Minuteman Press Owner Susan Olsen Shares Insights Into Owning a Franchise
The Minuteman Press franchise in Leesburg, Fla., is in good hands with Susan Olsen. Olsen brings with her a 20-year retail career and a passion for helping others and getting involved in her community. Olsen says, “We are a full service, locally owned and operated print and marketing center. We offer everything from offset or digital printing in-house to all types of promotional products that you can imagine. We are fast and friendly, and we are here to help you create and design anything you need to help your business grow.”
Like many people who felt stuck in their careers, Olsen decided to become her own boss. She says, “My last job was as a general manager at Staples. I got tired of making money for other companies and decided it was time to do my own thing.” Olsen was able to take full advantage of Minuteman Press International’s conversion program and buy an independent print shop that is now her full-service franchise in Leesburg.
Why Minuteman Press? Olsen explains, “It is really funny how it happened, actually. I was horseback riding with a friend and talking about how I just wanted something different and was not really happy with my current job. We were talking about different things I could do and I told her my favorite part of Staples was the print and marketing. I was at home the next day looking at franchises for sale online and Minuteman Press popped up. I contacted Minuteman Press International and my Regional Vice President, Jeff Robey, reached out to me. He arranged for me to speak with other franchise owners right away. Talking to them got me more motivated and to dig deeper about the company. It has been a great experience from the beginning. I love the customers we service. I love the industry and I love how there is something different every day.”
Taking over an existing business means that Olsen had hit the ground running, and jumped right into helping her clients. Olsen says, “The most rewarding thing to me is being able to come to work every day and plan out what I think are the priorities, meeting the customers when I am out in the field, and meeting other business owners through the different organizations I am in. I am in the local BNI and the Chamber of Commerce. I love volunteering and helping out in the community.”
Since Olsen is a new business owner with no prior experience, she credits Minuteman Press with giving her a new career path that helped her become comfortable with becoming an entrepreneur. She concludes, “I went with owning my Minuteman Press franchise instead of buying a small mom and pop shop because I love the fact that I have their ongoing support. I believe there are a great deal of benefits to being with the Minuteman Press franchise as they continue to help me as I help my clients.”
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