Newly Converted Minuteman Press Franchise Supports Variety of Business
KENT, Wash. - September 4, 2018 - For Dawn and Jeff Brown, buying a newly converted Minuteman Press franchise in Kent, Wash., simply made sense. Dawn Brown says, "We chose Minuteman Press International for a few reasons. The first was that their core values aligned with our own. Minuteman Press is still a family-owned franchise business and that appealed to us. It had that small-town feel, but with the resources of an international company. We also liked how as franchisees we had a full support system behind us as owners."
The Browns have been married for more than 25 years and are excited to own their business together. Prior to franchising with Minuteman Press, Jeff Brown worked in software development for more than 20 years. He and his wife have five children and they enjoy volunteering, camping and spending time with their family. While raising their children, Dawn Brown enjoyed philanthropy work for several nonprofit organizations and she returned to college to finish her degree in Communications.
"Since we have been married for over 25 years, we are well accustomed to working together," she says. "Our business relationship easily transitioned from our personal relationship. We both have strengths that when combined, make up a pretty amazing team."
One crucial aspect of franchise ownership that the Browns also appreciate is the positive team culture fostered by Minuteman Press International that they have seen firsthand.
"We love the franchise support we receive from Minuteman Press," Dawn Brown says. Our local Regional Vice President Chris Jutt is a rock star at marketing and encouragement."
Minuteman Press in Kent serves a wide range of clients in their business community.
Jeff Brown says, "Some of the different types of customers and industries we support range from the startup business, such as a new flower shop, to the big corporate players and government contracts. We are also well-known for our vehicle decals and wide format outdoor signage."
"One of our clients is the Muckleshoot Gaming Commission" Dawn Brown adds. "They created an employee reward program using variable data printing on plastic cards. We worked closely with them on this project and are looking forward to seeing how the program impacts morale. Another client is a new restaurant just across the street, Bahn 12. We have developed a friendship as a result of our business partnership and they have the best Laos food!"
For those businesses that are unfamiliar with Minuteman Press in Kent, the Browns have the following message: "We are a full service, printing and marketing design company. We offer all types of business to business services including business cards, brochures, flyers, forms, booklets, and specialize in wide format printing. We offer UV protected vehicle decals and wraps. We look forward to meeting you and extending our business family."
One of the reasons the Browns have been successful thus far is their overall philosophy.
"Just as we believe it's important for us to know who you are and how you approach your business, we also believe it's important for you to know who we are and how we approach ours," she says. "We are a local small business whose vision is to build relationships, not just gain customers. We look forward to helping your business grow. We have lived in the area for about 20 years."
Getting involved is important for every business owner, and the Brown family takes that to heart.
"As a business owner, I have had the opportunity to meet the Mayor and many of her employees at various events," Dawn Brown continues. "I also work closely with the Kent Downtown Partnership and am a member of the Greater Maple Valley Networking Association. I have also started my own networking group and have recruited several other small business owners near our office."
What's next for Minuteman Press in Kent, Wash.? Dawn Brown answers, "Our next big goals include upgrading our current color press, building stronger business relationships, and continuing to sponsor local events. We also enjoy community service as well as visiting the food trucks around town that have utilized our graphic design and wide format printing services. That's always a real treat!"
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