38-Year Printing Veterans Larry and Tami Jacobs Grow Sales After Buying New Minuteman Press Franchise in Carson City, NV

Minuteman Press, Carson City, NV – L-R: Jack Hollingshead, Graphics/Customer Service; Larry Jacobs and Tami Jacobs, Owners. The team has steadily grown sales since opening their doors in July 2021.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – For Minuteman Press franchise owners Larry and Tami Jacobs, the printing industry is not new. “Our background prior to franchising with Minuteman Press was … wait for it … printing and graphics. Tami has been in the industry her whole life with parents who also spent their entire careers in the industry. Larry jumped in to printing shortly after marrying Tami in 1985. Together, we started our first business in 1987 and we’ve been at it ever since. While the majority of franchisees are coming from a different background altogether, we decided to go with the tried and true. Rather
than starting over from scratch we sold our prior printing business and home in another state, moved to Carson City, and opted to partner with Minuteman Press for the brand recognition and the support that comes from within.”

That partnership of Larry and Tami’s experience with the Minuteman Press franchise system has created a win-win scenario and generated significant sales growth for Minuteman Press in Carson City, Nevada, a brand new location at 444 East William Street, Unit #1, that Larry and Tami opened in July 2021.

Larry and Tami explain, “Having been in the industry for nearly 38 years, we were blown away by the training and support we have received from Minuteman Press. In some aspects it was a refresher but in other areas it was completely new to us. We had not previously done a lot of promotional products, and dye sublimation and using a heat press were new to us. We have embraced the new products and are actively marketing those items.”

“We’ve been learning new equipment with the signage, apparel, and all of the details involved with EDDM and direct mail marketing. It has been fun. We would not be where we are without the training and support provided by Minuteman Press.” -Larry & Tami Jacobs, Owners, Minuteman Press, Carson City, NV

Standing Out in Carson City

According to Larry and Tami, “Carson City is a family-friendly, small-business oriented town that is welcoming and still has a small town feel to it. We have enjoyed getting to know other business people in our community and find that they are all very supportive of each other, our town and community.”

They continue, “When meeting with clients, this is what we tell them. We can help grow your business by providing personalized and branded business cards, flyers, posters, stationery, banners, apparel, and much more—we are your one-stop-shop for all your printing and promotional requirements. Plus, we specialize in direct mail marketing and advertising. Anything you can put a name, logo, or image on—Minuteman Press in Carson City can produce. We design, print, and promote YOU!”

Larry and Tami add, “Our experience in the industry coupled with the latest in technology and production sets us apart. We are able to produce high quality, top of the line products in a lightning speed turnaround time in-house. As several in our community have told us, ‘There’s no one like you in the area.’ We promise. We deliver.”

Growing the Business

In order to grow the business, Larry and Tami use a combination of marketing strategies. “We have used in person, direct mail and email marketing campaigns as well as networking. We also have a strong presence on Google and solid word of mouth with both current clients and former clients from our previous business. These all add up to great online and offline referrals.”

Minuteman Press in Carson City also has a healthy mix of products and services to get the job done for clients in their community. “Currently, our most high-demand products are political yard signs and walk cards, direct mail (both printing and mailing – all done in-house), large format printing, and apparel. We have aligned with several political brokers and that bring us a large variety of work in all aspects of our business – printing, direct mail, promotional products, and apparel. We have had quite a bit of growth with apparel in general. When word gets out that you can get it done and done well, the business finds you.”

They offer this tip for local businesses. “Direct mailing to get your name out there is one of the best ways to reach potential clients to let them know you are there and open for business. With so many businesses shut down by the pandemic for so long, it is important to let your community know that you are still there and ready to serve them. Anything branded is very effective as well.”

“As much as we are all glued to screens these days, there’s still just something about seeing your name and logo in print. Remember how you felt the first time you held your very own printed business card? That’s what I mean. There are some things that just work better as a printed piece as opposed to something online. Print is still the best media to communicate who you are and to get your message out to the world.” -Larry & Tami Jacobs

Rewards & Advice for Others

For Larry and Tami, the care they have for their clients is clearly evident when they are asked about the rewards of owning their business. “The rewards in this industry are seeing your clients shine because we took their pieces and made them into something presentable. I’ve gone to events where we printed all of the campaign materials, signs, apparel, and more. When you see everything come together in brand and theme, it really makes the client stand out and look good. And at the end of the day, that feels good and right.”

They continue, “We have helped so many clients to get their projects turned around and completed on impossible deadlines. It’s an awesome feeling to make things happen. Whether it’s a small ‘copies of Great Grandma’s cookbook’ project or a large corporate multi-piece project, we give our best to help our clients look their best.”

As for what advice the 38-year printing industry veterans would give to others, Larry and Tami share, “Follow the protocol, do the steps that need to be done. Stick with it. It works.”

For more information on Minuteman Press in Carson City, NV, visit their website:
https://minuteman.com/us/locations/nv/carson-city/

Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and see Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

Media Contact:
Minuteman Press International
Chris Biscuiti, 631-249-1370
[email protected]

(From Minuteman Press)

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