PostNet Printing Franchise Has Prime Locations Available in New Jersey

Fast-growing printing franchise is expanding in New Jersey to serve entrepreneurs

Scott Harrington received a Fast Start award at PostNet's annual Thrive convention in 2012. He owns the PostNet Neighborhood Business Center in Verona.

Scott Harrington received a Fast Start award at PostNet’s annual Thrive convention in 2012. He owns the PostNet Neighborhood Business Center in Verona.

Business is booming in New Jersey, 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 throughout New Jersey. The area’s business density, income demographics and workforce culture make it a great spot for a PostNet Center.

Why New Jersey is full of great spots for PostNet

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey had 169,113 companies with 19 or fewer employees in 2011. According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, nearly 12,000 businesses launched here in 2012. That’s great news for PostNet, which specializes in helping small and mid-sized businesses grow.

In addition to entrepreneurs, many cities are full of professionals who commute to New York City for busy, high-power jobs. Both groups are prime customers for B2B services.

Here are the cities where we see great demand for our services:

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Edison: Edison has been named one of the top 100 places to live in America by “Money” magazine, one of the safest cities in America and one of the 10 best places in the U.S. to grow up by “U.S. News and World Report.” It is one of the fastest growing cities in New Jersey and has a median family income of more than $100,000 according to the Census Bureau. In addition to serving businesses, a Center here would be a great resource for business travelers heading to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center.

Hackensack: NJBIZ.com reports that Hackensack is poised for a small business rennaissance thanks to rehabilitation of downtown’s Main Street district. A rehabilitation plan approved by the City Council includes some tax abatements for businesses and residents who make improvements. Hackensack University Medical Center and Fairleigh Dickinson University serve as economic hubs.

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons / Shinya Suzuki

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons / Shinya Suzuki

Morristown: Entrepreneurs have been drawn to Morristown by the thriving small shops along South Street, more than 100 restaurants within an easy walk of Morristown Green park, and the city’s convenient mass transit options, which make it easy to get in and out of New York City. The city’s thriving retail businesses have made it a popular place for professionals to live — doctors, lawyers, advertising directors, accountants. Small businesses and professionals are both prime candidates for PostNet’s services.

North Brunswick: The extension of the Northeast Corridor Line is expected to drive business and residential growth along Main Street. The project was approved in 2013, is expected to be complete in 2018 and is projected to bring a wave of high-density business and residential development.

Trenton: More than 34,000 professionals call Trenton home, and the city benefits from high-tech companies and research centers along the Route 1 corridor, as well as taxes and a cost of living that are much lower than in New York City, where many residents commute for work. Healthcare, insurance and financial services account for much of the business activity.

Flemington: Tourism is a big business in Hunterdon County. The area’s natural beauty attracts visitors who filter through shops and restaurants on Main Street. Law offices, financial advisors and community organizations such as churches and school groups would benefit from the convenience and range of services offered by a PostNet Neighborhood Business Center.

Somerville: The Downtown Somerville Alliance is dedicated to bringing more customers into the antique shops, vintage boutiques and restaurants that fill the historic township. Regular networking events provide an opportunity to quickly meet B2B customers and help them sharpen their brand identity and marketing efforts.

Princeton: Universities and research centers power the economy of the city and much of the state. New discoveries, and the new businesses that spring forth from those discoveries, need a marketing partner that can help them publicize innovations. Nonprofits and huge businesses like Dow Jones & Company, Siemens Corporate Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others also draw business people who present ideas. Sales presentations from visiting business people provides significant revenue for PostNet franchise owners in some parts of the country.

Wayne: The corporate headquarters of Toys ‘R’ Us and Valley National Bank is a popular place to raise a family. It was named 73 on CNN Money’s list of the top 100 places to live in America and is just 15 miles from New York City. CNN Money pegs the median family income at more than $120,000 a year.

Meet Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels opened his PostNet Neighborhood Business Center in Montvale in 2005. The former Wall Street consultant was drawn to PostNet because of the enjoyment he gets working with other business owners and helping them find ways to grow. That extends to his customers as well as his fellow franchisees.

Lee helps support three other franchisees in Northern and Central New Jersey, providing training and expertise to help them grow their businesses. The other PostNets are in Clifton, Verona and Lake Hopatcong.

“There are lots and lots of towns that would be very well-suited for a PostNet,” Daniels says. “New Jersey has great demographics — there are a lot of high-income individuals who are involved in businesses and organizations that need business support. We help them succeed”

“We love small businesses, and we understand what it’s like to wear a lot of different hats every day because we’re small business owners, too,” he says. “Marketing is one of the biggest challenges for many business owners, and it is something that every business needs. Smaller businesses are sometimes so busy with other aspects of the business that strategic marketing falls to the wayside, and we help make sure that doesn’t happen.”

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 Lee Daniels a call directly for an in-depth discussion of the franchise opportunity. Here’s his contact information:

Lee Daniels
201-307-1033
lee.daniels@postnet.com

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