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Raring2go!
Being a Raring2go! Franchisee will enable you to take control of your working life. You will use many of the skills you have developed over the years to benefit you and your family in running your own website and magazine publishing business.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership Status-
  • UK Years Established14 years
  • Current UK Coverage50%
  • Franchisee Support Staff8
  • Personal Investment Req.£4,750 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£15,995
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to business servicesYes
  • Part of a collaborative networkYes
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Raring2go! Business Opportunity

Website and Magazine Publishing Franchise

All inclusive start up package removing year 1 overheads

Life / Work Balance, flexible hours, work for yourself with Raring2go!

Raring2go! is an exciting and long established home based family-friendly Website and Magazine Publishing Franchise. Their magazines are produced four times a year and their websites and social platforms are dynamically updated frequently.

You don’t need a background in magazines or publishing to become a successful franchise owner as full training is provided. But you do need to be smart, hardworking and capable.

Raring2Go!e looking for natural conversation starters with an entrepreneurial streak who can sell highly targeted online and offline advertising and deliver a definitive local go-to guide for families with children in their local area.

What are the main features and benefits offered by the business?

  • Raring2go! Business | Website and Magazine Publishing Franchise

    Seriously impressive all inclusive start up package designed to give new franchisees the best possible start in their Raring2go! Business.
  • Flexible home based working where you’ll spend an average of 24 to 30 hours a week working on your business.
  • A genuine Life / Work balance with 13 weeks of holiday per year possible and no costly and time consuming daily commute
  • Work from home around your family
    and never miss another school play,
    parent teacher evening or sports day

What are the main services offered by the business?

Highly targeted advertising for family facing businesses direct to local families. Advertising options are offered across print, online and social media channels. Raring2go! is multi channel with equal focus on all facets.

How long has the franchise been established and how developed is the franchise network?

Raring2go! has been operating since 2006. They have a mature network of 45+ territories across the UK. Many of their network are on second franchise agreements and see are on their third.

Raring2go! also have a healthy natural churn with resales achieving excellent returns for franchisees

What makes this franchise stand out from competitors?

The ongoing investment from the franchisor in the brand, products and training. Raring2go! rebranded in 2018 and invested heavily in their central marketing and promotional materials.

Raring2go! Business | Website and Magazine Publishing FranchiseRaring2go! has implemented new training across sales, marketing and social media. They also stand out as their start up package is comprehensive and offers a genuine ‘no working capital' required aspect.

In essence they offer a 12 month cost free operating period in which franchisees establish themselves in their territories without the distraction or hindrance of overhead costs.

Raring2go! innovate and introduce new revenue generating opportunities such as the Raring2go! awards which see franchisees develop a generous uplift in revenue.

Raring2go! franchisees collaborate closely at local, regional and national level so there really is a collaborative team spirit to being a Raring2go! franchisee.

What would be my main roles as a franchise owner?

  • To sell advertising to local businesses across all of their platforms - ink on paper, pixels on screen and posts on social media. 
  • To ensure a healthy balance between paid for advertising and interesting and engaging local feature content.
  • To liaise with designers to layout the magazines as per the flat plan and to ensure that local schools distribute the magazines to their pupils. 

What does a typical day involve for a franchisee?

A typical day will include telephone work speaking with current clients and nurturing new ones, face to face meetings and email correspondence with advertising clients for both print editions and their own area specific websites.

Raring2go! Business | Website and Magazine Publishing Franchise

Compiling lists of local events and activities relevant and interesting to the target market of primary school children and their families.

Producing editorial/feature content. A great deal of material is available free of charge to franchisees on the Rarin2go! franchisee portal.

An average franchisee works circa 24 to 30 hours per week.

Can I balance running the business around my family activities or other commitments?

Absolutely. Raring2go! is not part time but it is very flexible. Most franchisees are parents of school age children who want to maintain the flexibility of caring for their family whilst working on their business and earning an income.

Greater time input is required at the beginning of the journey with Raring2go! naturally, but in time, most of their franchisees are able to take nearly all of the school holiday time (13 weeks) off in order to have no childcare costs and spend time with their families. 

What qualifications or experience do I need?

Raring2go! Business | Website and Magazine Publishing Franchise

Raring2go! provide full training, but ideally all franchisees will need either experience of or a natural disposition for sales.

This means being fearless in picking up the phone or starting a conversation with people they don’t know .. yet!

One important element of the Raring2go! start up package includes one on one sales training, delivered remotely by a carefully selected and independent sales training company.

They will need to be able to build strong working relationships with businesses and have the confidence to sell advertising space via phone, face to face, email and letters. 

Franchisees will need an eye for detail and also not be afraid to roll up their sleeves when production time approaches as this can be a pinch point but it happens but four times a year.

Raring2go! Business | Website and Magazine Publishing Franchise

What training is provided?

Raring2go! provide full training in all aspects of their IT systems which include their bespoke Magazine Management System, Franchisee Management System, and website content management system for their website. They also train them in running the awards and using social media effectively for business. Focussed sales training is delivered by a trusted third party provider.

How many magazines do franchisees produce each year?

Raring2go! is a seasonal, quarterly magazine so there are four editions per annum. Each edition is a minimum of 32 pages x 10,000 copies.

Clearly, as each Raring2go! business matures, the page count and production quantities increase. This in turn brings slightly higher print costs but also increased profitability through advertising revenue.

Do you hold an annual conference?

Raring2go! Business | Website and Magazine Publishing Franchise

Raring2go! holds an annual conference every year where all franchisees attend to exchange best

practice ideas, present suggestions and compare working practices. The conference normally takes place in mid-January as this is when there is a natural lull in production between winter and spring editions.

Raring2go! fluctuates venue for the annual conference between the north, the midlands and the south.

In addition, throughout the year there are numerous regional meetings between franchisees where the head office team also attends. Their franchisees work really tightly with one another and the value of our regional meetings is enormous.  

Will I be able to purchase additional territories?

Yes. Raring2go! offer an incentive for franchisees to purchase additional territories. Quite a few of their franchisees already have second and third territories.

What sort of benefits might I realise once the business has matured?

A rewarding and flexible home based business which will be an appreciating asset. It will grow in value as long as the franchisee works in and on their business. A regular monthly income (as long as the franchisee puts in the effort and time). The option of being very much available for your family commitments. Generous holidays including all 13 weeks of schools holidays per year. No child care costs. No stress or expensive commute. Membership of a network of brilliantly engaged franchisees who work with one another locally, regionally and nationally.  

What is the investment?

A Raring2go! franchise costs £15,995 + VAT and comes with an all-inclusive start up package, so there really are no hidden costs. With 14 years  experience of operating Raring2go! successfully in the UK, the franchisor knows how tough starting out in business can be and how stressful the first year of operation especially can be. That’s why they have committed to reinvesting over £10,000 of the purchase price fee straight back in to their new franchisee’s businesses. Raring2go! are doing this by waiving all licence fees for the first 12 months and covering the print costs of the first four editions of a new franchisee’s magazine.

 This means that for the first 12 months of trading, new franchisees can focus 100% on building their business, raising awareness locally, developing relationships with new accounts and making money… without the burden or distraction of invoices from head office.

Funding Available

Raring2go! have established excellent relationships with the leading franchise banks. This means that subject to a would be franchisee satisfying the banks own terms and conditions, they will lend up to 75% of the purchase price.

Find out more about the Raring2go! Business and how you can run your own Website and Magazine Publishing Franchise.
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What Our Franchisees Say

I have achieved so much in my confidence, building friendships, getting out into networking groups. If you’re thinking of working for yourself, to have a great job opportunity that is flexible around your family and lets you still do everything you need to do for your family then Raring2go! is for you.guidance and “hands on” help Raring2go! offer is amazing.Kiri St George Editor Raring2go! - Worthing


I was really struggling to find the right work life balance in my last job. Raring2go! has turned out to be the perfect answer. It really couldn’t have gone any better. I was worried that I didn’t have the right experience, especially sales experience, but the support, guidance and “hands on” help Raring2go! offer is amazing.Vicky Norman Editor Raring2go! - Sunderland


I’m proud to be part of the Raring2go! national family and love what I do. Every day brings something new and we not only help local families have fun and make the most of the local area but we help local businesses reach those families, helping our local areas thrive. What’s not to love about that? #Raring2go!Victoria Withy Editor Raring2go! - Aberdeen City & Shire


Why Choose Us

An enviable life / work balance

Part of an established, trusted and respected national brand

A supportive franchisor who works in partnership with the franchise network

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