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Signarama Franchise Opportunities

img1As companies compete more and more for consumers' attention, brand recognition and local advertising has become vitally important to businesses. Further, this need for customized messaging has catapulted the sign industry into more than a $49 billion market.

Participate in this explosive growth by joining Signarama, ranked #1 in the industry by the prestigious Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual Franchise 500. We have been successfully helping entrepreneurs launch full-service sign centers for over 26 years and are now approaching 900 stores in more than 40 countries. Our vast experience and expertise delivers to you the training, consulting, equipment, and support necessary to run your successful Signarama store. The franchise fee for Signarama is $44,500 and the total investment ranges between $168,000 and $172,000, with financing available.

img2 Site Selection Knowledge

The most important decision in opening your retail business is site selection. We carefully research all aspects of every new Signarama site, such as traffic patterns and client potential. After all criteria are met and a location has been selected, we assist you in the negotiation of your lease and the store build-out.

Once you feel comfortable with the site selection of your new store and all lease terms are finalized, you are then prepared for ownership and the start-up process.

Training: No prior experience needed

The Signarama training system is one of the most extensive training programs in the franchising industry and backed by over 25 years of experience in signs, graphics, and banners. You will be a trained expert in sign-making and business operations and business promotion.

img3 Your comprehensive Signarama training program includes the following:
  • A 2-week introductory training program at Signarama University located at corporate headquarters in West Palm Beach, FL. Your travel and lodging expenses are included. You will learn all aspects of your sign business, marketing your products, advertising, scheduling and workflow, bookkeeping, pricing orders, and providing great customer service. You will also learn the practice of making signs, product knowledge, hiring and training your staff.
  • A 1-week on-the-job (OJT) training session at an established Signarama store to apply your classroom training and gain hands-on experience.
  • Additional 2 weeks of training in your store with one of our experienced operations advisors. They are there with you side by side with you during the store setup as well as to implement your marketing plan and grand opening.
Ongoing Support

As a Signarama franchisee, you will have access to the ongoing support from a team of trained professional individuals. They are here to assist you in all areas including training, consulting, marketing, equipment, research, and technical support.

When you join the Signarama family, you will experience the satisfaction of owning your own business while enjoying the benefits that come from being part of a global brand businesses already know and trust.

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Industry Leaders

Being a part of the Signarama brand benefits you because it is known for superior craftsmanship and exceptional img5 customer service. Each of our individually owned and operated stores works hard to provide customers the highest quality products and personalized attention they expect from every Signarama. While we currently hold the coveted Entrepreneur Magazine's #1 Franchise in the Industry Award, the repeat business and referrals each Signarama receives truly lets us know we provide the best overall customer experience. Quality and service…that's what you will provide.

In our experience, the greatest satisfaction in owning your own business is seeing the fruits of your labor. You can experience that satisfaction when you follow our proven system.


History

Signarama, founded in 1986 by Ray and Roy Titus in Farmingdale, NY, began franchising in late 1987 with opening an additional pilot stone in North Palm Beach, FL. Today, all Signarama locations are independently owned and operated.

As part of our growing franchise family now headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL Signarama has over 160 employees at corporate headquarters and the 14 regional offices throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Master Franchise Partners are growing in countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa, Asia, Spain, France, Thailand, India, Portugal, and the Netherlands.


Master License Opportunities Globally

We also award very unique MASTER LICENSE opportunities for targeted countries/regions to qualified individuals and companies.

A master license grants the owner the exclusive development privileges for the brand and generates a very positive cash flow stream from the selling of franchises and collecting royalties. To learn more about this special opportunity, please fill out the short form below. We look forward to speaking with you!

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Signarama of Zambia


SIGNARAMA is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.

Interested parties should have at least $40,000 in liquid capital to invest.

Franchise Q&A with Joe Malmuth of SIGNARAMA

How was your franchise/opportunity originally conceived and started?

The company was started in 1986 in Farmingdale, NY by father/son team Roy and Ray Titus.

What was your original vision for your company? How has that changed over time?

The original vision of the company was to fill the vacuum in the signage service sector in New York. Over time, we have grown into the largest sign franchise in the world. We influence the marketplace and our competitors through our goals every day. Our number one goal is to provide unmatched service and support to our clients by constantly striving to maximize their entrepreneurial potential.

What do you believe is the single most important factor when choosing a franchise?

The single most important factor when choosing a franchise is the support system provided by the franchisor. SIGNARAMA is considered a leader in franchise support. We have a vested interest in our franchisee's continued success and will do whatever it takes to ensure that their entrepreneurial goals are met.

Why should someone choose your franchise over other similar franchises?

With close to 30 years of successful business, SIGNARAMA has a powerful history of excellence and success within the sign industry. We are number one for a reason. Our passion and dedication outshines our competitors and has allowed us to create hundreds of successful entrepreneurs over the last 3 decades.

What makes your industry attractive?

Businesses are using local advertising and messaging more than ever to increase their brand awareness and the sign industry has grown to more than 50 billion Dollars in annual sales. SIGNARAMA is a proven winner within this industry.

What types of qualities do you look for in potential franchisees?

We look for passionate, motivated self-starters in our quest for potential entrepreneurs. Those three character traits are the keys to success in any business.

What do your franchise fees and royalties cover?  

SIGNARAMA is a turnkey franchise. We provide you with all equipment, hardware, software, fixtures, and furnishings for your business. We also provide you with an excellent 5 week training program in order to give you the education and the tools you need to achieve success.

How do territories work for your franchisees?

We design our territories based on the data gathered through intensive market research and demographic studies. This information allows us to help you choose a territory with maximum potential for success!

Why has your franchise model been successful?

SIGNARAMA is a successful business model because we have the ability to fulfill the needs of our clients anytime, anywhere, with any project. Our company culture focuses on being passionate about our clients' needs as well as having a proactive, whatever it takes attitude which has been the secret to our success for close to 30 years.

Where do you see your franchise in 5 years and 10 years?

Our company is in a growth phase. We plan to bring SIGNARAMA into new marketplaces both domestically and abroad. We are perfectly poised within a growing industry to take SIGNARAMA to new heights!

What is your favorite advice for new franchisees to help them succeed?

The best advice we can give to our new franchises to learn how to be a servant leader. Learn to serve your customers with passion, learn to serve your employees with dedication, and learn to serve your community with excellence.

What would you tell potential franchisees that may be nervous about the financial burdens of starting a franchise?

SIGNARAMA is a family owned business and by joining SIGNARAMA as a franchisee, you are becoming part of a winning team. We are number one for a reason. As part of the SIGNARAMA family, we have a vested interest in you and the success of your business.

Can you explain your financial assistance (if applicable)?

SIGNARAMA has financing options available up to 80% of the total investment fees.

On average, how long does it take to start a new franchise from the franchisees point of view?

Start-up time for a new SIGNARAMA is around 60 days.

What was your background and experience before founding this franchise?

Our company's leadership has well over 30 years in business and franchising.

Do you have any franchisee testimonials or success stories that you would like to share?

We have nearly 900 successful franchise locations around the world. Each one of them is a unique story about how someone like you had the dream of entrepreneurship and now lives that dream every day. Are you 901?

SIGNARAMA Industry Q&A

Provide an overview/ description of your industry.  Include reasons why it's a great industry to start a business in today.

SIGNARAMA is a full service sign center providing the local community with every type of signage.

How has your industry changed in the last 10 years?  20 years?

With more and more businesses looking to stand out among the noise, the sign industry has exploded into a 15 Billion dollar industry!

What trends do you see in your industry over the next 5 years?  Next 10 years?

The sign industry is poised for growth.  Businesses are using local advertising and messaging more than ever to increase their brand awareness. It's the only form of media you can't turn off!

Why do you think your company stands out in the industry?

We stand out in the industry because of our support system. SIGNARAMA is considered a leader in franchise support. We have a vested interest in our franchisee's continued success and will do whatever it takes to ensure that their entrepreneurial goals are met.

What makes your franchise/ business opportunity more attractive than your competitor's?

SIGNARAMA is a family owned business and by joining SIGNARAMA as a franchisee, you are becoming part of a winning team. We are number one for a reason. As part of the SIGNARAMA family, we have a vested interest in you and the success of your business.

Describe the ideal candidate.  Do you think your requirements are any different than your competitor's?

We look for passionate, motivated self-starters in our quest for potential entrepreneurs. Those three character traits are the keys to success in any business.

What's the strongest skill you require in a candidate?  

Communication is the strongest skill we require from our candidates. The ability to communicate to their customers, employees, and with our support staff is crucial to a candidate's success!

Describe the working environment of your franchisees (indoors, home office, mobile, etc).  Is your environment typical of other companies in your industry?

Our bright and pleasant retail stores give our franchisees an opportunity to showcase the products and services we provide.

Why has you're your company been successful?

SIGNARAMA is a successful business model because we have the ability to fulfill the needs of our clients anytime, anywhere, with any project. Our company culture focuses on being passionate about our clients' needs as well as having a proactive, whatever it takes attitude which has been the secret to our success for close to 30 years.

What advice would you give someone interested in buying a franchise in your industry?  

Be open minded, teachable, and proactive in your due diligence as well as in the discovery process as you search for the right opportunity for you. Follow the path of successful people and successful businesses.

How much experience in this industry should a franchisee candidate have should they consider buying a franchise in your industry?

No Experience is necessary.

Describe your ideal candidate:

We're looking for franchise owners who are outgoing, open-minded, and teachable. Sales and marketing skills are a plus but are not mandatory due to our extensive training program. Other essential ingredients of a successful franchise owner include the desire to run your own business and enjoy working with people.  A person who can lead a team and who has the motivation to excel in a creative and fun environment! You will need the ability to train and manage sales staff and follow a sales process.  Working with partners and vendors and networking will also be important to building your business.

 

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How Much Does It Cost?

  • Liquid Capital Required: $45,000
  • Total Investment: $168,000 - $172,000

More Franchise Information

  • Business Type: Franchise
  • Year Founded: 1986
  • Total Units: 900

  • Home Office Location: West Palm Bleach, FL
  • Awards: #1 in Category Entrpreneur Franchise 500 & #74 overall, Franchise Direct Top Global #53
  • Financing Assistance: Available
  • Training and Support: Available
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