Chad Fischer Shares His Insights on Taking over a Local Independent Print Shop in Spokane Valley That Was Successfully Converted to a Full-service Minuteman Press Marketing and Printing Franchise
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – After spending 23 years working with an independent tire dealership, Chad Fischer’s life and career took an unexpected turn. He explains, “I had a major stroke as well as a brain aneurism where I had to relearn the basic necessities like walking, eating, and even talking. I was given 90 days to get back into the tire dealership or they were going to replace me. At this point in time, I decided that I was going to go into business for myself and offer my future employees a better way to be treated and appreciated for their service.”
Chad’s path to Minuteman Press franchise ownership was also unexpected since owning a printing franchise was not completely on his radar. He says, “The first time I stumbled across Minuteman Press online was a happy accident. I was researching businesses for sale and I happened to click on the Minuteman Press franchise website. I saw it was a printing company and since I had no experience I wasn’t sure if I should research them any further. I received a call from a franchise representative in their New York headquarters pretty quickly after inquiring and they passed my information to Chris Jutt, who is now my Regional Vice President in the Pacific Northwest.”
Chad continues, “When Chris contacted me I was hesitant at first but he offered to have me meet with other local Minuteman Press owners. I agreed to meet Chris in Seattle. After visiting three Minuteman Press franchises within the Seattle Metropolitan area, I found that I was drawn to the family atmosphere within the franchises, the cap on the royalty fees, and honestly just the thought of being my own boss and owning my own business. Three weeks later, I had put down my down payment into my Spokane Valley Minuteman Press.”
Once Chad decided to join the Minuteman Press franchise family, he bought a printing center in Spokane Valley, Washington that was part of Minuteman Press International’s ongoing conversion program, where independent printers can sell their business through Minuteman Press to open up their pool of buyers to people like him. Chad says, “The conversion from a local print shop to a Minuteman Press franchise means that I can provide previous customers with continued consistency on service, prices, and quality. From January 2018 to present I will be more than doubling sales from the independent printer for my first full year as a Minuteman Press franchisee.”
What does Minuteman Press in Spokane Valley offer clients? Chad answers, “We offer exceptional service with a competitive price. We are always willing to go the extra mile if it means finding a better price or a higher quality finished product. We strive to put the customers’ needs as our number one priority.”
There are rewards to owning a business, such as “sleeping in” as Chad’s coworker lightheartedly says to him. Chad continues, “I love meeting the people in the area and creating relationships with my customers. The biggest thing that I am thankful for is my crew. Without having a great team to rely on there wouldn’t be the success that we have had in just the first year of business.”
Chad and his team also strive to give back to the Spokane Valley community. He explains, “We love giving back to our customers and making a positive impact. For example, we provided a banner for one client for her husband who was being deployed. They were being represented as a salute to the military on a local Little League team and the banner would later be signed by the deployed group along with a group photo to show their appreciation. We also provided two banners to help a local 13 year-old raise funds to pay her portion that will allow her to play fast pitch softball for Team USA in Australia in the summer of 2019.
Chad continues, “In addition, we have boxed up several miscellaneous papers we had and delivered them to local elementary schools for them to use on their own projects. We also provided some various papers to a local non-profit, The Space CDA, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho that opened a new facility to teach various aspects of art to children. Lastly, we raised funds to support Muscular Dystrophy with a fun social media campaign.”
Whether local clients are looking for outstanding quality and service or need a team they can depend on for custom design, printing, and marketing services, Chad Fischer’s Minuteman Press franchise in Spokane Valley, Washington is up to the task and welcomes new customers with open arms.
For more information on Minuteman Press in Spokane Valley, visit Chad Fischer and his team at 111 N. Vista Rd #2D, Spokane Valley, WA 99212, call (509) 344-4600, or visit their website: https://spokanevalley-wa.minutemanpress.com
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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 26 times and 15 years in a row, including 2018. Independent franchisee satisfaction firm Franchise Business Review has also named Minuteman Press International to its 2018 Top Franchises, Top Franchise Leaders, Top Franchises for Women, and Top Franchises for Veterans lists thanks to positive reviews from our owners.
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