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A World Full of Large-Format Graphics

February 1, 2023

Most people have never heard the term “large-format printing” before. If you were to ask someone on the street, they probably wouldn’t be able to give you the definition. However, everyone has encountered large-format printing in their day-to-day life. You may not have realized, but your environment is full of large-format graphics!

It’s this prevalence of large-format printing that makes franchise businesses like SpeedPro so appealing. Once entrepreneurs understand what the concept means, they realize just how vast the market really is. Investing in a SpeedPro wide-format printing Studio means tapping into an entire world of sales potential.

Large graphics are all around you

When you really think about it, you’ll realize that large-format graphics are everywhere. You can’t drive down the street, visit your favorite coffee shop, or go into work without seeing some kind of large, printed design. Whether they’re on vinyl, glass, wood, or wallpaper, large-format graphics have been carefully designed and installed almost everywhere you go. You’re exposed to hundreds—maybe thousands—of large-format graphics every single week.

By definition, large- or wide-format printing involves products printed at a large scale, usually between 64 and 120 inches. These products cannot be produced on standard printers and require specialized equipment and expertise to create and install. Emerging technologies have made it possible to print large-format graphics on a wide range of substrates, from traditional paper and vinyl to glass, textiles, and wood.

There’s a lot of competition for messaging in our world today, and this has driven marketers to go bigger to attract more attention. Instead of being handed brochures or flyers all day, you’re faced with super-sized murals, window graphics, billboards, and signs at every turn.

Consider an everyday example, like a standard workday. You leave your house to drive to work, and on the highway, you pass multiple billboards with advertisements. You also drive past a van that’s wrapped with a plumbing company’s logo and contact information. As you pull up to your office complex, you see large wayfinding signage directing visitors to the appropriate building. The building you work in has a large sign with your company’s name out front. Once you get inside the building, you pass a wall mural with an inspirational quote from your CEO. The elevators are wrapped to display your company’s logo and colors. In just half an hour, you’ve been exposed to a surprising number of large-format printed products!

You might see even more wide-format graphics on a trip to your local shopping center. Colorful banners are hung outside stores to advertise seasonal promotions or a grand opening. As you head up to the second floor of the mall, the escalator bay is wrapped with an advertisement. The next shop you visit has a full-sized window graphic in its storefront showcasing its latest product line. Floor decals help direct you through the store to find the items you need. Large-print graphics really are all around you.

The possibilities are endless

Because we’re faced with so many large-format graphics every day, it’s easy to forget we’re exposed to them at all. However, every ad or sign we see is another touchpoint for a company or a new message that we process. Once you start to pay attention, you come to understand just how big of a role wide-format printing plays in your life every single day.

There are nearly limitless possibilities for large-format graphic applications. Whether they’re used by a school district, marketing agency, sports team, or fundraising group, these printed products can send endless messages in so many ways.

This is the reason the large-format printing industry is so appealing to aspiring franchisees. The client pool is vast, because almost every industry has a use for large-format printing. As a SpeedPro Studio owner, you could help the organizations in your community design and share their own messages. There is tremendous revenue potential awaiting you!

Large-format printing is everywhere—and that’s not going to change anytime soon. There’s so much potential in the wide-format printing industry, and SpeedPro makes it easy to get started with a large-format printing franchise of your very own. Jump on the opportunity to join a thriving industry and build your own network of customers putting large graphics out into the world. Reach out to a SpeedPro franchise representative to get started.

Add SpeedPro to Your Franchise Portfolio

January 5, 2023

If you’re a franchise owner who’s looking to build a portfolio of investments, it can be challenging to determine which businesses are the best fit. You might want to branch out from your first franchise system, but you also don’t want your businesses to compete with one another.

SpeedPro, the nation’s leading wide-format printing franchise, is a great choice for franchisees interested in adding a new business to their portfolio. Large-format printing makes a great complement to almost any business, and our system is built in a way that keeps overhead low and profit margins high. Here’s why you should consider adding SpeedPro to your franchise portfolio.

Reduce risk with low overhead

Finances are the biggest factor to consider when choosing to expand your franchise portfolio with a new business. But beyond the initial franchise investment cost, you need to think about how much the franchise will cost to operate over time. Investing in a high-overhead business while you already own several others could put you in a tight spot financially. You want to make sure you have the cash flow and reserves needed to keep all businesses stable.

Selecting a low-overhead business like SpeedPro will allow you to minimize your upfront investment as well as ongoing costs. SpeedPro’s model is lean, requiring a small team of employees, and a modest Studio space. Better yet, SpeedPro boasts industry-leading profit margins of around 68 percent (per our 2022 FDD). We leverage strong buying power within our network of equipment and materials vendors, keeping our cost of doing business low and our returns high.

Assemble non-competing businesses

The type of business you add to your franchise portfolio can make a big difference. A diversified portfolio holds less overall risk for the franchisee. Even if downturns affect one industry, businesses in other sectors can keep your portfolio afloat.

The key to building a diversified franchise portfolio is assembling businesses that aren’t competitors. Instead, you want to find brands that complement one another.

In SpeedPro’s case, large-format printing sits in a small niche of businesses. We’re not a competitor to customer-facing printers, nor are we competing with B2B small-format printers. If you own franchises in the marketing, advertising, or other B2B services spaces, SpeedPro would be a great complement.

Create a built-in print provider

SpeedPro isn’t only complementary to B2B service brands, though. Given the nature of our products, SpeedPro can be useful within a portfolio of franchises from almost any industry. This is because of the products we offer.

SpeedPro’s large-format print products provide benefits to any business in need of branding or marketing materials. The cost of these products add up when they’re coming from external providers. If you own a SpeedPro Studio, though, your other businesses have a built-in, reliable vendor for large-format print graphics! You can harness the ROI from SpeedPro’s vehicle wraps, window graphics, signage and more to bolster sales performance across your entire portfolio.

Scale as you need

One last element that makes SpeedPro a worthy addition to any franchise portfolio is the ability to scale your operation within a single Studio. Franchise owners often hit a “cap” at which their franchise location isn’t able to sustain more business. At that point, they have to open a new location in order to continue growing—and that requires a lot of hands-on work upfront.

SpeedPro doesn’t operate this way. Our model is designed to scale when and as much as an owner wants by adding more equipment, team members, and sales outreach. If your sights are set high, national sales are possible from your initial location. This allows an owner to skip the repeated “launch” period involved with multi-unit franchise investment and simply build off the strong foundation you set in the beginning.

Large-format printing is a growing industry with diverse verticals and tremendous potential. If you’re interested in adding a new business to your franchise portfolio, reach out to SpeedPro to learn more today.

SpeedPro is Designed to Scale

December 13, 2022

Entrepreneurs have big dreams, and they need to invest in a business that will help them reach them. If you hope to build wealth for your family through a fast-growing investment, you don’t want to be limited by the market or business model. SpeedPro, one of the nation’s leading large-format printing franchises, understands this. That’s why we give all our franchisees the opportunity to achieve GREAT. BIG. GROWTH!

One of the things SpeedPro Studio owners love about our franchise model is how easy it is to scale their businesses. Thanks to our diverse market verticals, lean Studio size, and streamlined operations, our franchisees have a seemingly limitless opportunity to grow.

How SpeedPro Studios scale

The beauty of the SpeedPro model is that owners can choose how, when and where they scale up their operations. Whether you’re the type of owner who wants to keep your business local or you have your sights set on nationwide sales, SpeedPro ownership is built to support you. Essentially, you can grow as large as you want, all at your own pace!

What’s most important is SpeedPro was not been built to limit owners. In fact, we’ve designed the SpeedPro franchise system in a way that encourages tremendous growth, giving franchisees the power to grow efficiently.

SpeedPro only requires two employees to open, and our turnkey startup package gives you the exact equipment you’ll need to offer a full product line of large-format print products. Starting at this scale allows you to minimize your overhead and find your footing in a new market.

As your Studio gains clients—ideally on a repeat basis—you’ll have the opportunity to grow. You can hire additional employees and purchase new equipment to keep up with the demand from new clients in the region. This allows for a natural progression to higher volume, where your revenue and costs grow in a sustainable way. Thanks to SpeedPro’s national buying power, vendor relationships, and innovative production methods, SpeedPro owners are able to take advantage of great profit margins—meaning the ramp-up is that much more beneficial!

In other franchise systems, owners might hit a point where the market is tapped and growth isn’t possible without opening a new location. This isn’t the case with SpeedPro! Rather than selling multiple units, we encourage every owner to continue building out their existing Studio and expand their reach with current B2B customers while also adding new customers. With the right setup, owners have the ability to sell nationally, right from their single Studio location.

Gain the freedom to grow with SpeedPro

SpeedPro’s scalability provides a number of benefits. First and foremost, franchisees have the freedom of choosing how large or small their operation is. Some owners prefer a lean team that serves only their immediate communities. Others want a large-scale operation that produces graphics for clients around the country. Both are possible with our business model.

The way our Studios start small and scale later helps new franchise owners feel more secure in their investment as they learn the ropes. You won’t suddenly be responsible for a team of 10-plus salaried employees. Your operation starts and stays proportional to your client base, alleviating the stress of forced growth.

Many aspiring franchisees seek the great opportunity potential SpeedPro has to offer. In an industry as fast-growing as ours, you don’t need to worry about the business limiting you. There are millions of businesses and organizations eager to find a high-quality print partner like SpeedPro who can offer everything from vehicle and fleet wraps to tradeshow displays and signage to floor graphics and wall murals.

If you’re a passionate entrepreneur with your sights on immense growth, don’t miss your chance to invest in SpeedPro’s large-format printing opportunity. Request information today to get started.

SpeedPro Named a Top 500 Franchise Brand

November 30, 2022

Aspiring franchisees want to join businesses that are known for their success. SpeedPro is proud to announce our ranking among the Top 500 Franchise brands by Franchise Times Magazine! Our brand’s inclusion in this highly regarded list demonstrates our year-over-year success, our lasting relevance in the industry, and the great potential awaiting current and future franchise owners.

As one of the nation’s leading wide-format printing franchises, SpeedPro serves businesses and organizations across a vast range of industries with high-quality graphics and signage. Our top sellers include wall murals, vehicle wraps, banners, and trade show displays. In 2022, SpeedPro’s sales grew 20.9% to $91 million globally. This has landed us the #2 spot in Franchise Times Magazine’s top three brands in the “Sales Growth: Printing, Graphics & Signs” category.

The SpeedPro team is immensely proud of our Studio owners’ achievements this year, and we’re looking forward to even greater growth in the years to come. If you’re interested in investing in a franchise that offers great growth potential, check out some of the many benefits a SpeedPro Studio can offer.

Top benefits of SpeedPro franchising

There are plenty of reasons to join our rapidly growing brand. SpeedPro franchise owners enjoy many advantages in the market thanks to our established presence, leading-edge innovation, and scalable business model. Here are just a few more reasons to consider SpeedPro franchise ownership.

  • Strong profit margins: Across the SpeedPro product line, we offer Studio owners high profit margins that put more money in their pockets. The cost of goods for our large-format products are relatively low, but our service and skill allow us to price competitively. According to our 2022 Franchise Disclosure Document, our franchise Studios have an average of 68% gross profit margins.
  • High Net Promoter Score: We don’t just provide great products—we are also known for providing great service! SpeedPro has achieved a fantastic Net Promoter Score of 95, showcasing the level of customer satisfaction our Studios garner every day. Our brand is synonymous with quality, smart solutions, and good client relationships—and these things help bring in new business across the country.
  • Network of innovation: SpeedPro has remained a leader in large-format printing technology and applications for over 20 years. Our corporate team invests heavily in innovation to ensure each Studio has access to the latest and greatest in the industry. We do the research for our owners, so they can focus on serving customers’ needs and building a stronger client network.
  • No print experience needed: No print experience? No problem! Anyone has the potential to join the SpeedPro family. As long as you have business skills, passion, and creativity, you could be a good fit for franchise ownership. Our training program will show you the ropes and help you build the skills you need on the print side to ensure your business runs smoothly.

Join the growing industry with SpeedPro

On top of the benefits unique to our business, SpeedPro also benefits by operating in a consistently growing industry. Contrary to popular belief, print lives on—and the sales numbers don’t lie! In 2021, the print industry as a whole had a combined $3.1 billion in sales.

The rise of and continued reliance on out-of-home advertising makes large-format printing an evergreen business model that’s unlikely to fall out of favor. And, because SpeedPro targets such a diverse pool of clients, there are almost endless client opportunities to be found across the nation like marketing agencies, school districts, design firms, healthcare entities, government, and more.

We’ve proven the concept, but we’ve far from maximized the industry’s potential. Take advantage of the tremendous opportunity awaiting our business and inquire about franchising with SpeedPro today. 

SpeedPro: The Perfect Mix of Growth and Opportunity

November 21, 2022

There’s a lot to consider when selecting a franchise to invest in. Many entrepreneurs are drawn to new concepts that haven’t completely flooded the industry. At the same time, they want to trust that the business model is stable and proven in the marketplace. It’s tough to find brands that have struck that balance—but SpeedPro has!

SpeedPro, one of the nation’s leading large-format printing franchises, offers new studio owners the perfect mix of growth and opportunity. With around 170 locations, we’ve proven our business’s traction and demand, but there’s still a ton of room for new franchisees to join our family! Learn more about how this makes SpeedPro such an attractive model.

A proven concept

One of the biggest benefits of joining a franchise system is a proven business concept. Entrepreneurs face less risk because the brand has succeeded in other markets. Buying into an established business helps you feel secure in your ability to thrive.

A proven concept is exactly what SpeedPro delivers to its franchise owners. Our B2B light manufacturing business started franchising in Canada in 1996 and expanded to the U.S. franchising market in 2003. Over the past 20 years, our growth has been phenomenal, providing international opportunities and tremendous growth potential to our owners. Now, we have nearly 170 studios—more than proving our concept in the marketplace.

This history and growth has allowed us to deliver bigger and better benefits to our franchisees. We’ve built a strong national network with substantial buying power and close vendor relationships. And, we’re constantly researching and innovating to stay on the leading edge of the wide-format printing industry. Both these things help franchisees maintain high profit margins and large competitive advantages year over year.

We’ve even gone beyond that and created a Kickstart program that helps brand-new studios. Existing studio owners mentor and support new owners before they can even open their doors, helping both the brand and the studio alike. What this means for aspiring franchisees is that they can trust SpeedPro to offer the tools, support and proven concepts that will elevate them to success.

The industry holds immense potential

While our history and growth thus far is certainly important, what matters more is what lies ahead. Nobody wants to invest in a business that has oversaturated the market or an industry that might fall off in a few short years. But soon-to-be studio owners don’t need to fear! Our industry and market hold plentiful opportunities for existing and new businesses alike. SpeedPro’s potential as a franchise has not even come close to being maxed out.

It’s no secret that the large-format printing industry continues to grow. Out-of-home advertising is an evergreen industry that experts believe is here to stay. New businesses are coming online each day, meaning more potential clients for SpeedPro studios across the nation. New printer technologies are also making new products possible, giving us more opportunities to offer creative solutions. Each of these trends demonstrate tremendous potential for brands like SpeedPro.

Our regional territories also leave a lot of room for growth. Despite having 170 studio locations, new owners have an abundance of choice. We still have territories available in almost every major market across the United States, and we’re even expanding internationally!

Think about the number of small businesses you pass every day in your hometown. Now add the number of schools, churches, nonprofits and event spaces nearby. Add in the number of corporations that have a branch or are headquartered in your city. It’s probably a ton of organizations! All of these—and more—are potential customer segments for a SpeedPro studio. When you consider that the majority of small businesses spend an average of $10,000 to $50,000 per year on marketing and advertising, it’s clear how much potential is still out there.

Opportunity is abundant

SpeedPro’s proven concept and opportunity for future growth is a combination aspiring franchise owners do not want to miss. If you’re looking for a stable business model with nearly endless growth potential, don’t pass up your opportunity! Learn more about the SpeedPro large-format printing business today and begin your journey to franchise ownership.

School Districts as a SpeedPro Demographic

November 1, 2022

When you think of “marketing and advertising,” K-12 school districts probably aren’t the first customer segments that come to mind. However, local schools rely heavily on marketing and branding efforts to support their operations, communications, and activities. Now more than ever, school districts are learning that a strong brand helps build deeper connections with their communities.

Education is one of the biggest customer segments SpeedPro serves as a large-format printing business. Opening a SpeedPro Studio in an area with lots of schools could be a boon for your small business!

K-12 schools rely on great branding and signage

If you think about it, schools use a tremendous amount of signage throughout their campuses and facilities. Given their size, many elementary, middle, and high schools need wide-format printed products to bring their marketing and advertising visions to life, making them a great candidate for SpeedPro’s printing services.

What’s more, school districts are increasingly using branding to build connections within their communities. Schools rely on a clear color scheme, logo, or mascot, mission statement, and values to create a strong identity in the area. They often echo these elements through signage and aesthetics. Older schools are also turning to large-scale renovations to improve their physical spaces and reinforce their brands through visuals.

Consider the many ways large-format printing can support K-12 education.

  • School branding: Schools love to create a welcoming and exciting atmosphere through colorful and engaging signage. These institutions might install a new wall mural in a common space to emphasize school spirit or upgrade their exterior signage to reflect a more modern logo. Wayfinding signage is helpful on large, sprawling campuses. Temporary banners are often used both on and off school property to advertise school events. The school might even have a small bus or van fleet needing custom-branded vehicle wraps.
  • New initiatives: Schools that are pushing for a new curriculum or district-wide initiatives want to catch the eye of passersby. Quality graphics, bold colors, and clear text are needed on banners, flags, and window graphics to give parents, staff, and visitors critical information.
  • Sports and activities: Schools are constantly hosting events and activities for student groups. Athletics, arts, and other clubs typically require their own branded signage to promote upcoming events and give each school space a unique identity. Flags, banners, and floor graphics are commonly used to make each activity stand out.
  • Fundraising: Fundraising is a huge part of K-12 schools’ marketing efforts. These important initiatives require big signs and impressive graphics to communicate a need and encourage people to donate.

Where schools of the past may have been content to not stand out in the community, modern schools are constantly looking to improve their facilities and wow parents and students alike. SpeedPro’s Great. Big. Graphics. help them achieve this goal!

Listen to a SpeedPro Studio team communicate about their school system work.

SpeedPro serves as a school district partner

Beyond our wide range of products, SpeedPro Studios provide something even better to schools across the country: fantastic service. Many schools are unfamiliar with large-format printing and might not know exactly what they need to transform their spaces. SpeedPro not only brings high-quality printed products to the table but also the creativity and solutions-oriented mindset schools need to accomplish their goals.

Because of this, many school districts consider SpeedPro a true partner in their marketing and advertising efforts. Our Studio owners are capable of meeting them where they are and posing creative solutions for their unique needs. As the schools’ events and initiatives change over the years, they feel comfortable turning to SpeedPro for ongoing services.

This also means that SpeedPro franchisees have the opportunity to really serve their communities in a deep way. Building strong relationships with local schools helps bolster education. Some of our owners even serve the schools their children attend! As a Studio owner, you can go to work each day knowing that you’re staying involved with the community, all while earning a living through your small business.

If you’re interested in launching a thriving career in large-format printing, consider investing in a SpeedPro Studio of your own! Our B2B large-format printing business allows you to connect with local organizations like schools, universities and much more. Reach out to learn more about our business model and get started!

Veterans Are Great For SpeedPro

October 20, 2022

Veterans Day is right around the corner, on November 11, 2022. As we celebrate our nation’s heroes and their actions to protect us all, we also want to celebrate their tremendous versatility back home—specifically in the business sector. Veterans are 45 percent more likely to start their own businesses, and they currently own around 2.4 million small businesses across the United States. There’s a reason so many veterans are inclined to entrepreneurship. Their skill sets are a perfect match for franchises and independent small businesses!

SpeedPro is proud of its many veteran-owned Studios across the country, and we’re eager to get more off the ground. If you’re a former member of the United States military, consider how your skills and experience might transfer into a successful career as a franchise owner. 

Veterans and first responders thrive as franchise owners due to their worth ethic, determination, and other skill sets.

Determined and solution-oriented

Veterans are no stranger to challenges. Time in the service has helped them become quick thinkers who are adept at solving problems. They’re also unlikely to back down in times of trouble. When the going gets hard, veterans remain determined and resilient so they can better forge ahead.

These skills are a fantastic match for business ownership. Although running a franchise is quite different from military service, entrepreneurship still comes with its share of challenges. Maintaining a solution-oriented and determined spirit is key to pushing through the challenges and emerging successful. 

Structured and organized

Military service is an extremely structured organization. Veterans are familiar with rigid structures and rules for their own safety and efficiency of their unit. They’re able to follow existing systems and enact their own structures to keep things running.

Franchises share a similar type of structure. Franchisees aren’t forging a completely new path—they must follow the systems put in place by the franchise brand. SpeedPro franchise owners must stay organized and efficient for the betterment of the entire network. The ability to work within a structured framework makes veterans a great fit for franchise ownership.

Skilled at learning

No two days are the same in the field. Veterans are used to learning new things rather quickly and applying those skills to the task at hand. This makes many veterans quick studies who are capable of adapting on the fly.

While some franchise owners join an industry they’re familiar with, many come into franchise ownership with no experience in that market at all! This is true of SpeedPro. Our owners are not required to have printing experience prior to joining our team. Instead, our franchise offers robust in-person and ongoing training programs. We expect Studio owners to learn quickly and apply their newfound knowledge to the business. Here, veterans have an advantage when it comes to learning how to be profitable and successful.

Collaborative and team-oriented

Veterans are used to working as part of a team. They forge strong relationships with their peers that are built on collaboration and mutual respect. As they climb the ranks, they must also step up as a leader.

Similarly, SpeedPro requires our owners to be personable, communicative, and collaborative. This helps owners build strong, trusting relationships with their B2B clients and work together to uncover and solve their unique printing challenges. They must also leverage their leadership skills to train, guide and manage their small team of employees every day.

SpeedPro supports veterans

At SpeedPro, we not only extend a heartfelt “thank you” to any veteran who has served our country. We also want to provide our entrepreneurial veterans with great opportunities!

SpeedPro aims to welcome more veterans into our franchise network and reward them for their service. We offer qualified veterans and first responders a $10,000 discount off the initial franchise fee when launching a new SpeedPro Studio.

If you’re a veteran interested in starting your own business, request information about SpeedPro’s large-format printing franchise model. A franchise representative will be in touch to begin the discovery process and launch your brand-new journey.

Your Q4 SpeedPro Plan

October 6, 2022

If you’ve decided that opening a large-format printing business like SpeedPro is the right choice, your next decision will be when to start. The old cliché, “There’s no better time than today!,” is absolutely true when it comes to SpeedPro franchise ownership! The SpeedPro franchise discovery and time-to-open don’t take nearly as long as other brands might. Our entire team is dedicated to helping new franchisees get up and running quickly.

The path to SpeedPro ownership

If you’re a good fit for the SpeedPro business model, you can achieve ownership and operation in just a few months. There are four major stops on the path to Studio ownership.

  • Discovery: The initial discovery phase for SpeedPro is done in eight simple steps. Throughout this process, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about our business model, ask questions and see if SpeedPro is a good fit for you. Our development team will work with you to discover your goals and experience as a business owner and make sure our culture aligns with your needs and ours, too. If moving forward is the best choice, you’ll sign the franchise agreement and begin forging your path to ownership. This process typically lasts between 60–90 days.
  • Onboarding: Once your franchise agreement is signed, you’ll begin finalizing details for your Studio with our Onboarding team. We’ll help you secure financing and select and lease a site within your territory. You’ll also partake in a two-week training program at the SpeedPro Home Office that gives you in-person, hands-on experience running the business.
  • Ramp-up: With all the details in place, you’ll get to work on growing your business before you even open your doors! Our Kickstart program allows new owners to work with a Buddy Studio to fulfill orders while your Studio is being built.During this time, you’ll be networking and developing relationships with nearby business owners and agencies. Yes, you read that right…before your Studio even opens its doors, you’ll have the ability to sell, take and produce orders, and make money!
  • Buildout: The buildout process for SpeedPro Studios is relatively quick and simple, thanks to our open floor plan and minimal office space.Our owners also enjoy a robust startup package. You don’t have to spend time doing research and sourcing printers. Our turnkey solution will be delivered and installed quickly and efficiently, so you can begin taking business right away! The full buildout typically lasts 30–60 days.

When all is said and done, a new SpeedPro Studio can be complete in around 100 days. Starting this process at the beginning of Q4 could allow you to open your business in the first few months of next year.

Benefits of planning early

Unsure of whether now is the right time to begin your SpeedPro journey? Consider some major benefits of getting a jumpstart on new-year business planning.

Logistically speaking, launching a business in Q1 gives you the majority of a calendar year to accumulate financial data, tax deductions, and more. You’ll leave your first year with a clear indication of growth areas and challenges.

Time is also on your side when you prepare your business early in Q4. Financing, permitting, and other paperwork all takes time to process. As banks and municipalities approach the holidays, they can get backed up, which causes delays that might last into the new year. You’ll want to plan ahead to beat the rush, so your business can open as early as possible.

Q4 is an important time for SpeedPro’s B2B clients, too. As you begin your Kickstart program, you’ll have a chance to network with prospective clients right as they’re beginning to think about new-year campaigns. This is a prime time to solidify sales and capitalize on clients’ fresh marketing budgets in Q1. Once you land the account, your doors will be open just in time to deliver quality products.

If you are interested in SpeedPro’s light manufacturing, wide-format printing business, don’t hesitate. Get a jumpstart on business planning, request more information and dive into your discovery process today!

Large-Format Printing is an Evergreen Business

July 26, 2022

Investing in a franchise system is an investment in your long-term future. After you pour time, energy, and money into starting a business, you want to be able to grow it year over year. This means the business model needs to remain relevant in the marketplace.

Large-format printing is one such business centered around innovation and technology that constantly evolves and improves over time. For decades, organizations have turned to wide-format print companies like SpeedPro to fulfill their branding, marketing and advertising needs. This is not merely a trend. Clients continue to ask for high-quality printed products—and are expected to continue to long into the future—even as the industry evolves and adapts. For this reason, it’s logical to make this distinction: opening a SpeedPro Studio means opening an evergreen business.

Large-format Remains Key in Advertising

The marketing and advertising industry has changed dramatically over the years. However, large-format print products are still a mainstay.

Print products like banners, murals, billboards, and vehicle wraps are part of “out-of-home” advertising (OOH). This segment of marketing is meant to catch consumers’ attention while they’re driving to work, shopping, or running errands. OOH has great return on investment and the ability to catch the eye of passersby more effectively than one email in a cluttered inbox. Because of its longstanding history, prevalence, and cost-effectiveness, OOH is not expected to wane anytime soon. Visual messaging and branding will continue to be key areas of focus for marketers.

Large-format printers like SpeedPro play a critical role in bringing OOH to life. Advertisers at Fortune 500 companies, schools, and even nonprofit organizations don’t have immediate access to high-quality printers capable of producing extremely large graphics. Rather, they turn to Studios like SpeedPro to print their wide-format posters, wraps, and more. The annual growth of the large-format industry shows just how important our work is to these clients.

SpeedPro Keeps Up with The Times

Although large-format printing is poised to stay relevant for years to come, that doesn’t mean the industry isn’t changing! Print studios must adapt and be open to the latest technological advancements in order to meet customer needs.

Fortunately for SpeedPro Studio owners, innovation is one of the core tenets of our business. We invest heavily in the latest technology to ensure we remain at the forefront of the industry. This approach allows us to meet higher customer expectations related to sustainability, resolution, and material quality. It also allows us to incorporate new forms of large-format signage, like digital screens and backlit graphics. Also, the SpeedPro brand is committed to working with vendors who are committed to innovation as well as their equipment design, inks, substrates and materials, and more.

Secure Your Future in Large-Format Printing

When becoming a business owner, you want to make sure your business doesn’t rest solely on shifting trends. If your customers move on, you won’t have a business!

At SpeedPro, franchisees have confidence in two facts:

  1. Large-format printing remains a critical component of advertising.
  2. SpeedPro remains dedicated to setting the pace with new technology and adapting as the industry grows.

Combined, this is a recipe for a fantastic, evergreen investment!

When you open your very own SpeedPro Studio, you don’t have to worry about the business becoming obsolete because of changing trends or technologies. The SpeedPro business model will remain both relevant and important to our clients across a multitude of client industries. Once you open your doors, you can focus on building relationships with other businesses in your area that need your large-format print services. Let the SpeedPro Home Office Team handle the innovation and testing, and we’ll provide resources to support you as you grow.

At SpeedPro, we give passionate business owners the tools, resources, and training they need to develop their large-format printing Studios. This gives you the freedom to build wealth for you and your family’s future—without the fear of obsolescence. Request more information about SpeedPro’s franchise opportunity today and begin the discovery process.  

More than Products, SpeedPro Delivers Great Service

July 12, 2022

Having great products is a pillar of any successful business. Customers want to leave a company knowing they’ve been given a high-quality, long-lasting item that meets their needs. However, what’s equally as important as products is a business’s customer service. This is especially true in a relationship-based business like SpeedPro.

SpeedPro franchisees don’t worry about the quality of their products or service because the SpeedPro name is synonymous with customer satisfaction. We know this because our brand has achieved an unbelievably high Net Promoter Score® of 95! This high score goes a long way when it comes to our current and potential clients. Read on to learn more about why that matters.

What is a Net Promoter Score?

Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a quantified representation of customer experience. Using surveys from customers, NPS gathers information about their level of trust in and respect for your brand. Businesses around the world use this score to benchmark their customer satisfaction levels and compare it to other companies in their industry.

NPS is reached by asking one simple question on a 0–10 scale: “How likely is it that you would recommend this brand/product to a friend or colleague?” The responses are grouped into three segments.

  • Promoters: Those who answered 9–10 are your promoters, or customers who are loyal to your brand and will help it grow.
  • Passives: People who answered 7–8 are passives. Typically, they are satisfied with your service but might be swayed by competitors because they aren’t very loyal to your brand.
  • Detractors: Customers who answer 0–6 are usually unhappy customers who didn’t have a great experience—or who had a very bad one. They may dissuade others from working with your brand in the future and can hamper your growth.

With survey responses in hand, you can calculate your score by subtracting the percentage of detractors from the percentage of promoters. The resulting score will range between -100 and 100. Bain & Co, the source of the NPS system, suggests that above 50 is excellent, and above 80 is world class. SpeedPro is world class level!

Why Net Promoter Score Matters

Every brand wants to have a positive impression on customers. Positive customer experiences help build a base of loyal, repeat business and keep clients satisfied. A high score – like SpeedPro’s 95 – indicates to a company that their customers are already happy with the level of service they’ve been given.

NPS is not only useful for determining how satisfied customers have been with their experiences. It is also a critical tool for estimating the future growth of a company. When a brand has a high NPS, that means it has a lot of loyal customers and very few unsatisfied ones. Loyal customers are more likely to return, but they’re also more likely to increase brand awareness through word of mouth. This type of marketing is free for companies and results in more potential clients!

SpeedPro Combines Great Products with Great Service

SpeedPro’s NPS was gathered by surveying customers of studios across the country. Our excellent NPS score of 95 is significant within the large-format printing industry and across other industries. It even beats out scores from popular brands like Nordstrom’s. Our NPS illustrates how much SpeedPro customers value our studios’ professionalism and reliability.

They know that when they come to SpeedPro, they’ll receive:

  • A partnership-focused approach, where our studio staff works collaboratively and respectfully with each client;
  • Solution-oriented meetings centered around what products would work best for their unique needs;
  • Top-quality installation and service once the product is complete.

What this means is SpeedPro franchise business owners provide not only great products but also the customer service necessary to be continually high ranked and recommended.

Are you ready to join one of the highest-recommended franchise brands in the nation? Inquire about SpeedPro’s large-format printing opportunity today!