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FASTSIGNS: Building A Global Presence

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FASTSIGNS: Building A Global Presence

FASTSIGNS master franchise and area developer opportunities are now available in Quebec, Central and South America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia and Europe

Continuing its momentum following record-breaking growth in 2016, FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the world’s leading sign, graphics and visual communication franchise, has ramped up its global expansion with the announcement of continued focus on master franchise and area developer opportunities available around the world.

FASTSIGNS is now seeking master franchisees and area developers to help grow the brand in Canada, Central and South America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, recently exhibiting at The Franchise Show in Calgary to promote expansion opportunities in Alberta and Quebec, as well as at the Franchise & License Expo in Jakarta as FASTSIGNS looks toward growth in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

With more than 660 independently-owned and operated locations in nine countries worldwide, FASTSIGNS continues to make its mark on the international stage thanks to master franchisees in the UAE, Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®), Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the U.S. Virgin Islands accelerating their growth. In April, FASTSIGNS opened its second location in the UAE’s largest city, Dubai and continues to see growth in the UK and other markets abroad

“It’s a tremendous time for FASTSIGNS’ international growth as we now have more than 75 locations operating abroad,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support & Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “Since 2016, we’ve entered two new countries and signed franchise agreements to open an additional centers outside of the U.S. It’s a testament to both the strength of the brand and the confidence our international franchise partners have in FASTSIGNS’ proven business model.”

Creating 21st-century solutions

FASTSIGNS continues to add expanded products and services including, digital signage, augmented realty with static signage and developing a marketing orientation. FASTSIGNS has recently added a virtual reality tool to help customers visualize their signage, offering the unique ability for clients to see how their investment will look upon installation. FASTSIGNS is always researching new ways to help franchisees profit from trends and meet cutting-edge business needs.

Benefits of franchising with FASTSIGNS

As a franchisee with FASTSIGNS, entrepreneurs and business owners alike are provided with the tools needed to run a successful, prosperous business with unparalleled support from the FASTSIGNS family and corporate network. The brand prides itself on representing the gold standard in franchisee benefits through its proven practices, strong business model and well-known brand that increases profitability.

Franchisees benefit from a robust training and support program, including FASTSIGNS University and sales training, a franchise mentor to guide them through the obstacles they face as they build their business, and assistance from the FASTSIGNS community such as regional meetings, annual conventions and vendor shows, message boards, and a Franchise Advisory Committee.

Additional support for franchisees includes:

Respected and recognized brand
Global buying power
State-of-the-art technology
Scaled royalty programs
FASTSTART training on efficient procedures
Effective local and national marketing
Protected territories

FASTSIGNS has more than 120 support staff serving our 650+ franchisees. That’s a support ratio of 1:6, the largest of any sign franchise anywhere. FASTSIGNS has also won numerous industry awards for franchisee satisfaction and the unique resources we provide.

Award-winning franchisor

As a testament to the brand’s exceptional reputation as the select choice for franchisees, FASTSIGNS was recently ranked number 1 in the Business Services/Signs category and 95 overall in Franchise 500®. Acknowledged by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® recognizes FASTSIGNS for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and brand power.

Additional awards include:

Franchise Business Review — 2016 Best In Category Award
Franchise Research Institute — World-Class Franchise 2006-2017
Canadian Franchise Association — 2017 Franchisees’ Choice Designation”
Franchise Grade — Top 500, Ranked #19 Overall

Ideal FASTSIGNS candidate

As FASTSIGNS continues to expand internationally through master franchisees and area developers, the brand is looking for strategic partners who are passionate about:

Being open and positive
Acting with passion
Doing the right thing
Doing what you say and making it great


: FASTSIGNS International, Inc.
LOCATION OF UNITS: United States, Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico, and Australia
INVESTMENT RANGE: $182,329 USD – $267,520 USD; Master Franchise: $300,000 USD – $750,000 USD
MINIMUM REQUIRED CAPITAL: $80,000 USD; Master Franchise: $750,000 USD
CONTACT: Mark Jameson, Tel. 214-346-5679

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