When researching the best franchise opportunities near you it is important to ask yourself, “What are the benefits of franchising?” A strong franchisor will be able to show you what they bring to the table in terms of their track record, franchise training and support, and answer all of your other vital questions.
Getting started with Minuteman Press or any other franchise is usually the culmination of a journey to entrepreneurship that you as an aspiring business owner have worked so hard to achieve. Before you get to your grand opening, you have done your due diligence and researched the best franchise opportunities near you, and the franchisor in turn has (or should have) answered all of your questions while providing you with the tools, training, and support that will continue to serve you well after you open your doors.
How to Find the Best Franchise Opportunities Available Near You – Two Questions You Should Ask Any Franchisor
1. Does the franchise provide full franchise training and support including ongoing local support? The best franchises are the ones that are in a position to help and support you throughout the life of your business. You want to make sure the franchisor is reputable and has a proven track record of success. Also, are they leaders in their industry and are you comfortable with their support system?
At Minuteman Press, we have been leaders in the printing industry for 44 years and counting. We started as a family-run business and remain a family-owned and operated franchisor today. We are uniquely positioned to provide expert training at our two-week training school at our World Headquarters in Farmingdale, New York, and we have put a great number of people into business who have had no prior industry experience.
Moreover, our ongoing local support system really sets Minuteman Press apart from other franchises. We have 28 regional offices throughout our franchise system. This means that after your training is completed, you will receive not only additional training on-site as we help you set up your business, but ongoing support right in your region long after the initial setup is completed. On top of that, Minuteman Press International supports all franchise owners at the corporate level as well through research and development, mass purchasing power, offering proprietary business management software and Internet Marketing Programs, hosting an impressive printing industry convention, and much more.
2. What do franchise owners have to say about the franchisor? Are you allowed to visit and speak with current franchisees in your area?
With Minuteman Press, you would be joining the #1 rated marketing and printing franchise by Entrepreneur, a distinction we have had 25 times and the past 14 years in a row. We have also received franchise rankings by Franchise Business Review, which has named Minuteman Press International to both their Top Franchises and Top B2B Franchises listings thanks to positive feedback from our owners. Franchise Business Review was especially impress with our “core values” because we treat our franchise owners like they deserve to be treated: as people, and not just a number like other franchises.
In addition, while you are conducting your research of the best franchises in your area, Minuteman Press makes it easy for you to visit and speak with locally based franchise owners. The first step to franchise research is to call us at 1-800-645-3006 for a brief overview of our business. Then, we will put you in contact with your local Regional Vice President who will be able to speak with you further and set up a time for your to tour local centers and speak with Minuteman Press franchise owners in your area.
Ultimately, we understand that this is a life-changing decision you are considering to own your own business, and so we try our best to let you make the most informative decision possible and see if our franchise is the right fit for you.
After all, what better way to find out than to see and speak with people who were once in your shoes?