Signarama Australia is celebrating a record sales volume for the month of October 2014, and the Australian Printer magazine took note in their latest spotlight article.

Signarama AustraliaThe sign business sector itself has been a standout performer over the past 20 years, with virtually non-stop growth since then, bar two quarters at the height of the GFC. Foster says, “All the indicators are that this trend will continue, structurally the signage sector is set to power on as more and more businesses realise the power of large scale graphics. It is a great business to be in.”

Today, Signarama in Australia is a $60m business and as well as offering the full gamut of signage solutions is also coming up with innovations of its own. These include finance packages for Signarama customers. Foster says, “For instance, for a start-up business is moving into new premises $13,000 in signage costs may be a step too far on top of everything else. We will now offer finance for that, underwritten by Signarama, which will enable that business owner to invest in the signage, but pay for it over a period of time.”

Digital signage is a booming market, and one that Signarama is addressing, Foster says, “We have developed solutions that Signarama franchisees are taking to market.” With 100 stores now in the group, Signarama is not slowing down, although the focus is changing with head office now targeting regional centres as the major growth areas. Foster says, “Our immediate target is another 25 stores, in locations such as Canberra, Darwin, Townsville, Mildura.” The group is already advertising for prospective store owners. However, bigger growth is projected to come from the group’s other franchise business, EmbroidMe. The first store opened in North Sydney ten years ago, and there are currently 48 stores in Australia, with a projection of at least twice as many as that in the coming years. Foster says, “Branding is a significantly growing trend, EmbroidMe is perfectly positioned to exploit that opportunity.” The company is looking for franchisees in both metro and regional areas. Entry cost to prospective franchisees is around $200,000 for the full kit and caboodle.”

Full article in PDF format here: Signarama Australia in AP Magazine

New Pittsburgh Courier Spotlights Signarama Monroeville

by Mary Mills November 24, 2014 Community
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New Pittsburgh Courier featured an article about Signarama Monroeville’s owners, Tommy and Delores Green. Read the full article here.

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Why It’s Key for Franchisees to Have an Exit Strategy

by Signarama November 12, 2014 Community
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Entrepreneur magazine published an article by former Signarama franchisee, Joel Hall, who talked in depth about his experience as a franchise owner and reseller: When you first buy a franchise you are filled with excitement, trepidation and all kinds of other emotions. In those early years, it’s rare to think about the prospect of selling the store. […]

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How This Entrepreneur From a Franchising Family Opened Her Own Signarama

by Mary Mills October 28, 2014 Community
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Signarama Downtown Louisville, KY owner Maggie Harlow is featured in Entrepreneur’s latest Franchise Players column, a Q&A interview that puts the spotlight on franchisees around the world: Maggie Harlow has been involved in franchising as long as she can remember. Her family ran an automotive franchise when she was growing up, and she worked at the franchise […]

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Signarama Springfield Wraps ATVs, Golf Carts, and House Boats

by John Swanson October 23, 2014 sign solutions
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Occasionally, Signarama will have a star client request a specific type of wrap, or a client will come to us with an unusual project, such as wrapping a Waverunner water craft or a motorcycle. These types of wraps are always exciting to do, and present a unique challenge to the Signarama creative team. Recently, Signarama […]

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Trade Show Displays on a Budget

by Bob Chapa October 21, 2014 Banners
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Good-looking trade show displays won’t break the bank, especially when you see what’s available for less than $2000. Compare today’s trade show displays to the ones we had 15 years ago. Back then, you could spend as much as $5000 just to get a portable 10 foot backdrop. Even these prices have come down over […]

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Signarama Project Spotlight: The Biggest Sign We’ve Ever Created

by Bob Chapa October 16, 2014 Showcase
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We’ve been pretty busy at Signarama Troy/Madison Heights, but the project we recently completed kept us hopping, when we made the biggest sign we’ve ever created. In fact, we just wrapped it up last weekend. We finished an 8.5 story, 87 foot three-sided pyramid pylon sign at the Macomb Mall in eastern Metro Detroit. A […]

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Use Vehicle Graphics for Trade Show Graphics

by Bob Chapa October 14, 2014 sign solutions
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We think of trade show graphics as being the typical trade show backdrop, posters, and occasional floor graphics. Have you ever thought about using vehicle graphics for your next trade show? That means wrapping a vehicle related to your particular industry, or applying a partial wrap, window graphics, or even just a decal, and having […]

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Image Specs for Trade Show Displays

by Bob Chapa October 9, 2014 sign solutions
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Images for trade show displays need to meet certain specs if you want them to look good. It’s not just a matter of snapping a photo on your phone or buying an image from a stock photo site. And you certainly can’t download photos from the Internet, because you could violate copyright. Here are three […]

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