Signs Now

Signs Now

Not Ranked

Initial Investment

LOW: $186,537
HIGH: $350,606

Change in Units

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1983

Franchising Since

1986 (30 Years)

Corporate Address

47585 Galleon Dr. Plymouth, MI 48170

CEO

Michael Marcantonio

Parent Company

Signs Now!

About Signs Now

Founded in 1983, Signs Now was among the first companies to purchase time-saving machinery that cut letters and designs from a roll of thin vinyl to produce signs. Within three years, the company was purchased and began offering franchises. Today Signs Now has stores across North America and in the United Kingdom providing customers with signage, design services and graphics solutions.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$186,537 - $350,606

Net-worth Requirement

$300,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $45,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

to 6%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options

Signs Now has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


25% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 271

Lowest Rank: 390

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 2 weeks

Training at headquarters: 3 weeks

Additional Training: At various locations

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks

Number of employees required to run: 3 - 5

Related Franchises

Related Articles

This Franchisee 'Fell in Love' With Her Product, and Minnesota Is Following Suit

This Franchisee 'Fell in Love' With Her Product, and Minnesota Is Following Suit

Mary Bigler was a fan of Maui Wowi Hawaiian before she was a franchisee. Today, her enthusiasm has only grown.
Carly Okyle
Why NBA Players Might Soon Look Like Soccer Players

Why NBA Players Might Soon Look Like Soccer Players

The league is considering letting marketers use players' jerseys for advertisements.
Lindsay Friedman
1-800-Flowers Boss Determined to Avoid Breaking Customers' Hearts This Valentine's Day

1-800-Flowers Boss Determined to Avoid Breaking Customers' Hearts This Valentine's Day

'Things do go wrong. It's how the company responds to those challenges that really makes a difference.'
Lindsay Friedman
This B2B Franchisee and Former Baseball Manager Believes He Hit One Out of the Park

This B2B Franchisee and Former Baseball Manager Believes He Hit One Out of the Park

Bill Papierniak was a minor league general manager in Richmond, Va. Today, the deals he's inking are with Cartridge World.
Entrepreneur Staff
Burger King Is Starting to Sell Hot Dogs

Burger King Is Starting to Sell Hot Dogs

'It's so obvious,' says the company's head of North American operations. 'I don't know why we didn't do this before.'

Disclaimer

The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.

Updated: September 23rd, 2014

Reprints & Licensing
Update Your Listing
Submit New Listing

Regions/States List

More Franchise Rankings

Top Low-Cost Franchises

87 franchises for under $50,000

Top Homebased/Mobile Franchises

These 100 businesses can be managed from home

Fastest-Growing Franchises

These companies have shown rapid unit expansion over the last two years

Top New Franchises

The top 75 companies that began franchising in the last five years

Top Global Franchises

200 North American franchisors seeking international franchisees

For reprints and licensing questions, click here.

Previous Years Rankings

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012