Embroidery has been around for hundreds of years. But until EmbroidMe, it was difficult to find a store that could handle all your custom embroidery, screen printing and promotional product needs – much less, one that could do so personally, professionally and punctually. , That thought intrigued franchising veteran Ray Titus, who realized that the $20 billion embroidery industry could use some of the same expertise and initiative he’d already applied to building SIGN*A*RAMA, the world’s largest sign franchise with close to 850 locations in 50 countries.
In 2000, Ray Titus opened the first EmbroidMe store in West Palm Beach, Florida, a full-service showroom that combined a wide variety of apparel and promotional items. It was an immediate success.
Since then, EmbroidMe has helped more than 350 people open franchise stores– making it possible for thousands of groups and businesses to easily and cost-effectively get the customized apparel they need on either a local or national level.
Today, EmbroidMe stores have become the brand name people trust for quality embroidery and customized specialty products, not to mention a reliable way people can get in on the ground floor of an exciting new business concept.
EmbroidMe has been at the forefront of this growth as one of the world's first embroidery and promotional products franchises; successfully franchising the full-service embroidery, screen printing, promotional products and personalized gifts concept for over six years. We have used our experience to develop a business model that has led hundreds of EmbroidMe franchisees to success and helped us grow to become the world's largest embroidery franchise.
As part of our family you get the full support and services of the EmbroidMe team - a group that is committed to providing you with the training, consulting, equipment and resources you need to make your EmbroidMe store successful.
EmbroidMe store owners share a common thread: They’re extremely savvy about embroidery, screen printing and operating a business, because they’ve all been through one of the most comprehensive training programs in the franchise industry – ours.
Your EmbroidMe franchise fee covers: Training: Pack your bags for two weeks of classroom training at our West Palm Beach headquarters (including airfare, lodging, ground transportation and lunches.) Our EmbroidMe Training instructors will teach you about every facet of operating a successful business, from bookkeeping to marketing strategies and business management. You’ll learn to work with the state-of-the-art computer technology and embroidery equipment you’ll have in your store. And you’ll get a chance to network and build relationships with other EmbroidMe franchisees.
In-store set-up and instruction: After your classroom training, EmbroidMe will bring on-the-job technical and marketing assistance to you. One of our experienced field representatives will travel to your store to help you set up your systems and equipment – and to ensure you’re fully comfortable with using them.
Personalized marketing assistance: Once you’re ready for business, one of our professional marketing representatives will travel to your store to teach you how to promote your business and attract customers. We’ll also provide promotional materials to help introduce your store and give it immediate visibility.
An ongoing support system: Although you’ll be an independent owner and operator, you’re never alone as an EmbroidMe franchisee. Advice and support are always just a phone call or mouse click away thanks to our toll-free support number and web site. Additionally, we’ll be sending you a quarterly newsletter that includes news of industry trends, helpful advice on merchandising and marketing and updates on new products you can offer to your customers.
Invitations to our Annual Owners’ Conference: Smart business owners never stop learning, which is why EmbroidMe holds an informative annual conference. Although we can’t pay your travel expenses, we can promise you a productive experience that will include the chance to fine-tune your marketing and operational skills, learn from other successful franchisees, and meet and interface with key vendors, manufacturers and distributors.
Needless to say, it takes more than a needle and thread to operate a successful embroidery venture.
Each EmbroidMe franchise features everything you need to be a full-service store, including the market’s best embroidery equipment – Brother International machinery. .
The great thing is that the equipment is easy-to-use. In fact, you and your employees don’t need any prior experience to know how to run it (although we’ll show you how via our extensive training program.)
It also has a reputation for going the distance, because Brother has been an electronic technology leader for more than 70 years. In fact, we believe it combines the best of all possible worlds – quality, reliability and top-of-the-line production capability.
Just as important, EmbroidMe’s corporate headquarters makes it affordable, because we’ve secured an agreement with Brother International that enables you to secure financing if you need it. .