A new online directive released by Minuteman Press shows independent printers how to sell a printing business. The directive includes three important ways Minuteman Press can help print shop owners sell their printing business in a fair and gracious manner when they are ready to retire or move on to the next chapter of their lives.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The Minuteman Press franchise has released a new online directive for independent printers: How to Sell a Printing Business. For print shop owners, the directive includes three important benefits of utilizing Minuteman Press to sell their printing business.
For any business owner, the day will eventually come where it will be time to sell the business. As Minuteman Press International continues to expand its franchise system, independent printers are looking towards the world's largest design, marketing and printing franchise to ensure a proper exit strategy. Recently, in the month of August, three independent printers in Waterbury, CT, Red Hook, NY, and Tyler, TX, were able to take advantage of the vast resources and wide network of buyers that Minuteman Press is able to provide to print shop owners who are looking to sell their business. All three businesses were sold and converted into a Minuteman Press.
The reason that independent printers and print shop owners turn to the Minuteman Press franchise is because Minuteman Press can entertain a large network of buyers – including those who do not have industry experience – and provide full training and support. Part of the Minuteman Press growth strategy is to help independent printers sell their business and convert their store into a Minuteman Press franchise. Prospective buyers will be provided with a tried and proven system that will be able to guide them as print business owners.
An experienced and empathetic ear
Doug Harlan is able to lend an experienced and empathetic ear to the men and women he talks to about their print shop, their customers, their livelihoods, and their lives in general. After all, Doug has been in the printing business for over 36 years, spending the past 21 of them with Minuteman Press, where he is Regional Vice President for the Chicago region.
As to why independent printers would use Minuteman Press to help sell their business, Doug says, "Just like you, our home office and regional staff is comprised of long-time printing veterans who know how important it is to treat every customer with the respect they deserve. With our award-winning training program and continued nurturing, the buyer of your business will be in very capable hands, as will your business itself. Providing outstanding customer service and producing high quality products are the foundations of our industry, and we have the track record and reputation to make sure the legacy of your business is in the most capable hands."
Wide range of buyers
The Minuteman Press franchise attracts people from all walks of life and diverse professional backgrounds. One thing they do have in common is they are interested in buying a solid business. Doug Harlan adds, "Being a #1 rated business service franchise, we have a wide range of buyers come to us looking for the opportunity to join our system. We pride ourselves into putting good people into a great business."
Online Directive Preview: What can Minuteman Press franchise do for independent printers?
- Attract buyers, qualify them and present the business to them
- Coordinate the sale
- Provide training and ongoing local support to the buyer to ensure the owner's legacy of high quality and customer service lives on
- Vested interest: Minuteman Press has a vested interest in the success of the printing business that is being purchased, as the company wants to keep the franchise system growing and thriving.
- Easy Transition: When print shop owners sell a printing business through Minuteman Press, the burden of staying on to train the buyer is completely removed from their shoulders. The buyer will be trained and supported by the Minuteman Press franchise on both the local and national levels throughout the life of the business. This makes the transition as easy and seamless as possible, saving retiring or exiting independent printers the time and effort that they would normally have to spend training their replacements even after the sale is completed.
For instant access to the complete online directive on How to Sell a Printing Business, visit: http://bit.ly/sell-my-printing-business