Propelled Manufacturers Names Andrea Hohermuth President of FASTSIGNS

The Franchise Veteran Brings A long time of Expertise to the Function

Propelled Manufacturers, a company franchisor of service franchises, named Andrea Hohermuth president of FASTSIGNS. With this place, Hohermuth will develop the customized signage model. She brings greater than twenty years of franchising, management, and operations expertise to the function. Along with FASTSIGNS, the Propelled Manufacturers’ umbrella contains NerdsToGo, Salon Plaza, and My Salon Suite. 

Hohermuth has made it a profession precedence “to make sure the tradition aligns with how I need to spend each day. A key component in an ideal tradition is ‘Individuals First.’ As well as, a powerful enterprise imaginative and prescient and plan for achievement have all the time been a should. FASTSIGNS embodies the ‘folks first’ tradition, has a really profitable monitor document, and has large alternative to attain new ranges of success by innovation.”

Hohermuth appears to be like ahead to leveraging her expertise and data of franchise greatest practices along with her ardour for operations and innovation by expertise.

Andrea Hohermuth, FASTSIGNS
Andrea Hohermuth is the brand new president of FASTSIGNS.

Catherine Monson, CEO of Propelled Manufacturers and former FASTSIGNS CEO and president, believed that it was time for a president solely devoted to driving innovation and development for franchisees and noticed Hohermuth as match. 


Hohermuth believes that “FASTSIGNS will proceed to make a constructive influence on the way forward for franchising as we’re closely concerned with the Worldwide Franchise Affiliation (IFA). Monson was the previous chair of the IFA, and FASTSIGNS is actively concerned, from attending occasions to at least one franchisee serving on the board, and even educating our workers by the CFE program.”

“Together with the IFA, we proceed to coach franchisees, legislators and others on the significance of constructive legal guidelines for franchising and the economic impact of franchising because it pertains to jobs each nationwide and in native communities the place our facilities serve. Via enhanced franchise laws, FASTSIGNS takes an energetic function in making a extra constructive alternative for extra franchisees,” she added.

Hohermuth and Franchising 

Hohermuth started her profession working in start-up software program corporations. She has hung out working in numerous industries together with software program, ecommerce, monetary companies, fee processing and fee expertise, insurance coverage and healthcare expertise. “Working in small to medium-sized corporations, I used to be laser-focused on remodeling their enterprise, whereas on the identical time remodeling each clients’ companies and client lives.”

Her introduction to franchising got here when she labored at a software program firm based by a franchise founder/proprietor of MaidPro. “The software program was primarily a full-service administration system (POS) designed for any enterprise in area companies, however a lot of our clients have been franchisors together with MaidPro itself. Throughout that point, I acquired a entrance row seat to franchising and franchise operations, each from the franchisor and franchisee views. I used to be later recruited to MaidPro to guide its expertise division and traversed into main broader franchise operations together with the expertise departments and technique.”

After MaidPro was acquired and Threshold Manufacturers was fashioned, Hohermuth led key franchise operations and expertise throughout 9 manufacturers as COO. 

Hohermuth is keen about serving to folks, and her favourite facet of franchising is “the function that we as franchisors get to play, as we offer the assist for entrepreneurs to attain their desires and achieve success in enterprise possession. With the best assist construction, enterprise mannequin and confirmed merchandise, franchisors can empower franchisees to extra rapidly attain larger ranges of success, with much less danger. Enterprise house owners don’t need to go it alone.” 

Hohermuth subscribes to a philosophy of “We’re all in franchise assist.”  She says, “It doesn’t matter what an individual’s title or job description is; on the finish of the day, we’re ALL right here to assist our franchise companions obtain success.”

For Potential Franchise House owners

Hohermuth believes that entrepreneurs ought to completely analysis franchise manufacturers earlier than investing to make sure that the next are current: a profitable monitor document, monetary alternative, development charges of the precise franchise model, assist and instruments offered, and franchisee satisfaction. 

To Hohermuth, franchisors play a key function in operational effectivity. “With a view to produce seamless operations, franchisors will need to have subject material experience on workers, frequent collaboration with their franchisee community, a feedback-rich setting, and naturally, sturdy area assist. We should keep in contact with the evolution of what’s happening on the entrance traces whereas staying on the forefront of innovation within the business.”

All roads lead again to expertise, she added. “Know-how is completely important to bettering operational effectivity and permitting franchisees and their groups to give attention to duties that drive worth vs. repetitive duties that may be automated. As franchisors, we should be capable to develop academic materials and guarantee clear, efficient communications on greatest practices. As well as, correct coaching on greatest practices should be given in any respect phases of enterprise maturity, and coaching strategies should be partaking and evolve with the learners.”