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Nationwide signage company, Signs Express, is searching for potential owners to set up a franchise in the Leicester area. Signs Express is keen to launch a franchise in this location as there is currently little competition in the area, it therefore holds great potential for a growing customer base.

The odds for an independent new company to survive more that three years is less than seven out of 10 according to Small Business Service report, a disappointing statistic for potential business owners. However, earlier this year Franchise Development Services 'Franchising in the UK' survey estimated that some 75,000 UK businesses are in existence thanks to their owners choosing to invest in a franchise. By becoming part of the Signs Express franchise, owners buy into an already established brand, proven business model and provided with support along the way.

With 20 years of experience and 80 centres across the country, Signs Express has become established experts in their field of signage and graphics. The UK and Ireland's largest signs franchise specialises in interior signs, vehicle graphics, banners and health and safety signs. Working in the business2business sector means that there are no customer constraints, customers can stretch from the public sector and local councils to professional clients and industrial businesses.

As part of an already established brand, the process of setting up a sign franchise 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.

Through the help available a new Signs Express franchise looks to break even in the first year, receive dividends of £20,000 in two years and £40,000 in year three. In some cases, well established and successful franchise owners are turning over £1million a year.


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