Read about key support activities at the "Support" link above, or learn more about Site, Lease, Loan and Business guidance services on this page. To learn more about the complete, integrated business identity and logo services we include for new business owners, visit the "Identity" link at the bottom of the page. There you will also find links to learn more about our organizational support for national and chain accounts for the Sign Biz Network; the community and communications IntraNetwork; and more -- included at no additional charge for Sign Biz Members.
Loan Procurement Services are offered at no additional charge to each new entrepreneur in the Sign Biz Network, utilizing a proprietary business plan, the most comprehensive in the industry. The Sign Biz SBA plan and loan counselors achieve 99%+ approval! To date, more than $19,000,000 in SBA financing has been funded for new Sign Biz enterprises. It all starts from the day you turn your vision into a decision, and launch our services with a deposit and agreement.
We provide complete SBA-backed loan procedures, consulting, and our proprietary business plan of more than 40 pages that when completed will contain 60 or more pages of precise market, business, and operations information, along with three years' projections based on your situation. All of which leads to the financing approvals that make your vision a reality. The SBA requires that you have cash to invest in your franchise and prefers that you have also have collateral to secure the loan. Other financing arrangements are also recommended, depending on your own needs and financial position.
When you're thinking of expanding into a new geographic area, selecting your new location may be the most important decision you make. Choosing the right location for your business requires exhaustive analysis of financial and non-financial variables that must be evaluated for each site location alternative. We assess a site's potential for success by mapping for you such success- influencing factors as competitor locations, prospective customer locations, major roads and streets (which could create barriers to traffic flow), malls and other shopping areas, and other variables we've identified as being relevant to the success of a location. If you've identified more than one potential site, we can use the same process mentioned above to help you decide which, if any, of your choices will be most profitable.
The ratio of sign companies-to-qualified business count is examined. For new Network Members, this includes an analysis of each potential competitor from our own first-person surveys. Our competition surveys and final report require 3 full-time staff members and an average of 40 hours to complete. The final study may be 10 to 20 pages in length, and becomes an important component in business plan development for each new store owner.
After your protected territory is determined, a lease site will be secured for your new store. Paul Strauch, VIP, will help your business negotiate and receive top inducement packages from landlords for your lease site. Paul has more than 30 years in commercial and industrial real estate, as both owner and principal broker, in Hawaii, as well as in New York. He conducted certified real estate license course training, as well as managed client capital acquisitions and funding programs, and brought a precedent- setting legal case before the Hawaii State Supreme Court. (The Court’s decision in favor of his real estate company is used today as part of real estate training courses across America.) This experience makes him particularly qualified to provide valuable guidance and instruction to new Sign Biz dealers for site selection, demographic analysis and lease negotiations.
Sign Biz includes these site selection and demographic studies in their turnkey new store program for entrepreneurs. We build our site selection work on the most comprehensive market research study in the sign industry-- proprietary to Sign Biz, Inc. This valuable information helps our high-tech sign companies select the most competitive location for their business. Our deep knowledge of economic development combined with our market research provides our clients with the most comprehensive site selection report available. Our economic research and demographic capabilities provide answers to your questions about the future market potential of a community.
As part of each new business package, the services of Coach, Paul Williams, have been retained by Sign Biz, Inc. A premier industry business consultant, Paul's two years of on-site and follow-up consulting have proven invaluable for the the new business enterprise. Paul's expertise as a Computer-Aided Sign Industry business consultant is unmatched: His experience in this industry precedes that of any other dedicated business consultant. Paul lends the requisite objectivity to the management of the new business, to enable the entrepreneur to work on the business, rather than in it. Formerly a one-year program, due to popular demand, this is now a full two year program of personal business consulting.
"You provided me with the stepping stones in which to get to where I am today. You are very intuitive, providing me with a fresh outlook on both the professional and personal aspects of my life. Thanks for all that you have done for me."Sue Callinan, Pres., Sign Age, Inc."
Expect third-party objectivity, industry-proven guideposts, and meaningful strategies from Paul Williams. He has coached hundreds of clients for more than a dozen years, often doubling profit margins and increasing the quality of life! Members continue Paul's services year after year, a testimonial to his experience and effectiveness. "Paul has been consulting to me for years now. He has provided me with analysis of my bookkeeping, my marketing ideas, and my employee relations. His greatest strength is his ability to find my strengths and weaknesses and focus my abilities to best benefit my business. My company has enjoyed 20% growth each year and much of that has to be attributed to our sessions. Sincerely, Jon M. Hoffman"
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