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30 01, 2024

FASTSIGNS® Ranked #1 in Category on Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive Franchise 500® List for the Eighth Consecutive Year

2024-01-30T22:02:36-05:00January 30th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

The Leading Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchise
Receives Prestigious Recognition Following Strong Year of Development

CARROLLTON, Texas — FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today it has been ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category in Entrepreneur‘s Franchise 500® for the eighth consecutive year. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® ranks FASTSIGNS as #73 overall for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength, stability, and brand power. To view FASTSIGNS in the full ranking, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.

“Following a strong year of development and successes for FASTSIGNS, and having now received this award eight years in a row, the recognition as the #1 franchise opportunity for signage, graphics and visual communication reaffirms the strength of our business model and the dedication of our network,” said Mark Jameson, chief development officer at Propelled Brands. “Anticipating the continuation of our growth momentum this year, we are positioned to offer diverse franchising options as we strategically expand into new markets.”

The recognition of FASTSIGNS as the top opportunity in its category follows a successful year for the brand, capping off 2023 with 17 franchise deals signed and expanding its presence in markets including GeorgiaFloridaMassachusetts and New Hampshire. The impressive growth comes amid expansion of FASTSIGNS’ co-brand and conversion programs, which offer independent businesses in the sign or adjacent industries opportunities for expanded revenue streams and the support of an established network, while still maintaining their initial business.

In addition to ranking on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500, FASTSIGNS was also recognized on leading industry lists from Franchise Business Review, Franchise Times, Franchise Dictionary Magazine and Global Franchise in 2023.

“I have been a franchisee for almost 25 years, and everything I have accomplished in my life is a direct result of the FASTSIGNS network,” said Wes Snyder, FASTSIGNS multi-unit franchisee and co-recipient of the 2023 Franchisee of the Year recognition from the International Franchise Association (IFA). “Not only am I very grateful for what this network has provided me, but I also love to tell anyone who will listen that it is a wonderful organization to be part of.”

In Entrepreneur‘s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The editorial team researches and assesses several factors, including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is then given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranked order.

“Every brand on the Franchise 500 has its own unique story, but they all collectively make the same statement: Franchising is strong and resilient, is full of innovation and opportunity, and provides a powerful entrepreneurial path for many people,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Our 45th annual ranking is full of companies with fresh ideas, exciting business models, cultural sway, and the kind of business sophistication that will define the next 45 years and beyond.”

The total investment for a FASTSIGNS franchise is approximately $240,080 – $310,569, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $300,000, of which $80K is liquid. The brand offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders which includes a 50% reduction on the franchise fee – a savings of $24,875. FASTSIGNS is currently seeking qualified franchisees with an emphasis on existing businesses to co-brand or convert for just $15,000 down.

For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679) or visit https://www.fastsigns.com.

About FASTSIGNS®:

FASTSIGNS® is the leader in the custom signs and visual solutions industry. With nearly 40 years of experience, FASTSIGNS helps customers bring their vision to life and achieve more than they ever thought possible. As the largest service-oriented business within the Propelled Brands® family, FASTSIGNS spans over 770 independently owned and operated centers across the United StatesPuerto Rico, the United KingdomCanadaChileGrand CaymanMalta, the Dominican Republic and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).

FASTSIGNS is frequently recognized for franchisee satisfaction and with awards that include being ranked #1 in its category on Entrepreneur’s highly competitive Franchise 500® List in 2024 for the eight consecutive year, and being named a 2024 Best-in-Category Franchise by Franchise Business Review for the sixth consecutive year. For more information or to learn about opportunities, visit fastsigns.com or contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679).

21 01, 2024

FASTSIGNS® Ranked #1 in Category on Franchise Business Review’s List of the Top Franchises for 2024

2024-01-21T14:24:10-05:00January 21st, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Independent Survey Shows FASTSIGNS Ranks Highest in Franchisee Satisfaction in the Business Service Category Within the Top 200 Franchise Brands for the Sixth Consecutive Year

CARROLLTON, Texas — FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today it has been ranked Best-in-Category in the Business Service sector on Franchise Business Review’s list of the Top Franchises for 2024. This is the 19th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchise business owners, and the sixth consecutive year FASTSIGNS has ranked. The list is available at https://franchisebusinessreview.com/lists/top-200-franchises/.

“Being ranked among the top franchise opportunities and as the best in our category year over year is a testament to the relentless dedication of both our corporate team and our franchisees to not only establish FASTSIGNS as the leader in our industry, but also foster a positive culture throughout our network,” said Mark Jameson, chief development officer at Propelled Brands. “This recognition fuels our determination to attract the best franchise candidates as we continue to expand our ownership opportunities, including through our co-brand and conversion programs. As we celebrate this milestone, we look ahead to a future where FASTSIGNS continues to set the standard for excellence in the signage industry.”

Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and employee engagement, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of the top 200 franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.

FASTSIGNS was among over 375 franchise brands, representing more than 35,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. FASTSIGNS’ franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity. The brand provides the highest support ratio of any sign franchise and offers diverse opportunities for prospective franchisees, including allowing independent sign shops or businesses in related industries to gain the support of the franchise through its co-brand and conversion programs.

“While researching franchises, I selected an industry leader. The visibility, products and services that FASTSIGNS offers, coupled with their support of franchise owners, was evident,” said Steph Drileck, FASTSIGNS franchise of multiple San Antonio centers. “We wanted to invest in a business opportunity as a calculated risk, and we were confident that the FASTSIGNS business model, combined with our dedication and hard work, would pay off – and it has!”

FASTSIGNS’ survey data showed the following:

92% of franchisees “strongly agree” or “agree” to respecting the franchisor.

95% of franchisees are likely to recommend FASTSIGNS to others.

95% of franchisees rate their local market competitiveness above average, +20% higher than the industry benchmark.

“Franchisee satisfaction continues to be the leading indicator of franchise performance and system health, and we are pleased to report that our latest research shows satisfaction has remained at some of the highest levels in the past 19 years. In fact, our survey results show that three out of four franchise owners would recommend their brand to others. That’s extremely encouraging news for franchise owners and anyone considering investing in a franchise,” said Michelle Rowan, president and COO of Franchise Business Review. “As an independent research firm, Franchise Business Review is committed to helping prospective franchisees get an objective view of the best franchise opportunities available based on actual feedback from the people who own them. Each of the award winners on this year’s list of the 200 Top Franchises received stellar ratings from their franchisees in the areas crucial to success in operating a franchise, including training & support, leadership, innovation, culture, and financial opportunity.”

The total investment for a FASTSIGNS franchise is approximately $240,080 – $310,569, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $300,000, of which $80K is liquid. The brand offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders which includes a 50% reduction on the franchise fee – a savings of $24,875.

For more information about FASTSIGNS®, visit https://www.fastsigns.com.

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full description of the 2024 Top Franchises.

About FASTSIGNS®
FASTSIGNS is a leading national visual ideas company that creates a wide variety of comprehensive sign and graphics solutions. With over 35 years of experience, FASTSIGNS helps you achieve more than you ever thought possible. We are the worldwide franchisor of more than 765 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers. FASTSIGNS locations span across the United StatesPuerto Rico, the United KingdomCanadaChileGrand CaymanMalta, the Dominican Republic and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). FASTSIGNS is frequently recognized for franchisee satisfaction and through franchising awards which include being ranked #1 on Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive Franchise 500® List for the Seventh Consecutive Year for 2023 as well as being named a 2023 Best-in-Category Franchise by Franchise Business Review.

In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, and is now the multi-brand franchisor for  FASTSIGNS®, NerdsToGo® and MY SALON Suite®. To learn more visit fastsigns.com.

16 10, 2023

FASTSIGNS Gains Recognition With Three Additional Awards From Franchise Business Review

2023-10-16T13:15:10-04:00October 16th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Leading Sign and Graphics Organization Named to Prestigious Rankings of Top Franchises for Veterans, Most Profitable Franchises and Most Innovative Franchises

CARROLLTON, Texas FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, was named by Franchise Business Review in its 2023 report as a Top Franchise for Veterans, among the Most Profitable Franchises and one of the Most Innovative Franchises. Adding to the brand’s growing list of accolades, FASTSIGNS also earned recognition from Franchise Business Review as Best in the Business Services Category, a Top Franchise for Women and a Top Recession-Proof Franchise earlier this year.

Franchise Business Review (FBR) provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review analyzed data gathered in surveys from nearly 38,000 franchise owners representing 385 brands regarding their brand’s innovation and creativity as well as their trust in the franchisor, overall satisfaction with the brand and likelihood to recommend it to others.

FASTSIGNS’ recognition on these lists is a testament to the brand’s extensive network and resources to foster franchisee success, such as robust co-brand and conversion programs that allow existing businesses to expand their revenue streams and gain access to the support of FASTSIGNS’ network, as well as significant incentives for veterans and first responders. Through expansion of such programs and ongoing strategic development, FASTSIGNS is committed to furthering its innovation and profitability and providing opportunities for veterans.

“When it was time to renew our franchise agreement with FASTSIGNS, we didn’t hesitate. The brand recognition, franchise support and collective strength of the franchisee network made the decision a no-brainer,” said Mike Godby, franchisee at FASTSIGNS of Casselberry/Winter Park, Florida. “What I value most about owning a FASTSIGNS is helping other businesses and creating a positive environment for our employees. Our top points of pride are our customer satisfaction and employee retention.”

FASTSIGNS franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations and financial opportunity.

FASTSIGNS’ survey data showed the following:

  • 92% of franchisees “strongly agree” or “agree” to respecting the franchisor
  • 95% of franchisees are likely to recommend FASTSIGNS to others
  • 95% of franchisees rate their local market competitiveness above average, 20% higher than the industry benchmark

“FASTSIGNS has seen tremendous growth this year, and these recognitions from Franchise Business Review underscore the strength of our brand as we continue to expand and create further opportunities for our new franchisees to join our award-winning brand for their future,” said Mark Jameson, chief development officer at Propelled Brands. “We are honored to see FASTSIGNS being recognized for its dedication to excellence and innovation, and we remain committed to offering unparalleled resources that empower our franchisees to thrive.”

The total investment for a FASTSIGNS franchise is approximately $240,080 – $310,569, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $300,000, of which $80K is liquid. The brand offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders which includes a 50% reduction on the franchise fee – a savings of $24,875.

For more information about FASTSIGNS®, visit https://www.fastsigns.com.

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full lists of the 2023 Most Profitable Franchises2023 Most Innovative Franchises and 2023 Top Franchises for Veterans.

About FASTSIGNS®
FASTSIGNS is a leading national visual ideas company that creates a wide variety of comprehensive sign and graphics solutions. With over 35 years of experience, FASTSIGNS helps you achieve more than you ever thought possible. We are the worldwide franchisor of more than 765 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers. FASTSIGNS locations span across the United StatesPuerto Rico, the United KingdomCanadaChileGrand CaymanMalta, the Dominican Republic and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). FASTSIGNS is frequently recognized for franchisee satisfaction and through franchising awards which include being ranked #1 on Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive Franchise 500® List for the Seventh Consecutive Year for 2023 as well as being named a 2023 Best-in-Category Franchise by Franchise Business Review.

In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, and is now the multi-brand franchisor for  FASTSIGNS®, NerdsToGo® and MY SALON Suite®.

To learn more visit fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/fastsigns, Twitter @FASTSIGNS or Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS.