With a growing number of more than 70 participating businesses on their free Bounce Back Buffalo initiative, Minuteman Press in Buffalo is helping area business owners mount a resurgence of growth by making sure they remain connected to their own clients with free advertising and access to resources.

It has been a long road to reopening for businesses across the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team at Minuteman Press in Bath, England, has been working hard to support their community and clients in the Bath / NE Somerset area and help other local businesses get back on track. At first, the printing and marketing franchise launched a free community website Bounce Back Bath and NE Somerset for local businesses to promote special offers, updated hours, and supportive messages to the community. “Today, the Bounce Back programme has become a growing community movement with over 200 participating businesses and partnerships with local organisations. We all have one common goal, which is to help the entire community come together and bounce back,” says David Ghent, Managing Director, Minuteman Press Bath.

Erik Schwartz has owned Minuteman Press in Turnersville for 12 years. As a local business owner himself, Erik knows how important it is for the community to rally together and support local business while staying safe during COVID-19. Erik’s Minuteman Press franchise located at 4991 Route 42, Suite 4 is doing its part by providing vital personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks and facial coverings (for non-medical use), social distancing printing products such as COVID-19 safety posters, floor graphics and sneeze guards, and even free marketing through their community website Bounce Back Turnersville.

New Infographic By Minuteman Press International Shows Why Printing is an Essential Business Serving Critical Industries During COVID-19.

For local Minuteman Press franchise owners Julie and Mike Arndt, there is nothing more important right now than helping their communities recover and rebuild from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Julie, who runs Minuteman Press in Brandon, and Mike, who runs Minuteman Press in Plant City, have remained open since printing is an essential business. During this time, they launched Bounce Back Brandon/Riverview and Bounce Back Plant City, two free community websites connecting local area businesses with people who are looking to support local and shop local. Businesses who submit a completely free listing also receive free COVID-19 awareness and prevention posters as well as window decals and signs that Julie and Mike are providing as well.

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit home in Fayetteville, local business owner Jared Ostendorf decided that failure wasn’t an option for himself and the community he loves. Jared has owned his printing and marketing franchise International Minute Press Fayetteville for eleven years, and as an essential business he was able to remain open and use his business for good. He supplied local restaurants and other open businesses with 100 free banners that can still be seen around town and launched a free community website Bounce Back Fayetteville to support local businesses. All of his efforts have paid off as Jared has doubled his monthly gross sales in May 2020, reaching record highs at the height of COVID-19.

The Minuteman Press printing franchise in North Olmsted, Ohio is run by dynamic husband and wife team Dan and Jennet Foster. In 2019, they celebrated 15 years in business and took home a regional franchise award for outstanding customer service. Now, in 2020 and celebrating 16 years, they continue to show that print is essential.

After more than eight years as General Manager of the Lancaster franchise of Signs Express and 35 years in the sign making industry, Lee Reynolds has taken ownership of the business following previous owner Thomas Somers’ decision to sell the sign company.

Minuteman Press International has launched a new initiative, Bounce Back USA, to help give back to businesses in local communities that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative is available right now, free to business owners at www.BounceBackUSA.com.

Minuteman Press franchisees like Michael Levy in Levittown, Long Island are taking action in the fight against COVID-19 by using printing to produce critical items like face-shields and hand sanitizer labels.

Minuteman Press International, the world’s leading design, marketing, and printing franchise, has continued to see high interest from independent print shop owners who are looking to sell a printing business. As a result, Minuteman Press is expanding its conversion program that helps independent printers sell their printing business and secure an exit strategy. Over the past 36 months, Minuteman Press has assisted over 150 independent print center owners sell their business.

Renee Mansour owns the Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise in Bend, Oregon. She is the latest member of the Minuteman Press International President’s Million-Dollar Circle for generating yearly gross sales of at least $1 million.

With over 25 years of experience working in sales, Minuteman Press franchise owner Frank McLeod decided it was time to become his own boss. Frank says, “I had thought about owning a business for a while. During my career as a sales manager for a paper distribution company, I’ve seen every printing franchise and how they operate as well as independent print shops. There is no way I would have gotten into this business if it wasn’t for Minuteman Press and the support they provide.”

In order to accommodate business growth and expansion of products and services, the Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise in The Woodlands, Texas, has moved to a new stand-alone facility at 1626 Rayford Road. Owner Darin Waite says, “We have relocated to our new building that is on a main road and provides increased visibility. Our #1 complaint at our previous location in an industrial warehouse was the parking. Now, we have plenty of parking and our daily exposure is huge. Inside, we have doubled our space, which makes more room for our customers in our lobby and also helps us streamline our workflow and production.”

Minuteman Press International, the world’s leading design, printing, and marketing franchise, is announcing the availability of new and established franchise opportunities across New Jersey. The franchisor is sharing unique insights and paths to entrepreneurship from new local area franchisees in Newark, Jersey City, Westfield, and Wall. New and existing franchises are available in NJ.

Minuteman Press International, the world’s leading design, marketing, and printing franchise, has kicked off its 45th year of franchising by earning top rankings across several prominent lists from respected outlets.

Catherine Monson, Incoming Chair of the International Franchise Association and CEO at FASTSIGNS International, Inc. will deliver the opening keynote session at the European Master and Multi-Unit Franchising Conference held in Vienna January 28 - 29 on the "State of Franchising: U.S. & Global Perspectives."

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today it has been ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500® for the fourth consecutive year. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® ranks FASTSIGNS as #55 — the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100 — for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

Minuteman Press International, the world’s leading design, marketing, and printing franchise, is proud to announce the promotion of Nick Titus to President. Nick is the third-generation President of Minuteman Press, which remains a family-owned and operated franchisor with World Headquarters in Long Island, NY and nearly 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises worldwide. Previously, Nick was Vice President of Marketing. Bob Titus will remain the Company’s CEO.

The US and the UK boast a thriving signage and visual communications sector with exciting new innovations launching each year. But for two countries with such a wide range of similarities, how does the signage sector here in the UK differ to those of our friends across the pond and what can we learn from them? FASTSIGNS Global CEO, Catherine Monson, who is based at the company’s international headquarters in Texas, USA, explains more.

Working as a graphic designer and photographer with a commercial photography studio, Russ Cowper reached a crossroads and was ready to become his own boss. He has taken over the established Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise in Manchester City Centre and has a simple yet effective message for his numerous B2B clients: “We print anything. If you can print it, we can do it.”

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