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Sign-A-Rama Inc.

2014 Franchise 500
#74
At a Glance

Products & Services: Signs

Number of Locations: 930

Total Investment: $87.1K - $229.2K

Founded: 1986

Began Franchising: 1987

About Sign-A-Rama Inc.

Ray Titus entered the sign industry in 1986 and brought his idea of automated graphic design to what was then a business run predominantly by craftspeople. In 1987, he began franchising Sign-A-Rama Full Service Sign Centers and now has franchise owners from coast to coast and internationally. Sign-A-Rama is based in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is still a family-owned and privately held company.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 512 59 359 0
2013 487 56 345 0
2012 472 49 332 0
2011 485 48 315 0
2010 519 47 310 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $87,135 - $229,177
Franchise Fee: $49,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: to 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 35 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10-50% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $75,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000 - $75,000
Operations
5% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2 - 4. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 2 weeks. At mentor store : 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Phone support, quarterly seminars

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #74 (2014), #116 (2013), #146 (2012), #178 (2011), #66 (2010),
America's Top Global: #59 (2013), #118 (2012), #140 (2011), #56 (2010),

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