City Lifestyle is passionately committed to inspiring communities and connecting local businesses through hyper-local, luxury publications and a robust digital platform. Our Publishers are true community influencers that succeed by elevating those around them. As a Publisher, your primary focus is on high-level advertising sales and building successful partnerships with local businesses, while managing and growing your own business.
What Does a City Lifestyle Franchise Cost?
To buy a franchise with City Lifestyle, you'll need to have at least $20,000 in liquid capital. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $12,400 - $19,750.
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Facts about this franchise:
|Home Office:||Kansas City, MO
Life is short....Are you living it?
City Lifestyle connects and inspires communities through locally-focused magazines that connect people and build communities. If you are proud of your city and you want to make an impact or you want control of your time and want to run your own thing then let’s see if we are a good fit.
City Lifestyle launched Leawood Lifestyle, its flagship publication, in September 2009. In a time of economic downturn, Leawood Lifestyle’s uplifting content and good news about the community was welcomed by readers, and the community-inspired content immediately became something that neighbors looked forward to receiving in their mailboxes each month. By mid-2011, Lifestyle was producing four community-focused monthly publications which served nearly 60,000 homeowners in the most affluent suburbs of Kansas City. With such success in the Kansas City market, Lifestyle licensed the rights to produce magazines across the country and is now represented by 120 magazines in 32 states and counting.
Why City Lifestyle
Even though our publishers work independently in their hometowns, they never feel alone. While they are launching their publications and long afterward, our publishers are offered continued training and support through all of their various stages of growth and expansion.
- Training and Onboarding
Comprehensive web-based and in-person training and onboarding and specialized support through the launch of your magazine
- Continued Education Networking
Conferences, weekly virtual calls, and connectivity to all of our publishers for advice and feedback
- Home Office Backing
Custom CRM and accounting system, custom email and calendar system, and automatic invoice processing
- Skilled Team Members
Designers layout your magazine and create custom ad designs to our high standards of elevated design
- Sales Support
Continued access to our well-trained and experienced sales team to help support and grow your magazine
- Brand Identity Promotion
Printing and distribution of your publication plus a custom magazine profile on our digital platform
This process has proven to yield great earning potential for our publishers. The average commissions paid for 2020 was $91,011, with the highest payout being $588,378.**
**This information reflects the 55 Licensed Businesses that were in operation as of January 1, 2020, operated for at least 12 months as of December 31, 2020, and that published magazines for the entire 2020 calendar year. Of the 55 Licensed Businesses that were included, 16 Licensed Businesses (or 29%) met or exceeded the average Commissions Paid amount. The lowest Commissions Paid amount was $2,483. There is no assurance that you will do as well. See Item 19 of the Lifestyle Publications® Franchise Disclosure Document dated April 29, 2021 for more information.
We want to partner with high-level sales professionals that are passionate about their community and have the desire and grit to build something they are proud to call their own! We look for individuals that have pride, enthusiasm, passion, confidence, and an old-school work ethic. Sales and marketing experience is beneficial, but not necessary, as we have a proven business model that is paired with unparalleled training and support that allows you to focus on sales and growth, while we take care of the heavy lifting to produce and distribute your publication. You must be ready to make a full-time commitment and be able to go 4-6 months without income during the launch of your business.
Are you ready to bring City Lifestyle to your community? Request information to learn more today!
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City Lifestyle is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming,
Interested parties should have at least $20,000 in liquid capital to invest.