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FASTSIGNS Offers Opportunities for Veterans to Prosper Within Proven System
Over one million men and women choose to serve our country in the United States Armed Forces. For these men and women, actively serving the United States is a demanding day-to-day job, requiring the highest dedication and integrity. After their enlistment period ends, veterans return home with the goal of transitioning into civilian life, specifically obtaining employment.
Thousands of veterans continue to choose to participate in the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative, known as “VetFran,” a program designed to encourage franchise ownership. FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the worldwide franchisor of FASTSIGNS sign and graphic centers, is proud to be one of 400 franchises participating in the program.
FASTSIGNS takes pride as a business leader providing veterans the opportunity to succeed and grow a prosperous business within a proven system, and was recently selected as one of the 50 Top Franchises for Military Veterans by the World Franchising Network. Highlighted for offering an enticing mix of benefits to veterans, including sizeable and meaningful reductions in franchise fees, among other incentives, FASTSIGNS was also recognized for the number of operating units owned by veterans.
FASTSIGNS welcomes veterans into its system with open arms. Men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces develop the drive, motivation and discipline needed to become successful business owners and operators.
With the help of VetFran, two veterans have put their skills they obtained through the United States Armed Forces to work and joined the FASTSIGNS team.
After actively serving in the Navy from 1993 to 1995, Daniel Nichols opened his Spring, Texas, FASTSIGNS location more than two years ago. “My friends own a FASTSIGNS center nearby and they always invited me to come see how it operated,” said Nichols. “After seeing their success, I realized the business had great potential. I knew it was the right choice for me to join FASTSIGNS.”
Kelly Harward is another veteran adding to the FASTSIGNS success story. After actively serving in the Army from 1992 to 1995, Harward opened his Washington, Utah, FASTSIGNS location in March 2010. “Amazing corporate structure and the satisfaction of other FASTSIGNS owners initially grabbed my attention,” says Harward. “I felt a true commitment from FASTSIGNS corporate to see the franchisees succeed.”
Financial and Demographic Advantages for Veterans
FASTSIGNS offers a reduced franchise fee of $15,000 for veterans compared to $27,500.
FASTSIGNS recently secured $4 million in financing for franchisees opening new centers. This capital allows FASTSIGNS to continue its franchise growth momentum and stimulate the economy by creating new permanent and sustainable jobs. FASTSIGNS was the second franchisor that was approved by The Bancorp Bank for its new lending program.
With more than 350 markets available, veterans have the flexibility to open a new location in their ideal market.
What Makes FASTSIGNS an Industry Leader?
Since opening its first sign center in 1985, FASTSIGNS® has become a leader in one of the world’s most dynamic franchised industries with a growing store network that spans the globe.
FASTSIGNS offers the dominant brand name in the quick sign industry, sophisticated e-commerce capabilities and the latest technology, access to endless marketing resources and benefits that come from networking with the over 530 FASTSIGNS centers nationwide. With franchisee performance that has consistently outpaced the competition in the more than $12 billion quick-sign industry, FASTSIGNS prides itself on providing the best in class marketing, advanced technology and ongoing training for franchisees and their employees. FASTSIGNS’ successfully opened more than 20 centers in 2010 and anticipates opening an additional 35 centers in 2011.
Its franchised centers use state-of-the-art computer technology to create custom signs and graphics for businesses and organizations of all sizes. One of the most important factors to its success is the quality and commitment of its franchisees. Highly driven strategic entrepreneurs, its franchisees receive extensive training and support – and every possible competitive advantage, including:
Dominant brand name in the visual communications industry
Highest average unit volume
Unparalleled franchisee satisfaction
Access to endless marketing resources
Unlimited benefits that come from networking with various centers worldwide
Additionally, FASTSIGNS commitment to businesses and customers alike can be seen through:
Professionalism. Employing the most experienced professionals in the industry, FASTSIGNS owners work diligently to accurately execute every client’s demands.
Sign and Graphics Expertise. FASTSIGNS provides a wide variety of products and services, and acts as the central point to the visual communication industry’s most powerful resources.
Customer Focus. Every franchisee is committed to building long-term relationships that help make the sign buying process simple.
Complete Services. From concept to completion, FASTSIGNS specializes in total sign project management.
Integrated Network. With its private intranet connections linking each location, along with corporate headquarters and suppliers, each project is ensured to be completed quickly and accurately.
Experience. FASTSIGNS applies its more than 25 years of experience to make clients’ signs and graphics more attractive, durable and effective.
FASTSIGNS® solves communication challenges for businesses, organizations or events. From the simple to the simply impossible™.