FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, a leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise in the nation, was recently identified by Franchise Business Review as one of only 50 franchises to qualify as a 2022 Top Franchise for Women.
“FASTSIGNS® is proud to be recognized by Franchise Business Review as one of the most diverse and opportunistic franchises globally,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer at Propelled Brands. “This award recognizes FASTSIGNS’ emphasis on an impeccable culture and environment for all—regardless of gender, race, orientation etc.—while also providing the tools franchisees need to run a successful small business.”
Franchise Business Review (FBR), a franchise research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises and quarterly reports that rank the top franchises in specific sectors throughout the year.
“Franchising provides many options to women seeking business ownership on a full- or part-time basis,” says Michelle Rowan, President and COO of Franchise Business Review. “There are thousands of different franchise opportunities available, so it’s important to examine feedback from other female franchise owners on how well the franchise meets their expectations in terms of support, work/life balance, financial opportunity, and other key areas of business ownership before making the leap.
“When you look at the brands on this year’s list of the Top Franchises for Women, a whopping 88 percent of women said they enjoy owning and operating their own business, making them all excellent options for women looking to make the transition to owning and operating their own business.”
FASTSIGNS was among 267 franchise brands, representing over 8,000 female franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research on the Top Franchises for Women. FASTSIGNS franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training & support, financial opportunity and work/life balance.
The FASTSIGNS business model accommodates for all of these critical areas, especially for the work/life balance, by providing franchisees with a Monday to Friday work week and no evening work, perfect for women who wish to run a business while still having time for their family.
“Opening my own FASTSIGNS location has been one of the best decisions of my life,” said Laurie Sigillito, FASTSIGNS franchisee in Durango, Colorado. “I chose FASTSIGNS because the business model was not seasonal, and I believed it would be recession-proof. This was especially important since I opened in 2009, when the world was falling apart. Since then, the FASTSIGNS franchise has given back way more than I had ever expected it to give me.”