Minuteman Press, an international product and marketing service provider to businesses, has one exceptional franchisee for its Bend, Oregon, location in Renee Mansour. This entrepreneur has been running this location since she purchased it already established in February of 2015. In the two years that this mother, cyclist and national event organizer has run this store, the gross sales have increased by an incredible 341 percent. According to Mansour, her business can offer all the branding and marketing materials a company needs to increase its own business. Products include promotional and print items and branded apparel.
Prior to her purchase of the franchise in 2015, the Bend franchisee worked as a sales representative for another print business but wanted to cut back on her work hours once she and her husband decided to start a family. As her children grew older, she decided it was time to do something for herself, so she took a position with a local company. However, Mansour notes, the job didn't provide any real satisfaction, and that's when the franchisee decided to go into business for herself. Minuteman is the franchise business that stood out to her for a multitude of reasons, including its weekday hours, support levels and its cap on royalties.
Naturally, a lot of focus is on the Bend franchisee's incredible sales growth, which she accredits to her marketing skills, ad efforts, the store's location, her social media promotion, her participation in the brand's international marketing program, and the support she received from the community, friends and her family. She says her success has been one of the most rewarding things about owning the business, and she also spoke highly of the brand's support, from helping with hiring employees to providing various types of support as needed.
Mansour is also dedicated to helping the local community that she serves as a local business owner. Her location provided all the printing for free for a fundraiser for a local sick child and offers discounted printing rates for area nonprofits. She also supports Bend Film, a local independent movie festival, and Pints for Polio, an organization that is working toward eliminating polio worldwide. The franchisee is also involved in local business organizations, including BNI and the local Chamber of Commerce.
Looking forward, Mansour's 2017 goals include educating current customers on all the services her location offers, improving her marketing materials and working more on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
Minuteman Press International franchise opportunities
Currently, Minuteman Press International is a leading printing and marketing franchise with more than 950 locations worldwide. There are franchise opportunities in several markets, and there is a royalty cap in place. The initial investment ranges from $106,115 to $161,865 when the equipment is leased, but there is financing available for qualified buyers that place the initial investment in the range of $30,000 to $50,000.