If you (or a team of you) are interested in exploring the possibilities of starting a YourArea.PocketNews.ca information source, please contact Britt!


  • Technical abilities (WordPress, html, and ftp programs like Dreamweaver)
  • Community connections (It helps if you are well connected)
  • Sales abilities
  • Writing/Journalism abilities
  • Motivation and drive
  • Adventurous spirit coupled with a good dose of common sense

You get

  • A fully functional information site set up with your area’s name. EXAMPLE: Duncan.PocketNews.ca, or Fernwood.PocketNews.ca, or … ? The site would be set up to mirror Sooke.PocketNews.ca, with modifications specific to your neighbourhood.
  • An entrepreneurial opportunity, with immediate income possibilities
  • Training on various ad and coupon applications
  • The authority to set your own sales prices
  • Sales support materials and templates
  • A network of other PocketNews business operators
  • Rights to use PocketNews (trademark registration in process) along with your neighbourhood’s name
  • Site Hosting via 1and1.com
  • Technical Support
  • Email address(es)
  • Root access to your files

You give

  • An up-front business purchasing cost that will cover the development of the original site along with one year of hosting
  • An annual franchise, fee based on a small commission of your sales
  • Minimal performance standards (income based, traffic based)

To inquire

  • Contact Britt Santowski
  • We would arrange a meeting to discuss the possibilities and determine the fit
  • Please do an in-depth review of this website to fully understand the scope of what would be involved in having your own community PocketNews franchise