Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchisor Targets Independent Print Shop Owners at One of the Largest National Printing Conferences for Co-Branding Franchise Opportunities
CARROLLTON, Texas - FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it is seeking franchisees at the fifth annual National Print Owners Association Conference (NPOA) next month. The conference will be held at the InterContinental New Orleans located just blocks away from the historic French Quarter in Louisiana from Feb. 2 to 4, 2017.
FASTSIGNS joins the conference as an event sponsor for the much anticipated, Message: Taking it to the Customer, presented by Dan Antonelli. Celebrating its fifth consecutive year, the conference, dubbed Mechanics, Message and Mardi Gras! aims to engage, inform and empower fellow printers and business partners alike with meaningful, informative sessions. FASTSIGNS will recruit Co-Brand prospects where business owners with print-related services have the opportunity to add the nationally recognized FASTSIGNS brand to their service offering from their existing location.
“We’re proud to be a sponsor and support this year’s NPOA conference to help educate the attendees about our co-branding opportunities across the country to help independent printers grow their businesses by joining the FASTSIGNS franchise system,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “We look forward to sharing what FASTSIGNS has to offer print shop owners as a way to expand their business, add new revenue streams and leverage our national brand recognition with their established customer base.”
FASTSIGNS’ has continued to grow through the company’s Co-Brand program. Launched in 2012, the FASTSIGNS Co-Brand program offers independent business operators with print-related services the opportunity to add the FASTSIGNS brand and a full-suite of sign and visual graphic solutions, while continuing to own and operate their existing business. Getting started is quick; FASTSIGNS will help finance the franchise fee with as little as $15,000 down to begin the Co-Brand process. Co-Brand franchisees consistently report that adding a FASTSIGNS franchise to their business has added value for customers, promoting long-term growth opportunities for their businesses.
“After more than 20 years in the printing business, we wanted our customers to see us as more than just a print shop.” Says Kevin Hebert, Chairman of the NPOA Convention and Owner of St. Charles Printing and FASTSIGNS in Boutte, LA. “Our decision to Co-Brand our operation with FASTSIGNS really helped us to expand our business and have the community see that we’re more than just a print shop, this decision paid off the very first day.”
As part of the brand's development strategy, FASTSIGNS is actively targeting co-brand opportunities whereby print shop owners can expand their services by adding FASTSIGNS to their existing business. The fast-growing FASTSIGNS brand currently has over 650 locations worldwide in nine countries, but is looking to expand with additional new Co-Branded centers. Due to the ongoing worldwide need for visual communications and digital signage technology, the company expects to open a projected 45 locations in 2017.