Ref # : 6422
For Sale By Owner $ 50,000
The Rocky Mountain Goat, the main product of Rocky Mountain Goat Media Inc., is a multi-award-winning regional newspaper. The weekly print and online newspaper has been published for 13 years out of the mountain town of Valemount, BC, covering the Robson Valley (Prince George to Mt Robson to Valemount) and upper North Thompson (Albreda, Blue River). The newspaper was founded by two journalists who wanted to bring high-quality journalism to the area. In 2019, the Goat bought out its direct competition, another newspaper, and became the only news outlet serving the region. We have a consistently high readership, a mix of subscriptions, sponsored copies and paid newsstand copies. The Goat has successfully weathered the storm during COVID-19 and has a firm financial footing. Over the past decade, the Goat has expanded into design services, new and used book sales, other retail (toys, games, cards etc), and a biennial magazine, all of which are profitable. We have a team of reliable support staff in place, including a part-time journalist and part-time admin person. One staff member currently works remotely. One owner works half-time, and there is room for 2-3 full-time positions if jobs are restructured. From 2020-2021 we were blessed with a full-time Local Journalism Initiative Reporter who covered provincial and legislative issues for us and have received another one-year full-time journalist position for the 2023-2024 year. We have excellent record keeping and bookkeeping systems, a solid relationship with our printer and courier, and an enviable downtown storefront in the heart of Valemount. Price includes bookstore inventory.
The Robson Valley & Upper North Thompson have about 4,000 residents. That population is augmented by heavy highway traffic and tourists in both summer and winter. Valemount and McBride are outdoor recreation destinations, and increasingly desirable places to move to take advantage of the relatively affordable housing prices, fantastic views and friendly, caring communities. Their proximity to Mt. Robson Provincial Park and Jasper National Park make them an obvious stopping place for millions of tourists. Valemount is an exciting small community that boasts a micro-brewery, mountain bike park, and bountiful backcountry adventures in both summer and winter.
The owner is wanting to sell to pursue a fiction writing career but is willing to work part-time through the transition and beyond. A full-time owner/editor/publisher could easily pay themselves $80k/year. Asking $50,000. Store inventory negotiable.
Visit our website at www.therockymountaingoat.com
- Business Information
- Contact Phone : 250-566-5135
- For Sale By : Owner
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- Contact Details
- Contact Name : Laura Keil
- Contact Email : email@example.com