Meeting the Needs of a Growing Industry
With more than nine million commercial buildings and 22 million businesses in the U.S., the need for graphics, signage and displays increases every year. In addition, with nearly one million new businesses opening annually, the demand will never grow stagnant.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the signage and graphics industry is estimated to generate $13 billion in sales annually. Other sources report the number as high as $49 billion per year when you begin adding new product categories like custom murals, vehicle wraps and other solutions of the type offered by Image360 Centers.
Benefiting from the Image360 Difference
Unlike traditional sign shops with limited menus of products and services, an Image360 Center is a full-spectrum provider of all types of visual communications. Even if you do not have the physical capability to provide every signage solution “in-house,” our professional support staff and unique Product Services Department will handle vendor research, negotiation and relationship/project management for you. With this support, you are able to fulfill our brand promise — to be a single, responsible source for graphics, signage and display solutions.
This promise was predicated by extensive qualitative and quantitative customer research. We found that today’s buyers value a one-stop graphics provider who serves as a proactive business partner, rather than an order taker. They want access to best practices and efficient project management from a single source – which is exactly the business model developed for Image360 Centers.
Receiving Unsurpassed Franchisee Support
Perhaps the single most important reason for you to consider ownership of an Image360 Center is access to people and programs that have proven their ability to drive growth and success. Our exceptional training and industry-leading support programs are tailored to meet the needs of all franchise members and their staff – regardless of prior experience. As an owner, you can benefit from:
- Initial training
- Ongoing training & field support
- Product services & in-network solutions
- Advertising, marketing & promotional programs
- Alliance Global Graphics (national/international accounts)
- Networking opportunities
- Resale & exit strategy programs
Summary: The Image360 Opportunity at a Glance
- Liquid capital required: $75,000
- Net worth required: $250,000
- Total investment: $192,595- $365,299
- Home office location: Middle River, MD
- Awards: Ranked in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 for many years
- Financing assistance: Available, via third party
- Offering available in the US (outside of MD, OR, and VA)
“The support I get as an Image360 franchise is top notch. The corporate staff at SGO is always responsive and ready to assist with anything we need help with. The marketing services alone are worth every cent I pay in royalties, and the equipment evaluations and recommendations, as well as the negotiated vendor pricing are merely gravy. I have owned a franchise in a different industry and know from experience that the franchisor-franchisee relationship can be contentious, but that is not the case with my Image360 franchise. I consider the headquarters staff to be an integral part of my team.” – Howard Stovall, Image360 in Lexington, KY
“When my family and I made the decision to retire from the military we looked at a lot of business opportunities and joint venture projects. Friends recommended that we reach out to the franchise team at Image360 and the rest is history. From the initial phone call, all the way through to our grand opening in 2013, the entire staff at Image360 have been outstanding in every way. Owning a small business is hard work and takes dedication but it feels really good knowing that I have a group of seasoned professionals in my court and that help is a phone call away.” – Anthony C. Asp, Image360 in Burlington, WA
“I spent a lot of time reviewing business and franchise models when choosing Image360. While many of them seemed interesting, none appeared to provide the support that I perceived we would get from Alliance Franchise Brands Sign and Graphics Division. After having “done” the business for a while, I can safely say that my perceptions were definitely reality. Whether it’s through job leads, material and process support, training, or business strategy, the team at Alliance Franchise Brands has supported us every step of the way as we have grown our business.” – Gina Kazmerski, Image360 in Woodbury, MN