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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.

Do I Need Print Experience for SpeedPro?

August 26, 2022

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!

SpeedPro Puts Innovation First

June 8, 2022

As the large-format industry continues to grow, it takes effort for companies like SpeedPro to stay at the forefront. One of the ways we do this is by investing in innovation across our entire franchise system. From printing technologies and inks to new materials to digital training platforms, SpeedPro’s innovation has positioned us on the leading edge.

When franchisees open their very own SpeedPro Studio, they benefit from all the rewards our innovation has provided. Here are some of the many ways we leverage our innovative approach to large-format printing to deliver printing franchise success.

SpeedPro franchisees create large-format graphics for every type of marketing purpose!

Printing technologies

The printing industry is constantly changing. Manufacturers continue to refine their printing technologies through more advanced printers, new inks, and more efficient applications. Because we understand technology is evolving every year, we prioritize research and make changes as necessary. SpeedPro representatives attend industry tradeshows and seminars to learn about the latest and greatest tech and constantly evaluate how our current printers are meeting customers’ needs. Over the years, we’ve adopted more eco-friendly inks like UV-curable products, more efficient printers, and other technologies to make our products as high-quality as possible.

Thanks to this research, we’ve taken the guesswork out of choosing printers and inks. Our franchisees know they’re using the very best the industry has to offer. When an owner joins SpeedPro, they purchase our startup package that includes our chosen printers and inks, saving them time and effort on the research process.

The relationships SpeedPro maintains within our amazing vendor network gives franchisees access to the most talented global companies in the print space. When SpeedPro franchisees buy equipment and products, they know they can trust what’s being recommended to them.

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New substrates

We not only stay on top of new printing technologies but also materials. While printers were once limited to plastics like PVC and paper, technological advancement has made it possible to print on almost any type of surface. Naturally, SpeedPro is fully committed to staying current and even forward-thinking with our offering, investing in the latest printers capable of applying inks to various substrates.

SpeedPro’s product line now proudly includes materials like glass, wood and textiles. These innovations have given our customers more options for their print projects and have expanded our capabilities as a creative solution partner. They’ve also made our products more sustainable, with a greater selection of recyclable and biodegradable substrates.

Advanced processes

SpeedPro’s innovation doesn’t stop at printers and materials. We also pay close attention to the processes we use for product installation, as well as behind-the-scenes processes for training, sales, and accounting.

Studio owners get access to the latest iteration of our proprietary workflow and CRM software, making it easier to manage business operations. As technology advances, we update our programs to continue making things easier and faster for franchisees.

All of these efforts not only simplify the operations process—they also keep overhead low for the franchisee. The end result is an efficient, well-run company that provides owners with the support they need on all sides.

Innovation is in our history and our future

SpeedPro has always kept innovation at the forefront, even during our early days as a sign-making business. Staying on the leading edge has helped us become—and remain—the nation’s leading wide-format printing and graphics franchise opportunity.

At the end of the day, we’re not afraid to adapt. In fact, we welcome adaptation as means of continual evaluation and improvement. Our end goal is to provide our customers with the highest-quality large-format print products they can find on the market, along with top-notch service. This means we have to stay up to date on the latest technologies and adapt with them. For owners, this means the newest printers and technological capabilities, greater market share and happier clients.

By joining the SpeedPro franchise system, you’ll gain access to all the equipment, tools and resources we’ve curated through our focus on innovation. Become a part of our cutting-edge company today by requesting more information about SpeedPro and beginning the discovery process.

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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