Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Online Operation? No
Community business maps are simply mapsfeaturing information about local attractions and points of interestwithin a community, as well as highlighting the participatingbusinesses that sponsor or advertise on the maps.
Typically, businessadvertisers will receive a display-size advertisement on the back ofthe map, and the advertiser’s business location will be featured on thefront of the map. The maps are given away free of charge to touristsvisiting the community, of course with the intention that the touristswill take notice of the advertisers on the maps and purchase theirproducts or services. The maps are generally published once per year,and expanding the business is as easy as introducing the mapadvertising strategy to new communities.