Sales & Marketing Franchise Opportunity for Sale | The Scout Guide

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If you’re considering owning your own business all while being supported by a national brand with a team at headquarters, we invite you to learn more about The Scout Guide Franchise in our 30-minute webinar, led by our franchise development manager Emily Ringley. Here, she’ll discuss what the editor/owner role entails, dive deeper into the mission of The Scout Guide, and answer any initial questions you may have. We hope you can join us!

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Meet Some of Our Editors


Julie Hubert started her career in the non-profit world, fundraising and event planning. After taking time off to raise her children, she began freelance home design and then was offered a job in social media, which she quickly learned she loved. Jenn McKian was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and is a proud 4th generation small business owner. She grew up at the florist started by her great-grandfather and is a passionate advocate for all things local. Julie and her co-editor Jenn met through a mutual friend and discovered they both loved interior décor, painting, everything in between. They saw that Charleston was the perfect Scout Guide market and knew it would be a success!
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Born and raised in Northern California, Amy Walters’s love for arts, culture, fashion, and food started at a young age. Family ties brought her to Chattanooga in 2007, and since then she has loved watching Chattanooga grow into the beautiful, vibrant, diverse community that it is today. She already works closely with local clients to promote their products, services, and passions, so when Amy and her husband, Mark, were approached with the opportunity to purchase The Scout Guide Chattanooga, it was the perfect fit for her professional background and her personal love for local commerce. Read more.


Kaleigh Porcelli was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, to which she attributes her colorful personality and enjoyment of live music and delicious food. With two young daughters at home, the area’s family-friendly culture and sweet, southern charm immediately drew her in and sparked the desire to permanently plant her family roots in Louisiana’s capital city. Kaleigh says the path to The Scout Guide is just icing on the cake. Kaleigh is beyond excited for this new journey and feels honored to highlight the most talented artisans, experts, and entrepreneurs in the city she’s so proud to now call home. Read more.

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in over 60 cities
across the country


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100% Female Owned


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10 Years of proven experience


Available Markets

Don’t see your city listed above? Don’t worry! This is just a small snapshot of our available markets. To inquire about the availability of a franchise in your area, send an email to explaining where you’d like to start The Scout Guide and we’ll be in touch.

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The Owner Experience

The Job

Are you passionate about supporting small businesses? Does the prospect of owning your own business where you can work across a variety of disciplines, including sales, marketing, and publishing, excite you?

As an owner of The Scout Guide franchise, you are joining a network of women who work daily to support and elevate the small businesses in their cities, all while having the support of a team at headquarters and a proven business model. Watch the video to learn more about owning The Scout Guide franchise from our co-founders.

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What Our Franchisees Have to Say

Dallas editor testimonial

“It’s hard to think of a better job than being an editor for The Scout Guide. I love scouting out the best of my city and forming friendships with the business owners along the way!”

Ginna Wilbanks, DALLAS


Fort Worth editor testimonial

“The role is not only fun but the most rewarding professional experience of my life! It’s an excellent way to be engaged with your local community and support local business in a powerful way.”

Leigh Brown, Fort Worth


Boise editor testimonial

“Owning The Scout Guide puts me side by side with local business owners in my community. The more I support them and help them succeed, the more successful my business becomes.”

Allie Mann, BOISE


“It’s hard to think of a better job than being an editor for The Scout Guide. I love scouting out the best of my city and forming friendships with the business owners along the way!”

Ginna Wilbanks, DALLAS


Our Franchise

Initial Investment

The initial investment for The Scout Guide franchise is a $50,000 franchise fee, plus annual operating costs. The beauty of a franchise is that you get to own your own business—while receiving support and resources. The Scout Guide headquarters provides you with operating, marketing and training processes, as well as the support of the network of other franchise owners.

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6-step franchise approval process

TSG franchise approval process

This website and the franchise sales information on this site do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and complied with the pre-sale disclosure requirements that apply in your jurisdiction.