Signs Now

Signs, graphics
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This company is no longer franchising.

2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$187K - $351K
Units as of 2012
182

Company Overview

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.

About Signs Now

Related Categories
Signs
Founded
1983
Parent Company
Signs Now!
Leadership
Michael Marcantonio, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1986 (35 years)
# of employees at HQ
21
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Europe (Western), Canada

# of Units
182 (as of 2012)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
47585 Galleon Dr.
Plymouth, MI 48170

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Signs Now franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$35,000 - $45,000
Initial Investment
$186,537 - $350,606
Net Worth Requirement
$300,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Veteran Incentives
25% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
to 6%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

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

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
2 weeks
Classroom Training
3 weeks
Additional Training
At various locations
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Marketing Planning & Support

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
3
Are exclusive territories available?
No

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Updated: February 8th, 2021