FASTSIGNS Co-branding Program Gains Traction with 10 Agreements
CARROLLTON, TX—May 14, 2013—A new co-branding program from the nation's leading signage and visual graphics franchise is becoming a popular business move for independent business owners looking for new ways to effectively diversify their service offerings in this challenging economy.
FASTSIGNS International, the worldwide franchisor of FASTSIGNS visual communications, signage and graphics centers, reports that its new co-branding program is quickly gaining traction with five centers
already open under the program, resulting in a total of 10 co-branded agreements expected to be signed through the first half of this year. The company also plans to call for an additional 30 agreements to be signed throughout 2013.
One of the first to launch the co-branded model is Prestige Printing in Columbus, IN, which moved into a new, larger facility in March 2013. Owner, Donna Booth purchased Prestige Printing in late 2007 and quickly realized that she would have to evolve its service offerings and become a one-stop, small-business resource, in order to keep the business profitable and in demand. Booth was looking to offer signage and visual graphics/wide-format printing when she first learned about FASTSIGNS co-branding program and knew the added support from the signage and visual graphics franchise would be the best way to take her business to the next level.
"FASTSIGNS takes out much of the guess work and walks you through every aspect of moving into the signage and visual graphics field," Booth said. "They help me with everything from purchasing the right equipment to marketing the service offering to existing and potential customers. Words don't describe how much of a relief it is to have a business partner I can turn to on an ongoing basis who understands my business and knows the best way to continue moving it in the right direction."
The new co-branding program allows independent business owners to add a FASTSIGNS center within their existing business and gain ongoing training and support from the franchise for as little as $10,000 down. As a co-branded partner, FASTSIGNS offers effective local and national marketing, improved buying power and relationships with vendors, access to national accounts and up-to-date technology and digital services, among other benefits from being part of a franchise network with business owners nationwide.