2020. For more information, visit signarama.com.

ABOUT WORLD AXE THROWING LEAGUE

The World Axe Throwing League (WATL) is the global governing body of urban axe throwing. WATL was founded in 2017 by representatives from Canada, the United States of America, Brazil and Ireland. It has 20 axe throwing nations with affiliates. It organizes international tournament events such as the US Open, Canadian Open, the North American Arnold Open, South American Arnold Open, and most notably the World Axe Throwing Championship.