|By Marketwired .||
|May 28, 2014 10:07 AM EDT||
DENVER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/14 -- The PostNet printing franchise plans to add 200 Neighborhood Business Centers in America over the next five years. So who are the folks starting these franchises? They're people like a mother-daughter team that overcame obstacles that would have derailed most entrepreneurs, a seasoned print broker who wanted to expand the scope of his business, and an architect eager to bring 3D printing to entrepreneurs nationwide. They are just a few of the entrepreneurs who have recently joined PostNet.
Here are their stories. To read more about them, visit the blog at www.postnetfranchise.com.
Single moms make impact
Lovely Mitchell, 31, and her mother, Sandi Fleming, 47, are proof that hard work and ambition combined with courage make a powerful combination for a small business owner. After getting pregnant as a teenager, Sandi graduated from high school and supported herself and her young daughter by opening a nail salon. Lovely, who also had a child in her teens, graduated from high school and also became an entrepreneur.
They recently teamed up to buy a PostNet in Tempe, Arizona. Lovely staffs the store, and Sandi spends time in the community educating business owners about ways they can market themselves effectively. Their goal is to build their business by helping others grow and prosper.
Longtime printing pro joins PostNet
Most new PostNet owners don't have a lot of printing experience. Michael Looby is a big exception. He has offered printing and graphic design services for three decades to everyone from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, but he was ready to be part of a bigger organization that could offer more services. He expects his PostNet in Wheeling, Illinois, to help business customers have a bigger impact.
3D printing enthusiast leverages PostNet network
Dave Thorsen joined PostNet with a big goal: to make 3D printing convenient for entrepreneurs nationwide. His new Neighborhood Business Center in Minneapolis is the first PostNet in the nation to use a 3D printer to create prototypes for customers, and he is offering the service nationwide through PostNet's franchise network. Thorsen sees 3D printing as a tool that will help inventors get businesses off the ground. From there, PostNet marketing services can help the new businesses take off.
To learn more about PostNet, its business model and startup costs, visit www.postnetfranchise.com.
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