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.
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!
Why The Scout Guide?
- Low initial investment fee of $50,000
- Independence of small business ownership supported by the benefits of a big business network
- Initial training and ongoing support
- Established national brand identity
- Proven business model
- National and local advertising campaigns
- Network of fellow editors/owners to provide advice and support
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.
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.
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.
With a lifelong passion for all things local, shifting from fashion merchandising to editor/ owner of The Scout Guide Columbus was an easy transition. “I truly think that it all comes down to being passionate about what you are doing and loving the ‘product’ you are trying to sell,” Abigail explains of marrying her professional background with her belief in the importance of supporting small businesses. “Everything else can be learned as you go, but if you don’t believe in what you are doing, no one else will either.”
As advocates for small businesses, The Scout Guide editors are continually scouting their communities for local finds to share and celebrate. With their fingers on the pulse, they are also excellent sources of unique information. Recently, we caught up with The Scout Guide Richmond editor Cheney Edmunds to find out what she’s really excited about these days. Here, she shares her current obsessions, from the athleisure line she’s living in to the garden folly she’s coveting to the band she’s following this summer.
“Since the day I laid eyes on the first Scout Guide I dreamed of being an editor and creating a book of my own. In 2018 I had recently moved to Alexandria and befriended the TSG editor, so she approached me when she was ready to move on. She knew I would be the perfect fit for the book with my background in social media, photography, love for small towns and local, and marketing. I’ve loved getting to know everyone in Alexandria through The Scout Guide and have made amazing lifelong friendships.”
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