The sign industry is booming. And you want to get involved. But with so many ways to go about it, how do you choose?
Home-based small businesses, big-brand franchise systems, and business partnerships all have their place, but which is right for you?
Only you can decide, but we can help. Today’s post breaks down 5 things that make Signworld’s business opportunity unique.
Read on to learn how our business alliance combines the best of franchising and entrepreneurship.
We do not railroad your business with franchise rules.
Most franchise systems force their members to follow strict protocol for everything from marketing and expansion to day-to-day minutiae.
While this helps big brands stay consistent, it’s simply not a viable option for entrepreneurs with strong vision. In some cases, deviating from franchise systems may be punished and treated as a contract violation. This is true even when the franchisee is bending the rules in order to explore new opportunities that serve the franchisor’s brand.
Members of the Signworld business alliance have no rules to follow. Rather than railroading your decision-making, we support your vision by providing you the tools, training, and contacts needed to chase your dreams.
We offer more training than you’ll ever need.
Franchises typically offer a two or three-week crash course wherein you’ll learn the fundamentals of marketing, staff management, bookkeeping, and day-to-day operations. And while these are usually well designed, time constraints never make for a conducive learning environment. Moreover, many people miss important details when so many topics are being covered at once.
But franchisees don’t usually have a lot of alternatives. Once the initial training is complete, they’re thrown into the fire and forced to learn on the job. As a result, franchise support services are usually well-developed, and franchisees can make due. But is this optimal?
The Signworld business alliance takes a different approach. Though we do provide start-up modules on technical training, operations training, supplier training, and more, the learning doesn’t have to stop once your doors are open for business.
Rather than sprinting through a compulsory starter training kit and moving on, we offer ongoing educational opportunities that owners can choose to pursue and specialize in at their discretion. These are available online, through one-on-one coaching, and in group sessions during our annual convention.
By providing these ongoing educational resources, we honor our focus on empowering individuals, and keep our business partners updated with cutting-edge tools and technologies.
We help entrepreneurs own their own buildings.
Unlike most franchisees, Signworld business partners work towards owning their own building, which they are free to do with as they please even if they decide to leave our business alliance. Our representatives will work with you to help you find a quiet, industrial location that suits your present and long-term business plans.
We offer royalty-free franchising perks.
Signworld prides itself on no rules, no royalties, but that doesn’t change the fact that we offer many of the same perks of traditional franchising systems. In addition to our top-tier training and support channels, members of our business alliance enjoy supply discounts, marketing coaching, streamlined start-up, and access to a business model proven over 30 years in the industry.
We offer affordable start-up.
Our business model uses a single location, low inventory, and low overhead, which allows us to offer our start-up package for as low as $195,000. Note that this figure includes $20,000 in start-up expenses and a $25,000 cash reserve.
Learn more about the Signworld business alliance at http://www.signworld.org.