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Monday, Aug 28, 2017
Entrepreneur Homecoming: International Minute Press Design, Marketing and Printing Franchise in Plymouth, Michigan Celebrates Grand Re-Opening
Born and raised in Plymouth, Joe Safadi spent the past few years working for major companies like Google and General Motors. Why, then, did he decide to buy a printing business? Joe explains, "I graduated from the College for Creative Studies in downtown Detroit where I studied art and design. While in college I worked in the printing industry and loved print media on top of illustrating. During my career, I have worked on video games and for General Motors, and I recently worked for Google as part of their AdWords Department.
During the franchise research process, Joe was looking at several options within the business to business printing and marketing services industry. International Minute Press (which is part of the Minuteman Press International franchise family) stood out because of the ongoing local support they provide to new business owners like Joe. There was also another reason Joe decided that International Minute Press was the right for him, and it came down to one simple but important factor: Personal attention that made Joe feel like a person rather than a number.
The fact that International Minute Press in Plymouth was for sale at the time Joe Safadi was looking at franchise opportunities was a coincidence that has led to his homecoming. Joe says, "After living in Warren for a few years, we saw this franchise was available in Plymouth and my wife and I decided to move back to my hometown. When I first came back, it just felt right and like I was never even gone to begin with. It was like going back in time."
The business community was thrilled to welcome Joe and his wife back to Plymouth, so much so that it seemed like everyone wanted to be a part of his grand re-opening. Joe explains, "We just did the grand re-opening with both the Plymouth and Canton Chambers of Commerce. I know so many people and they all were very supportive in welcoming me as a business owner. It was great to have such an amazing turnout and we are thrilled with how it went."
With International Minute Press now under his leadership, Joe Safadi is ready to serve his customers as well as the community. Joe looks ahead at a calendar that is filling up quickly, saying, "We love giving back to the community. We support local events such as Pumpkin Palooza right here in Plymouth, and we will be at the Motor City Comic Con setting up booths and displays. We also help with golf outings from different organizations and really enjoy being part of the fabric of our town and surrounding neighborhoods."
Minuteman Press International is a number one rated business marketing and printing franchise that offers world class training and unparalleled ongoing local support. Started in 1973 by Roy Titus and his son Bob, Minuteman Press began franchising in 1975 and has grown to over 950 business service franchise locations worldwide including the U.S., Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Minuteman Press is ranked #1 in category by Entrepreneur 25 times and 14 years in a row, including 2017. Franchise Business Review has also named Minuteman Press International to its 2017 Top Franchises and 2017 Top B2B Franchises lists thanks to positive feedback and reviews from owners.
At Minuteman Press, we are the modern printing industry, providing high quality products and services that meet the needs of today's business professionals and go way beyond ink on paper. Today, our centers offer innovative branding solutions and produce custom designs, promotional products, branded apparel, direct mail marketing, large format printing (banners and posters), signs and graphics, and much more. Prior experience is not necessary to own and operate a successful Minuteman Press franchise.