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Initial investment
$44K - $268K
Units as of 2021
44 12% over 3 years

Company Overview

City Publications offers direct mail advertising services targeted to affluent homeowners. Other advertising services include personalized e-mail marketing, personalized text messages and website lead generation through promotions and giveaways. The Atlanta, Georgia-based company was founded in 2002 and began franchising in 2004.

About City Publications

Related Categories
Advertising Services
Founded
2002
Leadership
Richard Houden, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2004 (18 years)
# of employees at HQ
14
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
44 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook, Twitter
Corporate Address
1300 Parkwood Cir., #100
Atlanta, GA 30339

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a City Publications franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$40,000 - $250,000
Initial Investment
$43,650 - $267,850
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000 - $150,000
Veteran Incentives
5% off franchise fee for transitioning veterans
Royalty Fee
6%
Term of Agreement
5 years/25 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
City Publications has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
16 hours
Classroom Training
24 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
# of employees required to run
1-2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: February 8th, 2021