International Franchisor Seeks Entrepreneurs to Join Rapid Expansion Into Canadian Market


Sep 18, 2008

Carrollton, Texas) September 18, 2008 – While local companies continue to invest millions to ensure their image is more dominant than the competition, leading sign and graphic franchise, FASTSIGNS® International, Inc., is seeking motivated franchisees to join its rapid expansion into the Canadian markets. The franchisor will be on-hand at Canada's largest, most-trusted and only all-franchise tradeshow, The Franchise Show, produced by the Canadian Franchise Association, Oct. 25-26 in Toronto.

With 20 centres open or under development throughout Canada, FASTSIGNS has grown by over 100% in the past 2 years. FASTSIGNS centres use innovation and technology to make the sign buying process simple by offering streamlined communication systems and high impact output technologies for a full range of custom sign and graphic products including banners, full color digital graphics, vehicle graphics, labels and decals, site signs, safety and identification signage, trade show exhibits and displays and so much more.

“The large number of businesses throughout Canada presents a huge opportunity for FASTSIGNS,” said Bill McPherson, vice president of domestic franchise development for FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “Local entrepreneurs and those seeking to start a new career and own their own business are key to helping the FASTSIGNS concept grow and thrive across Canada, even in uncertain economic times. Studies show that signage is one of the best uses of a company’s advertising dollars.”

FASTSIGNS franchisees are treated as strategic entrepreneurs, operating as local, independent business people, but with the support of a franchise system. Owners can choose from a variety of marketing programs, field visits and other forms of support to obtain the help and support their individual centre needs. Franchisees have incorporated their centres into the fabric of the community and actively search for ways to be more involved.

Interested future franchisees are invited to stop by FASTSIGNS booth #309/311 at The Franchise Show, in the Toronto Congress Centre, Hall D, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Oct. 25-26. Learn how franchising can help entrepreneurs reach their financial and lifestyle goals with FASTSIGNS representatives. Take advantage of the opportunity to:

·         Learn why FASTSIGNS is the most respected brands in all of franchising and has garnered more franchisee satisfaction awards than any other national sign franchise over the past 3 years*.
·         Talk with existing FASTSIGNS franchisees about their experience in researching the industry and ultimately making the decision to become a FASTSIGNS franchisee.
·         Understand how the sign industry continues to show strong growth year over year, even in down economies.

Recognized as one of the industry’s leading franchises, FASTSIGNS is listed as one of the top 50 Franchises in Franchise Business Review’s Franchisee Satisfaction Survey, with the prestigious “Best in Class” ranking in the Business Services category; and is listed on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500”.

About FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

FASTSIGNS corporate headquarters are in Carrollton, Texas; over 530 centres are located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Australia (where locations operate under SIGNWAVE®). 


About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
With almost 500 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada’s best-known brands, the Canadian Franchise Association is the National Voice for Canadian Franchising and works with all levels of government to ensure the development of industry-made solutions.  CFA promotes ethical franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence