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.
As the UK and Ireland’s largest signs franchise providing all types of signage - including exterior signs ie shop fascias; interior signs; vehicle graphics; window graphics; banners and health and safety signs - 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 Leicester and Leicestershire area in particular is abundant with customer potential and money making opportunities. Centrally-based with easy access through the M1, Leicester is well known as a hive of activity through Leicester University and the local economy. With particular emphasis on Leicester shops, engineering and the restaurant market, the key customer base is already on your doorstep making it a flourishing centre of activity as a local business.
Signs Express customers can therefore stretch from the public sector, local councils, professional clients such as solicitors and architects 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 Leicester sign franchise opportunity is one particular location Signs Express is looking to recruit as there is currently no presence in the Leicestershire area; it therefore holds endless opportunities for you to start in franchising and become your own boss.
As part of an already established brand, the process of setting up a sign franchise in Leicester 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 Leicestershire 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 Leicester franchise production unit. Your skills will be based on your own management and sales experience and your ability to lead a team. Ongoing support is available from sales and marketing, accounts, IT, HR, operations and technical as well as initial training to learn more about technical aspects and business techniques.
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