Frequently Asked Questions
Before starting a printing franchise, smart franchisees often ask a lot of questions.
Before taking the plunge, we know you will have many questions about how to open a printing franchise.
We want to make the decision process as easy as possible for you. If you’re wondering how to start a printing franchise, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions by other potential franchisees.
Why should I franchise a sign location instead of starting my own business?
A franchise can provide you with a solid business model that has been proven to work. You don't have to come up with the hiring requirements, training process, sales protocol, or any of the other details that it takes to launch and run a business.
How much does it cost to open a sign franchise location?
Your total investment depends on many factors including location costs, legal requirements in your particular area, and more. Most Signarama locations cost between $168,000 to $172,000 to open and operate, which includes the required $49,500 franchise fee.
How much money can I expect to make running a sign franchise?
The amount of money a franchisee makes can vary dramatically from location to location and depends on multiple factors, though many Signarama franchisees have made it into our "Million Dollar Circle."
How do I know which franchise is the best in the business?
Many reputable magazines rank franchises every year and publish a list that can help franchisee candidates determine the best franchise based on factors like financial strength and stability, growth rate, startup costs, and number of years the company has been in business. Signarama was ranked #1 sign franchise on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 ranking for 2014.
Can I obtain financing to help me start a sign franchise?
Many sign franchises offer financing options. It is important to speak to the company that you wish to franchise with to find out if you qualify for financing assistance. Some companies may work with third-party vendors that will help you to obtain financing, even if you do not qualify through the company.
How do I keep up with the latest sign trends if I open a sign franchise location?
Signarama provides continuous training and process updates to our franchisees to help keep up with the latest trends. Remember, you are never alone when you join the Signarama franchise family.
Do I have to be a printing, sign, or design expert to get started?
Remember, many of our current franchisees were not experts in the field when they started. Signarama provides extensive training and ongoing support to ensure that your business is set up for success. You are not required to have any prior experience in printing, design, or sign sales.