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General Sign Cost Information
What does a sign really cost?
Of course you have to invest money in a lighted business sign so that it can create you income.
But, a sign can’t cost you money, it has to make you money. It is an investment to make your business grow.
So, when does a sign start making you money?
Use our Payment Plant Calculator™, below, to determine YOUR break-even point. Or, ask our salesperson to run the numbers with you.
For an example let’s decide if we can afford to borrow $10,000 to add to the cost of our channel letter sign to enhance its look and improve our image, and allow the business to pay for it out of future profits. You may want to spend more, maybe less.
If you borrow 100% of the money to purchase this sign, and pay it back over 6 years with a 10% interest rate, your additional monthly payment will be about $185 per month. Add to this the monthly additional operating costs for electricity, insurance, and property taxes because of the more-valuable sign – the sign’s ONLY other costs. For our example we will use a $190 per month total cost ($6.25 per day during the loan period.)
The sign is a capital expense, and the interest paid is an expense, both saving you income taxes on your investment. If you are in the 25% tax bracket (0% tax bracket in red) this will return to you over $3,300 ($0) in Federal Income Taxes you would otherwise have been obligated to pay during the loan period. This reduces the break-even point by about $1.50 per day to $4.75 (still $6.25.)
Because of “expensing,” you recover over $2,600 ($0) of your investment the first year. (Corporate tax rates now run to only 21%; pass-through corporations, businesses, and individuals to 37%, so your savings could be significantly higher.)
How much business will the sign need to generate to pay for itself?
You probably operate with a 25% to 50% cost of goods, depending on the type of business.
Would a beautiful sign in front of your business attract $10.00 – $20.00 ($12.50 - $25.00) in additional daily business (which also covers the cost of the goods you sell?)
Remember, history proves that the average business gets over 50% of their sales just from their signage.
Of course it would. Signs like these beautiful attention-getting signs make you money; they don’t cost you a penny.
You want the best signage your initial cash flow will support, because you want your business to grow.
Please contact us to develop a plan to meet your particular needs.
The Best Way To Buy a New Sign
Buying a $10,000 sign may be difficult for a new business. As an owner you have to take the money for this sign from your startup capital, and that can be tough to do. Many new businesses end up going with an ineffective "startup" sign that is super-cheap, to save on the startup costs. They have grand plans to replace it with something spectactular ... after they have the cashflow.
But you CAN have the best sign today ... and only pay for the "startup" sign!
With our program you can get that a $10,000 sign for only about $388 a month, with only the cost of the permit up front!
You can have all of the advertising bang of even a large LED sign for even less than it would have cost for the ineffective "startup" sign! You can even let the sign pay for itself.
There's no commitment necessary to see if you qualify for this deal, so talk to your Representative today and ask to get started!
Why Do Companies Lease Equipment?
Eight out of ten companies lease some or all of their equipment.
Why do they lease? Because the flexibility provided by leasing allows them to have the most effective operation possible.
Guaranteed Highest Quality ... Guaranteed Lowest Price™
Signs Manufacturing™ guarantees that our price will be the lowest price you can obtain on the product(s) described in this brochure; now or anytime during the next 90 days.
If you are offered a lower price by someone else we will match that lower price PLUS give you 10% of the difference.
What does anyone say who can’t compete in quality, timeliness, professionalism, etc.? “I can save you money!” But with Signs Manufacturing’s “Guaranteed Lowest Price” that’s just not true. You CAN have it all!
This is another reason we’re the largest.
You May Qualify for a "BETTER THAN FREE™" Sign
Dependent on your location, Signs Manufacturing™ may be able to offer you INCOME from a FREE pole, pylon, monument sign, or electronic message center.
Contact us for exciting details!
Many Different Ways to Purchase Our Signs
We offer a discount for purchases by cash or check.
Credit Cards Accepted
Custom-Tailored Monthly Payment Plans Available
In addition to conventional leases we offer accelerated leases and lease/purchase options that save you money overall, while still providing the opportunity to pay for the majority of your signs out of monthly profits.
Would a $65.00 per month payment, with no down payment, be preferable to paying for your sign up-front?
You can create the attention-getting signage you need to be successful, without short-term cost concerns. Pay for your signs out of your business’s future, increased, cash flow.
Signs on Time™ Purchase Plans
If you want to lease or lease/purchase, rather than purchase your signs outright, and need help in arranging a lease, please let us know.
Our leasing companies can combine our signs with other equipment you need in one lease or lease/purchase package. Equipment such as point-of-sale computerized cash-register systems, telephone systems, security systems, manufacturing machinery, etc. can all be leased.
All signs maintenance costs can be included in the lease package.
Leasing gives you the option to upgrade your signs package, to change your look, at no additional cost at the end of the lease period.
Pay as You Grow™ Purchase Options
In addition to conventional leases we offer accelerated leases and lease/purchase options that save you money overall, while still providing the opportunity to pay for the majority, or all, of your signs out of monthly profits.
Zero Down Options
To help you open your business we have worked with one of our lenders to create exclusive no down payment plans.
FastStart™ Payment Options
To help you get your new venture out of the starting-blocks, payment programs are available that help conserve your initial operating cash; no payments for the first 3 months.
Conserve Your Nest Egg
Save your cash to operate your business.
We will help you apply for financing that allows you to make NO down payment with 0% APR for the first 12 to 15 months, depending on the plan you select, so long as you make timely payments.
The companies we associate with allow you to pay-off your loan any time you wish.
Significantly reduced initial billing to help you control your cash-flow.
Ask for details.
Potential Texas Sales/Use Tax Savings – Separated Contract
If we are manufacturing and/or installing a newly constructed sign on a newly constructed building, or a new free-standing sign, the State of Texas only requires Sales/Use Tax to be paid on our cost of the materials, NOT the full price of the sign, because of the “Separated Contract” we will offer you.
You will save much more than you can from most our competitors. Because we are actually the manufacturer, we must charge sales tax only on the cost of our raw materials, not what we paid someone else to build and ship the sign to us for.
Our invoices are the controlling part of a “Separated Contract.” In the instances above we will provide you with an invoice which is written to reflect Sales/Use Taxes for the materials only.
This is an average savings of 80% of the usual Texas Sales/Use Taxes!
Securing Your Investment
All too often we hear about sign companies who took deposits from customers but never delivered their signs. In every instance, because the sign company had few assets, there was no recourse.
We are also told of companies that don’t pay for the materials used in a sign, and/or never pay their laborers, in which case(s) THE CUSTOMER is legally liable for these bills EVEN THOUGH they paid the sign company!
Signs Manufacturing™ protects our customers, as the law allows, by providing them with both “Partial” and “Final” Lien Releases to legally protect them should ANYONE question whether we paid for materials and/or labor.
Also, size DOES matter. Our size, our investment in the community, and our State licensing, insures our customers that we will be here to deliver and install our signs (and to back our 3-Year Guarantee and Lifetime Warranty* if our signs need service.)
We also offer all our customers to be listed as "Additional Insured" for free on our $3,000,000 insurance policy, providing coverage if we default.
And as "Additional Insured" on our $25,000,000 Worker's Compensation/Accident Insurance.
Signs Manufacturing™ is insured, registered, licensed and bonded per City and State regulations, and carries product liability insurance protecting you and your customers.
We are regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P. O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, 1-800-803-9202, 512-463-6599; website: www.tdlr.texas.gov.
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