Continuing to stay on top of the latest trends to position itself as a leader in the market, FASTSIGNS International Inc.—the worldwide franchisor for more than 550 FASTSIGNS sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries—is living up to its forward-thinking tagline with its latest exhibit at the International Franchise Expo (IFE).
The IFE, held June 19-21, 2014 at The Javits Center in New York City, is the largest franchise expo of its kind, showcasing more than 450 franchise opportunities. At the expo, FASTSIGNS CEO Catherine Monson and Executive Vice President of Franchise Support & Development Mark Jameson will be at Booth No. 214 to meet with potential franchise partners and discuss the company’s “More than fast. More than signs.” vision.
“Due to the constantly evolving visual communications space, we have a hyper-focused, forward-thinking team whose sole strategy is to keep FASTSIGNS a progressive leader in the industry,” Jameson said. “At IFE, we’ll be demonstrating both our key technologies, such as digital kiosks and the future in 3D printing with a Stratasys 3D printer at the booth.”
In addition, FASTSIGNS franchise partner Clint Ehlers will be a panelist in a session to discuss “Making the Leap: How to Succeed as a Franchisee,” held on Thursday, June 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 1C03. Monson will also join Ehlers to serve as panelists during a session entitled “The Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship: Striking the Perfect Balance” from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 20 in Room 1B02.
Attendees will also 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, $6 million funding through Franchise America Finance and a special incentive program for military veterans, including a 50 percent discount off the initial franchise fee.
Already this year, FASTSIGNS has signed 20 franchise agreements for expansion throughout North America and has finalized master franchise and area developer deals for the United Arab Emirates, North Africa and Australia with separate entrepreneurial teams. Through its targeted growth strategy, FASTSIGNS plans to open upwards of 50 locations each year for the next three to five years across the globe, entering 10 new markets. In addition to North American expansion, the company has specifically identified Central and South America, Quebec, India, the Middle East and Europe as international growth areas that have large business-to-business (B2B) sectors with a need for its services.