Hometowntimes.com Challenges Print News Industry: Wants To Put 10,000 Laid-off Writers, Editors, Reporters And Advertising Reps Back To Work

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Affordable Franchise Opportunities Now Reduced 50% as 'Stimulus' to Economy, Supporting Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Online news is becoming the hottest Internet trend. At the close of 2008, for the very first time, people receiving their news online surpassed those using print media. In the under-30 age group, the Internet has surpassed even television as a source for information. HometownTimes.com, a national online news and community publications franchisor, launched 513 local online newspapers across the United States in early January. On January 16, 2009 the Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked HometownTimes.com number ten in a listing of ‘Atlanta's Top 25 Franchises'. Virtually recession-proof, the company is ready to put up to 10,000 laid-off business professionals back to work via a secure entrepreneurial opportunity based on a proven business model. "Atlanta is home to more headquartered franchisors than any city in the country and Georgia is fourth to California, Texas, and Florida as a state hosting the most franchise corporate offices," said Paul Baron, President and CEO of HometownTimes.com, "so this new ranking by the Atlanta Business Chronicle is a tremendous honor and reflects Hometowntimes.com's growth potential, as much as the reality of our 513 locations nationwide thus far. Our recent launch of more than 500 sites across the country is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of our ability to provide comprehensive news coverage with a local, hometown flavor, the number of entrepreneurs we attract who desire to become small business owners, and advertisers seeking the best value for their advertising dollar." In operation since 2003, HometownTimes.com launched its debut sites (see typical community news-sites at www.cumminghome.com or www.dawsontimes.com), and has been expanding throughout Georgia and into adjacent Southeastern states before recently going live nationwide. "Given our coast-to-coast presence, HometownTimes.com offers entrepreneurs an unparalleled, very affordable opportunity to own and grow a small business despite grim economic times," explained Baron.

"The promise of a Hometowntimes.com franchise is to serve its community with the online resource that will address the concerns and lives of the local residents and support the growth of its small businesses. A Hometowntimes.com franchise opportunity is affordable and accessible, and the sky's the limit regarding profitability. It's a great time to harness the technology and create thousands of jobs at the local level in these times," he continued.

Currently, HometownTimes.com is offering a ‘stimulus package' to qualified owners/publishers at 50% of the standard license fee. That's an initial investment fee of less than $5,000. Coupled with low overhead costs, this package is perfect for the talented out-of-work journalist or enterprising professional seeking a promising venture capable of weathering today's difficult economy.

In an effort to assist U.S. Veterans, HometownTimes.com has debuted a specially designed program. HometownTmes.com is a member of VETFRAN. Veterans can receive a discount on the normal franchise fee and have access to available special government loan programs, to help themselves start their own business.

For more information on HometownTimes.com, please visit www.hometowntimes.com. For franchise opportunities, e-mail [email protected] About HomeTownTimes.com HomeTownTimes.com is a national online news and community publications franchisor, currently operating more than 500 internet-based news sites across the United States. The mission of the Georgia-headquartered business is to bring local communities together via a convenient portal that provides free access to local news, information exchange, community forums and advertising. Each individual HomeTownTimes.com online news publication is a community hub for home town events, Internet forums, classified ads, business directories, photo galleries, sports, health news, coupons and feature stories about local events, people and businesses. Independent small businesses, large franchisors, and companies with a national footprint will find their hyper-local targeted audience for their products or services through HomeTownTimes.com ad placements, videos, original content articles of interest, and news of local events associated with their business. Franchise opportunities are available in every state and county across the USA. For more information, visit www.hometowntimes.com

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