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Weekly newspaper for sale

$150,000.00 (Cdn)

Weekly newspaper for sale
Business Location: Alberta
Postal Code: T0H
Relocatable: No
Business Categories:
Publishing, Printing & News
Media, Graphics, Film & Video
This newspaper has been in operation since 1980 and under current ownership since 1999. Well established business that serves the entire Central Peace area. Publishes every Tuesday. A member of the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association and Canadian Community Newspaper Association.
Main sources of revenue:
•A subscription/advertising deal with all five local municipalities that increases readership which attracts national and provincial advertising.
• Local advertising from area businesses and community organizations; as well as some regional advertising from Grande Prairie and area.
•Provincial and Federal advertising through the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association.
• The Canada Periodical Fund

Newspaper does well financially with local advertising which can be expanded through business advertising from Grande Prairie businesses (car dealerships, furniture stores, etc) which is only 80 kilometers from Rycroft.
All five municipalities purchase subscriptions for residents in return for advertising.
Federal funding through the Canada Periodical fund to help offset printing and mailing costs.

No direct competition at all. Grande Prairie has a daily newspaper but that does not affect the Signal newspaper. Three rural municipalities and two towns with a population of 6,000 people spread out over the Central Peace area. Do a lot of community organization advertising for events.

  -  INCLUDED  in  the  Price  -  

  • 3 computers/monitors
  • All related software for newspaper
  • Scanner
  • 2 cameras
  • 3 lenses
  • CD graphics
  • Binded hard cover back issues
  • Binder used for mailing papers
Adobe Indesign, photoshop, Microsoft office; Abobe Acrobat.
2 Nikon cameras with lens (one zoom lens for sports pictures).
CD with advertising graphics.
All hard covered books with back issues.
A binder used to bundle newspapers for mailing out.

  -  EXCLUDED  from  the  Price  -  

  • Building
  • Photocopier
I still have another business that is housing my promotional business and my photocopier is a lease.

  -  OPTIONAL  &  EXTRAS  -  

  • Full training/assistance for 3 month period to help new owners.
We will assist new owners with any training they require and update them on what is to be done to put the newspaper together. Any help would come at no extra cost.

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