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Bingo Bugle Newspaper
Specialty newspaper

Bingo Bugle Newspaper
Specialty newspaper

About
Founded

1981

Franchising Since

1983 (35 Years)

Corporate Address

P.O. Box 527
Vashon, WA 98070

CEO

Tara Snowden

Parent Company

K & O Publishing, Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$9,070 - $15,020

Liquid Cash Requirement

$15,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$5,000 - $5,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

8%

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Online Support

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

On-The-Job Training:

2 days

Additional Training:

At headquarters or regional location

Number of Employees Required to Run:

1

Bio
Robert Snowden started Bingo Bugle in 1980 to serve the needs of charitable bingo organizations, Native American bingo and other gaming establishments. The first newspaper was published in 1980, serving the Tacoma, Washington, area. Each newspaper contains news and feature stories about bingo and related topics, as well as ads for games. Bingo Bugle newspapers are read throughout North America. By 2000, the paper’s circulation had surpassed 1 million.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $9,070 High - $15,020
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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