The Scout Guide

About The Scout Guide

The Scout Guide connects readers with local, independently owned businesses
in their communities. Browse The Scout Guide city guides and search the The Scout Guide
directory on thescoutguide.com to discover excellent small businesses in your hometown and favorite destinations.
We are looking for a tastemaker, an influencer, a connector. An advocate, an ambassador for all things local and unique to your city. We are seeking the ultimate insider to join our team of owners, and our movement to support the people who enhance our communities.

For both locals and travelers alike, The Scout Guide provides inspiration and information for living beautifully, living well, and living like an insider - wherever you are. 

Want to learn more about owning The Scout Guide in your city?

Attend one of our "Day In the Life" webinars providing real life experiences, expectations, and a glimpse of what this job entails.

Publications & Newspaper Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of The Scout Guide against other Publications & Newspaper franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of The Scout Guide with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Around Town Community Magazine $25,000 5% $37,600-$54,800
Bingo Bugle Newspaper $5,000 8% $9,070-$15,020
City Publications $40,000-$250,000 6% $43,650-$267,850
CityDirect $25,000-$100,000 $30,000-$125,000
Coffee News $6,000 $25-80/wk. $9,250-$10,250
DANZN $24,900 7% 7% $31,000-$34,650
Discovery Map International $25,000 10% to1% $35,950-$45,950
EasyChair Media $10,000-$20,000 0 $32,700-$36,700
Healthy Times Newspaper $15,000 $500/ month $18,500-$29,100
HERLIFE Magazine $30,000 7% $50,000-$95,000
High School Sports N/A $136,000-$305,000
HomeMag, The $30,000-$100,000 6% $250,000-$350,000
HomeTownTimes.com $20,000-$50,000 5% $24,090-$52,540
Industry Magazine $25,000 0 $34,300-$43,800
Inside Coup, The $50,000 $57,317-$452,367
Jiff-e-Books N/A $495-$595
Lifestyle Publications $8,000 $8,850-$16,400
LIVING WELL Magazine $30,000 $44,200-$76,000
Money Pages $50,000 3K/mo $250/mo. $82,500-$148,500
My City Daily $22,900 0 $74,200
N2 Publishing $570 15% $975-$9,800
Natural Awakenings Magazine $49,500 $63,300-$120,550
OurHomes $39,800 $82,000-$125,000
Panache Magazine $150,000 0 $268,400
Real Producers N/A $975-$5,650
Saver Media Group $25,000 $60,000
School Communications Agency, The $30,000-$40,000 12% $39,700-$59,900
Select Magazine N/A $35,000-$65,000
SENIOR Magazine $30,000 $44,200-$56,000
Skedaddle Press $12,000 $12,000-And Up
SNAP Newspaper Group $29,500-$49,500 $69,500-$89,500
SportsXpress $15,000 10% which includes a 2% towards training fund $15,000-And Up
Stork News of America $8,000-$13,000 $800-1.2K/yr. $11,530-$75,700
Talking Book World $25,000 5% 2% $150,000-$225,000
TheHomeMag N/A $100,000-$130,000
Tidbits Media N/A $76 per week $8,500-$25,000
Today's Senior Magazine LLC N/A $5,300
Town Calendar, The N/A $38,663-$53,162
Town Planner $30,000 $50,000-$300,000
TownePost Network $35,000 $41,175-$59,043
TravelHost N/A $49,900-$69,900
VYPE High School Sports Magazine $30,000 $40 per page or 6% $152,000-$337,000
WAITING GAME, The $7,500 $7,500-And Up
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Around Town Community Magazine
$25,000 5% $37,600-$54,800
Bingo Bugle Newspaper
$5,000 8% $9,070-$15,020
City Publications
$40,000-$250,000 6% $43,650-$267,850
CityDirect
$25,000-$100,000 $30,000-$125,000
Coffee News
$6,000 $25-80/wk. $9,250-$10,250
DANZN
$24,900 7% 7% $31,000-$34,650
Discovery Map International
$25,000 10% to1% $35,950-$45,950
EasyChair Media
$10,000-$20,000 0 $32,700-$36,700
Healthy Times Newspaper
$15,000 $500/ month $18,500-$29,100
HERLIFE Magazine
$30,000 7% $50,000-$95,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
High School Sports
N/A $136,000-$305,000
HomeMag, The
$30,000-$100,000 6% $250,000-$350,000
HomeTownTimes.com
$20,000-$50,000 5% $24,090-$52,540
Industry Magazine
$25,000 0 $34,300-$43,800
Inside Coup, The
$50,000 $57,317-$452,367
Jiff-e-Books
N/A $495-$595
Lifestyle Publications
$8,000 $8,850-$16,400
LIVING WELL Magazine
$30,000 $44,200-$76,000
Money Pages
$50,000 3K/mo $250/mo. $82,500-$148,500
My City Daily
$22,900 0 $74,200
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
N2 Publishing
$570 15% $975-$9,800
Natural Awakenings Magazine
$49,500 $63,300-$120,550
OurHomes
$39,800 $82,000-$125,000
Panache Magazine
$150,000 0 $268,400
Real Producers
N/A $975-$5,650
Saver Media Group
$25,000 $60,000
School Communications Agency, The
$30,000-$40,000 12% $39,700-$59,900
Select Magazine
N/A $35,000-$65,000
SENIOR Magazine
$30,000 $44,200-$56,000
Skedaddle Press
$12,000 $12,000-And Up
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
SNAP Newspaper Group
$29,500-$49,500 $69,500-$89,500
SportsXpress
$15,000 10% which includes a 2% towards training fund $15,000-And Up
Stork News of America
$8,000-$13,000 $800-1.2K/yr. $11,530-$75,700
Talking Book World
$25,000 5% 2% $150,000-$225,000
TheHomeMag
N/A $100,000-$130,000
Tidbits Media
N/A $76 per week $8,500-$25,000
Today's Senior Magazine LLC
N/A $5,300
Town Calendar, The
N/A $38,663-$53,162
Town Planner
$30,000 $50,000-$300,000
TownePost Network
$35,000 $41,175-$59,043
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
TravelHost
N/A $49,900-$69,900
VYPE High School Sports Magazine
$30,000 $40 per page or 6% $152,000-$337,000
WAITING GAME, The
$7,500 $7,500-And Up