16-Year Old Maps Course for Map-Biz Success
Lots of teenagers get part-time jobs, many even get jobs working for their dads. Instead, Molly Parsons has her dad working for her as the majority owner of Streamside Publications LLC.
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The company’s latest release is a map of public fishing spots on the Yampa downtown and in the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area. The guide includes photos of the river and illustrations by local artists. It was set to be available in stores today, for $9.95.
“Scott [Ford], my dad and I created the map off the basis that people will come to Steamboat and want to fish but don’t have time to read a whole guidebook,” Molly said.
If they do want a whole guidebook, however, Streamside Publications offers one. “Fishing in the ’Boat” has been available for two years for about $20. Ford wrote the text for the guide in the early 1990s. The tear-proof and waterproof map makes the guidebook look amateurish, Ford said.
Ms. Parsons has been running the map publishing business since she was fourteen. The firm's maps are sold at various fishing supply and bookstores in the local area.