Minuteman Press International, Inc. 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 potential.
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.