local TN newspaper

Bean Station, TN (Grainger County)

local TN newspaper

Asking Price:$450,000

Cash Flow:$130,000

Gross Revenue:$630,000





local TN newspaper

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Business Description

An award-winning weekly newspaper, recognized by the Tennessee Press Association. It , is published every Wednesday and is a true community newspaper of general interest. All editorial content is local (news, sports, features, events, education, photography).
Printed as a full-size broadsheet newspaper with quality, full color on every page, making it unique to all other newspapers in the region with the exception of the metro-dailies.
This is your chance to become an influence in the community as the publisher and owner of a great local newspaper.

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Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FF&E):
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Housed on Main Street in the Facilities consist of two buildings (1,853 square feet total). Main Office (691 Main Street) – 1,320 square feet Owner’s Office (703 Main Street) – 533 square feet The majority of physical assets are office-oriented. The paper made a substantial investment (approx. $30,000) in new computer equipment in July 2012. Hardware includes six 27” iMac computers (with upgraded memory), Mac Mini (acts as server), 3TB Time Capsule (for storage), two iPads (for sales reps), a large-format (11 x 17) HP color laser printer and digital cameras. Software includes six Adobe Creative Suite software packages, four QuarkXPress 9 programs and other necessary software packages for the upgraded systems. Assets also include desks, filing cabinets, chairs, shelves, copier, additional printers, external backup hard drives, small iMac, shredder, tables, refrigerator, microwave, miscellaneous office equipment and supplies. There are 15 outside paper boxes and 70 inside retail racks.
No local print competition, radio and TV do little as ad competition.
Growth & Expansion:
The paper has a good handle on local promotions but there is an opportunity for social media marketing. growth. Currently using have Facebook pages, but they have not been a priority, finding a way to capitalize on that marketing can be a provider of growth. Additional attention to promoting web subscriptions should also provide growth, especially to frequent tourist so they can keep up with the local events and news..
Support & Training:
Staff is in place that will not need training, the owner will provide a brief period on site and be available by phone as needed for an additional time.
Reason for Selling:
owner is retiring

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Lewis Floyd

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W B Grimes, Media Mergers

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