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

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

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®.

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30 11, 2021

FASTSIGNS: The Way to Success

2021-11-30T16:04:18-05:00November 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

As the need and demand for signage and graphics grow and businesses continue to look for new and innovative ways to compete for attention in a visually oriented world, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. franchises are thriving. By Jessica Petrucelli


31 10, 2021

Propelled Brands: Supporting Veterans and First Responders, Diversity, and Inclusion

2021-10-31T13:49:05-04:00October 31st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Recognizing the hard work and sacrifices made by U.S. military veterans and first responders, Propelled Brands – the corporate umbrella of business-to-business and service-oriented franchises – is offering special incentives for those who have protected our country. By Jessica


30 09, 2021

Propelled Brands: Woman of Wonder: Catherine Monson

2021-09-30T19:12:56-04:00September 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

As CEO of Propelled Brands, the parent company of Fastsigns International, the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America – along with the recent acquisitions of NerdsToGo, My Salon Suite and Salon Plaza – Catherine Monson is responsible for overseeing the operations of over 950 independently owned and operated franchised businesses in nine countries. By Jessica Jones


31 01, 2021

FASTSIGNS: Helping Organizations Persevere with Vital Communications

2021-01-31T09:07:53-05:00January 31st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

FASTSIGNS International Inc., the franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the nation’s leading sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise, has played an increasingly important role in helping businesses navigate challenges during the pandemic. By Jessica Jones


30 11, 2020

FASTSIGNS: Continuing Nationwide Growth as an Essential Business

2020-11-30T17:49:04-05:00November 30th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, FASTSIGNS International Inc. was quick to act. As the franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics, and visual communications brand, it was important to ensure FASTSIGNS centers across the U.S. could continue to operate, and the leadership team worked closely with state and local governments to have FASTSIGNS centers deemed as essential businesses. By Jessica Jones


30 09, 2020

Turning the Tide with Courage and Positivity

2020-09-30T17:57:54-04:00September 30th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Catherine Monson is recognized again this year by Franchise Dictionary Magazine as one of the WOW: 50 Women Of Wonder and she graces our cover for excellent reasons. Under her leadership as CEO of FASTSIGNS since 2009, the brand has become one of the country’s largest franchise companies. It has benefited significantly from Monson’s strategic positioning and her franchising and broad business and marketing experience. By Rose Mango