Award-Winning local telephone directory. 13 years strong and growing, this unique opportunity is perfect for a husband and wife team looking for a home based business in California's beautiful Gold Country!
Having purchased the business 4 years ago from a local couple who started it up, we just finished our 4th directory (book's 13th edition). Our canvass season is August - December where we get renewals (94%renew) and add new businesses. Approx. 50% of our clients we visit in person with the remaining via telephone or email. By the time the book is printed and delivered (March), the receivables collected more than pay for the production,printing and mailing. Many clients pay monthly so a weekly trip to the bank all year long is necessary.
During our off season we also keep 5 stands throughout the county stocked with books for visitors and neighboring areas.
We pride ourselves by producing a very high quality publication. Large bold print, bright colors, quality paper all with an overall theme of "buying local".
We also have an Online Directory and Smartpone APP.
We have grown the business 35% over the last 3 years and expect growth this year as well.
Our community consists of a large amount of retirees and vacation home owners, so the local directory the perfect fit. With many areas lacking cellular service, the directory is a must have. We are also the coveted book in the local hotels and B&B's, featuring a unique Restaurant Guide and Wineries and Tasting Rooms section complete with a map.
As a small S-Corp we have only the 2 of us as employees. We manage/run the business out of our home so there is no store front to contend with.
We are planning to move out of state (closer to aging family and grand-kids).
Ideally the perfect buyer would be trained by us (preferably "in season") and the transition would be seamless!