NerdsToGo

30 04, 2021

NerdsToGo: Great Incentives for Veterans and First Responders

2021-04-30T17:50:11-04:00April 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

NerdsToGo, Inc. is celebrating great strides since becoming part of Propelled Brands in September 2020. Propelled Brands was formed by FASTSIGNS International, Inc., parent company of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise company. Under the Propelled Brands umbrella, NerdsToGo is flourishing and has recently signed two new franchisees to the NerdsToGo franchise family. By Rose Mango

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24 03, 2021

NerdsToGo Inks Two Agreements Under New Leadership Amid Aggressive Franchise Expansion

2021-03-24T16:01:39-04:00March 24th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Emerging IT Services Brand Aims to Sign 30 Franchise Development Agreements Nationwide in 2021.

CARROLLTON, TexasNerdsToGo, a leading computer and technology repair services franchise, announced it is aggressively targeting franchise growth across the United States as demand for in-home technology solutions continues to increase with more professionals working from home. The announcement comes on the heels of the signing of two franchise agreements to develop new locations in Knoxville, Tennessee and Asheville, North Carolina.

In September 2020, NerdsToGo was acquired by Propelled Brands, parent company of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchisor in North America. Under new leadership, the NerdsToGo brand and its franchisees will receive ongoing training, support and unparalleled resources that will position the brand as a leader among the industry and in the local communities it serves.

“The pandemic has forced many professionals to work remotely from their homes full time, without direct access to their company’s IT department. Remote work is a part of the ‘new normal,’ and we see a huge opportunity for managed IT services for both small and medium-sized companies,” said Mark Jameson, Chief Support and Development Officer. “Propelled Brands has grown FASTSIGNS to be the leader in its category and with a proven business model, we aspire to duplicate that strategy with NerdsToGo. With the brand’s authority in the business-to-business sector, we are looking to utilize our expertise to grow NerdsToGo to be a powerhouse brand.”

The Knoxville territory has been awarded to experienced franchisees Don and Susan Dally, who will also serve as the Area Representatives to lead the brand’s development efforts across the state of Tennessee.

“During my career I’ve had the good fortune to experience both franchising and corporate America. When I looked back over my career, it was clear that being a franchisee was the most rewarding. So, Susan and I decided to return to the model that allows me to go into business for myself, but not by myself. Once I learned about NerdsToGo’s proven business model and unlimited resources and support, I knew I wanted to be a part of it,” said Don. “NerdsToGo focuses on helping the underserved small to medium-sized businesses in areas where they need it the most, and I’m looking forward to scaling the brand’s growth alongside the experienced leaders at Propelled Brands.”

Offering a variety of consumer and B2B services including business consulting, commercial virus removal, spyware and more, NerdsToGo currently has 25 locations and aims to sell 30 franchises nationwide as part of its plans to grow the brand’s footprint in new and existing markets. With a long-term goal of growing to over 500 locations, the company is seeking expansion in markets that serve more than 100,000 people. ApplePie Capital is supporting the brand’s growth as the lender of choice.

“For nearly a decade, ApplePie has helped high-qualify franchise brands provide their franchisees with easy access to the capital they need to achieve their growth goals,” said Ron Feldman, CFE, Chief Development Officer, ApplePie Capital. “ApplePie Capital is proud to be the finance partner helping to fund Nerds2Go’s growth.”

NerdsToGo is currently seeking qualified franchisees to help the brand grow across the United States. Prospective franchisees do not need experience in information technology but should have a strong desire to grow a successful business in their local community, developing relationships with small business owners to become their outsourced IT department. The initial investment for a NerdsToGo franchise is approximately $146,200$217,050, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Additionally, NerdsToGo offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs and firefighters, which includes a 50% reduction on the franchise fee – a savings of $24,875.

For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@nerdstogofranchise.com or 214-346-5679).

About NerdsToGo

NerdsToGo, Inc. launched its original location in Guilford, CT in 2003 and quickly became the emerging leader in providing computer and technology-based services to both the small and medium sized business market and the residential market. NerdsToGo began franchising in 2017 and quickly grew to 25 independently owned franchise locations in 16 states. The company also continues to own and operate the original Guilford, CT location.

NerdsToGo locations provide the total solution in computer and technology support to help small to medium sized business owners and residential customers lead a more effective, efficient and entertaining life through use of a wide range of technology devices including computers, iPhones, iPads, communication devices, Wi-Fi networks, printers, and smart devices. The Company’s signature service is delivered by sending a Nerd onsite to customer locations in a well branded, eye catching Nerd Van or through remote support. Customers can also receive service by visiting a local NerdsToGo service center. NerdsToGo acts as the IT department for small to medium sized businesses by helping to design, implement and support IT networks, provide data backup & continuity services, cybersecurity solutions, cloud services, remote support, vendor management services and overall routine maintenance. NerdsToGo continues to grow its franchisee base, while delivering exceptional service and customer support through every interaction.

31 10, 2020

Fastsigns Holdings Inc. Acquires NerdsToGo

2020-10-31T23:31:06-04:00October 31st, 2020|Tags: , , |

Fastsigns Holdings Inc. announced it acquired GTN CAPITAL GROUP, LLC the parent company of NerdsToGo, an emerging IT services franchise brand. Fastsigns Holdings Inc. is the parent company of FASTSIGNS International. Inc., which is the franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise.

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7 10, 2020

Fastsigns Holdings Inc. Acquires NerdsToGo, an Emerging IT Services Franchise Brand

2020-10-07T11:31:28-04:00October 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

CARROLLTON, Texas — Fastsigns Holdings Inc. announced today it acquired GTN CAPITAL GROUP, LLC the parent company of NerdsToGo, an emerging IT services franchise brand. Fastsigns Holdings Inc. is the parent company of FASTSIGNS International. Inc., which is the franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise.

“We are excited to officially welcome NerdsToGo, a growing franchise organization in the IT Services business, into our family,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International. “We look forward to what lies ahead for this exciting brand, especially the continued growth that will benefit NerdsToGo customers, franchisees, and team members.”

NerdsToGo has been franchising for 3 years and is a part of the large and growing IT services industry with 25 franchise locations in 16 states. Connectivity is more important than ever with COVID-19 only accelerating remote working, online learning, and business continuity all of which require error-free networking, security, privacy, and videoconferencing. Poorly functioning IT systems are a huge headache and productivity constraint for consumers and small businesses alike who need reliable solutions.

“We look forward to growing this business with existing franchisees and introducing the NerdsToGo brand to a new group of potential franchisees and customers,” added Monson.” Our goal is to add value to the business as well as to expand and grow the NerdsToGo brand as a standalone business. David Colella, CEO and founder of NerdsToGo, will remain in place as brand president and will continue to grow the brand and support franchisees.”

“As part of our ongoing strategy to provide outstanding support and growth opportunities to our franchisees, we have joined the FASTSIGNS family,” Colella said in a statement. “We are excited to join forces with one of the most powerful organizations in the franchise industry. After spending time with the FASTSIGNS Executive Team, it became clear to me that we could leverage their franchising expertise in development, support, marketing, brand positioning, and unit level economics to grow the NerdsToGo business. I found the culture at FASTSIGNS to be consistent with the franchisee-first mindset that we have at NerdsToGo, with both organizations maintaining a commitment to its customers and employees. This relationship will allow us to grow the NerdsToGo franchise network and expand our awareness and footprint across the country and internationally.”

About NerdsToGo, Inc.®
NerdsToGo, Inc. launched its original location in Guilford, CT in 2003 and quickly became the emerging leader in providing computer and technology-based services to both the small and medium sized business market and the residential market. NerdsToGo began franchising in 2017 and quickly grew to 25 independently owned franchise locations in 16 states. The Company also continues to own and operate the original Guilford, CT location.

NerdsToGo locations provide the total solution in computer and technology support to help small to medium sized business owners and residential customers lead a more effective, efficient and entertaining life through use of a wide range of technology devices including computers, iPhones, iPads, communication devices, Wi-Fi networks, printers, and smart devices. The Company’s signature service is delivered by sending a Nerd onsite to customer locations in a well branded, eye catching Nerd Van or through remote support. Customers can also receive service by visiting a local NerdsToGo service center. NerdsToGo acts as the IT department for small to medium sized businesses by helping to design, implement and support IT networks, provide data backup & continuity services, cybersecurity solutions, cloud services, remote support, vendor management services and overall routine maintenance. NerdsToGo continues to grow its franchisee base, while delivering exceptional service and customer support through every interaction.

About FASTSIGNS®

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. celebrates its 35th anniversary in business in 2020 as the leading sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of more than 735 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in 9 countries including the United States and Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Canada, Chile, Grand Cayman, the United Arab Emirates, Malta, France and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).

FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive signage and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, promote their products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points. FASTSIGNS has been ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 for the past four years, a 2019 Top Franchises for Veterans by Franchise Business Review and a 2019 America’s Best Franchises to Buy list by Forbes magazine.