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Why SpeedPro is a Great Investment for 2022

November 17, 2021

As the new year approaches, aspiring entrepreneurs are considering their next move. Launching a business in the new year is a great idea, but choosing the right business is crucial.

In examining small business and B2B market trends heading into next year, SpeedPro stands out as a winning investment. Here’s what positions our large-format printing business for success in 2022.

Post-pandemic marketing needs are high

The pandemic created challenges for businesses across every industry. Stores and restaurants closed down, employees shifted to working from home, and people turned to online shopping. With enhanced safety measures and reduced case numbers, businesses have gradually returned to normal operations. Those businesses need new ways to get customers’ attention.

Post-pandemic marketing opportunities are numerous in the large-format printing space. Businesses are searching for ways to attract buyers with eye-catching displays. Products like vehicle wraps and window graphics are long-lasting marketing opportunities for all kinds of companies.

Businesses are not the only things returning to normal. In-person events have returned and event marketers need cost-effective advertising. Large-scale banners and graphics are proven methods for attracting attendees.

SpeedPro studios have the capability to serve all these clients. Whether it’s a small businesses that needs a vehicle wrap for mobile advertising or a business advertising a trade show, SpeedPro owners have the tools to help businesses succeed.

New businesses are on the horizon

The market and economy are also stabilizing following the pandemic, opening the door for entrepreneurs to establish new businesses. New businesses, in particular, will require marketing and advertising products like window graphics as well as interior accents like wall murals during buildout.

As a B2B business, SpeedPro has the benefit of growing with the market. More local businesses equates to more potential customers for SpeedPro studio owners to connect with. Utilizing our local partnership approach, owners can take advantage of growth in their territory’s business sector as new companies open their doors in 2022.

Low-overhead business model reduces risk

Despite the stability businesses have found over the past few months, many entrepreneurs are rightfully cautious about jumping into demanding business ventures. Companies with lots of overhead or unpredictable market opportunities are being met with more scrutiny. SpeedPro has the benefit of remaining a low-overhead business from day one and coming with a stable pool of businesses to market to and generate repeat business from.

The 2021 labor shortage is also expected to continue into 2022. Thankfully, SpeedPro’s business model only requires two employees to run a studio effectively. Owners need not worry about sourcing a large team to fulfill client orders or complete installations.

Reasonably sized studios help reduce real estate and utility costs, and a small team both is easier to form and keeps employee-related costs low. These elements keep costs and risk levels manageable for new franchisees.

Start the new year with Great. Big. Opportunity.

SpeedPro’s franchise system allows entrepreneurs to capitalize on current market trends while building a business with a predictable and ever-growing customer pool. As one of the nation’s leading printing franchises, SpeedPro has the tools and expertise needed to capitalize on recent changes to the market. 2022 holds ample opportunity for franchisees who are determined to make a name for their business through strong local partnerships and a commitment to quality.

Are you interested in learning more about the wide-format printing industry and SpeedPro’s growing role in it? Fill out our contact form to get in touch with a representative and discover what opportunities await in your market.

The Growth of the Vehicle Wrap Industry

November 4, 2021

One of the first questions any franchisee should ask about a potential investment is, “How stable is the market?” If customers aren’t interested in the products and services a business offers, that business is not viable!

At SpeedPro, we’re confident in the market demand for our large-format print products—now and looking into the future. Take, for example, the demand for vehicle wraps, one of our most sought-after and popular large-format product offering. SpeedPro studios serve as local providers of custom, high-quality graphics for vehicles large and small.

Thanks to recent and forecasted growth in this industry, potential SpeedPro studio owners can rest assured there will be customers to serve.

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Recent and future industry growth

The vehicle wrap industry includes both consumer- and business-facing demand for full, partial and spot film application on vehicles. In most cases vehicle wraps are used for advertising and brand marketing purposes. Businesses large and small utilize vehicle wraps to turn their passenger vehicles, delivery vans, freight trucks or entire fleets into “mobile billboards.”

The growth of the vehicle wrap industry is hard to ignore. In 2020, the global industry was valued at $4 billion. Between 2021 and 2028, it’s expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.4%. This means by 2028, the global vehicle wrap industry is estimated to reach $19.7 billion!

Many things are driving this growth. First and foremost, vehicle wraps are a cost-effective and efficient method of changing a vehicle’s appearance. Wraps are lower in cost compared to vehicle paint and actually protect the vehicle’s finish beneath.

Growth in the signs and graphics industry as well as growing demand for mobile advertising are also helping to fuel the market. More customers are seeking custom wraps on light-duty vehicles like cars. However, heavy-duty vehicle wraps are still strong industry players, given their use in advertising.

In short, the demand for vehicle wraps is increasing. Companies that provide custom wraps for a range of vehicle types are well-positioned to benefit from this industry’s growth in the coming years.

Why businesses choose vehicle wraps

A large portion of the industry’s growth is due to more and more businesses learning about the benefits vehicle wraps have to offer. Here are some of the main reasons companies are investing in vehicle wraps.

  • High recall rate: Mobile advertising is extremely effective at catching and holding customers’ attention. Vehicle wraps produce a high recall rate, with 97% of viewers recalling ads they saw on trucks and service vehicles. Well-designed and high-quality wraps are eye-catching and memorable on the road, helping to improve brand awareness.
  • Cost-effective: Being on the road, vehicle wraps are seen by thousands of people each day. However, they don’t cost nearly as much as billboards or other forms of advertising that produce high reach do. Vehicle wraps actually have the lowest cost per impression in all of advertising! What’s more, businesses only have to invest in a wrap once—there’s no ongoing costs or rentable ad space.
  • Adaptable advertising: Mobile advertising is critical in a market where more people are staying at home and shopping online. Businesses need new ways to grab customers’ attention. Vehicle graphics can be seen parked on the street, on the road while customers run errands or drive to work and many more places.
  • Versatile: Wraps are not only for fleet vehicles or man-with-a-van businesses. An everyday passenger car can be wrapped with company branding to raise awareness in the same way an 18-wheeler can. Wraps can also be customized to cover some or all of the vehicle, regardless of its shape and size. 
  • Professionalism: Professionally designed, full vehicle wraps make an impression and clearly communicate messages to customers. Wrapped delivery and service vehicles also make it clear to customers who’s showing up at their home or place or work. Professionalism leaves a lasting impression on new and returning customers.
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Vehicle wraps present SpeedPro owners with Great. Big. Opportunity.

SpeedPro has been in the vehicle wrap business for years. Our experience, leading-edge technology and high-quality materials give us a leg up on the competition in this growing market.

Vehicle wrapping is not something just anyone can do, either. The installation of vinyl vehicle wraps requires experience and precision—two things SpeedPro studios offer! B2B customers choose SpeedPro because they know our studios produce stellar graphics and long-lasting vehicular advertising.

What’s more, the materials for vehicle wraps are cost-effective, leading to high margins for studio owners. Whether your studio produces full or partial wraps, window coverings or spot graphics for local businesses, you’ll benefit from low overhead and high profits.

Want to learn more about the opportunities to be found in vehicle wraps and other wide-format print products? Fill out the SpeedPro contact form. A representative will be in contact about our rapidly growing franchise opportunity.

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SpeedPro Has Opportunities in Every Major Market

October 22, 2021

For many businesses, franchise growth is a sign of success. As a company expands across cities, states and regions, they build a larger network of owners and an even larger customer base. However, most aspiring franchisees want to know that there are still opportunities for investment in their local area.

At SpeedPro, we’ve been fortunate to develop a network of over 150 large-format print studios across the United States and Canada. Through our affiliates, we’ve even expanded overseas, reaching to markets like Japan, India, Central America, South America and Mexico! Despite this growth, though, what makes us so attractive to investors is the fact that we retain a wide availability of markets. Entrepreneurs interested in SpeedPro should be glad to hear that we still have ownership opportunities in every major metropolitan market across the country.

How the SpeedPro network works

SpeedPro operates solely as a B2B business. This means our studio owners are working with businesses, public entities and nonprofit organizations in their communities to provide large-format print products. For this reason, SpeedPro studios need to be located in areas with ample B2B customers to market to! This also means that we are able to operate multiple studios within a particular metro area, as long as the business potential allows for it.

Having nearby studios in a particular area gives owners the opportunity to work together, especially when a new studio is in the development process. Before your doors even open, you can work with a “buddy studio” to learn tips and tricks and fulfill orders for your first set of clients.

Rather than open multiple locations, SpeedPro owners are encouraged to scale their businesses from their sole studio location. You’ll network with customers in your local community, taking sales calls and making deliveries from your centrally located business. As you capture more of the market, your studio can purchase more equipment and hire more staff to produce print products for a larger number of clients.

Where can you own a SpeedPro studio?

If you’re an aspiring franchisee and you’re wondering if opening a SpeedPro studio is possible in your area, there’s a good chance the answer is yes! SpeedPro currently has studio availability in every major metropolitan area across the country. From Los Angeles, California, to El Paso, Texas, to Indianapolis, Indiana, to Albany, New York, we have new studio opportunities nationwide.

In areas where SpeedPro has already expanded, there may be opportunities for entrepreneurs to purchase resale studios. Purchasing an existing business can come with a number of benefits, including a customer base that is already familiar with the brand and our work. We currently have resale opportunities in a range of popular markets, including Tempe, Arizona; San Diego, California; and St. Louis, Missouri.

By choosing a hot market near a metropolitan area, you’re able to set your SpeedPro studio up for the best chance of success. With countless businesses to choose from within driving distance, your studio will have ample opportunity for expansion. This is true whether you choose a new or resale studio, so explore our available opportunities!

Grow with SpeedPro

SpeedPro is the nation’s leading large-format print franchise. With over 150 studio locations and counting, we’ve established a name in the printing industry and have created the systems our owners need to achieve success.

If you’re interested in a local, hands-on franchise opportunity, SpeedPro might be the perfect choice for you. Fill out our contact form to get in touch with a representative and discover what opportunities await in your market.

How Our Small Footprint Keeps Overhead Low

October 13, 2021

Overhead is one aspect of running a business that might take entrepreneurs by surprise. Those small and large costs that aren’t directly related to production can add up over the course of a month. Over time, they can eat away at your profits! Keeping overhead low is something many business owners strive for.

At SpeedPro, you don’t have to try hard—our business model is designed with low overhead to begin with! The average SpeedPro studio maintains a 66 percent profit margin thanks, in part, to the ways SpeedPro saves our owners money.

Here are some of the key ways you’ll keep your overhead low while operating a SpeedPro studio.

Small staff

SpeedPro’s operations are best described as a “lean machine.” It doesn’t take a large crew of people to make your studio run efficiently. To open your doors, you only need one-to-two employees. As your business grows, you have the option of hiring more staff if needed.

Maintaining a small staff has a number of benefits—most importantly, your business gets to keep overhead low. You won’t be responsible for the salaries and benefits packages for tens of employees, so your month-over-month costs remain manageable and predictable.

Cost-effective studio

The typical SpeedPro studio itself also helps reduce overhead for our owners. You don’t need a massive warehouse, a commercial building full of offices, or a fancy storefront. Instead, your studio will be a modest 2,000 to 4,000 square feet. You’d be surprised at how efficiently you can run your business with such a small footprint!

Lean studio space requirements save SpeedPro owners in multiple ways. The initial cost of studio investment and buildout is lower, since less space is needed and the time to develop is shorter. Ongoing utilities and maintenance costs will also naturally be lower than they would be in a larger space. Both of these mean long-term savings for SpeedPro franchisees.

SpeedPro Studios do BIG work in relatively small spaces!

Local network

Most SpeedPro studios serve B2B customers in their communities. This local network approach reduces overhead costs in a few different ways. First, there’s no high costs associated with warehousing, packing and shipping completed products. Deliveries and installations are often made locally via company vehicle.

Second, there’s no need for expensive travel costs associated with the business. Because you’re meeting with customers in your area, you won’t have to pay for regular airfare, hotels and other expenses—just the cost of getting to and from local meetings and events.

Marketing and advertising support

Marketing and advertising costs are a few of the sneakier costs that get tacked onto a company’s overhead. While no business can eliminate the costs of marketing entirely, they can be reduced.

At SpeedPro, our home office offers owners a range of support services, including marketing assistance. What’s more, SpeedPro owners benefit from the established brand recognition and positive reputation in the industry. Combined, these things allow owners to spend more time conducting face-to-face networking within their communities and spend less money on marketing and advertising.

Take advantage of SpeedPro’s small footprint

As a whole, SpeedPro gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to invest in a business that’s relatively affordable upfront and on an ongoing basis. When it comes to overhead, our business model is designed in a way that keeps costs low and profit margins high.

Interested in learning more about the benefits of the large-format printing industry? A SpeedPro franchise consultant is ready to help! Fill out our contact form online to get in touch and begin the discovery process.

Why Customers Choose SpeedPro

September 22, 2021

A major part of any entrepreneur’s franchise purchase decision is the success of the business. SpeedPro’s competitive advantages make us the leading wide-format printing franchise opportunity in the nation. Through leading technology, a partner-oriented mindset and top-notch quality, we give customers ample reasons to choose SpeedPro.

If you’re interested in a SpeedPro franchise, consider the competitive advantages that make our business attractive to the clients we serve.

Leading print technology

The printing industry as a whole is consistently changing, and wide-format printing is a specific niche within it. At SpeedPro, we stay on the forefront of innovation on both a large and small scale. This allows us to deliver the highest-quality graphics to our clients while keeping operations cost-effective and efficient.

From large corporate clients all the way to small local schools, SpeedPro clients trust that their products are being printed with the latest equipment and materials. We also improve our product line to keep up with the latest trends. A great example is smart signage for contactless experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a SpeedPro owner, you’ll get the benefit of our constantly updated knowledge. This allows you to adapt your business to stay on the cutting edge and provide only the best to your customers.

Decades of expertise

The first SpeedPro Signs business opened in 1992 in Canada, and the company shifted to digital printing in 2001, and opened in Texas in 2003. This means that SpeedPro has decades of experience in the wide-format digital printing industry.

This level of expertise gives our customers a sense of security. They trust that we’ll find the best solution for their needs every time they turn to one of our studios. Every SpeedPro owner gets to capitalize on our long-held reputation in the industry and use our decades of experience.

High-quality product line

One of SpeedPro’s core values is delivering the best possible quality on every project. Our quality standards ensure that each piece we print and install—whether it’s a window graphic or vehicle wrap—is something our customers will be proud of.

Not every print shop does large-format graphics and signage, but we do. Customers understand that working with SpeedPro gives them access to harder-to-find wide-format print pieces that are printed to perfection. And, not only do we design and print the products, but we also offer expert installation. Our quality and end-to-end solutions make us a valuable resource for customers large and small.

Partnership approach

At SpeedPro, our clients aren’t merely buyers—they are partners. Our studios operate as an extension of our clients’ marketing teams, digging deep into their goals and needs to perfect their latest print projects.

This partnership approach requires a lot of collaboration, but it results in a better product and a happier customer. It’s no wonder so many customers return to SpeedPro for repeat wide-format printing needs!

Additionally, every SpeedPro franchise owner shares the same core values as both our corporate office and our customers—top-quality products and professional service. It doesn’t matter the size of the project or the client’s volume. We deliver the same great service to each and every customer, with a focus on professionalism and satisfaction.

Build your client base with SpeedPro

When you open a SpeedPro studio, you get access to the systems and solutions our brand has used to serve client needs for over two decades. Our competitive advantages make for a lucrative business model that both owners and customers benefit from. Interested in learning more about SpeedPro? Fill out our contact form today to get started!

Culture is Key in SpeedPro Operations

September 9, 2021

One ingredient that’s often overlooked in the recipe for a successful business is culture. The company culture you, your employees and even your customers share is something special. Culture defines who you are as a business, guides your future growth and keeps your team working as a tight-knit unit.

At SpeedPro, culture is key to our operations. We aim to foster a supportive, motivational and collaborative culture that uplifts every member of our brand—from our topmost executives to our studio owners to your field consultants and staff.

The SpeedPro Culture

SpeedPro’s culture revolves around a few core values. We look for franchise owners who share these core values and will work to imbue them in every aspect of their business.

Collaboration

Collaboration is a core tenet of the SpeedPro business model. An atmosphere of partnership and camaraderie can be found in almost every facet of the business. From day one, new and existing franchise owners collaborate to get the newest studios up and running successfully. This collaboration between owners often continues well into the future, with franchisees sharing tips, tricks and lessons learned to make fellow studios more successful. On a smaller level, collaboration between your studio’s staff is key to operating the business efficiently and building a strong sense of teamwork. We want our business to feel like a family, and that only happens when we all work together. With that culture established in your studio, you’re able to extend that collaboration to your customers while working on new projects and building lasting relationships. In turn, this helps your business grow.

John Barber, franchisee in Norcross (GA), says franchise peers are strong with SpeedPro. He also says his employees act like owners and he treats them like partners. Now that’s a great culture!

Client Focus

The SpeedPro team prides ourselves on our never-ending dedication to our customers. Our studios don’t merely sell a product. We design, print and install top-quality projects with clients using a partnership-oriented mindset. We work with clients to understand their needs and pain points and find solutions for them, and we always aim to exceed expectations with every job. This focus on client satisfaction runs from the top down throughout our organization. This makes it clear to clients that SpeedPro operates for their benefit.

Innovation

SpeedPro is as successful as it is today is because of large-format printing innovation. Therefore, an innovative spirit is a key piece of our company culture. We want all our owners and team members to share our passion for staying on the cutting edge of the wide-format printing industry. Our team is adaptable and engaged in the industry, always looking to the next “big thing.” Owners benefit from this focus by receiving the latest industry knowledge, trends and equipment to both attract and retain clients. And, our clients benefit by working with a knowledgeable  printing partner who is capable of delivering the highest quality and most innovative products on the market.

SpeedPro Helps Clients’ Culture, Too

Culture is not only key for SpeedPro’s day-to-day operations, but also our clients’. Our product line actually helps clients engage with their own internal cultures, in addition to reaping the benefits of ours.

Things like wall graphics, murals and signage with positive messaging, value statements and quotes contribute to a stronger company culture for our clients. In this way, SpeedPro can help clients tap into their core values and design an engaging graphic to make their workplace more interesting and unified. We want our customers to understand that we care about our company culture, but we care about theirs, too.

Tap into the Power of Culture

SpeedPro’s company culture is one of teamwork, great customer service and adaptability. Our franchisees know that these core values permeate every move we make as a business, and that affects their customer relationships, too. If you long to be part of a franchise system that values culture just as much as sales, SpeedPro might be the perfect opportunity for you. Fill out our contact form to get started today.

How to Form Meaningful Partnerships

August 26, 2021

Because SpeedPro is a B2B business, maintaining meaningful partnerships with clients is key to our success. Our most successful owners turn every interaction into an opportunity, whether they’re at a networking event or collaborating on a project in the studio.

Here are our top three tips to give your business an edge when it comes to forming meaningful partnerships, with local businesses.

1. Networking

Local businesses from small, family-run operations to Fortune 500 companies are potential clients for SpeedPro studios. Since many of these clients need multiple projects over time, our owners are able to develop consistent, repeat business.

Networking is one of the best ways to build a stable yet diverse pool of clients when operating a B2B business. While some people are naturally great at networking, even introverts need to give it a shot. All it really takes is getting out and doing it.

Some ideas of where to start networking locally include:

Local Chamber of Commerce

Becoming a member of the area Chamber of Commerce is a must-do! But, don’t just join – be an active participant. Chamber meetings and events are a great way to get an introduction to local business owners in your community and showcase your studio’s offerings.

For example, SpeedPro is a member of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. This organization focuses on supporting growth and new business development for small businesses and even franchisees operated by Hispanic owners.

Noncompetitive Businesses

Team up with local business owners to host special events or mixers. You could also collaborate on presentations at networking events if you serve complementary industries. (Hint: you might met someone at the Chamber who wants to do this with you)

Churches and Non-Profits

If you’re a member of a church or any local non-profit organizations, make it a point to attend social events. You never know where or when you can meet a connection that can bring long-term business to you!

Pat and Charmane, established owners in Florida, know exactly how to develop partnerships that benefit their business and the partner business too.

2. Online presence

An up-to-date social media page gives any business in any industry more credibility. It also allows you to talk directly to your clients, many of whom are local business owners just like you. You can leverage the power of social media to ask for a sale upfront, but it’s often more effective to develop relationships over time.

Use your social media page to communicate the values and company culture you espouse. SpeedPro owners know the value of engaging with their audience with regular posts and always responding to comments and messages. You never know what a direct message could lead to! Nurturing relationships, even over the internet, helps you build a loyal community that directly contributes to ongoing sales over time.

3. Maintain a collaborative spirit

Our most successful SpeedPro owners bring a collaborative spirit to every client relationship. We work hard to create effective printed materials by developing a deep understanding of our clients’ needs, gaining knowledge of the goals of every printed project and being responsive to any questions they may have. We believe in open communication and collaboration. It’s the best way to make clients a part of the printing process every step of the way, contributing to ongoing customer loyalty.

The success of any business relies on long-term client relationships. Using each sale to build a relationship and encourage repeat business is crucial for your business’s bottom line. Strong partnerships allow your franchise to scale, giving you the opportunity to reach even more clients and giving your business a greater impact in a timeframe that’s comfortable for you. From mom-and-pop businesses to corporations and non-profit organizations, take time to build a partnership with every customer and enjoy the stability of reliable, repeat business.

Interested in learning more about the benefits of operating a SpeedPro studio? Visit our website and get started today.

How to Hire and Manage for Success

August 13, 2021

SpeedPro studios typically don’t require a large staff to operate. New franchises often open with two or three staff members, aside from you, the owner. No matter the size of your staff, you’ll need reliable employees who are capable of delivering top-quality customer service to keep your studio running.

Regardless of whether you’re managing a staff of two or seven, here are some tips to help you attract the right people to your growing SpeedPro franchise.

Maintain a social media presence

Because SpeedPro is a B2B business, it’s likely that some potentially great candidates have never heard of our brand and what we do. As with just about any business in any industry, social media is one of the best ways to get the word out about products and services you provide. It’s also a great way to introduce people to your company culture and the people who make it happen behind the scenes—you and your staff!

Your social media presence is a valuable tool for sharing open positions. You shouldn’t rely on job boards or search engines alone. The more eyes that see your postings, the more likely you are to attract the right talent for your studio.

Take advantage of ongoing support

With its nationwide presence, SpeedPro provides a strong support system to draw from as a franchisee. You’ll always have access to initial and ongoing support and training to promote the growth of your location. When hiring new employees, take advantage of SpeedPro’s job description templates and use them as a guide to find the right talent for your studio.

You can also leverage the knowledge of other franchisees who’ve been in the same situation as you. Forge relationships with other owners, especially those who are close to your territory. Perhaps these owners have employees that are moving and would like to stay with the company. Maybe they have expert advice on what to look for as you’re hiring. It’s always helpful to network, and other SpeedPro franchisees are eager to help their cohorts succeed. It’s one of the best benefits of investing in our franchise opportunity!

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Delegate responsibilities effectively

It takes a small, tight-knit team to run a SpeedPro studio efficiently and effectively. Your small staff will support your operations by doing the things you simply can’t do by yourself. This means you need to be able to delegate everyday tasks to your staff in an effective way. Successfully delegating responsibilities will take some of the burden of daily operations off your shoulders while providing employees with a greater sense of importance.

Strategic delegation is a great way to make employees feel as though they have a personal stake in the success of your operation. This can help you develop loyalty from your staff and create a winning team-based environment that raises everyone up while contributing to your bottom line.

You simply can’t go it alone if you want to be successful in the large-format printing industry. SpeedPro offers franchisees an abundance of resources, including ongoing training and support. But, you need a competent and dedicated staff to ensure that clients get the excellent customer service they deserve. Your team and that you have the flexibility you need to adapt to rapid changes in the industry.

Although you’ll start with a small team, you have the freedom to hire more staff and grow as you continue to bring on new clients. One of the key advantages of SpeedPro ownership is scalability. With a dedicated team, you can successfully achieve growth at a pace that you’re comfortable with. Contact us today to learn more about franchising with SpeedPro.

How is Large-Format Printing Recession-Resistant?

July 29, 2021

Many hopeful entrepreneurs are now searching for recession-resistant investment opportunities that can weather unexpected economic challenges, including an economic recession. While investing in a new franchise is always an important decision, it might feel even more daunting after an incredibly unpredictable year.

Despite economic downturns, the large-scale print industry continues to remain strong, providing innovative products. Here are some of the reasons why a large-format printing business like SpeedPro is a great recession-resistant business concept.

Recession-proof products

One of the main reasons large-format printing businesses are recession-resistant is because they sell products that are still needed throughout economic downturns. Advertising as a whole withstands economic challenges—as long as businesses exist, there will be a need for effective advertising!

Banners, large signs and window graphics are temporary advertising solutions that are ideal for a wide variety of essential businesses, including grocery stores, hardware shops and more. Even manufacturing plants utilize high-quality printed banners to showcase new changes in operations or to advertise their products. It’s been shown that advertisers and businesses that maintain or grow their ad spending often increase overall sales both during and after a recession.

It takes SpeedPro’s state-of-the-art large-format equipment and printing technology to create dynamic signage that sells, inspires and informs. In short, the printed material that can only be produced at SpeedPro locations is recession-resistant in and of itself, helping businesses market helpful products and services that people still very much need in spite of a challenging economic climate.

Cost-effective advertising opportunities

While advertising as a whole can generally weather the storm through economic downturns, businesses should be smart about their ad spend. One of the most effective ways to advertise is mobile advertising on cars, trucks and other vehicles. On average, wrap advertising costs as little as four cents per thousand impressions—that’s an amazing return on investment! When companies are looking to trim their ad budget but increase exposure, vehicle wraps are ideal!

SpeedPro’s large-format printing capabilities make quick work of any vehicle wrap project—we often cover entire fleets in our wraps. Our franchises are at the cutting edge of advertising, which is just another way our franchisees are able to generate revenue.

Operate as an essential business

Many B2B businesses are designated as “essential” businesses. B2B businesses support the operation of other businesses, and that includes the printing industry. SpeedPro locations are classified as an essential business. This designation is another safeguard against the effects of future economic downturns, giving our franchisees peace of mind they can continue their operations during in unprecedented situations.

Some businesses that are poised to succeed in spite of harsh economic conditions. The large-format printing industry is an excellent example of one of those businesses. By producing a high-quality product that’s both effective and affordable, SpeedPro owners support the success of other local businesses, even when the overall economy fluctuates.

Many franchisees find that owning a SpeedPro is win for themselves in terms of steady work, and a win for businesses who use our products and services. Interested in making a profit while you help your community? Reach out today to learn how you can do just that with your own SpeedPro location.

B2B Franchises Offer a Lucrative Opportunity to Business Owners

July 21, 2021

While the B2C (business-to-consumer) side of franchising gets a lot of attention, there’s an entire B2B (business-to-business) market that can be incredibly lucrative for franchise owners in certain industries—especially the print and advertising sector. At SpeedPro, our strong B2B relationships lay the foundation for a profitable business.

If you’re investing in a B2B franchise like SpeedPro, here are some of the key reasons you can generate stable profits through long-term relationships with other businesses.

B2B franchises have less competition

In terms of competition, the B2B market is significantly less competitive than B2C, simply because there are far few major players in the game. The business market is saturated with B2C companies, so entrepreneurs looking to invest in B2B opportunities find that it’s easier to establish relationships with clients that go far beyond a single transaction.

SpeedPro franchisees, specifically, know that they can hit the ground running. We provide incredible product quality that businesses won’t find anywhere else and reliable long-term partnerships, which keeps them coming back for more.

SpeedPro Totowa (NJ) recently provided exterior graphics for the new Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.

B2B franchises have high customer retention

When a business finds a vendor they like, they tend to stick with them over time because of the consistent quality, prices and established relationship. This often means that B2B franchises benefit from greater customer retention.

Businesses also know that they need to innovate in order to stay ahead of the competition. One key way they accomplish this is through dynamic advertising. SpeedPro franchisees enjoy high customer retention with the businesses they serve, primarily because those businesses have constantly changing advertising needs. There aren’t too many competitors who can handle large-format printing at the scale and quality you’ll find at SpeedPro! In other words, when you invest in your very own SpeedPro location, significant repeat business from your most valuable clients–other businesses–is often the “norm.”

B2B franchises withstand changing trends

Supply and demand in the B2C world generally follow shifting trends among customers. B2C businesses have to respond to these changing trends in order to stay competitive. However, in the B2B world, this is less of an issue. Businesses generally have standard needs that don’t change as frequently over time.

For B2B companies like SpeedPro, this stability is invaluable. You’ll know what to expect in terms of your workflow and profitability, since the businesses you serve will typically have the same goals, needs and operations.

B2B franchises are essential businesses

If there’s anything 2020 has shown business owners, it’s that you always need to prepare for the unexpected. The economic shutdown due to the global pandemic affected businesses large and small in a wide variety of industries. Businesses with a “non-essential” designation had to close or suspend operations, while businesses deemed “essential” could continue operations while making adjustments to conform with pandemic response protocol. Many B2B franchises have an “essential” designation, including businesses that support the operation of other businesses—that includes the printing industry.

What does that mean for a SpeedPro franchise? It means that you can continue your operations no matter what global challenges may arise in the future. You’re able to continuously contribute to your community and provide for yourself, even at times when the world is unpredictable.

Investing in a franchise is a big deal, whether it serves the B2B, B2C or a combination of the two. SpeedPro is a leader in technology and innovation in large-format printing, and other businesses know it. Our franchisees make an impact in their local business community and develop long-term relationships that result in stable income. Want to discover how a B2B business like SpeedPro is a smart investment? Reach out today to get started!