Klein becomes new owner of Minuteman Press in Redmond

JD Klein of Redmond is the new owner of the Minuteman Press franchise in Redmond.

Klein always knew he wanted to transition from a career in corporate sales and marketing to being a small business owner.

"I always wanted to be an entrepreneur," he said. "The timing was right to make a move given the economy and our life situation."

In his search for the perfect franchise, Klein visited a business broker website, which is where he found Guidant Financial. After learning about their services, he decided to use his retirement funds to help finance his new franchise.

"There are a ton of things that need (to be) handled to start a company and it's a lot of hard work, but I couldn't imagine doing it without Guidant," Klein said. "They were a trusted advisor and held our hand through the formation process."

He purchased an existing Minuteman Press location last fall and has been growing the business since. Klein's printing and marketing franchise helps customers with everything from business cards to direct mail and offers free pickup and delivery. Klein also enjoys the local aspect of his new franchise.

He noted, "People want to buy from people they know, like and trust — and being local gives them a community partner they feel good doing business with because their dollars stay in our community."

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