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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#226 Ranked #114 last year
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Initial investment
$75K - $180K
Units as of 2020
967 0.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

In 1973, father and son team Roy and Bob Titus opened the first Minuteman Press location in Farmingdale, N.Y. The first Minuteman Press franchise was opened in 1975, and today they have grown to over 950 centers worldwide. Each Minuteman Press franchise provides printing, marketing, and design services to the local business community.

About Minuteman Press

Founded
1973
Leadership
Robert Titus, CEO
Sponsored Content

More from Minuteman Press

Own an Essential B2B Printing & Marketing Franchise

Minuteman Press is a complete marketing service provider that has helped businesses grow for over 45 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.

Our Model

For the past 45 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 Are The Modern Printing Industry™ providing innovative marketing and branding solutions to today's business professionals.

No Experience Necessary

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.

Every Business is a Potential Customer

Take a look around your office, your home, businesses you visit, stores you shop at or restaurants you dine at. You’re going to see products & services we offer such as promotional items like coffee mugs, forms and flyers, custom branded apparel, postcards, signs & banners, and more. That's because all businesses – regardless of their size or industry and whether they're startups, long-established companies, government groups or nonprofits – need and use printed media every business day. We'll offer anything a business uses for their everyday operations as well as their advertising and marketing efforts. In today's world of cluttered and unproven advertising, businesses are searching for cost-effective approaches to develop more than ever before. Minuteman Press centers have the programs set up to provide outcomes and ensure repeat business from clients.

Training

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.

Ongoing Local Support

Something that makes Minuteman Press very unique in franchising is the continuing local support that we provide to our owners. We have established one of the largest support teams in franchising. Setting up regional offices strategically located across the United States. Each one of our regional offices is staffed with a Regional Vice President and field staff to assist our owners on a local level. Their goal is to provide assistance in virtually all aspects of running a successful business and show our owners how to build their franchise. We believe in building a relationship with our owners and our local support team is always available to offer advice and lend a helping hand. Our goal is to make you as successful as possible, as quickly as possible, and to strive to work together with you to grow your business.

Multiple Revenue Streams

One of the great things about our business is the wide variety of products and services that we offer. They are not seasonal, not subject to trends, do not require much inventory, are not expensive to produce, and our clients typically buy more than one type of product or service. Most importantly, they are consumable. There is a very high repeat business factor in our industry.

Products & Services Offered:

  • Creative Design
  • Advertising, Direct Mail & Brochures
  • Promotional Products
  • Large Format Printing - Posters, Signs & Banners
  • Custom Branded Apparel
  • Branded Packaging
  • Trade Show Display & Vehicle Wraps

The Benefits of Owning a Minuteman Press Franchise

A proven business model with over 45 years of experience, support and business development expertise.

One of the largest support teams in franchising: 28 regional support teams which assist you onsite from management to marketing assistance.

Wide variety of revenue streams: We provide consumable products & services to businesses. Anything you can put a name, image or logo on, we can produce.

A royalty incentive program: Because of our capped royalty structure, we are able to put our owners in a position where they are receiving far more in value than they pay in royalties. Royalties are capped at a monthly sales level. You do not pay any royalties on sales above that level.

Monday through Friday with normal business hours: Being a business-to-business service franchise, we are typically open Monday thru Friday, 8:30 – 5:30, which allows us to service the needs of the business community while maintaining a nice quality of life for our franchise owners.

Every business is a potential client: Every business uses some kind of advertising or marketing items from brochures, and direct mail campaigns to apparel, marketing materials, and promotional items. We also provide full graphic design services. If you can put an image or logo on it, we can get the job done.

roprietary Software. We reinvest into our franchise owners & developed proprietary business management & pricing software that is unmatched in the industry.

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1975 (46 years)
# of employees at HQ
105
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Europe (Western), Canada

# of Units
967 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
61 Executive Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Minuteman Press franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$32,500 - $47,500
Initial Investment
$74,904 - $180,053
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Veteran Incentives
$10,000 off franchise fee for a new location; $5,000 off for an existing location
Royalty Fee
to 6%
Term of Agreement
35 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Minuteman Press has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
60 hours
Classroom Training
86 hours
Additional Training
Ongoing support
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
3
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #226

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #94

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #39

Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021