Sales & Marketing Franchise Opportunity for Sale | The Scout Guide

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Want to learn more about starting The Scout Guide in your city? As an owner of The Scout Guide franchise, you’ll have the opportunity to work for yourself while being backed by a national brand and team at headquarters. In this brief 30 minute webinar, our Franchise Development manager Emily Ringley will discuss what the editor/owner role entails and answer any initial questions you may have. We hope you can join us for a day and time that works for you!

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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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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.

Meet Some of Our Editors

Suzanne Dildy
Editor/Owner of TSG Park City

Suzanne is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in English Literature. Her career path spans 20 years of working in marketing, sales and public relations. In 2017, they moved back to their beloved mountain town and planned to make Park City their “forever” home. As a self-proclaimed advocate for small local businesses, Suzanne was thrilled to bring The Scout Guide to Park City. She has been a longtime admirer of TSG and loves highlighting the talented local entrepreneurs, artists, and visionaries that make Park City so unique.

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Mary Kaufman
Editor/Owner of TSG Tidewater

Mary Kaufman was born in Virginia Beach and lived in both Richmond, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, during her childhood years. Her family moved back to southern Virginia when Mary was ten years old so that they could be close to their large extended family in this area. After graduating from Christopher Newport University, Mary met and married her now husband and started her own small business. When she isn’t scouting, you can find Mary with her husband and three children on the beach in Sandbridge or checking out new places to shop and eat around town.

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Rebecca Todd
Editor/Owner of TSG Birmingham

Before planting roots in Birmingham, Alabama, Rebecca grew up in Fairhope and went to college in Auburn. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in apparel merchandise, she was whisked away to Texas to start her career as a product manager and account coordinator for Hazen & Co. Three years later, Alabama was calling her home and she knew exactly where she wanted to settle down. She has fallen in love with Birmingham and can’t wait to help others do the same. After years of admiring The Scout Guide, she is thrilled to be bringing it back to Birmingham.

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Available Markets

Don’t see your city listed below? Don’t worry! This is just a small snapshot of our available markets. Inquire here and let us know that you are interested in bringing TSG to your city. You can also send an email to to start the conversation!

city guides

in over 60 cities
across the country


Women Founded &
100% Women Owned


sample spreads

10 Years of proven experience


Take a listen

TSG Co-Founders Featured on Say It Southern Podcast

“Growing allows us to spread our mission a little further. Our mission is stronger today than it ever has been.”

Susie Matheson and Christy Ford, co-founders of The Scout Guide sat down with the ladies of The Say It Southern Podcast to talk about the journey of the brand and where we’re heading next.

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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


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.