In 1993 I decided to make a career change. I was tired of the politics that had to be played in the corporate world. I had always wanted to own my own business. I went to a franchise show, met with the people from Minuteman Press, did my research and felt it would be a good choice for what I was looking for. What I was looking for was a business that would allow me to afford the quality of life I had in my previous career as well as a business that would allow me to send my two daughters to college. Now 17 years later both daughters have graduated from college with the oldest joining the company as part of the team and part of our exit strategy.
Minuteman was there when we began holding our hands step by step. When we were able to walk on our own we did so still knowing they were only a phone call away with any advice or guidance we needed. It is nice to be able to pass on the business to our family and know Minuteman is still there to help the next generation continue the success we have achieved.
Don and Suzy Krieger – Napa, CA
I have been a Minuteman Press Franchise owner for 15 years. I’ve owned two different Franchise locations. First in Fremont, CA from 1995-2001 and currently in Reno, NV. Minuteman Press International has created a “blueprint for success” which charts a course to growth and independence in these troubled economic times. It is a good feeling to know that you are in control of your own business; if you follow the Minuteman game plan you will be successful!
Several reasons why Minuteman Press is continually rated “Best Printing Franchise” by Entrepreneur Magazine include: experienced, professional support; management software; capped royalities; product discounts; help in finding a qualified buyer when you are ready to sell your business. Contact your local Minuteman rep today!
Gary Harmon – Sparks, NV
We opened our Minuteman Press Franchise in 1993. After nearly 17 years in business it has been a fabulous experience both in good economic times and bad. The regional and home office support is outstanding. By following the Minuteman System we have sustained steady growth year after year and look forward to the future with Minuteman. The success of the Minuteman Press Franchise System is simple. They provide the training and support to start your own successful printing franchise and the freedom to make it anything you want it to become.
Mike Maddalena – Petaluma, CA
I have owned my Minuteman Press shop in Newark for just over 5 years now. And I can’t believe it was only 5 years ago that I toured some of the shops in northern New Jersey, did my research on Minuteman Press as a franchise (which came up, as usual, one of the best printing franchises), bought the business and subsequently went through training. The time has certainly flown by, and I am both pleased and proud to be a Minuteman Press owner.
I must mention that I absolutely could not have done it without the outstanding partnership of Minuteman Press International. For the first 2 weeks of ownership, someone was actually in my shop with me helping me and teaching me. I was taken out on sales calls to learn the ropes, was taught how to use the software to run my business, was trained on the technical end and taught about the best ways to market my business. At every step of the way, Minuteman Press International has been there for me, always available when I have a problem or question.
Holly Kaplansky – Newark, NJ
I have owned my Minuteman Press since 2002, just about 9 years. I had prior printing experience, and was looking to purchase a local print shop. After looking at a couple of local independent print shops I decided to look into the Minuteman Press franchise system. What attracted me to Minuteman Press is their franchise support system and their proven method of doing business. I also liked having a network of successful Minuteman Press owners in the area, and the interaction between the owners. The local support system has always been there for me, always ready to take my calls and assist me with my needs. I also find the Minuteman Press conventions to be extremely informative keeping us owners up to date on what is going on in the industry. It’s not hard to understand why Minuteman Press has been and continues to be the #1 rated printing franchise in the world.
Phil Newcomer – Baltimore, MD
I went with Minuteman Press because I was impressed with the business to business concept. It’s also only a five day a week business and they are very fair with their royalty structure. I liked their corporate approach of a conservative growth model. They don’t force us to buy things too quickly, they watch out for our money. They are focused on OUR success.
Mark Gutner & Susan Spira – Port Washington, NY
As an ambitious 25 year old, I had worked for the same employer since I graduated from high school, a little over 8 years. I learned a lot from that job but knew I always wanted to be my own boss, own my own business, be in charge of my own destiny, well that time came in June of 1988 when I became the owner of my own Minuteman Press franchise.We looked at all the printing franchises out there at the time and settled on Minuteman Press because of their reputation, support mechanism, equipment package and outstanding business model. Now that I am a seasoned 23 year Minuteman Press business owner, it doesn’t surprise me that they are the #1 Printing Franchise in the World rated by Entrepreneur Magazine. Owning my own business was everything I imagined it would be and more thanks to Minuteman Press International.
Steve Palsa – Lafayette, CA
When you’re looking for a business, do your homework. Look not only at the business, but the industry as well. The Minuteman Press name speaks for itself. It stands out in the industry and the brand name awareness is huge! Besides having the comfort that the franchise is behind you with outstanding support, they also have the knowledge and experience of how this industry has evolved. When it comes to growing and marketing your franchise, follow the Minuteman Press system because it works.
James Vasquez – Bohemia, NY
Our Parents, Miles and Carlene were one of the first ten people to buy a Minuteman Press Franchise in 1975 and became one of the highest grossing stores on Long Island. They enjoyed the franchise so much that they renewed their franchise agreement for another term. (The original term of the agreement was fifteen years) They decided to retire thirteen years ago and turned the business over to my brother Michael and I. Since then, we have not only doubled the business, we have renewed our franchise agreement for another thirty-five years and we all still draw salaries from our business.
David Toron – Hewlett, NY