PostNet Printing Franchise has Prime Locations Available in Northern and Central Virginia


Fast-growing printing franchise is expanding in Northern and Central Virginia to serve entrepreneurs

Business is booming in Northern and Central Virginia, and as entrepreneurs open new companies and work to expand, they are turning to PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers for help with marketing strategies and solutions. We help them establish and grow their brand by offering a full range of printing solutions as well as graphic design, online marketing and shipping — and they reward PostNet franchise owners with customer loyalty and long-term business relationships.

PostNet is seeking franchise partners to help us meet the growing demand for business services in Northern Virginia. The area has become an economic engine for the entire state. It has seven of the 20 highest-income counties in the United States, and people are flocking to the region to take advantage of the opportunities.

Why Northern and Central Virginia is a great area for PostNet

Northern and Central Virginia’s population growth is being driven by professionals and veterans — people who make great business owners.

“There is a confidence people have here that you don’t see everywhere,”  says Julia Ryan, who has owned her PostNet Neighborhood Business Center in Bristow for 10 years. “They make perfect business owners, and I enjoy helping them stand out.”


The specific markets we want to enter include:

Harrisonburg: The city has a highly educated and entrepreneurial workforce, and James Madison University and its 20,000 students and 1,300+ faculty members have been an economic engine for the region. Students, faculty and young entrepreneurs are perfect customers for PostNet, and there is nothing in the city that offers the range of business solutions that a PostNet Center can provide. The potential customer base is also exploding. The city’s department of economic development expects the population to grow from 133,500 in 2010 to nearly 164,000 by 2014.

Reston: Business people who commute to D.C. abound in Reston, which has seen its estimated median income grow 30% since 2000, and average real estate values more than double. 66% of residents over age 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher. PostNet helps high achievers by providing fast, professional-looking marketing materials, whether they own their own business or are putting together an important sales presentation.

McLean: More than 6,000 businesses operate in McLean according to the latest Census info, catering to nearly 50,000 residents. Its 22102 ZIP code is the wealthiest in the entire Washington, D.C., metro area.

Charlottesville: The home of the University of Virginia has been named one of the brainiest cities in America, and the Downtown Mall, West Main Street, and The Corner district buzz with stores, restaurants, college bars and other businesses.


Winchester: The beautiful Shenandoah Valley attracts both nature lovers and tourists fascinated by the city’s many Civil War battlegrounds. Economic think tank The Milken Institute named it one of the best-performing small cities in 2012 for creating and sustaining jobs.

Waynesboro: With a population of 21,000 people, Waynesboro is a perfect example of a community full of small businesses that could benefit from a PostNet Neighborhood Business Center. Currently, business owners have to drive to other towns for the face-to-face service we offer. A PostNet owner here has a chance to become a major hub for the entire business community.

Meet Julia and David Ryan

Julia and David Ryan opened their PostNet Neighborhood Business Center in Bristow in 2004. Julia runs the store and she and David work together as area representatives for PostNet in Northern and Central Virginia. David also works as a civil engineer and in commercial construction, which comes in handy during the site selection process since it gives him insight into location opportunities and traffic flow patterns.

They oversee four stores in addition to their own. “With all the growth throughout Northern Virginia, there is a lot of demand for business services,” Julia says.

She says one of the things she loves about the business is the diversity of organizations she works with, including civic groups that need banners; church groups that need special water resistant and tear-resistant flyers for mission trips to Brazil; and companies working on remote aircraft technologies.

“We help tons of creative people,” Julia says. “It is a very vibrant area.”


Who we’re looking for

The PostNet investment requires a minimum net worth of $350,000 and the ability to tap into $60,000 available in liquid capital. The investment itself is $162,000 to $200,650, which includes working and operating capital.

We are looking for people who share our passion for being a part of the community and helping others succeed. As a  B2B franchise, it’s important to network and meet with other business owners, learn about their challenges and offer them real solutions. As a PostNet owner, you will be able to offer an amazing array of services and products to help other businesses market themselves effectively and overcome other challenges that can derail success for small and medium-sized businesses. If you have a passion for entrepreneurship or small business and would enjoy helping them, and seeing them grow, then we hope to meet you soon!

Learn more

If you’re curious to learn more, fill out the form below to download our free franchise report and start a conversation, or give Julia and David a call directly for an in-depth discussion of the franchise opportunity. Here’s their contact information:

Julia and David Ryan
Northern and Central Virginia Area Representative
PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers