Minuteman Press International INFO
About Minuteman Press Professionals
Minuteman Press is a complete marketing service provider that has helped businesses grow for over 50 years. We've developed a unique business model that provides products and services that businesses need for their everyday operations, in addition to their marketing and advertising efforts. Prior experience is not needed to own and operate a Minuteman Press franchise. Our owners are business people that are alert to the needs of their local business community and can enjoy a long-term repeat relationship with their clients by providing exceptional quality and service.
Why Minuteman Press? Why Now?
By providing the marketing tools and services that businesses of all kinds need for their everyday operations, Minuteman Press franchisees have helped companies grow to new heights for over 50 years. With a wide variety of revenue streams; a capped royalty structure; unmatched support; and a Monday–Friday work schedule, the time has never been better to own a Minuteman Press. Print and communications is an essential industry, and Minuteman Press franchises support local businesses of all shapes and sizes. Full-service centers provide signs and posters, floor and window decals, banners and booth displays for local events, custom branded apparel, promotional items and much more.
Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic stronger than ever, the franchise has grown to nearly 1,000 locations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa, and has ranked #1 in the Printing/Marketing Services category by Entrepreneur Magazine for 20 years in a row. Now, on the heels of their strongest year of sales in 2022, Minuteman Press is offering prospective franchisees the chance to bring the brand to communities around the world.
What Sets Minuteman Press Apart?
Minuteman Press has developed a unique position in the market by providing excellent quality and service to local business owners. Since the first Minuteman Press location opened, the brand has continued to innovate by adding products and services, as well as refining its franchise system to benefit owners. A key differentiator for Minuteman Press is that there are over 125 second-generation owners in the franchise system, and many have third-generation family members working in the business.
One of the top features that franchisees benefit from is a wide variety of products and services offered by the company. They are not seasonal or subject to trends, do not require much inventory and are not expensive to produce. Additionally, because clients typically buy more than one type of product or service, there is a very high repeat business factor. Direct mail campaign opportunities allow franchisees to offer clients a way to get the word out about their products and services, business updates and special offers.
Additionally, a capped royalty structure puts owners in a unique position to receive far more in value than they pay in royalties. For eligible owners, royalties are 6% of gross monthly sales and capped at a reasonable monthly sales level, meaning they do not pay any royalties on sales above that level.
Why the Category?
Minuteman Press franchise owners have the unique ability to provide a wide variety of consumable products and services that are typically reordered on a regular basis. Today, the company prints on virtually anything you can put a name, image or logo on. With the U.S. print market as a whole being estimated at $79.7 billion in 2021, now is a great time to get into the industry.
Additionally, there is a high repeat business factor in this industry. Combine that with a typically short reorder cycle, and it makes print a very attractive offering. And because materials to produce jobs for clients are usually not purchased until the customer places an order and puts down a deposit, print doesn’t require a large industry. Meanwhile, many print jobs are done in-house, giving franchises greater control over the cost of goods, qualities and delivery time.
Minuteman Press also offers services in the promotional products, direct mail, inkjet and wide format printing, and branded apparel—all of which have seen growth in recent years.
The majority of Minuteman Press owners do not have a background in the industry. Instead, owners are business people who are active within their local community and pride themselves on excellent quality and service. Minuteman Press has established a system that shows franchisees how to distinguish themselves in the community and build relationships by offering high-quality customer service. The owners that follow the franchise system the closest are the individuals who are most likely to be prosperous in growing their business.
Why Franchise Owners Love the Brand
Some of the top reasons franchisees love the brand include:
One of the largest support teams in franchising: Over 25 regional support teams assist franchise owners onsite with everything from management to marketing assistance.
Royalty incentive program: For eligible owners, royalties are 6% of gross monthly sales and capped at a reasonable monthly sales level, meaning they do not pay any royalties on sales above that level.
A wide variety of revenue streams: Minuteman Press provides consumable products and services to businesses. Anything you can put a name, image or logo on, it can produce.
A business with a high net-to-gross ratio: Minuteman Press owners can take advantage of multiple revenue streams and the ability to manufacture products at lower costs than ever before.
Monday through Friday schedule with normal business hours: Being a business-to-business service franchise, Minuteman Press locations are typically open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., which allows them to service the needs of the business community while maintaining a nice work-life balance.
Every business is a potential client: Every business uses some kind of advertising or marketing items, ranging from brochures and direct mail campaigns to apparel, marketing materials and promotional items.
Exit strategy: When it comes time to sell your business, Minuteman Press will help you sell it. The experienced staff will present a location to qualified buyers who have a genuine interest in buying it, without the hassle of paying a broker.
What Is the Investment and How Much Can I Make?
The typical investment to open a Minuteman Press can range from $78,241 to $219,526. This includes $36,495 to $56,495 that must be paid to the franchisor or its affiliates.
The Average Gross Sales of franchised centers located in the United States during the 2022 calendar year was $681,570, according to the Minuteman Press 2023 FDD.
Awards and Recognition
2023 #1 Printing and Marketing Franchise Ranking by Entrepreneur Magazine. The Minuteman Press franchise team has achieved this #1 rating for 32 years and 20 years in a row.