Ian Lawry Director Signs Express Oxford was really pleased to take part in a mentoring scheme at Didcot Sixth Form, Oxfordshire.

Doug Frederickson is a member of the Minuteman Press International President’s Million-Dollar Club and has valuable insights to share about franchising and the printing industry.

Just about everyone is familiar with the brands Pete Esmet assisted when he worked in Human Resources for a major apparel group. Jones New York, Gloria Vanderbilt and Nine West are just a few of the top-drawer companies that kept Pete traveling between major U.S. cities and Mexico. Executives of these brands respected his work. He was very thorough in his approach, but as he said, “Things changed in that environment so in 2009, I was laid off.” 

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced that it is seeking franchisees at the upcoming ISA International Sign Expo held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 24-26. The annual show is one of the largest gatherings of sign and graphics professionals, and FASTSIGNS is targeting co-brand and conversion prospects, where independent print and sign shop owners can expand their existing business or convert their business to FASTSIGNS.

For Avi Kumar, the valuable lessons he picked up while working for others have really helped him establish his Minuteman Press franchise as the place to go in Greeley, Colorado for outstanding products and personalized service. Avi says, “We are service-oriented and we love taking care of our clients’ design, marketing and printing needs whenever they need us. We start by offering fair pricing and high-quality products and provide faster turnaround than our competitors. We excel in custom projects.”

MIDLAND, Perth, Western Australia – Celebrating four years in business in Midland, Perth, WA, John and Diana Sim first joined the Minuteman Press franchise family in March 2015. Diana began the business initially and after nine months John left his job as well. Together, Diana and John have grown their business as they provide excellent customer service, exceptional product knowledge, and educate their clients as to the wide variety of products and services they offer.

Traci Eppes has been guiding customers to their best solutions in the printing industry since she began working in sales for her father in 1995. He opened the Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise in Loves Park, Illinois in 1987 and enjoyed a respectable career while his daughter became a most valuable asset within the business. Today, Traci continues to grow the family business and she couldn’t do it without her husband Jon who is instrumental in their continued growth.

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, has been named the Supreme Champion in Global Franchise magazine’s Global Franchise Awards 2019. FASTSIGNS received this prestigious recognition for its successful international franchise program that has helped the brand grow to over 700 locations in nine countries.

For Jim and Cindy Hilliard and their team at Minuteman Press in Canton, providing customer service with a personal touch and following the Minuteman Press franchise model have been the key drivers of their business.

The new signage and visual communications specialist will be headed up by Sarah Bradshaw and Ian Ellis when it opens in January 2019. The centre will offer a range of signage, graphics and visual communications in the form of interactive digital signs and traditional signage solutions including banners, exterior building signs, interior office signs, vehicle graphics and signage for windows, walls, doors and floors. The centre will also provide a graphic design service and offer project management expertise, allowing signage projects to be handled from idea concept to installation by the centre team.

In February 2018, Judith Hoefer realized her dream of becoming a business owner when she decided to buy an established Minuteman Press franchise in Marietta, Georgia. Judith says, “The challenge of building the business myself, with the help of my small team, is a great feeling. The addition of back office systems, management advice, and partnerships that come with the franchise is a good safety net and confidence builder. I also have flexibility to work around my kids’ schedules, so I make it to all of their games.”

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