FASTSIGNS Franchise

FASTSIGNS specializes in providing custom sign and graphic solutions for any size business and event.

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FASTSIGNS Franchise Opportunity

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the leading sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of more than 750 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in nine countries including the United States, Canada, Chile, England, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Malta, and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). Locations are slated to open in two additional countries – France and Spain – in 2022. FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive signage and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, promote their products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points.

FASTSIGNS Owner Satisfaction Report

Franchise Business Review has worked with over 1,100 franchise systems. We independently contact all open and active franchisees and invite them to participate in our satisfaction survey. Only the brands that exceed our satisfaction benchmark are displayed on our website. The franchisees are satisfied in all aspects of the business and support they receive from the FASTSIGNS system. Core Values, Leadership and Training & Support scores landed at the top and are rated well above the industry benchmarks. FASTSIGNS conducted their franchise review in October 2020, and collected feedback from 54% of the active franchisees (345).

Highlights include:

  • 96% of franchisees are likely to recommend the franchise to others.
  • 85% of franchisees “strongly agree” or “agree” they enjoy being part of the organization.
  • 96% of franchisees rate technology above average, 32% higher than the industry benchmark.
out of 100
FASTSIGNS
Franchise Owner Satisfaction Report
Review completed: November 2020
0-49 Below average
50-69 Average
70-100 Best
  • Poor
  • Average
  • Good
  • Very Good
  • Excellent
  • Training & Support
  • Core Values
  • Franchise System
  • Franchise Community
  • Leadership
  • Self-Evaluation

Not all franchise systems share their results publicly. FASTSIGNS does. Download the franchisee satisfaction report on FASTSIGNS for free.

FASTSIGNS Survey Results

FASTSIGNS Reviews & Testimonials

Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.

  • One of the reasons I joined a franchise was to gain the knowledge I needed to be competitive in our local market. The process I have learned along with the competitiveness of the raw materials we purchase has helped our business stay successful.

    Todd, Single Unit Owner, Small Market (50,000 - 99,999 population)

    Overall Brand Rating:

    FSI
  • Very skilled corporate staff, always will to help.

    Div, Single Unit Owner, Very Small Market (Under 50,000 population)

    Overall Brand Rating:

    FSI
  • FII does a great job putting its franchisees in a position to succeed. They give us the tools to utilize and customize our centers to our own strengths, and provide resources any time we look to branch out from our comfort zones.

    Steven, Single Unit Owner, Large Market (250,000 - 499,999 population) and Major Metro (500,000+ population)

    Overall Brand Rating:

    FSI

Franchising with FASTSIGNS

Business Model
  • Over 750 locations worldwide in 9 countries
  • Low staffing requirements
  • Business-to-business hours
  • Professional business clientele
  • Attractive margins
Key Benefits

The primary benefits FASTSIGNS offers franchisees include:

MINIMIZED RISK

Proven practices, a strong model, and a well-known brand make profitability margins much higher than an average graphics business starting from the ground up.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

They help qualified franchisees get the funds needed to get started. FASTSIGNS has $21 million set aside just for SBA financing.

NAME RECOGNITION

Building a client base is dependent on trust. Thousands of businesses all over the world already know and trust the FASTSIGNS name alone.

TRAINING

FASTSIGNS provides franchisees a Foundations Training Class, 24/7 online education at FASTSIGNS University, sales training, and more.

PRE-OPENING MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Prior to opening, the home office team will lay the groundwork for your client base. By the time you open your doors, you’ll have a stream of traffic ready for your FASTSIGNS location.

ESTABLISHED OPERATING SYSTEMS

The FASTSIGNS systems have been continuously developed since 1987 to meet the needs of businesses in every industry, driving profitability and minimizing waste.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTS & SERVICES

FASTSIGNS is always researching new ways to help franchisees profit from trends and meet cutting-edge business needs. Once a new product or service has proven its worth through rigorous testing, we roll it out to our other FASTSIGNS locations.

In addition to the above benefits, franchisees receive:

  • Thorough and ongoing business support
  • Protected territories
  • Network of franchisees
  • National marketing initiatives
  • National buying power

H3: Marketing Support:

  • $11 Million National Ad Fund
  • National Television Commercials
  • Marketing Service Manager to help you execute local digital marketing
  • Virtual Sales Assistant
Training Programs
  • REAL ESTATE: Site selection and build-out
  • INITIAL TRAINING: Four weeks of training (1 week in a FASTSIGNS center, 2 weeks at our Dallas Headquarters, 1 week onsite in your new center)
  • INITIAL MARKETING: Pre-opening marketing campaign
  • MARKETING: Grand opening support and ongoing marketing campaigns
  • OPERATIONS: Dedicated Business Consultants
  • NETWORKING: Franchisee Mentor Program
  • ONGOING TRAINING: 24-hour web-based learning management
  • SALES DEVELOPMENT: Outside sales support & development tools
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Contact Information
  • Corporate Address:
    2542 Highlander Way
    Carrollton, TX 75006
  • Contact Name(s): Mark Jameson,
    UK Franchise Opportunities:
    John Davies
  • Contact Email: [email protected], [email protected]
  • Phone #: 214.346.5679

FASTSIGNS Cost & Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

  • Initial Investment

    The total estimated cost for establishing the business (including: franchise fee, fixed assets, inventory, deposits, other fees and costs, and the working capital required for initial start-up).

    $234,317 - $322,489
  • Net Worth Requirement

    Net worth is the value of all assets, minus the total of all liabilities (what is owned minus what is owed).

    $300,000
  • Cash Requirement

    Your liquid capital, or the cash you need on-hand in order to be able to enter into the franchise agreement.

    $80,000

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FASTSIGNS Awards from Franchise Business Review

FBR Hall of Fame
2022 Top Recession-Proof
2022 Top Women
2022 Top 200
2021 Most Profitable
2021 Best Culture
2021 Recession Proof
2021 Top Veterans
2021 Top Women
2021 Top
2020 Second Career
2020 Top Veterans
2020 FBR Top
2019 Services
2019 FBR Top
2019 FBR Rockstar
2019 FBR Innovative
2019 FBR Multi-Unit
2019 FBR Veterans
2019 FBR Womens

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FASTSIGNS specializes in providing custom sign and graphic solutions for any size business and event.

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  • Cash Required: $80,000
  • Net Worth Required: $300,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $234,317 - $322,489
  • Franchising Since: 1986
  • US/Canada Franchise Units: 715

Available Markets

USA United States:

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

CA Canada:

AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT

International