TURN KEY Business for sale- Positioned For GROWTH with step-by-step manual. Fun & Profitable Business features popular, Quarterly Print + Fully Digital Magazine, Monthly Digital Magazine, Annual Travel Guide, several websites and fifteen years of original content about living life simpler, travel and adventure in and surrounding rural NorCal. MVL’s Web Content Packages feature organic content and are regularly updated to greatly help small businesses become more searchable online.
Currently serving Lassen, Plumas, Tehama, Butte and Shasta Counties; the magazine can expand to nearly anywhere and operate from any location.
Seasoned writers and salespersons are in place and willing to stay on with new ownership. Our customers will too.The 66-year-old current owner and creator of the publication is seeking to retire but is willing to provide detailed onsite training and part time work for the company as needed. Current management would be willing to stay on during transition and is hoping to stay on beyond, if needed.
The business took a hit in 2020 due to covid, but bounced back rapidly, emerging with a new digital edition with highly desired local content. In addition, the the return of the print magazine came quickly, missing only one edition. The nature of the business is gathering ads and stories from the gorgeous Sierra Nevadas to Cascade Mountains and valleys of rural NorCal, easy expansion to Southern Oregon and Northern Nevada with recent addition of stories and ads. We write about places to go, things to do, and ways to make life simpler. Regular categories include Outdoor Adventure, Road Trips, Dining Reviews, and Home & Family including recipes from scratch.
In addition to our main website at MountainValleyLiving.com, the magazine has several websites including travel, dining, community, and real estate.
Ads are easy to sell, low cost/high impact. Good name and brand recognition for over 15 years
Very interesting articles, great recipes; very well received in the communities we serve
Majority of revenues comes from solid, long-term relationships with advertising partners.
New revenue stream highlights digital marketing opportunities with a competitive edge.
Broad coverage across Extreme NorCal Region – very well known and appreciated magazine.
New web product launch has increased regular contracted sales by 14% in the past few months and as efforts continue is expected to double revenue for the company.
ALL DIGITAL EDITIONS INCLUDE REAL ESTATE IN REAL TIME and related information about relocation and local life ..Ready for a growing real estate clientele!
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCREASING REVENUE:
We have just begun to sell digital packages with high success rate, offering low cost sign-on incentives for this high value product, allowing for.more profitable sales than our current leader, the print product.
Adding proven Salespersons throughout the areas we deliver to would bring immediate revenue growth.
The magazine has been free for 15 years – but could transition to have a cover price.
Adding more proven salespersons, would easily increase its digital coverage and print magazine territories for a wider advertiser reach.
NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH:
Magazine management is planning a National Digital Edition Release soon – consumer cost at $1 per year.
National Digital Release Magazine
$1 – ONE YEAR w/ FREE GIFT
– All-access to Online Articles, Digital Archives and All Websites
– Free Gift: ebook Download: Food From The Wild OR Straight From The Heart…(warm hearted stories and recipes)
ONE FEATURE STORY Each monthly edition: (we have the articles!)
THE REAL DEAL… Interesting Stories of NorCal
6 months+ articles ready to go – getting ready for launch
Regular Features: One Of Each, Each time
• The Real Deal
• Grandma’s Recipes
• Adventure Awaits
– Say What?
– Tank’s Trouble – very popular magazine feature
• Feature Story: The Real Deal – over 6 months articles banked
• One Money Saver
• Food From the Wild
HEALTH: One feature each time
Several feature articles ready to roll
CONTACT: Owner Eileen Majors 530-256-2244