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Discovery Map
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Min. Cash Required: $35,250.00
The Journey Starts Here

Discovery Map International is the country's leading provider of curated guides to top tourist destinations, cities and towns throughout North America. The distinctively colorful, hand-drawn maps are a favorite of travelers for navigating local dining, attractions, businesses, cultural experiences – and even the best locations to take selfies.

Alternative advertising program based on printed map/digital guide
First and foremost, owning a Discovery Map® franchise allows you to live where most people only come to play. Say "good bye" to time clocks, cubicles, office politics and lengthy commutes as you become your own boss. Your schedule is your own. Owning a Discovery Map franchise could allow you to spend more time with your family and pursue your personal interests.

Strong and growing brand
Discovery Map® is the nation's leading map and guide publishing franchise. We are recognized as an integral player in the marketing travel and tourism industry. Our innovative products are indispensable tools for visitors. By making these fun and functional maps free of charge to the visitors, you become a well known and valuable partner in your community to both businesses and travelers.

40 years experience
Publishing maps since 1981, we've spent considerable time and resources developing the Discovery Map® franchise system. Along the journey we have learned a fair bit about creating maps, selling ads, and building economies of scale. With our comprehensive training and support, we provide you with a head start on your road to a successful franchise. Backed by Discovery Map's pioneering product development, training and support, you, as the franchise owner will be able to grow at your own pace.

Why Our Franchise?
At Discovery Map International, we'll teach you our business system, and work with you to sharpen your sales skills. Our comprehensive training program will enable you to present Discovery Map as an effective marketing tool for local businesses. In three days of classroom instruction at our corporate headquarters in Waitsfield, VT, we will teach you everything we've learned about this business, including:
  • Best business practices
  • Business Planning
  • Marketing strategies
  • Learning and understanding effective sales
  • Managing the operations of your business
  • Publishing and production overview

Discovery Map will provide ongoing operational support and training for as long as you own your business. Our relationship with you is simple. You build local business relationships, sell the ads and distribute your products, while Discovery Map International provides you with the resources and support to make your business successful.

General Information

  • 1974
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Business Marketing
  • Discovery Map
  • Instagram, Facebook, Youtube
  • Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington

Franchise Information

  • 1993
  • 132
  • Discovery Map Franchise
  • Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin
  • 2005 Apex Award: Tourism & Economic Development Brochures, Manuals, & Reports; 2005 Apex Award: Web Sites; 2015 Forbes List of Best Franchises to Buy; A+ ranking
  • P.O. Box 726 5197 Main Street Waitsfield, VT 05673
  • Peter Hans

Financial Requirements

  • $35,250
  • $100,000
  • $50,000
  • $32,500 - $45,000

Opportunity Benefits

  • Yes, in-house and through a third party
  • Yes, over 16 hours
  • Yes
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