Discovery Maps & Guides
Discovery Maps & Guides

About Starr Map Company
LA CONNER, WA— Meeting the needs of both visitors and local businesses, Discovery Map International has transformed the traditional grid-like map into a fun and functional, illustrated interpretive map that captures the essence of travel locations all across the United States.

"We show the way around community and vacation destinations, leading travelers to each area's premium accommodations, restaurants, shops, attractions, and services," said Vicki Starr, founder and president of Discovery Map International. "Our souvenir-quality maps illustrate popular travel spots with colorful, fun artwork. Visitors seek out Discovery Maps to use and have as a keepsake."

Start-up Investment
Consider Your Investment Carefully
To qualify to purchase a franchise, all franchise prospects must have a minimum net worth of $250,000, liquid assets of $50,000, a clean credit history, and enough living expenses set aside until the business gets established. If you meet these initial qualifications, you can expect the total initial start-up investment to purchase a Discovery Map franchise to be approximately $80,000, including the franchise fee.

Franchise Fee
Currently, we offer two franchise programs and price the territories according to the number of target businesses in the area. (A target business is one that typifies current and past Discovery Map advertisers.) The one-time franchise fees are as follows:
Franchise Level No. of Target Businesses Franchise Fee
Community up to 2,500 $25,000
Metro more than 2,500 $40,000

Your one time franchise fee includes:
[]Market research, including tourism statistics, business profiles, and valuable databases.
[]Trademark licensing.
[]A protected territory.
[]A proven business system.
[]Operations manuals.
[]Art development and customized map illustration.
[]Comprehensive training.
[]Ongoing support and toll-free access to headquarters.

Additionally, there is a one-time art development fee of $10,000.

Please visit the website for more information.

Discovery Map International
106 S First St, Ste 2A
La Conner, WA 98257

Phone: 360-547-1374
Toll-free: 877-820-7827
Fax: 360-466-2710

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