Colorado Print Shop Converts to Become Minuteman Franchise

Dwayne Cameron had no previous printing experience, but his new parent company says that's where its ongoing training becomes so valuable.

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A formerly-independent print shop in Arvada, Colorado is now a part of the Minuteman Press International family, the company has announced.

The shop became a Minuteman Press franchisee thanks to the company’s conversion program, which helps independent printers sell their business to qualified buyers looking to become Minuteman franchisees.

In this case, the buyer was Dwayne Cameron, who comes to the printing business with a varied background that includes much experience in sales. He previously worked in business-to-business sales for an office supply before spending several years managing a small plumbing business. Later he worked doing sales in the office furniture industry before his job was eliminated. Looking for his next challenge, he attended the Franchise Business Show and found that Minuteman Press’s business philosophy matches his own.

“Most of the companies I had worked for did not seem to want to take care of their customers and gave poor customer service that made me feel disheartened about going back to represent another company like that,” Cameron says. “Minuteman Press specifically noted that customer service and sending out a quality product was a key to being successful, which was something I truly believe in.”

Bob Titus, Minuteman Press International president and CEO, says the whole point of the company’s conversion program is to help those who are selling their printing business find buyers just like Cameron.

“As printing industry leaders for over 40 years, we have the experience to provide a full valuation of independent print businesses as well as provide guidance and expertise in selling their business,” says Titus. “In addition, we have the unique ability to attract a wider pool of qualified buyers for sellers because we provide full training and ongoing local support to all of our franchisees. This means that buyers do not have to have printing industry experience since we will be there for them every step of the way.”

Minuteman Press is currently approaching 1,000 stores worldwide.

Cameron’s Minuteman Press operation is located at 5840 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., in Arvada, Colorado, 80003.

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