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Families Magazine Franchise
With Families®, you can work flexibly from home around your family, publishing the UK’s best loved and best quality local magazine for parents. You don’t need to have previous publishing experience, as training is provided, but you do need to be motivated, organised and an excellent communicator.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership Status-
  • UK Years Established30 years
  • Current UK Coverage50%
  • Franchisee Support Staff8
  • Total Startup Cost£6,500 approx
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to business servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
Next Steps

Become a publisher of the UK’s best-loved and highest quality magazine for parents!

With Families® Magazine, you can work flexibly from home around your family, publishing the UK’s best loved and best quality local magazine for parents. You don’t need to have previous publishing experience, as training is provided, but you do need to be motivated, organised and an excellent communicator.

The Families® Magazine Business Opportunity:

Families® Magazine is a free bi-monthly magazine which is so relevant to parent readers that it has become a much-sought-after community resource. Readers frequently tell Families® Magazine they would not know what to do without it.

The magazine offers local businesses a highly targeted way of marketing to local parents via print, online and social media.

Families® Magazine is a leader in its field and has been building the brand for 30 years.

There are 40 editions across the UK, but it's not too late to join the team! They have lots and lots of franchise launch activities available in plenty of areas across the country. Many of their existing franchises have been with them for more than 10 years but do decide to move on from time to time and when they do, they achieve great returns from selling their magazine to a new Families® Magazine Business Owner. 

Families® Magazine Business | Local Magazine Franchise

The role of a Families® Magazine Franchisee:

  • Selling advertising to local businesses.
  • Creating a vital, interesting local publication which will hold the interest of readers
  • Undertaking all aspects of publishing the magazine including selection of articles and imagery, editing, working with a designer on lay out, proofing and uploading to print
  • Distributing copies of the magazine via a network of distributors to places such as schools, libraries and pre-schools
  • Marketing your business and magazine via social media platforms

Flexible Working! 

Running Families® Local Magazine Franchise is a part time, flexible one. An average franchisee works 25-30 hours per week but much can be done outside of office hours.

Families® Magazine Franchise | Parenting Magazine Business

Most franchisees are parents who want to manage the care of their family whilst working and earning. Greater time input is required at the start for launch titles, but most franchisees are able to organise their work schedule to take time off with their children during school holidays.

Comprehensive Training and Support:

Training is of vital importance at Families®, both for their launch magazines and their established franchisees and they offer a comprehensive package across sales, publishing, marketing, website and social media.

Families® Magazine Franchise | Parenting Magazine Business

Families® also offers a strong central advertising team selling regionally and nationally and revenue from this activity contributes significantly to the revenue of franchisees.

Families® is also the only brand of its kind to offer each new launch franchisee over 200 hours of sales expertise from a media sales professional, selling advertising into the launch title over its first year.

This means new magazines make a profit from day one and there are no working capital costs to franchisees.

Franchisees also benefit from the experience and dedication of the Head Office team which provides, friendly, highly-responsive and bespoke support and training for each individual franchisee.

Could you run a Families® Local Magazine Franchise?

Franchisees come to Families from all kinds of professions including marketing, PR, teaching, finance and sales. If you have sales experience this will help you but if you don’t, all you need is a willingness and confidence to reach out to potential clients. Other skills required include:

  • The ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Motivation and drive to grow your Families® Parenting Magazine Business
  • Interest in what is going on for families in your community
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail

 Families® Magazine Business | Local Magazine Franchise

The Investment:

The entry price for running your own Families® Parenting Magazine Business ranges from £6,500 to £12,500 + VAT depending on location.

Families® believes in matching the purchase price to the opportunity and that’s why they have different price points for different territories.

Not only that but between 75% and 100% of what you pay is invested back into your business in the first year, in sales hours, mentoring, covering print costs, training and much more.

Franchisees receive:

  • Sales and mentoring support.
  • A wealth of working documents and their unique, specially created, software package for use to run your business.
  • Full induction and training programme, including sales training.
  • Access to regular training days, business growth workshops and in-house support.
  • National/regional sales bookings via their regional sales team and cross-sales from within the group.
  • Access to high-quality articles and features to help you broaden the local content you create.
  • Access to bespoke advice and support from their Head Office.
  • The support of a friendly and supportive community of Editors.

Find out more about the Families® Magazine Business and running a Families® Local Magazine Franchise within your local community. Click below now!

What Our Franchisees Say

Being a Families® franchisee provides flexibility around family life and variety – writing (which I love), selling and admin. Not only that, you are working for yourself – no boss and no office politics.Claire Bottomley, Leeds

Training and support has been fantastic. You don’t just become a franchisee, you become part of a community with so much advice, help and answers to all questions you could possibly have. Constantly we are updated with training and support, to keep the business model current and fresh! I have had so much fun taking over my magazine and making it my own!

My publications are going from strength to strength and my turnover has grown almost 30% in a year!Rebecca Carr, Hampshire West, Hampshire North, East Kent

Why Choose Us

Make a profit from first issue!

Exciting and flexible home-based opportunity that works around your family commitments

Bespoke support package

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