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31 08, 2022

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Hosts 12th Annual Outside Sales Summit in Indianapolis

2022-08-31T10:19:29-04:00August 31st, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

FASTSIGNS Engages Over 350 Sales Professionals Across 8 Countries.

CARROLLTON, Texas — FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the world’s leading sign and visual graphics franchisor with more than 750 FASTSIGNS® locations in eight countries worldwide, hosted its 12th annual Outside Sales Summit August 18-20 in Indianapolis, IN. There were over 350 people in attendance.

The Accelerate Your Sales, the 2022 Outside Sales Summit celebrated the FASTSIGNS network’s sales achievements between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. At the award event on Saturday, 224 Outside Sales Professionals were recognized, including 34 who received the prestigious Platinum Award for achieving over $1 million in individual sales during the 12-month period. Additionally, 28 individuals became Certified FASTSIGNS Sales Executives after completing an extensive certification program during the same period.

2022 marked the fourth year for presenting the Catherine Monson Salesperson of the Year Award. With this award, FASTSIGNS recognizes one Outside Sales Professional who best represents the concept and the spirit of the brand, both in the business community and within the FASTSIGNS network. Rebecca Belgodere from FASTSIGNS® of Caguas, Puerto Rico was recognized as this year’s recipient of the Catherine Monson Salesperson of the Year Award.

“We were thrilled to host our 12th annual Outside Sales Summit, held in Indianapolis this year. This energy-packed event allowed us to provide attendee’s with education and tools to continue honing their selling skills, as well as to recognize and celebrate the impressive work and achievements of FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Professionals from locations around the world,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

One of the featured speakers included Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, America’s First Black Female Combat Pilot. Additional speakers covered a variety of topics including Proven Prospecting Techniques Speeding Up the Close, Deepening Relationships, Managing a Sales Team, Reactivating Confidence in Sales, Coaching Tools and more.

FASTSIGNS® franchisees and their employees, vendors and FASTSIGNS International, Inc. corporate staff also participated in the FASTSIGNS Community Giveback “Breakfast with a Purpose” event to assemble 300 care packages for local teachers and students through the organization, Teachers’ Treasures. This giveback event was also made possible by the generous support of the FASTSIGNS Community Giveback sponsors including Click2Sell, Easelly, Grimco Inc., GSG, Sign Source USA and Steel Art Company.

88 vendors participated at this year’s Outside Sales Summit Event, including Grimco Inc who was a Diamond Sponsor. The Opening Night Networking Party was sponsored by HubSpot. FASTSIGNS also hosted 6 Vendor Training Workshops from 4over, 3M Commercial Solutions, Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, The Sign Pack, Wayfindit, and Jessup Manufacturing Company.

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 750 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers. FASTSIGNS locations span across the United States, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Canada, Chile, Grand Cayman, Malta, 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 sixth consecutive year for 2022 as well as being named a 2022 Best-in-Category Franchise by Franchise Business Review.

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

To learn more visit fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/fastsigns, Twitter @FASTSIGNS or Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS. For information about FASTSIGNS franchise opportunities, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or call 214.346.5679).

26 05, 2022

Propelled Brands’ FASTSIGNS, NerdsToGo, and MY SALON Suite Ranked On FRAN-TASTIC 500 2022

2022-05-26T09:43:47-04:00May 26th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

CARROLLTON, Texas — Propelled Brands, the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, has all brands ranked on FranServe’s FRAN-TASTIC 500 2022 list.

“We are proud to have all three of our brands recognized as top franchises of 2022,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of Propelled Brands. “The recognition is proof of our business model’s efficacy in providing business ownership opportunities and the quality of support provided to our franchisees to help in their success. We look forward to our continued growth in the years to come.”

The FRAN-TASTIC 500 recognizes 500 of the franchising industry’s leading brands that open the doors to business ownership through franchising. Brands are chosen based on criteria including brand identity, turnkey model, superb training, and scalability.

“Franchising helps people change their lives and take control of their future,” said Alesia Visconti, CEO and President of FranServe Inc. “A brand that makes our annual “FRAN-TASTIC 500″ list shows that it values a fun and rewarding lifestyle and emphasizes people fulfilling their dreams of business ownership through franchising.”

Additional information on the FRAN-TASTIC 500 full list of brands can be found at https://franserve.com/frantastic500/.

For more information about Propelled Brands, please visit https://www.propelledbrands.com.  

About Propelled Brands®:

Propelled Brands is the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza. Focused on service-oriented franchises, the Propelled Brands team assists each brand in its portfolio to confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose. Propelled Brands advances the strategic path for each brand, offering support, guidance and a clear vision to fully equip every franchisee, helping them maximize success. 

Propelled Brands is looking to partner with other service-oriented franchise concepts that align with its forward-thinking growth objectives. For more information or to learn about opportunities with Propelled Brands, visit propelledbrands.com. To learn about franchise opportunities with FASTSIGNS, NerdsToGo, MY SALON Suite or Salon Plaza franchise opportunities, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679).

24 05, 2022

Propelled Brands to Attend International Franchise Expo in New York City

2022-05-24T13:34:00-04:00May 24th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Key leaders of corporate umbrella company for leading franchise brands to attend annual franchising expo to share and gain insight to drive success

CARROLLTON, TexasPropelled Brands, the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and MY SALON Suite will be attending the International Franchise Expo (Booth #214) in New York, NY, taking place June 2-4 at the Javits Center. Catherine Monson, chief executive officer; Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer, Scott Krupa, vice president of franchise development and Clint Ehlers, FASTSIGNS franchisee and member of the IFA Board of Directors will all be in attendance.

“It is incredible to once again be able to attend the International Franchise Expo in person,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of Propelled Brands. “The International Franchise Expo is a wonderful opportunity to network, share best practices and create new opportunities for everyone within franchising. That every one of our brands is attending is just improving our overall opportunity to connect with new businesses.”

The International Franchise Expo 2022 is the world’s leading event where potential franchisees can network and connect with large, medium-sized and emerging franchise brands. The International Franchise Expo brings together attendees, exhibitors, expert speakers and sponsors for information sharing, education and business development.

“We are excited to represent all three of Propelled’s Brands at the 2022 International Franchise Expo,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer of Propelled Brands. “With all of our brands meeting new, potential franchisees in person, the International Franchise Expo is an amazing chance to share the opportunities within the Propelled Brands network.”

During the event, Catherine Monson, Mark Jameson, and Clint Ehlers will be joining panels of experts to discuss the current relevant topics in franchising. Catherine will discuss how women can be successful in today’s franchise marketplace. Mark will participate in a session alongside Ron Bender of Threshold Brands/Men in Kilts on Franchising 101, focusing on veterans and diversity in franchising. Finally, Clint will be providing his thoughts on the state of franchising with a focus on an economic and community outlook.

For more information about Propelled Brands franchise opportunities, please visit https://www.propelledbrands.com/franchising-opportunities/

For more information about the International Franchise Expo, visit https://www.franchiseexpo.com/ife/.

About Propelled Brands®:

Propelled Brands is the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza. Focused on service-oriented franchises, the Propelled Brands team assists each brand in its portfolio to confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose. Propelled Brands advances the strategic path for each brand, offering support, guidance and a clear vision to fully equip every franchisee, helping them maximize success.

Propelled Brands is looking to partner with other service-oriented franchise concepts that align with its forward-thinking growth objectives. For more information or to learn about opportunities with Propelled Brands, visit propelledbrands.com. To learn about franchise opportunities with FASTSIGNS®, NerdsToGo®, MY SALON Suite or Salon Plaza franchise opportunities, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679).

3 05, 2022

Tech Entrepreneur Opens Tigard NerdsToGo

2022-05-03T14:15:44-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Experienced Business Professional Brings Expertise to Tigard Market.

TIGARD, Ore.  NerdsToGo®, a leading provider of IT Solutions for Business and Home, opened a brand new location in Tigard, Oregon. The newest location (12540 SW Main Street, Suite 110) is under the direction of owner and operator Rory Dunnaback.

Dunnaback, along with his father John Dunnaback, opened a Milwaukie NerdsToGo in 2018. A Portland resident, Rory saw a geographical competitive advantage to opening a store in Tigard, which is west of Portland. The Tigard launch serves a growing need in metro areas for tech services as the reliance on such services becomes more important than ever post-pandemic.

“A lot had to do with geography,” he said. The location fits with his marketing strategy and goal of having more exposure with locations east and west of Portland.

The Tigard location offers even greater brand exposure due to the retail storefront and strong downtown community surrounding it. This store location on Tigard’s main street brings great visibility. It’s also the first store in the U.S. to initiate the recent brand refresh. Dunnaback’s first location is in downtown Milwaukie on Main Street–those in the area might have seen the signature yellow Nerd vans around town or have worked with the friendly, approachable Nerds as they help make technology less intimidating.

As local economies begin to come back to main streets, this is great for business and brand recognition in the heart of the downtown area, Dunnaback said.

“I’m really proud to have both of my businesses on main streets,” he said. “It’s very small-town America.” Dunnaback was named Franchisee of the Year and won the Nerdy Award earlier this year, which recognizes an individual that excels in helping customers and employees achieve their full potential.

As a managed service provider, NerdsToGo offers a variety of services for small to medium sized businesses including: Server and PC Monitoring, Data Back-up and Disaster Recovery, Cloud Hosting and Microsoft Office Support. NerdAssure, a proprietary bundle of IT services scaled and priced for small businesses, is created for small companies who don’t have the resources to employ full time IT specialists. Home services tailored to the individual include Computer Repair, Internet trouble-shooting and cybersecurity solutions.

Dunnaback’s interest in opening NerdsToGo began with a desire to open a family business with his dad. Yet, he’s long been involved with IT solutions, as well as the role technology plays in people’s lives since majoring in information technology at Michigan State and then establishing a career in healthcare technology. In addition to operating NerdsToGo franchises, Rory is an involved member of his community, serving as President of the Downtown Milwaukie Business Association.

Rory is also a member of the Westside Professional Business Association that has been around since the late 1970s. He is also on the board of the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Tigard Chamber of Commerce and a Chair of the North Clackamas Education Foundation.

Dunnaback will host a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on May 5th at 2pm.

For more information and to see the services offered visit www.nerdstogo.com.

About NerdsToGo®
NerdsToGo is a growing IT services franchise brand that provides a simple path to overcoming the pain points and complexities of technology. Friendly and approachable Nerds offer solutions for efficiency and security for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as the individual who needs help with personal computers, devices and home networks. As a Managed Services Provider for business, the Nerds can assess, design and support IT networks while providing remote support and vendor management.

Propelled Brands is the multi-brand franchisor for NerdsToGo, recognized for its top-rated franchisee satisfaction in Franchise Business Review’s 2021 Top 100 Culture list. With a focus on business-to-business franchises including FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia, MY SALON Suite® and Salon Plaza® brands, Propelled Brands helps each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

To learn more, visit NerdsToGo.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/nerdstogo/, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NerdsToGoComputerService/. For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679).

27 04, 2022

NerdsToGo® Reveals Brand Refinement

2022-04-27T09:14:48-04:00April 27th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Emerging technology brand unveils rebrand with an eye-catching, contemporary look

CARROLLTON, Texas — NerdsToGo®, a fast growing information technology (IT) solutions and technology repair services franchise for both business and home, is moving forward as fast as it’s growing, with a new visual look and feel, with a new color palette, font, and restaged brand character, “Nerdy.”

“By updating and reimagining our brand identity, NerdsToGo® has an opportunity to stand out in the crowd more than ever, digitally and in person,” said Jim Howe, Brand President of NerdsToGo. “The refinement reinforces NerdsToGo® as an emerging brand in the technology industry. We are positioning the brand for the future while maintaining customer confidence in our Nerds abilities and capabilities which encompass complete business and home IT technology needs.”

NerdsToGo is adding more locations in new territories. They are projected to open over ten additional locations in 2022. “The refinement of our logo and our ‘Nerdy’ character achieves our intent of contemporizing and elevating the brand while retaining the qualities of approachability and tech expertise the brand stands for,” said Jennifer Herskind, Chief Marketing Officer.

The new logo was developed by St. Louis-based advertising agency Rodgers Townsend. The NerdsToGo franchisees were introduced to the new logo and brand refinement while attending the first annual convention in Dallas, Texas, earlier this year. “It was time. Our franchisees were ready for an updated look and feel. Coming out of convention we saw a renewed energy from our franchisees embracing the brand direction and eager to update their locations,” added Herskind.

“The new refinement helps the company be more competitive in the marketplace,” said Rory Dunnaback, NerdsToGo® 2021 Franchisee of the Year award winner and the first adopter of the new brand identity at his newly opened Tigard, Oregon location. “The update to our look helps attract new customers in all technology areas, allowing us to evolve and grow as technological advancements continue.”

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

About Propelled Brands®:

Propelled Brands is the multi-brand franchiser of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite® and Salon Plaza®. Propelled Brands advances the strategic path for each brand, offering support, guidance and a clear vision to fully equip every franchisee, helping them maximize success.

About NerdsToGo®

NerdsToGo is a growing IT services franchise brand that provides a simple path to overcoming the pain points and complexities of technology. Friendly and approachable Nerds offer solutions for efficiency and security for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as the individual who needs help with personal computers, devices and home networks. As a Managed Services Provider for business, the Nerds can assess, design and support IT networks while providing remote support and vendor management.

Propelled Brands is the multi-brand franchisor for NerdsToGo, recognized for its top-rated franchisee satisfaction in Franchise Business Review’s 2021 Top 100 Culture list. With a focus on business-to-business franchises including FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia, MY SALON Suite® and Salon Plaza® brands, Propelled Brands helps each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their  unique position, momentum and purpose.

To learn more, visit NerdsToGo.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/nerdstogo/mycompany/, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NerdsToGoComputerService/. For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679).

26 04, 2022

FASTSIGNS® Recognized as a Recession-Proof Franchise by Franchise Business Review

2022-04-26T09:16:04-04:00April 26th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

The Leading Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchise Was Named a Top 100 Recession-Proof Franchise for 2022. 

CARROLLTON, TexasFASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise in the nation, was recently identified by Franchise Business Review as being one of only 100 franchises to qualify as a 2022 Recession-Proof Franchise.

“FASTSIGNS® is proud to be recognized by Franchise Business Review as one of the most recession-proof franchises globally,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer at Propelled Brands. “This award is a recognition of FASTSIGNS® providing our franchisees the tools and systems to run a successful small business even during turbulent times, while also delivering a service that almost every business or organization will need, even during times of crisis.”

Franchise Business Review (FBR), a franchise research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises and quarterly reports that rank the top franchises in specific sectors throughout the year.

“FASTSIGNS has a broad range of products and services that are needed in all kinds of economic environments by a large variety of businesses and organizations,” said Al Cothern, FASTSIGNS franchisee of West Palm Beach, Florida, who opened his first franchise during the previous recession in 2009. “While a recession is generally bad for business, it creates opportunities as well. Having the drive to work hard and seize every good opportunity is the key. FASTSIGNS helped me just by standing behind all the things they promised. The business model does work as they said it would, the marketing support is excellent, and the operational support provided by the business consultants is always there.”

FASTSIGNS® was among thousands of franchises that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research on the Best Recession-Proof Businesses to start. FASTSIGNS® franchisees were surveyed on many benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training & support, financial opportunity and work/life balance. To be considered for this award, companies have outstanding satisfaction among their owners and hold a strong advantage to outperform their competitors in the years ahead.

To view FASTSIGNS’s® recognition, visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com and see the complete list of the 2022 Top Franchises.

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

About FASTSIGNS®:
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the leading sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of more than 750 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in eight countries including the United States and Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Canada, Chile, Grand Cayman, Malta, the Dominican Republic and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). FASTSIGNS® locations provide comprehensive signage and graphic solutions to help companies in all industries communicate their message and extend their branding across all of their customer touchpoints.

FASTSIGNS® is consistently ranked as a top franchise opportunity and recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees. In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, the corporate umbrella that includes FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia, NerdsToGo®, an emerging IT services franchise brand acquired in September 2020, and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza in June 2021. With a focus on business-to-business franchises and the people behind those businesses, Propelled Brands will help each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

Learn more about sign and graphic solutions or find a location at fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/fastsigns, Twitter @FASTSIGNS or Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS. For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or call 214.346.5679).

31 03, 2022

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Names U.S. And Canadian Vendor Of The Year

2022-03-31T14:20:08-04:00March 31st, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Grimco and ND Graphics Recognized for Incredible Supplier Relationship. 

CARROLLTON, Texas — FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise with more than 750 locations in nine countries worldwide, presented the U.S. Vendor of the Year Award to Grimco, Inc. and the Canadian Vendor of the Year Award to ND Graphics at the 2022 FASTSIGNS International Convention in Grapevine, Texas.

The FASTSIGNS Vendor of the Year is selected by FASTSIGNS franchisees and is based on the integrity of business practices, product quality, and having a long-term commitment to the FASTSIGNS network. Since 2015, Grimco has received this recognition. This also marks the second year for recognizing the Canadian Vendor of the Year.

“The FASTSIGNS Vendor of the Year Award for the US and Canada recognizes a supplier that delivers outstanding service and consistently provides excellent support to our franchisees,” said Mark Jameson, Chief Support and Development Officer. “We’re happy to recognize Grimco and ND Graphics, and we appreciate all that they do for our franchise network.”

For the past 16 years, Grimco has been working with FASTSIGNS centers, supplying sign and visual graphic materials and products equipment and everything from Signs and Blanks to Digital Media and LED’s.

“To be named Vendor of the Year in 2021 is truly an honor. We hoped that 2021 would move us forward from the pandemic and provide a more stable supply chain. Unfortunately that did not happen and everyone dealt with challenges that we had never expected or experienced in our industry,” said Julie McClain, Director of National Accounts at Grimco. “Through all of this, we appreciate our partnership with FASTSIGNS and the patience that everyone has shown throughout the year. We look forward to continuing the partnership with our goal of providing everyday products in a timely manner and to bring new products forward as the supply chain allows.”

Since 2017, ND Graphics has been working with FASTSIGNS centers, supplying sign and visual graphic materials and products. This includes equipment and everything from sign supplies to digital media and electrical solutions.

“It is an honor for ND Graphics to be awarded the Canadian Vendor of the Year from FASTSIGNS,” said Amber Mundy with ND Graphics. “After an unprecedented year, we appreciate working with such an incredible group of people. It has always been a pleasure to support FASTSIGNS and their growing success. At ND Graphics, we are fortunate to have 10 locations across Canada dedicated to serving Canadian businesses. As an industry leader, we pride ourselves on our exceptional team, extensive experience, and specialized knowledge to assist on every project. We look forward to continuing our valued relationship with the FASTSIGNS network for years to come.”

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 750 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers. FASTSIGNS locations span across the United States, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Canada, Chile, Grand Cayman, Malta, 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 Sixth Consecutive Year for 2022 as well as being named a 2022 Best-in-Category Franchise by Franchise Business Review.

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

To learn more visit fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/fastsigns, Twitter @FASTSIGNS or Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS. For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or call 214.346.5679).

22 03, 2022

FASTSIGNS Ranked First in Category by Global Franchise

2022-03-22T17:30:41-04:00March 22nd, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

The Leading Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchise Wins its Fourth Consecutive Global Franchise Award.

CARROLLTON, Texas — FASTSIGNS, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, ranked first in “Signage & Communication” for the annual Global Franchise Awards. This marks the fourth consecutive year FASTSIGNS has won this award, highlighting the brand’s superb ethics, dedication and excellence as an international franchisor.

“This award is a great honor for our franchise, especially since it is a recognition that FASTSIGNS has now received multiple years in a row,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer at Propelled Brands. “This is only possible thanks to the hard work and commitment of both our franchisees and our executive team. Everyone works tirelessly to support each other through all levels of business. I am proud of every member of the FASTSIGNS network, and I cannot wait to see how we will continue to grow and improve in the future.”

To decide the winners of these Awards, Global Franchise shortlists the applications using an independent panel of key, impartial and industry experts working to the criteria created by the Global Franchise team. Using these criteria as a guide, the judges select an entry from each category that best demonstrates the values Global Franchise is looking to celebrate.

The total investment for a FASTSIGNS franchise is approximately $233,555$307,308 including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $300,000, of which $80K is liquid. Additionally, FASTSIGNS 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.

To date, FASTSIGNS operates more than 750 locations in 46 states and eight countries. Of these FASTSIGNS franchises, around 10% are owned by veterans.

To view FASTSIGNS in the full Global Franchise Award winners list, visit https://www.global-franchise.com/awards/winners.

For more information about owning a FASTSIGNS franchise, visit https://www.fastsigns.com.

About FASTSIGNS:

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the leading sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of more than 750 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in eight countries including the United States and Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Canada, Chile, Grand Cayman, Malta, the Dominican Republic and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive signage and graphic solutions to help companies in all industries communicate their message and extend their branding across all of their customer touchpoints.

FASTSIGNS is consistently ranked as a top franchise opportunity and recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees. In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, the corporate umbrella that includes FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia, NerdsToGo®, an emerging IT services franchise brand acquired in September 2020, and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza in June 2021. With a focus on business-to-business franchises and the people behind those businesses, Propelled Brands will help each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

Learn more about sign and graphic solutions or find a location at fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/fastsigns, Twitter @FASTSIGNS or Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS. For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or call 214.346.5679).

17 03, 2022

Propelled Brands To Attend The Franchise Expo West In Phoenix, Arizona

2022-03-17T11:48:30-04:00March 17th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

FASTSIGNS franchisee Emily Staples and Jeff Lewis, Propelled Brands’ assistant vice president of franchise support to host a panel and class.

CARROLLTON, TexasPropelled Brands, the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, will be attending Franchise Expo West (Booth #309) in Phoenix, AZ, taking place March 18-19. FASTSIGNS® franchisee from the Phoenix area, Emily Staples, will participate in a panel discussion on the challenges and rewards of being a franchisee, and Propelled Brands’ Assistant Vice President of Franchise Support, Jeff Lewis, will teach a breakaway session.

“We are thrilled for this chance to network and represent all three of our brands at this great event,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer of Propelled Brands. “Propelled Brands is set to show everyone about our three franchise opportunities and how we support our franchisees. Additionally, having such strong members of our network speak at this event is exciting. The panel and class held by our very own Emily Staples and Jeff Lewis will provide valuable information and offer those who attend the chance to improve both themselves and their business.”

Franchise Expo West is a chance to meet face-to-face with the ‘best of the best’ franchise brands as attendees sample, explore and speak with industry-leading brands that are interested in growing in the western United States. Visitors looking to invest in a franchise or create a franchise from their existing business will find seminars and workshops to meet their needs, providing a great opportunity to gather information and learn all they need to know about franchising in one convenient, information-packed event.

“I am excited for this chance to speak on a panel about the challenges and rewards of being a franchisee,” said Emily Staples, franchisee at FASTSIGNS® of Gilbert, Arizona. “The goal is to educate individuals on what all goes into determining the business they want to go into and what is required. There were a lot of things I didn’t know before opening a business that I wish someone would have told me.”

Propelled Brands is the corporate umbrella under which service industry franchise brands operate and grow, building a network with extremely high franchisee satisfaction, yearly improvements in franchisee profitability, and strong financial benchmarks and net promoter scores. Propelled Brands brings the same strategy, culture, and discipline to every company they partner with while also enriching the lives of their franchisees. They advance the strategic path for each brand and offer a clear vision and supportive business model to put franchise owners on a path to success.

“My class is 100% focused on helping franchisees improve their profitability and how to do so. We’ll cover best practices, financial reviews, profit leaders, education and more,” said Jeff Lewis, assistant vice president of franchise support for Propelled Brands. “Improving profitability is the #1 key strategic objective for FASTSIGNS® and Propelled Brands, and it helps us with franchisee satisfaction and enhancing the value of the FASTSIGNS® brand.”

For more information about Propelled Brands franchise opportunities, please visit https://www.propelledbrands.com/franchising-opportunities/

About Propelled Brands®:

Propelled Brands is the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza. Focused on service-oriented franchises, the Propelled Brands team assists each brand in its portfolio to confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose. Propelled Brands advances the strategic path for each brand, offering support, guidance and a clear vision to fully equip every franchisee, helping them maximize success.

Propelled Brands is looking to partner with other service-oriented franchise concepts that align with its forward-thinking growth objectives. For more information or to learn about opportunities with Propelled Brands, visit propelledbrands.com. To learn about franchise opportunities with FASTSIGNS, NerdsToGo, MY SALON Suite or Salon Plaza franchise opportunities, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679).

11 03, 2022

Scott Krupa Promoted to Vice President of Franchise Development for Propelled Brands

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CARROLLTON, Texas — Propelled Brands announced Scott Krupa as the vice president of franchise development bringing over 10 years of franchising experience to the position. Krupa will play a crucial role in advancing growth opportunities for FASTSIGNS®, NerdsToGo®, and MY SALON Suite.

“Scott possesses an extensive level of knowledge and expertise about each of our brands that reflect his dedication and love for the companies and ambition to reach new heights,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer of Propelled Brands. “As our brands continue to develop and achieve new success, we are proud to promote Scott and support him as he continues to bring new opportunities and provide expertise on franchising, lead generation, and our proprietary sales process. During Scotts tenure, he helped us grow both domestically and internationally, adding five new countries to FASTSIGNS’ portfolio.”

Krupa started his journey with FASTSIGNS in 2015. During his tenure, he has developed the brand, both domestically and internationally, serving with dual titles and responsibilities in the U.S. and abroad. With the acquisition of NerdsToGo® in 2020 and My Salon Suites® in 2021, the opportunity to lead a multi-brand development team arose and Krupa filled the description of what Propelled Brands needed. Krupa’s experience over the years has equipped him with the capabilities to lead a team of professionals who are singularly focused on identifying suitable candidates to grow their respective brands. Krupa and his teams are keen to find candidates that have a long-lasting impact on the culture of Propelled Brands’ outstanding family of franchises and their respective communities around them.

“I’m happy to elevate my work experience with Propelled Brands and strengthen the relationships I’ve made along the way,” said Krupa. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to continue to meet our goals and keep the promises we make to our franchisees so that they can operate a successful business, be their own boss and fulfill the vision they have for their lives.”

For more information about Propelled Brands franchise opportunities, please visit https://www.propelledbrands.com/franchising-opportunities/

About Propelled Brands®:

Propelled Brands is the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza. Focused on service-oriented franchises, the Propelled Brands team assists each brand in its portfolio to confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose. Propelled Brands advances the strategic path for each brand, offering support, guidance and a clear vision to fully equip every franchisee, helping them maximize success.

Propelled Brands is looking to partner with other service-oriented franchise concepts that align with its forward-thinking growth objectives. For more information or to learn about opportunities with Propelled Brands, visit propelledbrands.com. To learn about franchise opportunities with FASTSIGNS, NerdsToGo, MY SALON Suite or Salon Plaza franchise opportunities, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679).