Over recent decades, the world of franchising has boomed, as franchises can offer very genuine self-employment opportunities to those deciding to take the plunge and work for themselves. Franchises eliminate many of the difficulties faced by new start-up companies, as they are already tried and tested business models and sometimes well-known brand names. Many great franchisors offer invaluable ongoing support packages to their existing and new franchisees, helping to ensure that they have solid foundations from which to launch and develop profitable businesses. Minuteman Press is the world leader in print and design franchises, and the business potential and support systems it offers to franchisees is well reputed and robust.
Its story began in 1973, when founder, Roy Titus, opened the first premises in 1973 in New York. What Roy Titus soon discovered during the daily running of his business and his sales activity was that the practically endless potential in the field of print and design. In every town and every city, businesses of every sector and every size need business stationery, such as business cards and letterheads, at the absolute minimum. Many organizations, from a small independent store to a large multi-million dollar corporation, have regular and evolving needs for much, much more, like brochures and catalogs, banners and posters. Furthermore, demand does not begin and end with corporate needs, as consumers also need personalized stationery and wedding stationery. Two years later in 1975, Roy had the business model in place to start offering print and design franchises as real time business opportunities.
What any credible franchisor will be at pains to clarify to potential franchisees is that there is simply no substitute for hard work. In many respects solid franchise models are plug and play businesses, but they do not guarantee instantaneous riches without the hard graft that goes in to building any successful business. Print and design franchises are equally as suitable for people who have sector specific experience and those who do not. Yet franchisees that already have backgrounds in print and design, plus their own little black books of contacts, do not necessarily have a head start over those who do not unless they are prepared to put themselves out there and network for their lives.
The print and design franchises pioneered by Roy Titus back in 1975 offer the experienced and inexperienced in the field alike with valuable marketing concepts and support. This support offers comforting reassurance to newcomers to business, who might be confident of their ability to run a print and design company of their own, but are concerned about generating interest and drumming up new business.
There are now Minuteman Press print and design franchises in more than 920 worldwide locations and they have come to be acknowledged as the best of their kind. Regardless of whether potential franchisees have any sector specific experience or not, it is a fact that the customer bases for high quality and reliable print and design services are almost limitless and there to be taped in to. Those interested in finding our more should check out http://www.shop.minutemanpress.com/franchise/.