Gilbert, Ariz. – International Minute Press, first established in 1986, has served the Gilbert, Arizona community and the surrounding valley with effective design, marketing, and printing services for over 32 years. Printing industry veteran David Rindfleisch joined the well-established franchise in May 2013 and shares his insights as he celebrates five years in business. (Minuteman Press International franchises operate as International Minute Press in Arizona.)
David says, "Utilizing the latest technology as well as guidance from our franchisor Minuteman Press International, our team of experts has embraced the modern printing industry by producing a wide variety of unparalleled products." He continues, "With our professional graphic designers, printing processes, precise finishing, quality control systems, experienced customer service, and timely delivery, we listen, decipher, and turn your ideas into reality. Be it printing needs, promotional products, apparel, or personalized mailings using variable data, we handle the process from inception to finished product."
International Minute Press in Gilbert also sets itself apart by providing a positive, personalized customer experience. David says, "Advanced technology allows us to accept your files via website, email or via a personalized customer portal that we can build to fit your particular needs. Our servers, point of sales and backup systems help maintain your files, quotes, and finished items. It is easy to reorder products as we provide our clients with easy access and visual control of their orders."
Owning a Business in Gilbert, Arizona
When asked about what it's like to own a business in Gilbert, David lights up. He says, "The Town of Gilbert, Arizona is a great place to have a business and raise a family. As a dedicated member of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, we have had many opportunities to provide outreach to the community. We are visible in Veterans programs to help give back to them and we are proud to support our troops."
David adds, "International Minute Press is part of a franchise system where the owners have served many communities. Becoming an active part of those communities creates a bond where we support one another. Giving back to your community is integral to its continued health and prosperity, which is great for business. I encourage any business owner to volunteer, get involved in the Chamber of Commerce, and work together with other businesses and local groups (police, fire, Veterans, and many more) to make a positive impact."
Another reward of owning this business is a little more personal for David. He says, "As we celebrate five years with IMP Gilbert, I would also like to give a special Thank You to my wife and co-owner Angel, for all of her love and support."
Journey to Business Ownership
When aligning himself with International Minute Press in 2013, David Rindfleisch wanted to create a culture of excellence. He did just that. While David has an extensive printing and graphics background, he was seeking to leverage his experience and transition from the corporate world into a managerial role. In that position, he learned how to be responsible for other employees as well as the ins and outs of operating a business.
After working in several other big roles for others and gaining valuable experience in everything from printing and marketing to project management, David was introduced to International Minute Press. He says, "I was originally hired in a marketing role but I quickly realized that there was great potential here. I executed a plan to make a few changes and those changes proved to be bountiful. With profits up, and the owner wanting to retire, an agreement was reached where I became the new owner of International Minute Press in Gilbert."
The ongoing local franchise support David and his team have received from his franchisor Minuteman Press International has been a huge help. He explains, "I would like to thank my Regional Vice President Jack Panzer for his patience, ideas and support by offering me this opportunity. Without Jack and the Minuteman Press International organization, this could not have happened. I feel like I am part of one big family, and they definitely have my back."
Additional Benefits of Franchising
On top of the support that David and his team receive locally in Arizona, David takes full advantage of the Minuteman Press International franchise system including attending the franchisor's comprehensive World Expo. The World Expo helps franchisees all come together to network with each other, speak to vendors, learn about the latest products and services, and gain valuable insights they can bring back home and implement.
David says, "The last World Expo was in Orlando, Florida. This was a great experience to find out the power we all have as part of the Minuteman Press International franchise community. The coordinated effort of getting our vendors there so we can explore other opportunities for our business as well as hearing the ideas from other great franchise owners was really mind-blowing and inspiring. This wisdom and organization it takes to do this was incredible and I will attend the next World Expo. It's a must!"
Business Goals and Advice for Others
Looking ahead, David's business goals "include upgrades to our finishing departments and an expanded emphasis on dye sublimation. These upgrades will benefit our customers, which is something we always strive to do. We are also working on our online proofing system."
David's advice to others it this: "Get involved, give back to your community, and always strive to improve the customer experience. If you keep trying to get better, you will. If you stop trying, you won't. That's a huge key to owning a business."
International Minute Press is located at 1140 North Gilbert Road, Suite 104, Gilbert, AZ 85234. For more information, call David and his team at (480) 507-8255 or visit their website: www.impgilbert.net.