By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
Thanh and Mike Mitrovic recently held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for their Minuteman Press franchise located at 36-1225 Queensway East in Mississauga, Ont.
“We are a professional business offering our customers graphic design services, digital printing, and promotional products. We know our clients’ brands are their identity and we want to help them promote their businesses,” Thanh says.
Prior to owning their own business, Mike worked in the tool and die industry for over 30 years. “I was a stay at home mom for our three boys, who are now 7 (twins) and 9 years old,” Thanh says. “His previous industry was very time consuming and Mike would not be able to be involved on the kids’ activities if we didn’t make the change to Minuteman Press. We value full family involvement and this allows us to be together and involved in our children’s lives including attending their hockey games.”
For Thanh and Mike, Minuteman Press offered certain benefits including normal business hours and a convenient location.
“We work Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 5:30 and no weekends. Our centre is seven minutes away from our home and close to the kids’ school. Also, our decision to open the business in this community was based on the opportunities available to find customers as there are over 4,500 businesses operating around us,” she notes, adding that the most rewarding thing about owning their business is being able to spend time together as a family as well as connecting with the community.
As they continue to build their business, Thanh and Mike say they are happy with the ongoing local support provided by Minuteman Press International Regional Vice President Kevin Wittal and Field Representative Darwin Caswell. “The support has been amazing,” Thanh says. “Not only did we purchase the franchise, we bought a commercial unit in which to operate the business. A lot of consideration about how the space would look like and function was needed and the support from MMP was great.”