Angila and Scott Allen celebrate 5 years and the expansion of their business with an open house at the Minuteman Press franchise in Brookfield, WI
BROOKFIELD, Wis. – Angila and Scott Allen, owners of the Minuteman Press franchise in Brookfield, Wisconsin, recently hosted an open house celebrating five years in business as well as the expansion of their business location at 13680 West Capitol Drive to 3,600 square feet. ft.
“We purchased the business on August 7, 2017. From the start, we saw great potential for growth by expanding business with current customers and new markets,” says Angila Allen.
The Fifth Anniversary Open House was held August 11, 2022 by Minuteman Press in Brookfield. Clients, members of various networking groups, family and friends were there to celebrate. For two weeks leading up to the event, the team at Minuteman Press Brookfield worked to prepare the store for the big event.
Angila says, “Many new posters, canvases, banners and acrylic frames now adorn our expanded area. The rest of the shop was also cleaned, with floors waxed and carpets cleaned, all to prepare for the special day. The store is very cozy and welcoming. Two of our clients take care of the event with food and desserts. Our chocolate treat bag was also made by one of our customers, making it a partnership affair in addition to our celebration. That’s what it’s all about, relationships!
Develop the business
On the business expansion, Angila shares, “As we celebrate 5 years as owners, Minuteman Press in Brookfield, WI has been in the same location for 24 years. When we bought the company and decided to focus on new markets, we knew we would eventually need more space. While we were looking for new possible locations, our landlord told us that one of the tenants wanted to reduce his space. It gave us the opportunity to stay here at 13680 West Capitol Drive, and we are thrilled to now have three units and become the anchor tenant.
Asked about the benefits of the newly added space, Angila shares, “The expansion has several benefits for our store as well as our customers. We have added a new conference room which will help us add a personal touch for meetings and workshops. Our lobby is now more open to customers and will be the designated pick up area, and we have been able to add new office space for our hard working staff. In addition, the back of the shop is now fitted out so that our deliveries are more fluid on a daily basis.
Angila adds: “We now also have a full sign finishing area with a dedicated table for cutting and mounting items produced on our HP315 large format printer. We have specified areas for central facility items that come in and need to be screened, as well as a specific area for assembling shipments. Our binding area is now optimized for better workflow, and all of these changes make us more efficient in our operations and our interactions with our customers. »
Celebrating five years and growing the business
Prior to joining the Minuteman Press franchising team, Angila was a loan originator working for a mortgage banker. She had been in the industry for 15 years. Scott has nearly 30 years of experience in real estate sales, development and management and also serves as an elected representative at the meeting.
Angila says, “We chose Minuteman Press because they care about their franchise owners. You could tell from the start. They want us to succeed. They go the extra mile to ensure we have the system and processes in place to do so. We also love that they belong to a family and that the family is very down to earth. We can contact them and talk to them if we really need it.
Asked about their growth since buying the established business, Angila replies, “On the customer side, we saw that there were many services that our customers didn’t know we could offer. Some of them were signage, clothing and mailings. We have worked diligently to promote all services to our current customers as well as to attract new customers. Both are a constant concern for us.
She continues: “We belong to several organizations that put us in contact with new companies. We are part of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, Pewaukee Area Networking Group, TEMPO Waukesha, Metropolitan Association of Builders (MBA), and Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors (GMAR). We also attend and provide sponsorship and silent auction items for fundraisers and events throughout the year.
Angila also credits the Minuteman Press internet marketing program with generating leads for her business. She says, “The Minuteman Press program that MPIHQ makes available to us is an integral part of our marketing plan and we have been fortunate to increase our investment in the program. We get new customers every week from these online leads. »
“I would like to congratulate Angila and Scott Allen on their fifth anniversary and for organizing such a great event to celebrate their expansion and accomplishments at Minuteman Press in Brookfield. I look forward to supporting them as they continue to grow and grow,” adds Steve Szymanski, regional vice president of Minuteman Press International, Midwest.
Advice for others
As for the advice Angila would give to others looking to own a business or franchise, she says, “Owning a business is a wonderful opportunity to help others. You provide jobs to families; your potential is limitless. You connect with the community and provide services that other businesses can use. This is what makes our country great. »
She adds, “A franchise like Minuteman Press is great because it provides support and you don’t have to create everything from scratch. If you dream of owning a business or franchise, make a plan and go for it!
For more information about Minuteman Press in Brookfield, WI, call 262-781-9622 or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/wi/brookfield/
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