THE PRINTING INDUSTRY, A WORLD OF POTENTIAL
Minuteman Press’ beginning was much more humble than its world renowned presence that exists today. Roy Titus, the Founder, saw a need for a print center that could serve virtually all businesses. With his son, Bob, they opened the first Minuteman Press in 1973 in Plainview, New York. They began franchising Minuteman Press in 1975. Today, Minuteman Press is the largest and #1 rated print and graphics franchise in the world with over 975 locations.
Imagine a business with every other business as your potential customer, and you have just imagined our business. All businesses large or small, from your small mom and pop operations to the large corporate businesses consume printed material on a daily basis. Minuteman Press is uniquely positioned in the print and graphics industry to fulfill the needs of businesses large and small. We produce consumable products that are handed out, mailed, written on, and eventually thrown away and need to be reordered regularly; there is tremendous repeat factor in our segment of the industry.
WHY MINUTEMAN PRESS?
-Every Business is a potential customer
Every business uses some kind of printed items from business cards, letterheads, and envelopes to forms, marketing materials and promotional items. If you can put an image or logo on it we can produce it.
-Over 35 years of experience and expertise in the industry
Minuteman Press is a family owned and operated business that has grown to be the largest printing and graphics franchise in the world. We have continuously worked on not only improving and refining our procedures, but also seeking out ways to better serve our franchise owners.
-Business to Business
Our main target market is businesses and organizations in and around your community. We provide exceptional graphic design which gives our customers a professional image and our quality and customer service is unsurpassed.
-One of the largest support staffs in all of franchising
We have 27 regional support offices and more than 100 employees that are dedicated to supporting our franchisees in every aspect of running a business. Our goal is to make you as successful as possible as quickly as possible.
Minuteman Press has numerous avenues of financing to assist people going into our business. We will assist in finding the right financing options for you; whether it is for the purchase of a new or existing business.
Most franchises will sell you a franchise first. Then it is up to you to find a location. At Minuteman Press we research areas of interest for you and bring possible good locations to your attention. We decide together on a location before you make a decision to buy a franchise.
The vast majority of Minuteman Press owners have had no prior background in the industry and most have never owned their own business before. We have developed a 2 week comprehensive training program. We cover all aspects of the business marketing, management and pricing using our proprietary software management system. In 1978 Minuteman Press led the way with the development of our innovative pricing software, which has evolved into our unique proprietary management software. This software includes a cost information database including order history, shop work flow control and tracking invoice database, as well as AR tracking and sales force management reports. All these features make the running of your center smoother and more efficient. Once you leave our training school, our local representative will assist you and continue your training on site in your new location.
In order to continue the growth and development of Minuteman Press, Minuteman provides ongoing support through our 27 strategically located regional support offices. They provide business management, technical and marketing support to all of our locations on site; not over the phone from a corporate office hundreds of miles away. Our owners are truly in business for themselves, but not by themselves. They have the security & peace of mind knowing that we have over 30 years of experience in our industry and are available to assist, educate, guide and work with our owners on an ongoing basis to develop their business anytime they need it. Our Research and Development department continuously develop marketing & promotional programs for our owners, while monitoring & reporting on industry trends.