CARROLLTON, Texas, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today it has been named a top franchise opportunity for veterans by Entrepreneurmagazine on its 2019 Top Franchises for Veterans ranking. FASTSIGNS ranked #5 — the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise in the top 30 franchise opportunities.
Entrepreneur's Top Franchises for Veterans ranking highlights the top 150 franchises offering incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees. FASTSIGNS currently offers veterans a 50-percent reduction on the franchise fee — a savings of $24,875 — as part of the International Franchise Association's (IFA) VetFran program.
"We truly value the contributions and sacrifices veterans have made and are proud to provide them with the opportunity and support to become entrepreneurs. Currently, over 13% of franchisees in the FASTSIGNS system are military veterans, and that number continues to grow each year," said Mark Jameson, Executive Vice President of Franchise Support and Development. "We are honored to be ranked in the top 5 franchise opportunities and the only one in our segment to break the top 30. It's a testament to our strong network of veterans that are advocates for FASTSIGNS."
Danielle Miranda, who recently signed a franchise agreement with her husband to open a FASTSIGNS center in Tracy, California, is a veteran of the U.S. Army and North Carolina Army National Guard, where she was a multimedia illustrator, and earned a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a master's degree in advertising. Her husband, Johnny, is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, with extensive operations, leadership, training, and mentoring experience.
"Our combined expertise in graphic design and leading teams made FASTSIGNS the perfect business opportunity for us," said Danielle. "As military veterans, we're both intensely focused on service, quality of work, and contributing to a bigger cause — whether that's helping customers meet their business goals or supporting the growth of the FASTSIGNS brand."
FASTSIGNS is consistently ranked one of the top franchise opportunities for veterans. Earlier this month, FASTSIGNS was recognized by Franchise Business Reviewin its 2019 Top Franchises for Veterans report. Franchise Business Reviewsurveyed over 26,000 franchisees to compile the list of 80 top-rated franchises.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. was ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category and 95 overall on Entrepreneurmagazine's 2019 Franchise 500®, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Acknowledged by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® recognizes FASTSIGNS, the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100, for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and brand power. FASTSIGNS was recently named to the 2019 America's Best Franchises to Buy list by Forbes magazine. FASTSIGNS also made Franchise Direct's list of the Top 100 Franchises 2019 and ranked #2 on this year's Franchise Gator Top 100 list, both ranking the best franchises for 2019. Franchise Business Reviewhas recognized FASTSIGNS as one of the "Best of the Best" for franchisee satisfaction for the last 10 years, as well as naming FASTSIGNS to its "Innovative Franchises" list in 2017, and its Top 50 Franchises for Women and Top Service Franchise lists in 2019. In 2018, Franchise Business Reviewnamed FASTSIGNS a "Best-in-Category" franchise. This year, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) awarded FASTSIGNS International, Inc. the Franchisees' Choice Designation for the seventh consecutive year for its strong relationship with Canadian franchisees, as well as extensive franchisee training and support.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the leading sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of more than 700 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in nine countries including the United States, Canada, Chile, England, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). Locations are slated to open in two additional countries - Malta and Spain - in 2019.
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 centers provide architectural and interior decor graphics, fleet vehicle graphics, digital signs and digital signage content, event graphics, displays, banners, posters, ADA signage, safety and identification signs and much more, as well as handle everything from design to project management to installation.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is a recipient of many awards, including being ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 for the past three years, and Best-in-Category in the business services sector on Franchise Business Review's list of the top 200 franchises for multiple years.
Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or find a location at fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/fastsigns, Twitter @FASTSIGNS or Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS. For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (email@example.com or call 214.346.5679).
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