Meet Brad Haven...
I have been in the newspaper distribution business for over 30 years. Home delivery, single copy sales of newspapers with vending machines and retails stores was the business model.
Over the years... even when there was a down turn in the economy, newspapers always did well.
When unemployment went high, we sold more newspapers because of the classified help wanted sections. Also customers looked to newspapers for advertisements, discounts and specials.
When the economy was good, we did well because advertisers were spending money like crazy and our customers wanted all those inserts and ads.
But then something changed.....information became available on the Internet. Around 2003.... I began to see a slow but steady decline of my newspapers sales.
At that time I was selling 6 different publications (national and local) with great success.
Today, computers, laptops, iPads, and smart phones are the delivery agents for information.
I know the community still wants to stay informed.
How they receive the information is always changing.
I still wanted to be part of the delivery.....