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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!

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!

SpeedPro is Poised to Weather Economic Turbulence

September 27, 2022

Starting or operating a business is a big leap anytime, but especially in 2022. Aspiring business owners want to know that their investment opportunity is a financially stable business model that can weather any economic turbulence.

SpeedPro’s large-format printing franchise gives owners that opportunity. Because of our low-overhead model, great profit margins, diverse clientele, and growing industry, our business is prepared to help owners navigate times of economic uncertainty. Here are just a few ways SpeedPro franchise owners are set up for success.

Low overhead

In times of economic turbulence, small business owners know every penny counts. Thankfully, SpeedPro Studios can operate with exceptionally low overhead costs.

As an exclusively business-to-business franchise model, our Studios do not have retail storefront needs which saves on the cost of additional leased spaced typically needed for direct-to-consumer facing businesses. Employee workstations, printing equipment, and materials storage – even having a bay for vehicle and fleet wraps – can be achieved in surprisingly low square-footage.

Few employees

SpeedPro is a lean operation by nature. Most Studios run with a handful of additional employees. Because our Studios start and stay small, there’s less pressure on owners. Your monthly costs remain low because there are fewer salaries and benefits packages to pay out, but your business continues to run smoothly.

Studios range in overall square-footage and maximize all available space.

High profit margins

In some industries, the cost of running a business is high. If an owner has to invest heavily to buy product and it never sells, they might be out a substantial amount of money. The risk is even greater when those products’ profit margins are slim.

SpeedPro is proud to report industry-leading profit margins of around 68 percent, on average (per our 2022 FDD Item 19). Our cost to do business is low, but our high quality and exceptional service deliver great returns. This is combined with our network’s buying power. SpeedPro works with the best suppliers of materials, equipment, and supplies ensure franchisees have access to tremendous pricing to operate their businesses. This means greater savings and higher profits!

In-demand services

One fear of B2B businesses is that when the economy takes a turn for the worst, clients close up shop or tighten their budgets for external services. This is true in some cases, but not always. In the print and advertising industry, for example, companies tend to stick with their ad spend.

Advertisers and businesses that maintain or grow their marketing budgets often increase overall sales both during and after a recession. This is because business need to stay competitive when consumer spending drops. By tailoring their marketing messages, channels of distribution,and advertising heavily, they stay top-of-mind for customers.

Therefore, SpeedPro operates in an in-demand industry, regardless of economic performance. Our clients continue to need high-quality large-format print products to get in front of customers. Even more importantly, our products tend to be more affordable than other advertising options. Things like vehicle wraps cost as little as four cents per thousand impressions, which provide valuable ROI.

Customer diversity

The saying “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” rings true during economic turbulence. If businesses bank on the success of one particular client segment and that segment heads south, they could be in trouble.

SpeedPro combats this by serving an extremely wide range of client types and industries. This allows owners to pivot when some clients pull back. We can truly serve any business: from Fortune 500 companies to small independent businesses; from schools and universities to faith-based organizations; from local ad agencies to nationwide small-format print shops. Our products are applicable to almost everyone, meaning our owners have plentiful options for new clients.

Reduce your risk with SpeedPro

If you dream of opening your own business but are skeptical about the state of the economy, be strategic about your investment. Launching a SpeedPro Studio allows you to capitalize on a growing industry, operate a lean team and expand your reach across a variety of client types.

Ready to get started? Fill out our contact form to get in touch with a franchise representative!

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!

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!

Start Your Summer with SpeedPro

June 21, 2022

For most people, summer means vacations, family gatherings, sporting events, and outdoor adventures. But for determined entrepreneurs, summer is also a fantastic time for new business planning!

If you’re interested in opening a B2B franchise, consider SpeedPro, a light manufacturing, large-format printing business. Getting started with SpeedPro during the summer months is a great way to position your small business for success. Here’s why.

Why start a business in summer?

The summer season tends to be slower when it comes to new business startups. There are a number of potential reasons for this.

First, people get busy during the summer months and put business planning on the back burner. Between vacations, kids being out of school, and social events, many entrepreneurs decide they’re simply too busy to get started and push their planning to the fall. Second, many entrepreneurs intend to time their business opening for the new year or the end of the year. This means a lot of people ramp up during the fall and winter seasons.

However, there’s no one “right” season for your business’s launch! Summer is a fantastic choice and may actually give you some advantages in the market. For example, by starting your SpeedPro franchise this summer, you will be up and running in just a few short months,  partner with businesses in your community, and generate revenue sooner than your wait-til-later counterparts. And, let’s be honest, the fall leads swiftly into the holiday season, the busiest time of year for most people.

Remember, there’s no perfect time to start a business. The startup tasks, onboarding, and responsibilities are the same no matter the season. So, why wait to begin your entrepreneurial journey? Waiting until “later” might just become “never” if you delay.

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Summertime is a great time to pursue business ownership, and be up and running quickly!

The path to SpeedPro ownership

Another important thing to consider is the timeline to opening for your chosen franchise system. With SpeedPro, it takes a few months for franchisees to work through the discovery process, sign the franchise agreement, buildout their Studios, and open their doors. Beginning this process in the summer allows you to get up and running that much sooner.

Take a look at the timeline breakdown, from discovery to opening.

  • Discovery process: SpeedPro’s 8-step discovery process helps you learn about our business and determine whether it’s the right fit for you. It ends with you signing a franchise agreement and beginning your franchise journey. This entire process can last between 60 and 90 days.
  • Training: After completing the discovery process, all new Studio owners partake in a two-week training session at the SpeedPro home office in Denver, Colorado. During this time, you’ll learn everything you need to know about operating a SpeedPro Studio.
  • Studio buildout: After selecting your Studio’s location, there will be a buildout period to ensure the property meets the needs of your business. Although this process varies, most buildouts take 30 to 60 days. During this time, you’ll work with a nearby Buddy Studio to build client relationships and generate revenue—even before your doors open!

After these few months, your Studio will be complete and you’ll be ready to host your grand opening!

Begin your journey today

SpeedPro’s streamlined startup process makes it easy to launch your Studio with support in just a few months. Starting in the summer allows you to get up and running before the end of the year. You’ll enjoy solid business footing as you enter the new year, with a full calendar year for budgeting and tracking sales. Opening before the start of the new year also allows you to take advantage of local business’s fresh marketing budgets. When these organizations need large-format printing for their new-year strategies, your established Studio will be prepared to help!

Our rapidly expanding franchise system is looking for determined, relationship-driven entrepreneurs to join our team. If you’re interested in launching your own business in the large-format printing industry, request information about SpeedPro and begin the discovery process this summer.

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.