Own a business that's been refined
over 40 years, provides a great quality of life,
& offers products & services every business needs.
The World’s Largest
The World’s Largest and #1 rated print, marketing & design franchise.
Regional Support offices that provide local, face-to-face assistance.
Provide a wide variety of products and services that every business needs.
Limited royalty structure to help maximize your income.
Australia’s Premier Print, Marketing & Design franchise.
Established in Australia nearly 20 years ago, Minuteman Press is Australia’s premier printing, marketing and design franchise. With high demand products and services, a proven business model and support offices in Malvern, Victoria, Perth, Western Australia, and Brisbane, Queensland; you too can take advantage of this unique franchise system. Learn more today.
About Minuteman Press
Minuteman Press is a complete marketing service provider that has helped businesses grow for over 40 years. We have developed a unique business model that offers services and products every business needs for their daily operations, as well as their marketing and advertising efforts. Prior experience is not necessary to own and operate a successful Minuteman Press franchise. Our owners are business people who are alert to the needs of their local business community and can foster a long-term, repeat relationship with their clients by providing outstanding quality and service.
Founded in 1973 by Roy Titus and his son Bob, Minuteman Press has grown to nearly 1,000 locations. Today, Minuteman Press is still a family owned and operated franchise that invests in its owners, whether it’s by providing unmatched franchise support or continually enhancing our business model to be more efficient and more profitable.
If you’re looking for a business that offers normal business hours, a wide variety of business services, and unparalleled support then please continue reading and learn how you too can have the opportunity to secure your financial future while helping businesses achieve their goals.
We Are The Modern Printing Industry
What is the modern printing industry? Think it as a massive toolbox filled with a wide variety of tools that all serve their purpose at different times and help get the job done. Digital printing, promotional products, direct mail, and wide format printing are just some of the sectors that make up the modern printing industry , and these tools of the trade are highly effective in helping clients build their businesses.
As a Minuteman Press franchise owner, you have the unique ability to utilize these tools to meet the needs of any business in any industry. We can provide virtually anything you can put a name, image, or logo on! You will be offering consumable products and services that are in high demand and need to be reordered regularly.
Regardless of your client’s industry, they can’t afford not to market their business and promote their brand. Businesses rely on us, and the already high demand for our products and services continues to grow.
Products and Services
The products and services we offer have expanded tremendously since we first opened our doors. However, one thing has remained the same. We are focused on helping other businesses grow. We do this via a variety of methods depending on what our customers are looking for. Think about a brand-new business just starting up, or a business planning to grow or retain customers. They all need a full marketing and brand awareness campaign to get noticed, which can include logo creation, web site design, brochures, flyers, business cards, promotional products, presentation folders, boxes, pens, shirts, USB drives, rubber stamps, stickers, labels, and vehicle wraps. There is virtually no limit to what our centers can do. Anything you can put a name, image, or logo on we can produce.
Something that makes Minuteman Press very unique in franchising is the ongoing support we provide to our owners. We have local meetings, an international convention, marketing campaigns, internet advertising programs, and a monthly magazine. Above all, we support our owners through 28 regional support offices, strategically situated around the world. Each office is staffed by a Vice President and marketing representatives. You will have a familiar face in your region that will assist you onsite. These field representatives are full-time employees of Minuteman Press whose sole responsibility is to help owners in your region build their businesses. We believe in building a real relationship with our owners and our local support team is always available to offer advice and lend a helping hand. Our goal is to make you as successful as possible, as quickly as possible, and to continually work with you to grow your business.
The total investment for a Minuteman Press franchise opening in Australia can range from $100,000 to $150,000 when leasing the equipment. There are financing options available for qualified buyers that may put the initial investment in the $30,000 to $50,000 range. Minuteman Press’ investment includes virtually everything you need to start your business. Most franchisors will sell you a business first and then tell you to find a location that they must approve. At Minuteman Press, we reverse that; you suggest an area of interest and our local staff will research and evaluate its potential.
We will also handle all of the area research, location finding, and lease negotiations on your behalf before we enter into business, all of which are subject to your as well as our approval. Your location is one of the most important aspects of going into business; we will only put a Minuteman Press center in a location or area we believe has the most potential for your business to grow.
Our training program covers all aspects of owning and operating a successful center. Our system has been continually refined and improved over the past 40 years. We’ll cover all aspects of the business from marketing to management and pricing. We have also developed proprietary business management and pricing software that is regarded as the best in the industry. This software, known as FLEX, enables you to track all of your marketing efforts, customer spending habits, pricing, and workflow.
Once the training school is completed, one of our representatives from your local regional office will continue your training onsite.
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“Dhillon and I come from such a family background where no one in our families ever owned a Business, we have come a long way from living in those small towns in India to small city in NZ and finally to a Major metropolitan like Sydney. We always thought of running a Printing Business and saw an opportunity with Minuteman Press Parramatta, it just took us couple of weeks to make a decision of our lifetime and we had no hesitation in going forward as it runs on an exceptional model compared to other printing franchises.
Dhillon has an extensive Printing background and I come from a sales background, working as a Business manager for advertising and print company. We make a good combination, so it wasn’t difficult for us to run a Business from scratch.
We have been running the Business for 6 months now and we have never been so proud in our life before. We like going an extra mile for a customer, developing the business by building strong relationships and giving the best customer service.
Minuteman’s marketing line “we can print your logo on anything and everything” suits us perfectly as we deal in a huge range of products, from signage, banners, apparels etc to all sorts of promotional products and corporate gifts. We work hard in giving each client something that will help set them apart, and by doing this that it will in return set us apart from other businesses as well.
To help us in our journey so far, all the support and assistance provided by the Franchise has been exceptional. We are lucky to own a Printing store in Parramatta CBD, but as they say, “luck favours the brave”, you got to be brave enough to make those life changing decisions. Think less and do more. We have promised ourselves to be successful entrepreneurs and we are positive that Minuteman Press will help us achieve our goals.”
“Owning a business that you love is easy…every day is different, the pace is fast and you are constantly learning. The clients are interesting, the work is vast and varied and the satisfaction that comes with designing, producing and finishing a product that the client loves is the best reward (along with the profit!). Minuteman Press are easy to work with, very organised and efficient and have made all the mistakes before we came along so can offer the best support, advice and sound experience. Owning our store is where we feel we should have been all along, no looking back.”
“Minuteman Press has been a real positive experience for me over the last 5 years. I had amazing personal and professional growth surpassing everything I’ve done before Minuteman.”
“I began this process over 3 years ago in search of a business that would suit the needs of a family business dynamic, but in particular that of my son Simon.
The Minuteman Press franchise was perfect in terms of the initial cost, ongoing support and monthly royalty fee, but my concerns where in other areas such as quoting, production, and customer service given that we had little or no print experience, coupled with the fact that my son Simon was extremely shy. In short, “How good was the training on offer and could they achieve all these things in 2 weeks?”
The answer is most definitely yes. I cannot believe how competent my son is since completing his training in New York and how confident he is in dealing with customers and members of the public. The business is exceeding the families expectations in a very short space of time, and so, on behalf of my wife and I we extend a big thank you to all at Minuteman Press International.”
“Having worked in several other print franchise companies, making the decision to purchase a Minuteman Press store was a no brainer. The team at Minuteman Press are fantastic, and have been crucial in my success. My field rep, provides great industry knowledge and a helpful approach when troubleshooting the day to day running of my business. In the last 18 months my business has grown by 50%. We have also expanded into signage, purchasing a wide format machine in late 2016. By bringing signage production in-house we hope to see the business take off even more. The area manager for my region, Jeff Lewis, has been a great help with the signage side of things.”
“We had just moved back from Sydney to Melbourne and were looking for an opportunity. We attended the franchise show and met the team from Minuteman Press International – Ed recognised the company from the USA.
Both of us wanted a business that was business to business as our son was only five years old and we didn’t want to miss time with him on the weekends and evenings. Ed’s grownup children were in the USA and we wanted to visit them at least every two years- we knew this kind of lifestyle was important to us. We loved that no experience in printing was necessary and met with established Minuteman Press franchise owners in Melbourne with backgrounds as diverse as banking, chemical companies and supermarket/retail managers.
The Minuteman Press team we met at the franchise trade show and every step after were professional, competent, friendly, and seemed like people we could work with. The business model stacked up we loved the margins available with print!
The days are never boring at our business always something new to do. Minuteman Press has a system that supports without stifling your own entrepreneurship. This year we will be attending the President’s Circle and I can’t wait to pick the brains of the other owners who will be attending. One of the many amazing things we didn’t expect was the deep friendships you build and how the owners support each other. We plan to go part time this year and see more of the world while our fabulous team keep our Minuteman Centre ticking over.
We have not looked back since we first met the Minuteman Team at the Franchise show and I would urge anyone who wants to take control of their destiny and prosper to just take a look. A very sincere Thank you to Minuteman Press.”
“Up until 8 months ago my entire working career had been with one company, UPS. I developed a lot of skills there with managing employees, what it takes to provide amazing service, and ensuring customer satisfaction. I worked really hard there and was rewarded for it, but the last third of my 15 years there I had dreams of something more, and always had notions of wanting to do something for myself. What did I want to do, I had zero idea. Every once and a while I would do a little bit of research into franchising, or some kind of way to import and sell, but honestly was clueless with what I needed, and was slightly scared off by the risk involved financially, and with not having the specific industry knowledge required.
I had given up on the idea for a little while until one Thursday I was sitting in the car, not listening to the radio although it was on, and my ears picking up only two words “Franchise Expo” making me listen further. I went home to look into it a little more, to find out it was on that Saturday. My interest had been peaked again, so I headed down to find out what it was all about. I still had no know idea about what I was looking for, and saw it more as an information opportunity.
A little bit overwhelmed walking into the event wondering where do I go first, and how it all worked, I walked passed the first stall which was Minuteman Press. A smiling George Holzmacher already waiting with his hand out to greet me. I returned the hand shake, and subtly tried to escape at the same time, while being asked “what do think about print and marketing”. Still trying to escape I replied that “I don’t think about it”. I was then politely asked my name (Luke), asked if I would like to hear a short information session, and introduced to the Queensland field rep Lucas. What was I here for if not information, so I agreed.
I received a well-presented 5-minute introduction to the company that was really intriguing. The whole time thinking if this is something I could do, having never really thought about the print industry before. At the end of the presentation I put my contact information down for follow information as it did seem interesting to me. I was excited with how well the first stall went, and moved on expect a full day of similar encounters. I met with at least 10 other franchises that day, putting my name down for a few more. None of which however were as professional, well represented, or as confident in their business model as Minuteman Press were. Even going home to my wife that night and her asking what I thought about the whole “information” thing, Minuteman Press was discussed as clear stand out.
I received a follow up call from Minuteman Press immediately the following Monday (again making me think how professional they were). I heard back from one of the other companies over a week later, and the others I had put my name down for I didn’t hear back from at all. There were multiple meetings that followed, and exposure to other Minuteman Press stores and store owners. The whole experience was extremely open, with nothing to hide, and all I saw everywhere was support, support, support. Everything made me feel extremely comfortable and instilled a lot of confidence. I didn’t know what I was looking for that first day, or if anything at all, but the more exposure I had it became a very easy decision.
Since becoming a franchisee of Minuteman Press, there has never been any letdown to my expectations. I have received all the training I could ask for before starting, which has been maintained still as an ongoing service. The support I have been given the whole journey has been amazing, and I couldn’t ask for two more knowledgeable and friendly guys to be my Field Reps -Warrick and Area Manager Jeff Lewis. The company as a whole genuinely makes you feel like part of the big Minuteman Press family.
There is zero doubt that the business model 100% works. With the tools provided and what the print industry is, success is only limited by ones ambition. I have a long way to go before reaching my goals in the industry and as a business owner, but know I have the support I need along the way to get there through Minuteman Press.”
“I’ve been with Minuteman Press since 2013. I’ve expanded my business sideways to capture opportunities outside the traditional paper print experience. We invested heavily into signage which has become a large part of what we do and in 2015 we moved into Websites and Apps which allowed me to use prior skill sets and this also has become a large part of our business centre as we expand this virtual resource into other countries.
For the first few years I found it hard to wrap my head around why I was paying franchise fees, why the colours in our Corporate Logo were, to me never quite right and typically moaned about it all. You see it’s a state of mind, you need to realise that a Franchise system is just that – a system. You have to take out of it what you need such as advise or at one of the general meetings but most importantly you need to come to terms with the fact that this system has existed well before you joining and the fundamentals are basic to all businesses.
Once you adopt the system, get very proud of your brand colours things become far more productive. I have had a lot of years in Corporate and Private enterprise and it takes a while to shed some of your old mindsets but do it as quickly as you can.
When you look at FLEX it is undoubtedly the best package you will find in this industry. I now look at FLEX as another employee as it allows me to execute all aspects of the business quickly and reliably. I believe my royalties are well spent with my employee FLEX.”
“Minuteman Press allows you the freedom to run your business independently while still having the benefits of a local and International support team. Running a business can be challenging so having an established brand and a head office that can take care of your website and online marketing means you have more time to focus on growing your business.”
Top Ten Reasons to Become a Minuteman Press Franchise Owner
- A proven business model with over 40 years of experience, support, and business development expertise.
- One of the largest support teams in franchising: 28 regional offices that assist our owners onsite from management to marketing assistance.
- Virtually limitless revenue streams: We provide consumable products & services to businesses. Anything you can put a name, image, or logo on, we can provide.
- A royalty incentive program: Because of our capped royalty structure, we are able to put our owners in a position where they are receiving far more in value than they pay in royalties. Royalties are capped at a monthly sales level. You do not pay any royalties on sales above that level.
- A business with a high net to gross ratio: With multiple revenue streams and the ability to manufacture products at lower costs than ever before, by following the program and working hard there is fantastic opportunity for growth within our model.
- Monday through Friday with normal business hours: Being a business-to-business service franchise, we are typically open Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 5:30, which allows us to service the needs of the business community while maintaining a nice quality of life for our franchise owners.
- A flexible business model, giving you the opportunity to grow and expand: We lay out all the systems and guidelines for you to follow, and our people are there when you need us. It’s your business, you control it. We have found that the owners who follow the system most closely are generally the most successful. Remember, you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself.
- Every business is a potential customer: Every business uses some kind of advertising or marketing items from brochures and direct mail campaigns to apparel, marketing materials, and promotional items. We also offer full graphic design services. If you can put an image or logo on it, we can get it done.
- Business to business: Our target market is businesses and organizations in and around your community, making every business a potential customer. You will have the peace of mind of dealing with like-minded professionals who utilize the products and services you offer while having the self-satisfaction of helping them grow their businesses.
- Exit strategy: When it comes time to sell your business, we will help you sell it. Our experienced staff will introduce you to qualified buyers who have a sincere interest in buying your franchise. You will not have the hassle or expense of doing it yourself or dealing with and paying a broker.