Discovery Map Int'l. Inc.

Discovery Map Int'l. Inc.

Visitor-information maps and guides
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #386 last year
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Initial investment
$36K - $46K
Units as of 2020
130 0.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

Discovery Map International is a map publishing franchise, producing colorful, hand-drawn maps that are used by travelers to find local dining, attractions, businesses, and cultural experiences. Discovery Maps can be found in hotels, restaurants, shops, and other participating venues.

About Discovery Map Int'l. Inc.

Related Categories
Advertising Services
Founded
1974
Leadership
Peter Hans, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1993 (28 years)
# of employees at HQ
9
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
130 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
P.O. Box 726
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Discovery Map Int'l. Inc. 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
$25,000
Initial Investment
$35,950 - $45,950
Cash Requirement
$50,000 - $100,000
Veteran Incentives
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
10%
Ad Royalty Fee
to 1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
Discovery Map Int'l. Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Training & Support Offered

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

Classroom Training
20-28 hours
Additional Training
At headquarters and online
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Online Support
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development

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
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #59

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Updated: February 8th, 2021