FASTSIGNS to Share Growth Strategies at ISA International Sign Expo 2012
Franchisor Hosting Booth, Luncheon to Discuss Franchise Conversion Initiatives and Opportunities
CARROLLTON, Texas – Top executives from FASTSIGNS International Inc., the worldwide franchisor of FASTSIGNS® sign and graphics centers, will attend the upcoming ISA International Sign Expo 2012 to present independent store conversion initiatives and opportunities for international franchise agreements.
In addition to exhibiting at booth No. 2720, Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS, along with Mark Jameson, Senior Vice President of Franchise Support & Development at FASTSIGNS, will host an invitation-only luncheon on March 23 to discuss the company’s independent store conversion strategies and answer any questions regarding the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity and incentives. FASTSIGNS first conversion franchise owner Dan Stutzman, who recently surpassed $1 million in sales, will also attend the luncheon to share how his conversion helped him grow his business and meet goals for increasingly significant success.
“The ISA Expo presents a great opportunity to talk with people face-to-face about our conversion strategy, both domestically and internationally,” Jameson said. “These conversions allow independent sign and graphic shop owners to partner with FASTSIGNS in reaching their full potential and long-term goals.”
FASTSIGNS recently signed a five-unit deal in Puerto Rico along with a signed deal in Saudi Arabia and conversion deals in Toronto, Canada and Grand Cayman. The company currently has stores located throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).
Domestically, FASTSIGNS has successfully converted several stores, including recently signed deals in Fernandina Beach, Fla., Victorville, Calif. and Kankakee, Ill.
“Converting my sign shop to a FASTSIGNS center was one of the best business decisions I ever made,” said Greg Yates, who recently converted his Kankakee, Ill. store to a FASTSIGNS. “As a franchise owner, I now have the support and partnership of a leader not just in the sign industry, but in the franchising industry as well.”
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 530 FASTSIGNS® sign and graphic centers located in the US, Canada, the UK, Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). FASTSIGNS® is a signage, graphics and visual communications partner. More than fast and more than signs—FASTSIGNS creates solutions to a wide array of communications challenges, helping customers increase their business visibility, reach more customers and accomplish more than they ever thought possible. The more than 530 centers provide consulting, design, production, project management, delivery and installation for a full range of sign and graphic solutions, for companies of all sizes, across all industries. FASTSIGNS was ranked number one for the second year in a row in the sign and graphic category in the 2012 Entrepreneur Magazine annual Franchise 500®. FASTSIGNS was recognized as a 2012 World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute.