Ontario Sign Manufacturer Capitalizes on Franchise Storefront Growth

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Due to many factors, franchise operations in Ontario have weathered the current economic storm better than non-franchise businesses. While the recent economic slowdown has hurt other businesses, Ontario franchises, as well as the businesses that sell products and services to this large sector of the Canadian economy, seem to be faring well. Counting many large Canadian franchises as customers, Calibre Signs, an Ontario custom sign company reports rapid growth during these tough times

With one franchise business for every 450 Canadians, Canada has the second largest franchise industry in the world. Representing over $90 billion in sales annually or 10% of Canada's GDP, Canada's franchise industry is a force to be reckoned. According to statistics from the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), one out of every five dollars spent on goods and services in this country are at a franchise business. Franchises employ over a million people in Canada and there are over 78,000 individual franchise operations. Most surprising, within the last 5 years, of all the franchises opened in Canada, 86% are under the same ownership and 97% are still in business. The stability of franchise operations is not only attractive to new business owners considering purchasing a franchise business, but to businesses in other sectors that supply franchisees with goods and services.

The province of Ontario leads the rest of Canada in franchising with 56 per cent of all the country's franchises headquartered in Ontario, mostly in the Greater Toronto Area. As well, 65 per cent of all franchise outlets operate in Ontario. Serving businesses in both Southern and Central Ontario, Calibre Signs (http://www.calibresigns.com), counts many franchise businesses as customers. Located in Whitby Ontario, Calibre Signs, a custom sign business established in 1996, designs, manufactures and installs innovated and effective promotional signs, billboards, store fronts and banners for retail businesses and corporate applications. Over the years, Calibre Sign has enjoyed steady growth, even during the recent economic downturn when many other Ontario businesses have wavered. One of the reasons behind Calibre Signs continuing success is that, in addition to attracting a wide variety of customers from all business sectors, they also count many franchise business as clients. Ontario franchise operations not only survived the recession, they continued to expand, necessitating an increase in spending, particularly in promotion and marketing.

"Our continued success is due to ensuring that all of our customer's needs are met in terms of quality, delivery and service, but we are also fortunate to have a large number of franchise businesses as valued clients. The ongoing success of these franchise businesses means that they continue to expand. This means business for us," states Peter Lapoussis, who along with his brother George, owns Calibre Sign. "Several years ago, we expanded our product line to open the doors to major Franchise Companies that were looking for quality manufacturers of their signage. Calibre Signs' attention to meeting the stringent deadlines and requirements of these Franchise Corporations helped get the ball rolling. Calibre Signs is proud to produce signage for such companies as Pizza Pizza, Mr. Sub, BMW, Bank of Montreal, TD Canada Trust, Johnson Controls, Cadbury Adams, Domino's Pizza, Applebee's, General Motors, Mary Brown's and Tim Horton's to name a few.

Contact Information:
Peter Lapoussis
Calibre Signs
600 Garden Street
Whitby, Ontario L1N 7B3
Toll Free: 1 (877) 215-3343
Local: (905) 665-5666

About Calibre Signs: Custom manufacturing commercial sign and promotional banners since 1996, Calibre Signs offers a wide range of custom designed signs and banners for all business applications including storefronts, free standing billboards, banners and trade show displays. Located in Whitby, Ontario and serving all of central & southern Ontario, Calibre Signs takes pride in delivering quality service and excellent customer satisfaction. To find out how the experts at Calibre Signs can help you to effectively promote your business with the best professional signage in Ontario, from sign design to sign installation, call toll free:1-877-215-3343 or visit their web site (http://www.calibresigns.com).


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