As a franchisee with The Scout Guide, you can bring your dreams of doing what you love while working flexibly to life.
With over a decade of experience and a national presence in over 80 locations, The Scout Guide provides a unique and rewarding pathway to becoming your own boss with a built-in roadmap for success.
Begin your journey today - tell us a little about yourself and why you’re interested in owning The Scout Guide in your city and we’ll send you a free guide as a thank you.
Work with passion, flexibility, and autonomy
As an owner of The Scout Guide, you are the tastemaker and connector of your community. The business allows you to work flexibly and creatively, all with the support of our national brand.
“I started this business because of my passion for supporting local with hopes of also providing more freedom and flexibility in my role as a mom. I‘m trilled to be a cheerleader for all of the amazing ladies who are doing great things with their small businesses across the Roanoke Valley.” – Emily Pinkerton
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What it’s like advertising with The Scout Guide:
”Our investment in The Scout Guide keeps paying dividends. I‘m glad to say that for a decade, our involvement with TSG Charlottesville has been the best marketing decision I‘ve made. Looking forward to another decade.”
– Bill Norton, owner of Rockpile Construction in Charlottesville, Virginia
Park City Advertiser
SPLENDOR BEAUTY EMPORIUM
“Aligning ourselves with a high-end publication like The Scout Guide Park City was a no brainer. We know their reader is the kind of clientele we want to attract. From the colors and photography to the layout and wonderful distribution, this is a publication that people are visually drawn to. Multiple times throughout the week we have people comment on finding us in TSG and exclaiming how the photography made them want to visit our store.”
– Delilah Gervais Frank, owner of Splendor Beauty Emporium in Park City, Utah
Learn more about the job from The Scout Guide West Texas owner, Claire Ramirez
Where to find us:
30A & Destin, FL
Alpharetta & Roswell, GA
Ann Arbor, MI
Baton Rouge, LA
Beaufort & Bluffton, SC
Bergen County, NJ
Boise, ID - The Treasure Valley
Fort Worth, TX
Gulf Coast, AL
Hamilton County, IN
Hill Country, TX
Hunt Country, VA
Jackson Hole, WY
Jupiter & Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Mainline & Philadelphia, PA
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Mobile Bay, AL
Nashville & Franklin, TN
New Orleans, LA
Newport Beach, CA
Palm Beach, FL
Park City, UT
Phoenix & Scottsdale, AZ
Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC
St. Louis, MO
San Antonio, TX
Sarasota - Anna Maria Island to Boca Grande, FL
Southlake & Grapevine, TX
Tampa & St. Petersburg, FL
Tidewater - Virginia Beach & Norfolk, VA
Triad - Greensboro, Winston-Salem, & High Point, NC
Tucson & Southern Arizona
Two Rivers and the Shore, NJ
Williamsburg & The Chesapeake Bay, VA
Plano, Frisco, & McKinney, TX
Fort Collins, CO
North Shore – Chicago, IL
Jacksonville Beaches, FL
Little Rock, AR
Gold medallions represent our current TSG cities.
Markets We're Scouting For:
- Marin County
- Palm Springs
- San Diego
- Santa Barbara
- Miami Beach
- St. Augustine
- Metro Detroit
- Santa Fe
- Oklahoma City
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Meet Our Founders
When we started The Scout Guide in 2010, big-box stores and online behemoths were on the rise, suffocating the small businesses that are the fabric of our unique cities. Our solution was to shine the spotlight on these extraordinary entrepreneurs through a captivating print guide. The concept took hold, and we now have a network of women-owned franchises from coast to coast, helmed by extraordinary individuals who are building their own businesses while supporting those in their cities and towns. Partnering with this passionate group of franchisees to further The Scout Guide’s mission—and supporting them as they take control of their professional destiny—is exhilarating and the honor of a lifetime.
— Christy Ford and Susie Matheson, co-founders
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STILL NEED MORE INFORMATION?
The franchise fee is $50,000. This is the upfront fee required to use The Scout Guide brand and access our business systems.
Currently, the initial investment range to buy a franchise is between $64,000 and $75,000. This includes the franchise fee, an annual technology fee, any third-party advisory fees, insurance, business licenses and permits, and equipment. This does not include any operating capital needed to sustain the business until it starts generating revenue.
Right now! To get started, fill out our form and someone from our team will be in touch with you to discuss the application process.
We are looking for individuals who have sales, marketing, and customer service experience. They are problem solvers, digitally savvy, and creative. They are relationship builders who love connecting and collaborating with people. They are passionate about The Scout Guide’s mission to support local businesses—and about their communities.
Generally, our markets have populations over 250,000, a thriving small-business community, and a strong local economy. You can see where we currently have active markets here but we highly encourage you to reach out to see if yours is available!
The Scout Guide is a business you can do on your own, especially depending on your skill set. You will need to contract a local photographer(s), and many of our franchisees also contract a bookkeeper or accountant. After year one, many of franchisees hire part-time support in content creation and social media.