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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.

5 12, 2018

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Named One of Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s Top 100 Game-Changer Franchises of 2018

2018-12-05T15:41:21-05:00December 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchisor Recognized for Its Award-winning Franchise Opportunity That Fills a Niche in the Market

CARROLLTON, Texas — FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today it was named one of the top 100 Game-Changer Franchises of 2018 by Franchise Dictionary Magazine. FASTSIGNS was recognized for its award-winning franchise opportunity that has filled a niche in the market by offering aspiring business owners a unique product, while raising the bar on service and its commitment to helping the community.

“We’re thrilled that Franchise Dictionary Magazine has recognized FASTSIGNS as a game-changer in the industry,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “Our team has worked incredibly hard to make FASTSIGNS the top-ranked sign and graphics franchisor in the world and this recognition further solidifies our unmatched strength and leadership in our space.”

Franchise Dictionary Magazine believes franchising — by its very nature — is a game changer. Some brands, however, excel in such a way that special recognition is in order,” Alesia Visconti, Publisher & CEO, Franchise Dictionary Magazine. “FASTSIGNS is one such brand, and my team felt strongly about including this dynamic company in our ‘Game Changer’ issue. Providing deep discounts for veterans and first responders so they can become business owners, FASTSIGNS cares about people and communities. Going the extra mile is what being a game changer is all about — and FASTSIGNS meets the criteria in every way.”

FASTSIGNS has reported exceptional results this year, including the signing of over 30 franchise agreements to develop new, co-branded, and conversion centers throughout the U.S. The company also signed agreements to develop centers internationally in Alberta, Canada, and the United Kingdom, in addition to a Master Franchise Agreement to expand the brand to Spain. FASTSIGNS is projected to open over 40 locations centers this year across the U.S. Internationally, FASTSIGNS is continuing to seek qualified candidates to grow its international footprint in target markets throughout the world, including New Zealand, Brazil, Quebec, North Africa, Southeast Asia, India, Europe, and Latin America.

As part of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran program, FASTSIGNS offers veterans a 50-percent reduction on the franchise fee — a savings of $23,750. FASTSIGNS is thrilled to be the only franchisor in its segment to offer a development incentive specifically to veterans and first responders.

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. was ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category and 70 overall on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2018 Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Acknowledged by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® recognizes FASTSIGNS, the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100, for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and brand power. FASTSIGNS also was named to the Franchise Times Top 200+, a ranking of the largest U.S.-based franchise systems according to global systemwide sales. FASTSIGNS has been recognized for its franchisee satisfaction by being named a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute for five consecutive years and has been ranked by Franchise Business Review as one of the “Best of the Best” for franchisee satisfaction for the last 10 years. Additionally, FASTSIGNS also was named to Franchise Business Review’s “Innovative Franchises” list in 2017 and a “Best-in-Category” franchise by Franchise Business Review in 2018. The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) recently recognized FASTSIGNS International, Inc. with a special six-year Franchisees’ Choice designation for its strong relationship with Canadian franchisees, as well as extensive franchisee training and support.

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About FASTSIGNS®

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of almost 700 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in nine countries including the U.S., Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Chile, and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).

FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive sign and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables and marketing materials. Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or find a location at fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on Twitter @FASTSIGNS, Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS or LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/fastsigns.