Signs Express, as a franchise, is one such avenue where you can start a brand new business and be your own boss; but all with the safety of an already established brand, proven business model and with support along the way.
Franchising is showing a positive outlook and is proving a more sustainable option than starting in business alone. Despite the economic uncertainty of last year, franchising still managed to contribute £11.8 billion to the country’s GDP which also showed an increase of £400 million from the previous year. The statistics which were reported in the annual NatWest BFA franchise survey, also highlighted potential for future growth with franchisors, on average, planning for an additional 8.8 franchisee outlets and a modest increase in the number of businesses looking themselves to franchise their own businesses.
As the UK and Ireland’s largest signs franchise providing all types of signage working in the B2B sector means that there are no customer constraints; after all every business needs signs and graphics in some shape or form.
The Kent area in particular is abundant with customer potential and money making opportunities. Based with easy access to London, Kent is known as the Garden of England, and is also well known for its industrial area with cementing-making at Northfleet and Cuxton, brick-making at Sittingbourne, shipbuilding on the Medway and Swale, engineering and aircraft and construction at Rochester. With particular emphasis on economic growth and development in all business areas the key customer base is already on your doorstep making it a flourishing centre of activity for local business opportunities.
Signs Express customers can therefore stretch from the public sector, local councils, professional clients such as solicitors and architects, retail and restaurant customers as well as a vast range of small mobile businesses through to industrial and commercial enterprises in many sectors and divisions.
Signs Express currently has 80 signage centres nationwide, however, there are still a number of greenfield businesses for sale which are ripe for the picking throughout the UK. The Kent sign franchise opportunity is one particular location Signs Express is looking to recruit as there is currently little presence in the Kent area; it therefore holds endless opportunities for you to start in franchising.
As part of an already established brand, the process of setting up a sign franchise in Kent is made so much easier. As well as including working capital the overall fee to become part of the Signs Express franchise includes help finding premises; unit fit out with everything from printing machinery and computers through to desks and signage materials; help researching the local market along with providing business data; marketing literature and merchandise and help recruiting; as well as training in accounts, marketing and technical processes to get started.
With this there are much faster financial rewards. Through the help available a new Signs Express franchise looks to break even in the first year, receive dividends of £20,000 in year two and £40,000 in year three. In fact, well established franchisees are turning over £1m a year and some longstanding franchisees have recently been celebrating reaching £5m invoiced sales mark.
As a management signage franchise, prospective franchisees require no industry experience as full training is provided and sign making staff will be appointed to work in this case in the Kent franchise production unit. Your skills will be based on your own management and sales experience and your ability to lead a team.
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