Minuteman Press Franchisees John and Diana Sim Celebrate Four Years in Business in Midland, Perth, Western Australia
MIDLAND, Australia, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.
John and Diana are currently approaching their fourth year in business and have racked up awards and hit sales milestones along the way, all while serving a community they have lived in and loved for almost 20 years. John and Diana have become well known in their community by servicing local business clients with high quality products and supporting local clubs and organisations. As a result of their continued efforts, this dynamic husband and wife team have hit sales milestones since their first year in taking over an existing business and continue to increase sales and growth year after year.
Why Minuteman Press?
Prior to franchising, Diana worked in sales and marketing, coordinating events, weddings, and conferences. John worked in the printing industry as a printer, production manager, and in sales. Diana says, “We chose Minuteman Press because John loves his profession and had experience in the industry. My customer service, sales and admin skills meant that we both had a role in the business that matched our skillsets.”
Diana explains why she and John chose to own a Minuteman Press franchise instead of an independent business: “We realised that many small independent printers were not successful due to lack of structure, supplier support, estimating and database software, marketing, systems, and procedures. Minuteman Press International has provided all of these vital elements as well as local support to help ensure our business success, and the rest was up to us!”
Marketing the Business
One way that John and Diana have marketed their business is to use items like pads and promotional products as giveaways for clients. This helps educate customers about the power of promotional products in marketing and demonstrates Minuteman Press’ ability to design, print, and promote custom items that they can send to their own clients as well. For example, Diana and John sent promotional bottle openers to clients and the first order they received paid for the openers they gave away and has continued to help with sales.
Diana and John are always on the lookout for new products and services to add to the business such as dye sublimation printing as well as possible acquisitions from the surrounding area. “John and Diana have really taken their Minuteman Press centre to new levels through their hard work and following the Minuteman Press franchise system,” says Glenn Coyle, Minuteman Press International Area Manager for Western Australia. He adds, “They are growing their business tremendously by marketing, networking and adding new customers each week on a regular basis and more importantly, referrals from current customers who are very happy.”
In June 2017, Diana and John bought their own premises and moved about 500 metres down the road from where they were. This gives them excellent road exposure and a great shop layout. They have also added another staff member to help with customers, design and work flow.
Diana states, “Owning our Minuteman Press franchise is where we feel we should have been all along. There is no looking back!”
For more information on Diana and John Sim’s Minuteman Press franchise in Midland, Perth, WA, visit their website: https://midland.minutemanpress.com.au
About Minuteman Press International
Minuteman Press International is the number one rated business marketing and printing franchise that offers world class training and unparalleled ongoing local support. Started in 1973 by Roy Titus and his son Bob, Minuteman Press began franchising in 1975 and has grown to nearly 1,000 business service franchise locations worldwide including the U.S., Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Minuteman Press is ranked #1 in category by Entrepreneur 27 times and 16 years in a row, including 2019. Independent franchisee satisfaction firm Franchise Business Review has also named Minuteman Press International to its 2019 Top Franchises, 2018 Top Franchise Leaders, Top Franchises for Women, and Top Franchises for Veterans lists thanks to positive reviews from our owners.
At Minuteman Press, We Are The Modern Printing Industry ™ providing high quality products and services that meet the needs of today’s business professionals and go way beyond ink on paper. Today, our franchises offer innovative branding solutions and produce custom designs, promotional products, branded apparel, direct mail marketing, large format printing (banners and posters), signs and graphics, and much more. Prior experience is not necessary to own and operate a successful Minuteman Press franchise.
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