SpeedPro is known for delivering top-quality large-format print products to organizations across a wide range of verticals. Our place in the printing industry sometimes turns aspiring franchisees off, because people mistakenly believe they lack the experience needed for the job. Fortunately, SpeedPro Studio owners don’t need to enter the business with any printing experience! Our model is set up so that each new owner can apply their unique experience to the business, while we provide the printing know-how.
Take a closer look at how SpeedPro owners succeed, even without having a background large-format print production.
Types of experience that benefit SpeedPro owners
Contrary to popular belief, printing experience is not necessary to open a SpeedPro Studio. Although industry experience may help you adapt to the business faster, it won’t make or break your ability to join the SpeedPro family nor grow a thriving business.
Instead of printing experience, the SpeedPro franchise team is looking for entrepreneurs with a diverse set of skills and prior experience. While not necessary for consideration, here are a few of the qualities and types of experience that can help you in your franchising journey.
- Business management/operations: SpeedPro is a business first and foremost, so our owners need to be able to effectively launch and operate their companies. A business mindset is very important in franchisees, even if you haven’t operated a business on your own before. However, it can be particularly helpful to come into the world of franchising with some experience in business operations or management. This experience will help you make those critical decisions, lead a team of employees, and drive your business through challenges and toward growth.
- Sales: Experience in sales can provide a huge advantage to SpeedPro franchisees. As the owner of your Studio, you’ll network and meet with local businesses to sell your print products. Outbound sales efforts are a huge portion of the business, so you need to be able to build relationships with other organizations and encourage them to purchase. If you have experience leveraging sales strategies in other industries, you may be more likely to succeed.
- Creativity: SpeedPro’s business model requires creativity on multiple fronts. Owners must come up with creative solutions to customers’ needs. Creative problem-solving experience from a sales or project management role can help you identify needs and match them to the right product line quickly and efficiently. Hands-on creativity is also a boon in our business, since our Studios are constantly designing and producing aesthetically pleasing products. A creative eye can certainly help you and your team.
How SpeedPro sets you up for success
No print experience? No problem! SpeedPro makes our large-format printing franchise opportunity more accessible by setting new franchise owners up for success from the start. Our onboarding process includes comprehensive training sessions that will teach you everything you need to know. From details on our product lines to how to use our printers to the best sales and marketing strategies, you’ll be sent back to your Studio with a wealth of information you can apply on day one.
Further, new SpeedPro franchisees are provided a startup package as part of your initial investment. What this means is you don’t need to worry about researching the latest printer technology or cost-effective inks. We’ve done all the hard work for you and have ensured every Studio operates with the latest and greatest tools and resources in the industry.
Whether you have experience in the printing industry or not, SpeedPro makes it easy to learn and apply your skills to our growing large-format printing franchise. Request more information and discuss your skills and experience with a franchise consultant to see if SpeedPro is the right opportunity for you!