Minuteman Press International is the world’s largest printing
franchise. From it’s inception in 1973, Minuteman has carved a unique position
in the printing industry and expanded on it to become the #1 rated franchise
year after year. This success can be attributed to a hard work ethic both by the
support staff and each one of the over 950 independent owners worldwide.
Minuteman’s beginning was much more humble than its world renowned presence
that exists today. Roy Titus, the founder, saw a need for a print shop that
could serve virtually all print-related needs of a business. Being in the
corporate world for years, he knew better than most the shortcomings of the
instant print shops of the times. All businesses, large or small, from high-tech
to your neighborhood shops, all use printed material in the daily operation of
their business. Roy saw the magnitude of the industry, and the wide market base
Roy decided to take control of his destiny, not to mention the multi-billion
dollar printing industry. The first Minuteman store was opened by Roy’s son,
Bob, in Plainview, NY in 1973 and more followed shortly thereafter. Today his
vision expands all over the globe. In 1995, we crossed the Atlantic and started
opening locations in the United Kingdom. In 1996, we entered South Africa and in
1998 we entered Australia. Today, there are over 40 franchises in each of these
three countries. These figures attest to not only our growth, but also the
strength of our name! As a Minuteman Press owner, you will have a unique place
in the printing industry, having the capability to serve virtually all the
printing needs facing a business.
Franchisees come from all backgrounds and walks of life. Prior experience in
the printing industry is not required. Many franchisees, in fact, have never had
experience in printing or in business. Selected franchisees are trained for two
and a half weeks at the world headquarters in Farmingdale, NY. The training
center is a modern facility furnished with the latest equipment and staffed with
experienced professional training personnel. This training provides the
franchisee with technical knowledge about the business, as well as business
knowledge pertaining to bookkeeping, pricing, management techniques and direct
marketing techniques required to efficiently operate the business.
After the initial training period, franchisees will have a Minuteman Press
representative at the location to work with them in opening the new business,
assist with hiring and training new employees, and to help in getting started.
Minuteman Press offers exceptional support for franchises from our 25
regional backup and support offices; by extending technical and marketing
assistance on a local level. Support personnel maintain a high level of
communication and continually offer assistance to franchise owners. Regional
meetings and conventions are also held to further educate owners to innovations
and new trends in the industry. Additionally, Minuteman Press has been committed
to constantly improving and refining procedures with items such as computerized
pricing, e-commerce solutions and our propriety management software, seeking
ways to better assist franchise owners to grow their business.
The printing industry holds a world of potential because every other business
is your potential customer. You will find our business to be a creative one; both challenging and
exciting; a business which will allow you to test all of your abilities and
potential. You will own your business and be secure with the peace of mind,
knowing that we have the experience and are available to assist, educate, guide,
and work with you on an ongoing basis in developing your business.