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Get a headstart on your business by franchising

If you are looking for the freedom and ownership of running your own business but want the support to do it successfully, you'll be a great fit in our franchise system. Signs First has been franchising businesses since 1989 and offers the support you need to be successful.

We support your business success

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Marketing and advertising expertise

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Software support and design

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Team and human resources support

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Staff services like bookkeeping, insurance, and more


Lowest start-up costs in the industry

  • You save by customizing your store options
  • Financing, leasing, and a minimum initial investment
  • Discounts on equipment, supplies & software are passed directly to you as a Signs First franchisee

Quickly open your business

  • Get started in 30-90 days
  • Site selection assistance from Signs First
  • Traffic & SIC counts
  • National anchors with high profile locations
  • Lease negotiation assistance
  • Construction manual provided

Low franchise royalties

  • No marketing fees
  • 50% royalty rebate on approved outsourced jobs
  • 0% royalties on items sold to other Signs First stores

Proven business model

  • 30+ years of experience in the sign industry
  • Manuals provided to guide you
  • Training and retraining at no cost to you
  • Sales techniques include horizontal & vertical sales with 90% closure rate
  • Personnel – selection, testing, non-compete contracts & incentive plans
  • Retail pricing customized for your region
  • Branding – inside & outside branding with local themes
  • Marketing – Signs First’s approach to local, regional, national, and social media marketing
  • Guidance from startup through exit strategies

Ongoing advantages as a franchise owner

  • Discounts on equipment, supplies & software are passed directly to you as a Signs First franchisee
  • Marketing co-op’s
  • Cash incentives towards equipment, software, and upgrades
  • Branding incentives towards showroom updates
  • Pilot programs
  • Seminar attendance rebates



Our commitment to family owned businesses

We specialize in small to medium-sized markets where a family business can easily connect to their community. Signs First operating hours are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday, so you still have time for those who matter most.
Kierston Wright
National Accounts Manager

Signs First

Signs First is a franchise business of computerized sign stores that produce digital and vinyl signage of all types. For more than 30 years, we've helped local business owners offer custom signs to their community.

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