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Fastsigns Expands In Canada

[ 0 ] Feb. 20, 2014 | SBO Editor

Fastsigns

Fastsigns is expanding their Canadian footprint.

Sign and Graphics Franchise Signs First Eight of 16 Locations
to Open in Canada Over the Next Few Years; Exhibits at 2014
CFA’s The Franchise Show to Educate Potential Partners

On the heels of its banner year for sales and growth in 2013, Fastsigns, the worldwide
franchisor for the more than 545 Fastsigns sign, graphic and visual
communications centers in eight countries, will be launching extended
expansion efforts in Canada.

Fastsigns Booth

As part of the strategy, the franchise will be exhibiting at Booth No.
315 at the Canadian Franchise Association’s The Franchise Show, Feb. 22
and 23 in Toronto. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with
Fastsigns representatives, to discuss the franchise buying process and
learn more about the company’s proven business model, high franchise
partner satisfaction rankings, and special financing program for
military veterans.

“We’ve spent the past 20 years building successful centers and
franchise partner relationships throughout Canada, and with this
continued growth strategy we’re looking to expand on this by growing
with new franchise partners in select markets,” stated Mark Jameson
Executive Vice President of Franchise Support and Development at
Fastsigns. “Meeting potential partners at The Franchise Show will be a
catalyst for these efforts, giving us the opportunity to build new
relationships and reconnect with those who have expressed an interest
in joining our family.”

In 2013, Fastsigns signed 37 new franchise agreements, eight of which
were in new territories throughout Canada. In addition, Fastsigns
opened 30 centers across the world, including several in Canada and
Puerto Rico. The company’s expansion plans for 2015 include signing 45
franchise agreements and opening 40 new centers throughout the United
States and Canada.

Fastsigns Wants You

Fastsigns is looking for an entrepreneur of particular excellence in
Quebec to lead expansion in the market as its master franchise partner
or as an area developer to open new centers. This partner will lead
franchise procurement in the market to help Fastsigns increase its
presence with the addition of 15 new centers. Additionally, the
franchisor is looking to add Co-Brand, conversion and new center
partners in the following target markets throughout Canada: Alberta,
British Columbia, Manitoba, the Greater Toronto area and Saskatchewan.

Fastsigns franchise partners benefit from joining one of the leading
brands in the sign and graphics industry, giving them access to
up-to-date information on the latest technology, cost savings and
relationships with national vendors and suppliers, comprehensive
marketing and visual communications solutions and the support that
comes from networking with Fastsigns centers nationwide.

Due to this and its open-door, constant flow of communication with
franchise partners, the franchisor was recognized as the Gold winner of
the 2013 Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Award of Excellence in
Franchising in the Traditional — Mature Category. FASTSIGNS was also
honored as a recipient of the Franchisees’ Choice designation for the
second time.

Each Fastsigns location provides marketing and visual communications
solutions to businesses, organizations and events of all types and
sizes. Fastsigns offers a variety of sign and graphics solutions –
including banners, building signs, digital signage, yard signs, vehicle
graphics, decals, trade show exhibits and displays, point-of-purchase
signs, and posters — as well as mobile websites, promotional products,
interior decor, branding, printing and other marketing services.

Visit www.fastsigns.com for more info.

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