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FastSigns: A study of Franchisor & Franchisee

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FastSigns: A study of Franchisor & Franchisee

Make The Old New

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FastSign founder Gary Salomon said that temporary sign business is a niche that big companies weren't interested in so he jumped in with a technology solution.

Put Systems In Place

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Founder Gary Salomon opened one location and ran it himself to establish all of the systems and procedures needed to insure that a franchise owner could achieve success.

Create a New Breed of Owners

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This former banker and now FastSigns franchise owner is the type of person Gary goes after.  Gary  had the idea that seasoned executives who are highly trained and bright people might love to take a stab at owning their own business.

Seek Out Mentors

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Don DeBolt is President of the International Franchise Association and as a member Gary can depend upon sold support and advise from Don.

Buy an Unexploited Idea

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Most inventors are not business people and most business people are not inventors.

Stop Doing and Start Leading

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Founder Gary Salomon found a great technology which makes it easy to produce professional signs quickly and much cheaper than the old methods.  By teaching thousands of others how to sell and create the signs he has grown into a large business.

Look for Neglected Customers

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Blair Taylor owns and Athlete's Foot Store in Compton (near Los Angeles).  He says no retailer or business owner should shy away from any neighborhood if he has a product that the people in that neighborhood want or need. Blair is now the CEO of the LA Urban League.

Tap Into Experts

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Dr. John Hayes is just one of the country's franchise experts. Gary and his team take advantage of training offered by John and the International Franchise Association.