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Readership of local news is strong.   However, because of overhead costs coupled with advertisers moving online, many hardcopy local newspapers are getting thinner and thinner or have gone out of business altogether.  As a result, there is a void in the local news marketplace.  TAPinto fills that void while creating entrepreneurial opportunities throughout the country.

For more information about starting TAPinto in your town, click here.

TAPinto is a network of more than 80 online local news franchises in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Florida, with more than 8M annual readers. 

TAPinto provides you with the backend, training and support so you can concentrate on reporting the news in your town and building relationships with the local businesses in your town.  With TAPinto, you can easily share content with other TAPinto sites and receive advertising from them, as well.  

TAPinto CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro recently appeared on One on One with Steve Adubato, discussing the importance of local news:

TAPinto was recently featured on Your Business with JJ Ramberg on MSNBC


TAPinto franchises are affordable, enabling everyone from successful businesspeople to journalists to stay-at-home moms/dads looking to re-enter the workforce, to own and operate their own online local news site in their town.  Hardcopy newspaper publishers can also franchise with TAPinto, as can nonprofits and Universities.

In addition to providing an opportunity for scores of businesspeople, talented writers, editors and marketing representatives to work close to home, TAPinto is proud to support all things local and charitable causes.  During the past year, TAPinto has donated over $250,000 in marketing and advertising to charitable organizations including Susan G. Komen North Jersey, Relay for Life, March of Dimes, Family Promise, and the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, among others. TAPinto's employees and franchisees are also members of dozens of community organizations including Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce.  Many TAPinto franchisees sponsor community events in their towns, provide scholarships to local high school students, have booths at local Street Fairs, and hold local networking events.  

Are you connected in your town?  Passionate about your community?  Entrepreneurial?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, a TAPinto franchise may be a great fit for you.

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This information is not intended as an offer to sell a franchise. It is for informational purposes only. Certain states regulate the offer and sale of franchises. If you are a resident of one of those states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements.

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