Minuteman Press is a design, print and marketing company providing services to a wide range of commercial sectors
Business & Professional Services, International, Print & Promotional Services, Retail
£ 50,000 - £ 60,000
Minuteman Press is a family-owned business, providing commercial print, design and marketing services. Established in the US in 1973, Minuteman Press has since grown into an international operation, with franchise partners around the world.
While the business first began as a printing company, it has evolved with technology to offer and incorporate a wide range of services in the digital field to help stay abreast of changing trends and technologies – the brand now offers a range of digital marketing services, graphic and web design and more, alongside traditional and specialised print products.
Although the franchise was originally founded in the US, it has support offices located in all of the core countries that it operates in. In the UK, its corporate headquarters are located in Maidenhead.
There are franchise territories available across the UK. To find out more, click the enquiry button and a member of the Minuteman Press franchise team will be in touch.
To start your own franchise with Minuteman Press, you will normally need to invest between £50,000 - £60,000. There may be some options available for a lower-priced investment.
You may be able to get funding support from the franchise department of most major high street banks.
You do not need to have any prior industry experience, or have owned a business prior to starting a franchise with Minuteman Press. As a franchisee, it is essential to be motivated, determined to succeed and able to build strong interpersonal relationships with other team members and clients.
Minuteman Press franchises operate purely on a B2B basis, and provide services to a broad range of markets across the corporate sector. Franchise owners are supported and encouraged to offer services to businesses in the local community of their chosen territory, and the franchise has a wide range of services available that can be tailored to meet the needs of virtually every kind of corporate client.
A Minuteman Press franchise is operated from a corporate premise, and franchisees can expect to work standard operational hours. This can be a great business model for someone looking for a reliable and consistent business, which can be balanced with other commitments outside of the working day.
Minuteman Press provide franchisees with a complete training programme, that enables all of its franchisees to be able to run a successful business. The franchise fee covers the cost of a two9week training programme provided at their UK site. This is carried out by trained professionals that are familiar with the company’s business model, and covers everything you need to know about owning and operating the franchise.
The training covers all practical and technical skills needed, as well as helping you understand key business concepts such as marketing, sales, administration and producing quotations. The training also includes access to their own bespoke software package, FLEX, designed to improve business management and sales tasks. This integrates all key activities, such as marketing, workflow tracking, customer analytics and more, into one simple platform.
Once you have completed your initial training, you will also undergo further training, on-site at your particular franchise location, with the support of regional staff from Minuteman Press.
The Minuteman Press franchise team will be on hand to help with all aspects of setting the physical business up, from supporting with renovation and set up, employing staff, connecting with national and local suppliers for products and relevant services, and marketing your business to your local market.
Revenue can vary depending on the location, size and experience of the individual franchise.
Existing franchise owners have found the support and opportunities presented through a Minuteman Press franchise to be invaluable, in helping them succeed with building and running their own business, and regular national conferences held un the UK help franchisees network and connect with key suppliers. With the potential to offer services across a wide range of corporate clients, franchisees have found they can choose to specialise and target particular niches they are familiar with, or enjoy greater profitablity by working with all kinds of businesses.
Profits can vary depending on the experience of the individual franchise, but franchise owners with Minuteman Press have found that they enjoy greater profits overall than with other similar franchise models, due to the brand’s royalty incentive programme – where royalties are capped at a fixed monthly sales level, and are not charged beyond that.
Most franchisees have found working with Minuteman Press to be a highly positive experience, even if did not have any prior experience in running a business. One of the biggest highlights is having a consistent and stable working life, as the business only runs during normal business hours. Unlike some other franchisees where you may find yourself working all hours of the day, Minuteman Press franchisees find they can enjoy a healthier work/life balance, while still running a profitable business.
To find out more about starting your own franchise with Minuteman Press, get in touch with them to arrange an initial callback. Once you have submitted an application and paid your deposit, the company will then help to find a suitable territory and business lease, and commence your training process.
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