Visual communications franchise Image360 plans to expand its North American footprint into new markets across Canada.
Targeting several provinces, including Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta, Image360’s Canadian growth strategy entails building the brand’s presence with several new franchise members in markets like Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Vancouver, and Edmonton.
“Our parent company, Alliance Franchise Brands, is already well established in Canada and makes expanding Image360 into new Canadian markets a natural next step in our franchising evolution,” said Mike Cline, chief development officer. “We’ve already begun to grow our footprint with new franchise members and centres in Calgary, so we look forward to harvesting that momentum for continued progress as the demand for signage continues to skyrocket as the Canadian economy and local businesses continue to reopen safely amid the pandemic.”
Today, the company has four locations in Canada, two in Calgary, as well as Markham and Windsor in Ontario.
“From the very beginning of our conversations with the Image360 business development team to the opening of our centre and to this day, my wife and I have been provided with all the tools and support necessary to run our centre successfully,” said Vladimir Iglesias, co-owner of the Calgary North location alongside his wife Tanzilia. “We have now been open for just over five months, and despite the restrictions imposed by local and federal governments due to COVID-19, we are ramping up our activity level and revenue. We are very excited about the future of our business and feel confident we’ll continue to succeed with the backing of the Image360 headquarters team.”
According to a media release, the brand’s franchise opportunity is geared specifically toward entrepreneurs seeking business ownership with a proven model.
The company offers prospective franchise members two options: new ownership or conversion of an independent existing signage business to an Image360 centre. Each opportunity is specifically tailored to allow qualified entrepreneurs to enter the industry with a business-focused concept.
“The brand is equipped with a thorough franchise support structure, complete with training, operations, marketing, and technology systems for its franchise members,” the release states.
Prospective Image360 franchise members should have a background in marketing or sales, with established relationships and experience working with small to mid-size businesses.