Minuteman Press Franchise in Bloomington, MN Celebrates 15 Years in Business – Franchising.com

December 12, 2022 // Franchising.com // BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Bill and Karen Grewe have owned their Minuteman Press franchise in Bloomington, Minnesota since July of 2007. As they celebrate 15 years in business, Bill shares keys to success, lessons learned, high-demand products and services, and many more insights and reflections. Minuteman Press in Bloomington is located at 8742 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420.
On celebrating this milestone, Bill says, “This means we’ve thrived over other competitors in the area, and we lasted longer than the average small business. Most recently, we survived the Covid-19 crisis, and we start to see a return to normalcy. Further, our retirement plans include continuing to work in our shop for the foreseeable future. We still enjoy it!”
Bill offers the following three keys to his success and longevity:
He also shares a few of the lessons he’s learned along the way:
Bill’s high-demand products include Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM), wide format printing, envelopes, and more. He shares:
“Bloomington is the 5th largest city in Minnesota with more jobs per capita than either Minneapolis or St. Paul, the two largest cities. Bloomington draws visitors from around the world in large part because it is home to the Mall of America. Businesses range in size from the smallest to large, multi-national corporations. The city is young with a median age of 42, and close to half of its residents are college-educated with children under the age of 18 years. From a business perspective, the opportunities are abundant.” 
– Bill Grewe, owner, Minuteman Press, Bloomington, MN
Prior to franchising with Minuteman Press, Bill worked for the revenue department for 20 years, while Karen worked in a day care center and then provided home day care. When they decided to switch careers and transition to something new, Bill says that “an advertisement caught my attention, and the rest is history.”
On the support received by Minuteman Press, Bill shares:
“For us, our franchise provides a sense of security. While there are income fluctuations, the business provides a steady income. Furthermore, it is part of our retirement plan. (We enjoy working with our staff.)” 
– Bill Grewe
When asked what advice he would give to others, Bill says, “For people looking to own a business, your first responsibility is to build your market share. Your employees depend on their paycheck. This means you must separate yourself from the day-to-day operations and focus on how to increase income.”
He concludes, “Our franchise focuses on building a relationship with customers. This starts with listening long enough to hear the vision, ask questions to clarify the intent, and suggest options that deliver the right product on schedule. It involves managing expectations and avoiding unrealistic promises. Sometimes the best thing to tell your customer is, ‘We simply cannot meet that deadline.’ Otherwise, you risk delivering a product that advertises failure. It’s better to overdeliver.”
For more information on Minuteman Press in Bloomington, MN, visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/mn/bloomington/
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