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  1. Franchise Operations Advisor - Business Advisor -MUST HAVE SIGN INDUSTRY (Outside Sales / Business Development / Customer Service / Full Time) Top Five Reasons YOU Should Work at United Franchise Group We encourage and help people become successful entrepreneurs to enhance their lives and the communities around them. Our team consists of people who are zealous about growing personally and professionally. We are made up of positive, enthusiastic, and passionate people who work hard and play hard. We are a family owned company that functions like a family, quirks and all! It’s our mission to provide the best customer service to our franchisees across the globe. When they are successful, we are successful! Requirements & Skills As a Franchise Operations Advisor, you will play a key role traveling to visit all franchise stores within your assigned territories with the purpose of understanding and defining their needs. Specific duties for this customer service role include: Implementing franchisee store Startup Program Maintaining a daily and weekly schedule Training and reinforcing the franchise model and safe operation of production equipment Instructing franchisees to comply with franchise model and system Compiling brand compliance data Assisting franchisees with increasing brand image Participating in regional meetings; completing, maintaining, and processing required paperwork If you are looking for an opportunity to thrive and build a rewarding career with an industry-leading company – this is your chance to join us at United Franchise Group! With over 30 years in the franchising industry and more than 1400 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs. With us, you’ll enjoy an awesome, fun work environment with a great team of smart, motivated, innovative and fun people. More than just another job, this is a fantastic opportunity to establish yourself and build a career in this globally expanding industry. Join us at United Franchise Group – a global leader for entrepreneurs! Apply now! https://www.jobs.net/jobs/unitedfranchisegroup/en-us/job/United-States/Franchise-Operations-Manager-Signarama/J3P4Y56MYGV94H1X1Z7/
  2. Franchise Operations Advisor - Business Advisor -MUST HAVE SIGN INDUSTRY (Outside Sales / Business Development / Customer Service / Full Time) Top Five Reasons YOU Should Work at United Franchise Group We encourage and help people become successful entrepreneurs to enhance their lives and the communities around them. Our team consists of people who are zealous about growing personally and professionally. We are made up of positive, enthusiastic, and passionate people who work hard and play hard. We are a family owned company that functions like a family, quirks and all! It’s our mission to provide the best customer service to our franchisees across the globe. When they are successful, we are successful! Requirements & Skills As a Franchise Operations Advisor, you will play a key role traveling to visit all franchise stores within your assigned territories with the purpose of understanding and defining their needs. Specific duties for this customer service role include: Implementing franchisee store Startup Program Maintaining a daily and weekly schedule Training and reinforcing the franchise model and safe operation of production equipment Instructing franchisees to comply with franchise model and system Compiling brand compliance data Assisting franchisees with increasing brand image Participating in regional meetings; completing, maintaining, and processing required paperwork If you are looking for an opportunity to thrive and build a rewarding career with an industry-leading company – this is your chance to join us at United Franchise Group! With over 30 years in the franchising industry and more than 1400 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs. With us, you’ll enjoy an awesome, fun work environment with a great team of smart, motivated, innovative and fun people. More than just another job, this is a fantastic opportunity to establish yourself and build a career in this globally expanding industry. Join us at United Franchise Group – a global leader for entrepreneurs! Apply now! https://www.jobs.net/jobs/unitedfranchisegroup/en-us/job/United-States/Franchise-Operations-Advisor-Business-Advisor/J3V2CF6RSQHHMSW7PR7/
  3. The Assault of our "Traditions" In another topic I started a week back or so is below but now I'm continuing in a new thread, because...jokes aside. http://www.thesignsyndicate.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6677-pillsbury-dough-boy-makeover-and-93-saving/ Something big has changed, a more understanding behind the news article. A look into "Sign Mythology" See Sign Proposal from Lawrence Sign below: wcms1p-122428.pdf It's not very often, but I just read this a short time ago and I have to say my stomach dropped, you know that sick disgusted feeling you get right there in the center of your stomach? I'm attaching a document that was made public on another site thanks to Mike for making it public. If this doesn't sicken everyone in the electric sign industry I don't know what will, and this should. There is something that everyone in the electric sign industry should uphold no matter what light source you prefer or what your opinion is on applications. I'm speaking about upholding our traditions, and never giving them up to mis-characterization and mis-information. Neon has been around for a long time and there a place for it like everything else in life based on it's own merit and function in upon which it serves. Neon is also a tradition, OUR tradition no matter what you produce in this trade! You may have not been in the electric sign industry for a long time, you may be relatively new, and you may have never even touched, fabricated or installed any before ever. But that should not keep you from appreciating it's function and pure elegance. Right now it's being assaulted, mis-characterized, and outright LIED as a whole, just to make a buck for something that will not last as long as it can. There is a time and place in everything when it comes to the electric sign industry but Flexible LEDs should NOT be used to replace a historical sign, especially when the person doing the push sell of a repair or retrofit is doing so with false information and mis-leading the buyer. Well, that's what Lawrence Sign is doing right now. It's one thing to read an article online or in a newspaper, it's another to see a proposal from seller to buyer in print with false information which does nothing but desecrate and annihilate our traditions, that they themselves are apart of. LED Flex Strips do not have usable light at 100,000 hours. Red LED's degrade in light, Red pumped Neon does not. Red neon does NOT consume 20 WATTS per foot, that's ABSURD!!! That diameter neon lamps for that size project consume 3 to 3.5 watts per foot. it does not take $15k a year in cost of operation vs $1,000 a year to convert over to LED Now that we have a real proposal to go off of we can calculate/estimate the cost of operation. We can estimate that with the 11' letters have approx 93 feet of Neon (3 rows inches x 8.5), the lowercase and small capitals have 56' of lamps = 1,258' of lamps 1293' x 3 watts per foot = 3,774 watts 3,774 watts x 12 hrs x 365 days a year x $.15kwh / 1000 PC = $2,479.50, NOT almost $16,000 in annual cost of operation ​When it comes to the supposed "Yearly Maintenance" I don't even have a comment on that part, it just gets more ridiculous. If hail is a big concern for breakage then clear polycarbonate can come in real handy. So can hinge system. A Industry as a whole, this sign trade needs to care no matter what your preference is and how long you've been in this industry, as someone new to it, 2nd, 3rd generation....otherwise we will loose a big part of who we are and we shame those who came before us, we shame those who started our grand traditions. It won't come from our leadership in the form or associations, their just as guilty if not enablers of mis-information and mis-characterization of our traditions. The trade magazines? Just as bad, only trade magazine that actually reports now and IS "journalism", is "Signs of The Times". In the end, it's about how you and I conduct OUR business, how we sell to our clients, and how we want our "Signs" left behind. We're forgetting why we came into this industry, what it is to look back at something long after we put it up, long after. Lately it's just been bastardized by outsiders who just want to take our trade and traditions and turn it into a cheap commodity all because THEY have something THEY want to sell to us, we can even go a step further to say what THEY want force on us and what THEY want forced upon the end user. Integrity - To do what's right and not what comes easy, even when no one is looking. Traditions - It's who we are, and what we want to pass on to those after us.
  4. General LED Channel Letter Failures On The Rise Been getting a lot of calls to retrofit channel letters that are having failures. It seems like that short time period of three to five years has finally come around to where the sign user who bought from the lowest bidder or bought into the idea of "saving money....more efficient mantra" is coming around to bite them in the ass as well as the sign shop who made a poor choice in using the inexpensive most likely Chinese LEDs. The reality is, there are very few LED manufacturers I would personally EVER use for sign projects that I build. I base that based on our very own Sign Syndicate Light Testing Projects where we test just about every LED on the market and have been doing so since 2008 The failures I see out on the field do nothing but support those results . LED Modules are great for peeling and sticking, spending more time in the shop than out in the field but they should not be used for everything. Too many sign shop are lazy, they look for an "easy way" to stay in business, that's the plain truth of our industry. The Sign Syndicate's Neon & LED Test Comparison "The Great White Hope" (2012 Shot) Our enabling of LED manufacturers inflated, exaggerated, and even misleading marketing points is what help kill our own industry, and now those chickens are coming home to roost. Those 100,000 hours, 80,000 hours, 60,000 hours, 50,000 hours that a lot of sign shops within our industry have financially sabotaged, and screwed the consumer. The LED powers supplies have gotten cheaper, so have the LED modules, shops scramble for the 50¢ modules, the plastic $20 power supplies and a few years later...Waalaa.... individual diode failure leading to inconsistent lighting and power supplies that truly couldn't handle the heat of the load. I've seen this rise in retrofit the retrofit and I'm only in 70˙F weather all year around in just that last couple of months. For Red LEDs that were supposed to last sooooo long, well now those same channel letter faces that were so evenly lit are now hot spotting. The LED Sign market if you don't know as it relates to the sign industry is a crap shoot. Very few reputable companies like GE and others, don't even want to be in it any longer, they would rather be in general lighting. Why? Too many cheap consumers, too many sign companies that don't make wise decisions get lured and duped by the ever growing and disappearing market of what was once here today is gone tomorrow. Sure, a lot of manufacturers tell sign shops their components are warrantied for 5 years BUT, do they, do YOU replace those parts for free to your client? Chances are like most of the scenarios that call me say no, "I still get charged labor" Shame on those companies and shame on you if you're one of those companies. You planned out your project, you spec'd out your project and there is absolutely NO reason why a electric sign should not carry a 5 year "worry free" electrical warranty. This industry has plenty of quality components that are built to last, and Neon is still a VERY viable option especially when it comes to consistency in longevity as well as lighting, unfortunately that is no longer an option for a lot of shops because they lack the "know how", or willingness to learn, even worse..they only posses the laziness and willingness to collect a check and walk away. Today I still continue to install the right light source based on the application, that goes for using LEDs, Fluorescent or Neon. 20+ years later I get very few failures , VERY few. I have signs that operated for 18+ without a single maintenance call. I know I may work a little harder, pay a little more, even spend a little more time with each project BUT...I do sleep easier at night, I don't have to worry about taking those calls about having to come back, and I have happier clients that have stuck with more for my 20+ years that I've been in business. Just some Thursday food for thought to chew on.
  5. Just read this in the newest Signs Of The Times March Issue. It's a letter to the editor from Harold Cortese president of EGL, basically a complaint as to why they weren't included in the article. Letter To The Editor http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201503/#/14 Original Article http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201411/#/36 I think they weren't included probably because it would turn into a fluff piece rather than wanting to get to the root of the problem. You can only do that from Neon users or suppliers themselves. Harold's letter was very self serving, and a free advertisement of "look here!". Here's the quote kicker ".....In closing, neon signmakers still have material and equipment vendor options outside of Chinese products: they'll be available for as long as the industry supports its own...." In a matter of fact, EGL has really hammered down on retrofitting Neon out with their LEDs, if you go to any show, you'll notice that the EGL booth Neon products have shrunk, and they're displaying what they're heavily invested in...LEDs. I mean, they've even advertised this in a few trade magazines EEEEeerrrrrr, brochures rags. Once they were a Neon company who proded themselves on real numbers and sources you can measure. If I remember correctly their LEDs are Chinese yes??? They say you can contact them directly and place an order. Not true. In a matter of fact, I've tried in the past to place an order and it's damn near impossible, they don't even return phone calls. This is the reason why I jumped on over to using FMS and Tecnolux. I'm glad Marcus didn't contact them, because all the SOT reader would have gotten in return was "fluff" and marketing garbage. Marcus's original article literally slapped manufacturers and sign suppliers like them in the face.....hard.... and it didn't feel, or taste good either. There is reason for that, that's because it was the hard truth. Cheers to you Signs Of The Times! P.S. I don't even know why SOT even printed that letter from EGL.
  6. One of the biggest marketing (supposed) news sites out on the internet is http://www.chainstoreage.com/ They aren't real journalism news by any means, their mostly just marketeers for whoever their writing about. They do not check facts and they do not like when you write to them and contradict / question what or who they were writing about in their articles, and they will not approve comments in their articles that contradict the articles that they write, especially "drive by".. "hit writer" Marianne Wilson. Some of the recipients of who the articles are being written about (Individuals & Companies) take full advantage of this and use it to further themselves. I don't even know why they have a comment box below their articles, I'm only to assume all they want to hear is "Great Article Marianne!" "Informative!!" "Thanks for the information, I did not know!" and Their sort of like our very own sign associations and trade magazines, they just want to "execute" marketing statements, but never explain. So I'm guessing Chain Store Age is what Sign Builder Illustrator or Sign & Digital Graphics does for our trade or which it serves our associations in marketing and "hit pieces" as it does when it comes to chain store and franchise / retail store associations and retail trades. My best guess. Sunshine, Rainbows, & Unicorns
  7. With a booming voice from above, the "Magic Mouth" speaks... "Quality - Price - Service - pick 2 and tell us why"
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