Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Printville honored as Small Business of the Month

We are pleased to honor Printville as Small Business of the Month. Read on for our interview with Printville co-founder Nathan White.
Tell us a little of the company's history.
Printville's first store was born in 2009 in South Asheville…within Biltmore Park Town Square…starting with just two employees.  In 2011, we added another retail store in Downtown Asheville - within in the Grove Arcade - and grew to five employees.   In 2012, we added a production location in Arden, NC and hired three more employees.  By the end of 2014, we will have 13 employees and added a third new retail store in Fletcher, NC (3 retail stores total).  

What are you most proud of about the company?

Printville prides itself in providing a unique and different printing experience…we provide unique products and services at each of our stores.   This includes: primarily offering commercial printing, retail copying, bulk mailing services, wide format and signage printing, and FedEx & USPS shipping and packaging services at each retail store!

Best advice you’ve gotten for leading a small business

"The Plan is the Plan, Until the Plan Changes" - Since our beginning, we've been diligent to stick to our strategic plans and not deviate from it.  Occasionally, we'd discuss different ideas and sometimes the plan changes and improves for the better.  We've been successful by being focused and sticking to our business plan. But also, we thrive with a changing environment and thinking outside the box. 

Your favorite thing in your workspace.

Our customers and our team.  Printville's team is unique and each person on staff takes ownership, invests and enjoys what they do….they have a "voice".  Because of this culture, our customers see the difference at Printville and keep coming back.  It's an enjoyable experience to be a part of the Printville family. 

What’s next on the horizon?

In November 2014, Printville is opening it's 3rd retail location - in the heart of Fletcher, NC.  This free-standing facility is a brand new building - built just for Printville.  It will house a retail storefront as well as centralize all of Printville production equipment for it's other two locations in western north carolina.  We plan on continuing to add additional retail stores in 2015.  

The Asheville Chamber’s tagline is “Connect. Engage. Impact. Thrive.” Pick one of these words {or all of them if you are feeling verbose : ) } and tell us what it means to you as a small business in Asheville.
Impact:  Printville's mission is to make our customers look great...through the products we produce and services we provide.  These products and services impact our customers' business in a positive wayand in turn, helps us grow, when our customers grow! 

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