What’s Working: Venture X Reports Consistent Franchise Growth in 2020

In a year where many companies opted for remote work solutions in response to the pandemic, Venture X – a leading flexible office space provider renowned for its high-level, professional, hotel-style spaces across the globe – experienced a notable and impressive year for franchise sales growth in 2020.

Despite the difficult economic realities COVID-19 presented, Venture X opened 15 new spaces and accepted 27 development agreements last year, 22 of which came following the arrival of the pandemic.

“Now more than ever, today’s workers are looking for alternative solutions to remote-work schedules,” said Venture X President Jason Anderson.

“Combined with the design, features and overall uniqueness of our flexible office spaces, Venture X is an incredibly attractive workspace option and investment opportunity. We take great pride in understanding what the workforce prioritizes in a workplace, and we continue to offer a welcoming and hospitable first-class environment that allows companies and individuals to thrive.”

To compliment the 27 franchise agreements, Venture X opened 15 locations across seven states last year: Detroit, MI; Charlotte, N.C. (two locations); Durham, N.C.; Parsippany, N.J.; Rochester, NY; Bethlehem, PA.; Charleston, SC; Greenville, SC; Grapevine, TX and Castle Hills, TX; as well as three locations in Canada and one in Costa Rica. Additionally, Venture X was deemed an essential business in multiple markets and saw a significant increase (82%) in virtual office sales in 2020.

Much of the growth increase can be attributed to the company’s flexible-lease terms, which allow enterprises and individuals alike to operate without the overhead stresses or costs associated with traditional commercial spaces. Venture X’s sprawling spaces also allow for social distancing, complimented by the franchise’s heightened COVID precautions. Altogether, Venture X becomes a viable and attractive remote workspace option during a pandemic and beyond.

Looking at 2021, Venture X plans to parlay its current momentum into further success; the franchise’s goal is to open 30 locations and sign 100 more franchise agreements, six of which are slated to be international, by year’s end.

“As promising as 2020 was for our franchise in terms of growth, we are even more excited for what 2021 has in store,” Anderson continued. “This industry is always evolving, and the preferences and needs of professionals are always changing. We will continue to adapt with these everchanging demands; and, along with the support of United Franchise Group, we are confident these focuses will produce a growth year unlike any other for Venture X.”

Many Venture X franchisees have backgrounds in real estate, finance or hotels or have experience as landlords. Currently, the franchisor is seeking single-unit or multi-unit operators. Backed by the powerhouse United Franchise Group – a group of affiliated, multiple award-winning franchise companies and brands – Venture X has the support needed to grow exponentially, both stateside and abroad, in the coming months and years.

ABOUT VENTURE X
Venture X is a membership-based, shared workspace and community that is a blend of boutique hotel and modern office styles with a high level of design that feels professional and welcoming. We are designing beautiful spaces and developing an environment and community that people love coming to work to every day. Venture X is a member of United Franchise Group, a group of affiliated companies and brands, and has been recognized by Inc. as one of the best coworking spaces in the United States.

For more information about the spaces, please visit www.VentureX.com. For information about franchise opportunities, please visit www.venturexfranchise.com.

ABOUT UNITED FRANCHISE GROUP
Led by Founder and CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to a variety of brands, including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimax, Jon Smith Subs, Transworld Business Advisors, Accurate Franchising, Venture X, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, Network Lead Exchange and Resource Operations International (ROI). With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

This advertisement is not an offer to sell a franchise. Any offer to sell this franchise will be made by a Franchise Disclosure Document and only the following registration by Venture X Franchising, LLC in any state requiring registration prior to sale.

In New York: This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law.

In California: These franchises have been registered under franchise investment law of the State of California. Such registration does not constitute approval, recommendation or endorsement by the Commissioner of Business Oversight nor a finding by the Commissioner that the information provided herein is true, complete and not misleading.

Signarama® Receives Five-Star VetFran Ranking

Signarama®, the largest sign and graphics company in the world, has been recognized by the International Franchise Association (IFA) Franchise Education and Research Foundation’s VetFran Program as a Five-Star franchise. With more than 700 locations in 30 countries, the brand places a high value on adding veterans of the military to its franchise family.

To qualify for a five-star ranking, a company must have a clean audit report; minimum veteran discount of 20 percent; have been in business for at least five years; have been franchising the business for at least three years; 80 percent continuity rate over the past three years (verified by FDD item 20); include item 19 financial performance from FDD; at least 50 open units; participation in one VetFran meeting each year; and must have one Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) on staff.

“A career in franchising provides returning veterans with an excellent path to become business owners and leaders within their community,” said A.J. Titus, President of Signarama and VetFran board member. “Not only are we a good fit for veteran franchisees, but we encourage all of our franchisees to hire veterans as they reenter the workplace.”

Beginning in 2021, Signarama will be offering a flat military discount of 20 percent on the initial franchise fee. In addition to the discount Signarama provides to U.S. military, franchisees receive training, financial assistance, and industry support as a new franchisee. Signarama has been ranked as one of the Top Three “Best for Vets” Franchises by Military Times and was recognized as one of the Top 50 franchises for military veterans by USA Today. Most recently, Entrepreneur Magazine named Signarama one of the Top Franchises for Veterans.

Signarama franchisee and veteran Ted DeWitt, opened his store in Covina, CA with his wife, Lynda in 2009. According to DeWitt, “Signarama has an extensive training program in place and provides ongoing support to the franchisees. A veteran is adept at utilizing training and knowledge to create successful outcomes. With the training and support provided by the brand, veterans are set up for success.”

With rapid training opportunities, scalability, and need for operational execution and excellence, franchising provides an ideal career path to enable returning veterans to become leaders of and productive participants in the economy. Signarama is proud to be one of the select companies named a Five-Star ranking with VetFran.

For more information about franchising opportunities, visit SignaramaFranchise.com.

About Signarama®
Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise, offers branding and messaging solutions in addition to comprehensive sign and graphic services to consumers and commercial customers – from business signs, vehicle wraps, and digital signs, to advertising and marketing services. Signarama is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group (UFG). For more information, visit signarama.com. For more information on the Signarama franchise opportunity, visit signaramafranchise.com

About United Franchise Group
Led by Founder and CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to an affiliated family of brands, including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimax, Jon Smith Subs, Transworld Business Advisors, Accurate Franchising, Venture X, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, Network Lead Exchange and ROI. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Year end meeting

Year end meeting

Year end meeting

United Franchise Group is bringing together world renowned franchising companies for a two-day event in Nashville this January. This is a must-attend event for anyone seeking to own a franchise. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of franchises across multiple industries and investment levels. Receive free access to industry experts, coaching on how to own your own franchise or franchise your business.
Tradeshow Dates: Friday – January 8, 2021 – 10AM – 5PM Saturday – January 9, 2021 – 10AM – 5PM
The Cambria Nashville Downtown, is just steps from Broadway. CAMBRIA NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN 118 8th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203

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Fully Promoted® is Celebrating 20 Years with Nostalgic Business Campaign

Fully Promoted ®, the world’s largest branded products and marketing services franchise, is celebrating 20 years in business. The brand launched as EmbroidMe in 2000 as a small, family-owned business known for quality embroidered apparel and branded products. The brand was quickly recognized as the pioneer in the promotional products franchise. In 2017, after years of requests to provide more products and services to help businesses grow and get more customers, the brand became Fully Promoted powered by EmbroidMe. Fully Promoted is a one-stop destination for small and medium-sized businesses looking for promotional products and branded apparel.

While the brand always provided a wide range of products and services, specifically known for delivering “Cool Stuff and Awesome Results,” with the name change came additional custom apparel and promotional products to printing services, making the brand stronger than ever. Today, the brand has grown to over 300 franchise locations in more than 11 countries worldwide and has attracted some of the brightest and creative minds in the business. Each Fully Promoted location is independently owned and operated with knowledgeable individuals who will put together the best and most effective promotional products and marketing campaigns that have reached over a million customers over its 20 years.

“I have been with the brand since inception and it’s been amazing to see how it’s evolved over the years. We truly have become the experts in branding and using promotional products in thoughtful and effective ways that benefit our clients,” said Mike Brugger, Fully Promoted brand President. “With decades of combined experience and global coverage, we have people all of all over the world helping businesses with quality promotional products, marketing ideas and embroidered apparel across every industry.”

In 2019, the brand expanded further with the introduction Fully Promoted Office, providing customers more access and a host of quality services backed by the Fully Promoted name making it more convenient for customers. “With hundreds of locations in the United States and 20 years of experience, we are well positioned to meet customer demand for quality promotions and decorated apparel. The fact we embroider or print at many of our locations continues our 20-year trend of industry leading service,” added Brugger.

Most recently, the brand launched its upgraded website to meet increased customer demand. The site allows customers to view products sold nationwide and pick them up at one of the local Fully Promoted locations. “We have a promotional product consultant available at all of our locations and chances are there is a location near you” said Brugger. As the site grows monthly, the Fully Promoted shopping platform will feature additional promotional products, and marketing ideas for businesses and organizations.

A member of the United Franchise Group, Fully Promoted can access more than half a million promotional products. The company was formed by father and son team Roy and Ray Titus. To this day, Ray Titus continues the family legacy by holding the CEO position of United Franchise Group and consistently leading the company to reach new heights.

Fully Promoted is currently seeking to partner with passionate entrepreneurs to become single or multi-unit franchisees. With a total investment as low as $85,000, Fully Promoted is a true turnkey investment with a well-developed business model.

For more information on becoming a Fully Promoted franchise, visit FullyPromotedFranchise.com.

About Fully PromotedFully Promoted has 300 franchise locations across the globe. The brand operates a full-service branded products and marketing service business and is the place to attract customers. From promotional products and embroidery to expert printing services, Fully Promoted can help take businesses to the next level. Fully Promoted also offers an office-based model allowing franchisees to operate their business using a developed network of resources. To find the Fully Promoted nearest you, visit http://www.FullyPromoted.com.

About United Franchise Group Led by Founder and CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to an affiliated family of brands, including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimax, Jon Smith Subs, SuperGreen Solutions, Transworld Business Advisors, Accurate Franchising, Venture X, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, Network Lead Exchange and Resource Operations International (ROI). With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

This advertisement is not an offer to sell a franchise. Any offer to sell this franchise will be made by a Franchisor Disclosure Document and only following registration by Embroidme.com Inc dba Fully Promoted in any state requiring registration prior to sale.

In New York: This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law.

In California: These franchises have been registered under franchise investment law of the State of California. Such registration does not constitute approval, recommendation or endorsement by the Commissioner of business oversight nor a finding by the commissioner that the information provided herein is true, complete and not misleading.

 

 

Year end meeting

Jon Smith Subs, the Local Sub Shop Announces Their First Entry Into Canada!

Featuring “The Steak Bomb” a big mouthful of flavor and award-winning made-to-order fries, Jon Smith Subs is making its Canadian debut, bringing multiple locations to the province of Alberta.

West Palm Beach, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Jon Smith Subs, has been serving local sandwich fanatics flavorful marinated steak and chicken subs, grilled to perfection over the last five decades. The brand features a large selection of mouthwatering grilled and deli subs that are complimented by award-winning made-to-order fries!

Calgary will soon be home to the first Jon Smith Subs in Alberta Canada as part of a master franchise agreement with an Alberta Ltd company co-owned by local Calgary residents Gurbinder Singh and Amrinder Cheema. Singh, an established IT and business professional and Cheema, an operation’s professional, both have a family history and passion for the restaurant business.

Singh and Cheema are planning to open a flagship Jon Smith Sub’s location in the City of Calgary in 2021, and as the master franchisee will be selling franchises for the brand throughout the province of Alberta. “We are very pleased to have chosen the Jon Smith Subs brand to launch in Calgary,” said Singh. “With a focus on fresh off the grill premium subs, we feel that Albertans will be delighted when we launch our first location,” said Cheema.

“We are thrilled to partner with Gurbinder Singh and Amrinder Cheema, our master franchisee for Alberta,” said Jim Butler, President of Jon Smith Subs Franchising, LLC.  “Our guests consistently tell us they enjoy our delicious subs and made-to-order fries while being served in a friendly, comfortable environment. We really emphasize local flavors and Alberta will be no exception as we focus on delivering a hospitality first guest experience,” said Butler, “which is contributing to the ongoing rapid growth of our brand in Canada and on a global scale.”

At Jon Smith Subs, everything is prepared in-house with fresh ingredients and the bread is baked on-site daily. The fan favorite Steak Bomb comes with a heaping portion of marinated sirloin steak, grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, bacon, tomatoes, and provolone cheese.  If a deli sub is your delight then the popular Italian Cold Cuts with Genoa salami, pepperoni, capicola with provolone is for you! Try your meal Jon’s way and make it a combo with made-to-order crispy fries and a refreshing beverage of your choice. All subs are available served in a bowl as a gluten free option and fresh salads are also offered as well as smaller portion subs for kids!

Local favorite sandwiches such as The Gator, The Cuban, Hot Pastrami, The Reuben, and Cajun Chicken all offer something for the most discriminating sandwich lover. Whether it is lunch, dinner, a family or company event, Jon says, “bring your big mouth, love local and eat delicious.“

Currently Jon Smith Subs has franchise agreements in place for over 38 locations domestically and internationally. The brand continues to receive high interest in multi-unit franchise development deals.

About Jon Smith Subs

Jon Smith Subs was founded in 1988 in Palm Beach County, Florida with the commitment to serve the absolute highest quality overstuffed, marinated grilled sirloin steak, real chicken breast and fresh giant deli subs. With a pledge to use the highest quality meats and ingredients and bake their bread fresh every day and offer made to order fries! Jon Smith Subs guarantees large-portioned, mouth-watering subs that are fresh and delicious.