March 05, 2009 // Franchising.com // Farmingdale, NY - Minuteman Press owner Todd Duckworth in Janesville, WI was recently named Small Business Person of the Year, by the Small Business Council.
"A great lesson," said Mr. Duckworth "is to find a source of passion and commit to it." Beside Minuteman Press being a passion of his, which is why he is Small Business Person of the year, Todd also is passionate about giving back and getting involved in the community. Todd's passion and devotion to community organizations is a great example of how Minuteman Press continues to grow and generate new and repeat business through their owner's participation in community activities and organizations.
Mr. Duckworth is the type of person who believes in hard work and providing the best service possible. He is dependable, always makes sure that his customers are completely satisfied with the services provided, and he always does it with a smile. Minuteman Press opened its doors in Janesville in 1976 and in 1997 Todd took over the business from his father, making him of the many second generation owners. Minuteman Press continues to grow and thrive because of owners like Todd Duckworth, who remain committed and passionate about their business.
Minuteman Press International, Inc. (MMP) with more than thirty (30) years of franchise experience, and over nine hundred seventy five (975) franchises operating nationally and internationally, continues to expand its franchise systems. Starting out in the early 1970's Roy Titus, the founders of Minuteman Press, and his son Bob, President of MMP, saw a demand for a printing business that would serve all of the printing and graphics related needs of any business. This lead to the first Minuteman Press in 1973, and since then Minuteman Press has continually grown, and been rated number 1 in the category of printing franchises. Minuteman Press's breakthrough concepts and capabilities allow our franchise owners the qualities and services need to meet their client's needs. MMP utilizes equipment that enables us to reach further into the quality printing market and establish a unique position in the printing industry. Our franchises offer a wide variety of professional products and services designed to help you get your message out fast to customers, employees and vendors.
"Financial freedom, quality of life, and being responsive to the needs of the business community makes us a unique franchise," said Bob Titus. Minuteman Press is positioned perfectly in the graphics industry to continue to grow. Virtually every business needs our services, and we continue to be situated as the most versatile player in the business, allowing our owners to move with the market place.