Franchise Opportunity Rating
Review completed: September 2019
$74,904 - $180,053
Minuteman Press Int’l
61 Executive Blvd
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Started in 1973 by Roy Titus and his son Bob, Minuteman Press has grown to nearly 1,000 locations worldwide and ranked #1 in the Printing/Marketing Services category 28 times by Entrepreneur Magazine and 16 years in a row (January 2019). Today, Minuteman Press is still a family owned and operated franchise with strong core values that helps owners by providing unmatched franchise support and continuously improving our business model to be more effective and more profitable.
Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.
"The training and support is second to none! They care and are very proactive with store owners with new ways to market our business and increase sales, improve quality and promote customer service. Truly excellent people to be part of."
Manuel, Single Unit Owner, Medium Market (100,000 - 249,999 population), Overall Brand Rating: 96
"I recommend you keep doing what you are doing. Meaning, continue to always pursue new and creative ways at printing and producing print-related products. And never lose sight of the "family" environment that is so part of the MMP culture."
Greg, Single-Unit Owner, Medium Market (100,000 - 249,999 population), Overall Brand Rating: 95
"The core values are great. They want me to succeed with the help they offer...great to work with."
Andrew, Single Unit Owner, Large Market (250,000 - 499,999 population), Overall Brand Rating: 89
The majority of our owners didn't have prior industry experience, and many have not owned a business before. Our owners will focus their efforts on managing & marketing their business, not doing the production work. We've developed a detailed two week training program conducted by our professional training staff, many of whom were with Minuteman Press since its beginning. In training we assume two items, you don't have any previous background in printing and you've never run your own business before. We also offer ongoing support including local support, in-house IT support, choice vendors & mass purchasing power, talk minuteman, research and development, world expo and regional meetings.
For the past 40 years and counting, Minuteman Press has developed a unique position in the market by providing excellent quality and service to local business owners. Since the beginning when the first Minuteman Press location was opened in Plainview, NY in 1973, we have continued to innovate by adding products & services and refining our franchise system to benefit our owners. Today we print on anything you can put a name image or logo on.
When it comes to marketing your business, we provide full training and continued local support for all of our marketing programs. After you complete training, the local support team will work together with you onsite to implement effective marketing strategies. Since pretty much every business already needs and uses our products and services, it is not necessary to create the need for them. Because of this, our marketing efforts are centered on generating awareness about all of the different types of products we offer, how we can help business owners grow their business, and building relationships with other business owners. The fact of the matter is that even in today’s digital world, people do business with other people and building trust and relationships is a huge part of what makes our owners successful.
Our proprietary software is also a marketing tool. It will automate your email campaigns to keep your name in front of your clients and make them aware of any monthly specials. The software will also track your marketing efforts so that you can evaluate your campaigns and also contains a variety of other helpful features. Unlike most franchises that have an advertising fee that’s based on a percentage of sales, we feel that it should be up to the owner on how they want to spend their advertising budget to promote their business locally.
We also assist with:
Internet marketing, Building relationships, national & local PR campaigns, marketing materials,and networking.
If you were to lease your equipment the total investment will range from $74,904 to $180,053. There are third party financing options available to qualified buyers. The initial investment with financing options generally ranges from $30,000-$50,000. You are not required to use our financing.
Due to our wide variety of products and services, the earning potential of a Minuteman Press location is unlimited. We have a business with a high net to gross ratio, and during the research phase you will be able to meet with existing franchisees to ask them about their business success. The most successful franchise owners are those who follow the Minuteman Press program closest. There is also a lot of hard work involved in owning your own business, that is what helps make achieving your goals so rewarding.
We will work with you at your pace, whether you are looking to open your business as soon as possible or down the road. We encourage research of our business to determine if this is the right opportunity for you. One reason we like to get to know you and build a relationship with you is because that will help us understand your individual needs and desired timeline for opening your business.
The majority of Minuteman Press owners didn’t have a background in the industry. Our owners are business people, who are active within their local community and pride themselves on excellent quality and service. They have the knowledge and support of a proven franchise system to help businesses develop brand identity and grow. Our businesses can provide anything you can put a name, image or logo on that a business uses for their daily operations.
Yes, we have the utmost respect for the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces and in order to show our appreciation for the sacrifices that they have made we offer special incentive options for Veterans. For new franchise locations, we offer a $10,000 Veterans discount off of the licensing fee. We have found that Veterans who become franchise owners with us are very effective at following the Minuteman Press system, which helps them succeed in business.
Here is why we're head and shoulders above any franchise in the B2B services industry!