HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO EARN?
Earnings will depend on any number of factors such as: your location's visibility, location demographics, competitors in your area, your sales acumen, current market conditions, and the amount of time you spend growing and running your Sign Me Up Signs and Advertising business.
Like most things in life, your results are directly correlated to your efforts. The Sign Me Up franchise provides you a proven system of sales and marketing for your business. This system, combined with our first-class training, will fully empower you to realize your dreams and aspirations.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO OPEN A SIGN ME UP FRANCHISE?
The initial franchise fee is $39,500. Along with the franchise fee, a royalty on gross sales of five percent (5%) is deducted every month. You are also required to spend two percent (2%) on regional and national advertising (one percent for regional and one percent for national).
WHAT ARE THE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY?
To buy a Sign Me Up Signs and Advertising franchise, you must pay the initial franchise fee of $39,500. Upon paying this fee, you’ll receive: four weeks of initial new owner training, an extensive marketing strategy developed specifically for your store location, the Sign Me Up branding and equipment guide, site selection and lease negotiation assistance, an exclusive territory as described in your FDD, and our complete set of operation and pre-opening manuals. Royalties paid on sales are five percent (5%) with an additional one percent (1%) paid towards a National Advertising cooperative fund and an additional one percent (1%) for the regional advertising fund.
ARE THERE ANY “HIDDEN” FEES?
No, all fees and potential expenses are clearly identified in our FDD and our Operations Manual.
HOW LONG IS THE AGREEMENT? HOW DO WE RENEW?
Our Franchise Agreement is for ten (10) Years with the option for up to two, seven-year renewal terms. (Renewal fee is $7,500.00)
WHAT KIND OF TERRITORY WILL I BE AWARDED?
Sign Me Up understands your need for a protected territory and will award you a territory with a minimum of 4,000 businesses in it.
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AFTER I SIGN, HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN OPEN MY STORE? DO YOU HELP ME FIND MY FIRST LOCATION?
Sign Me Up and its franchise development team will aid you in your real estate efforts and assist you with site selection and demographic analysis. We will assist you in your goals of opening your Sign Me Up franchised location as quickly as possible. Typically, this takes approximately three to four months from signing your franchise agreement. We also assist you with lease review and landlord negotiations, architectural plans, and overall coordination. Rest assured, as a Sign Me Up franchisee, you are in business for yourself but never by yourself.
DO I NEED TO HAVE A GRAPHICS OR SIGN BACKGROUND TO OPEN A STORE?
No, this isn’t necessary. We look for hard working folks that have the drive and passion to succeed, the ability to develop lasting client relationships, who provide outstanding customer service. If you have a sales, marketing, or operations background, that’s a plus!
WHAT DO I GET WITH THE PAYMENT OF THE INITIAL FRANCHISE FEE?
Once the initial Franchise Fee is paid and the Agreement has been fully executed — Congratulations!! You are now a Sign Me Up Franchisee! You will be sent a Pre-Opening Manual, an Operations Manual, a Sign Me Up Retail Storefront Design, and an Equipment, Furniture and Fixtures Manual. Upon receipt, we will contact you to schedule the next steps to opening your Sign Me Up Signs and Advertising store.
WHAT TOPICS ARE COVERED IN TRAINING?
Here are the BIG differences between a Sign Me Up franchise and our competitors. Any Sign franchisor can teach you how to make signs, but here at Sign Me Up, we teach you how to sell them! Our sales and marketing system is second to none, and when you leave our training, you will be anxious to start marketing your Sign Me Up products and services right away. Our operational and sign production training will teach you how to operate your Sign Me Up franchise with confidence, and you will learn to run your business professionally and efficiently, with the ability to manufacture and offer all types of signage and advertising services. In training, we will cover a variety of topics such as: Business Management, Computerized Sign Making, Inbound and Outbound Sales, Fabrications and Installation of Signs, Employee Interviewing and Training. These are just a few of the topics we will cover in our four-week training period.
HOW DO I BENEFIT FROM THE MARKETING FUND FEE?
National Cooperative Marketing Funds benefit you as a Sign Me Up Franchisee in many ways. However, the most important thing a Franchisor does with these funds is to communicate to the public the benefits of utilizing the many visual communication services available at their nearest Sign Me Up location. First, know that we are on a mission to build a nationally recognized brand. Our national marketing efforts will primarily be focused on building Sign Me Up’s “Top of Mind” awareness while communicating the unparalleled value and quality of Sign Me Up products and services. This will directly benefit our franchisees and equate to more business for their locations. We are sensitive to return on investment (ROI), and look to spend National Cooperative Marketing Fund dollars wisely and effectively in ways that will benefit every store in our franchise system.