Karen Shaw | Mister Minit Westfield Garden City, Upper Mount Gravatt
Back in 1996 when I applied for 14 jobs in one day, I had an interview with one of them called Minit Australia. Being from the bush I had no I idea what Mister Minit was? Arriving for the interview, I found a man (Ross Stewart) in a funny red coat (I thought no way am I going to wear one of those). I had to choose between two full time positions. And that was the day I took "Mister out of Mister Minit'. Still to this day I get "Oh hello Mrs Minit. Is your husband in today? Is the man coming in today?" My achievements are due to self discipline, doing the right thing, do a job once and do it well. To be given the opportunity in Franchising has secured my future as a business owner. It has also allowed me to grow and develop into a successful female today.
Daniel Conroy | Mister Minit Ipswich Riverlink, North Ipswich
I first began working for Minit with another franchisee five years ago, which gave me great exposure to the obligations and rewards of a Minit franchisee, and sparked a desire to have my own Minit franchise. After working for the company I began implementing steps to become a franchisee.
During the past year I became the owner of the Minit franchise at Riverlink Shopping Centre in Ipswich, QLD. I have seen significant business and personal growth, culminating in winning the Minit Total Service Satisfaction award for 2008-09.
Why did you choose this franchise?
I chose this franchise to provide stability and excellent customer service, enhancing the Minit offer. The franchise also enhances the satisfaction I have received over the years working for Minit and provides my family with stability for the future.
What were your expectations when you started?
When I began the franchise, I did not expect there to be a great difference from being a store manager. I have since found this to be untrue, both positive, such as wanting to do a greater service for the customer; and negative such as sleepless nights wondering how the current economic Climate has/will affect my business.