News & Reviews

Bag Biz

The Tapia family of Colorado Springs, Colorado, has started Billboard Bags Inc., a business which sells advertising space on plastic or paper carry-out bags used to bring things home from the grocery store, the video store, or even fast-food restaurants.

You, too, can tap the potential in your area by selling your own ad bags. Their 36-page, step-by-step manual, Billboard Bags, tells you how to start your own shopping bag advertising business. It also includes sample contracts and business forms that you can follow when drawing up agreements with your advertisers. Bags can then be taken to a local manufacturer to be printed.

Billboard Bags step-by-step guide, $29.95, from Billboard Bags Inc. To order, write to Billboard Bags, Dept. 3, P.O. Box 62276, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, or call (719) 548-1188.

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This article was originally published in the October 1996 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: News & Reviews.

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