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Raring2go! Franchise

Raring2go! is a multi-channel platform that connects local businesses and events with local families. Franchisees generate and edit content for their magazine and website and sell advertising space.

Freddie St George MBE Raring2go!

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At a Glance

Established: 2005

UK Presence: 30 franchises across the UK

Average start up cost: £12,995

Min personal contribution: £7,000

Development type: We are looking for single unit operators - home based business

Franchise Info

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Raring2go! is a multi-channel advertising platform that connects local family friendly businesses and events with local families.

Each Raring2go! edition is packed full of family friendly editorial, events listings, quirky features as well as highly relevant family facing advertising.

Our magazines and websites are regarded by readers and indeed advertisers as ‘go to’ resources for families with children.

Our network of 30 franchises across the UK delivers incredible visibility and a return on investment for advertisers by keeping our family audience engaged and informed in a unique way.

We are now looking for franchisees across the UK to join our Raring2go! family.

Raring2go! Franchise opportunity

Over the years our offering has expanded significantly and now encompasses print magazine, website promotion, email marketing campaigns and social media shout outs for local businesses.

Our multi-channel approach brings print, online and social media together to create a compelling package for advertisers.  And as a Raring2go! franchisee you benefit because each one of these formats is income generating.

Your magazines are distributed FREE to Early Years Foundation and Key Stage 1 and 2 children in primary schools via bookbags. You can also build your circulation through relationships with local libraries, playgroups, nurseries, leisure centres and more.

Each edition of Raring2go! is centrally produced by one print company, a carefully chosen partner who understands our business and strives to exceed our expectations. By printing centrally we ensure on-going integrity of the Raring2go! brand, we eliminate quality issues and maintain a common style and feel across all editions from Worthing to Warrington and from Anglesey to Aberdeen.

Role of the franchisee

Four times a year our amazing franchise partners (editors) produce their magazines and distribute on average 13,500 copies each in their local areas. Our online reach is growing too, and our digital editions are seen, interacted with, and engaged with by thousands more.

You edit your magazine contributing local information, listings of activities and events, feature pages, local adverts, money off vouchers, competitions, quizzes, and special offers from your advertisers. It is a creative and enjoyable process. And you are never alone, especially when producing your first few magazines when you’ll appreciate the comfort of experienced heads close by.

You are responsible for targeting businesses and selling to them the benefits of advertising with you. You will find that many local businesses want an ongoing presence in their magazines and so tend to buy packages, eg a business can have an advert in one magazine, an article in the next, a voucher or a competition in another and so on.

Whilst you will be using our design templates and streamlined process to create your magazine, as the owner and editor you direct the content, bringing your personality and style to each issue. (Don’t worry if designing your magazine does not appeal, you can outsource this to one of our bank of tried and trusted designers.)

 If the experience of our franchisees is anything to go by, we are confident that if Raring2go! appeals to you then you’ll love producing your magazine, talking about it to local businesses and inspiring them with your ideas on how best to promote them.

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What we look for in a franchise partner

Raring2go! franchisees hail from all walks of life with a diverse range of business backgrounds. Some bring experience in marketing and sales, others in administration and organising projects whilst others have spent years working in a customer facing environment.

They all love the flexibility and the freedom that comes with working from home. For some of our franchisees this ties in very nicely with building their business around family commitments - being able to drop their children off at school and collect them later in the day for example, and easing off in the school holidays.

Our franchisees have the following in common:

  • They love talking to people
  • They love building relationships with businesses in their local community
  • They are unafraid of hard work
  • They are fanatical about delivering an amazing customer service
  • They are creative
  • They work well to deadlines
  • They love setting and beating targets
  • They love working on their own business but also being part of a bigger collaborative team
  • They never shrink from going the extra mile

Cost of the franchise

The cost of a Raring2go! franchise is £12,995. This includes two magazine runs and 6 months license fee (funding is available).

You will need a small amount of working capital when you start to see you through the first quarter of your first year of operation. But you will generate ongoing working capital as you develop your Raring2go! business.

How we train and support you

We provide practical and business relevant ongoing training and support in all aspects of your Raring2go! business:

  • We will train you in advertising sales for your magazine and online
  • We will equip you with the skills to effectively promote your business in your territory
  • We will walk you through all aspects of the design and print production process of your magazine
  • We will introduce you to powerful back office systems designed to make your day to day operation easy
  • We will show you how to get to grips with the website content management system
  • We will train you in producing eye catching, revenue generating monthly E-newsletters
  • We will provide advice, guidance, and support on the best way to run and grow your business

And with unlimited support from the hands-on team at head office plus our genuinely close-knit network of brilliantly collaborative franchisees you will have the best of both worlds – your own business with support on tap.

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Freddie St George MBE Raring2go!

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Raring2go! Franchise Resales

Success Stories

Success Story
Prioritising family led Kirsten to Raring2go!

When Kirsten Hackman was made redundant in 2012, she took a life-style decision to step away from the corporate world and prioritise her family. She was fed up missing out on spending time with her kids as working long hours and knew she needed to find a new career that allowed her flexible working. “Ultimately, I wanted to be able to be a mum, whilst also taking on a challenge that would keep me and my brain active.” In 2012, Kirsten bought Raring2go! Esher & Weybridge, followed by Kingston & Merton in 2017.

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Success Story
From the Daily Mail to Jamie Oliver to Raring2go!

Gemma Campbell started her career at the Daily Mail, before working with the likes of News UK, Reach Plc and Jamie Oliver’s magazine. It was after having her baby in 2017, that Gemma decided that she was fed up with the long commutes to London and wanted to do something for herself.  After much research, Gemma decided on Raring2go! which she felt was the perfect fit for her.  Gemma bought neighbouring Raring2go! resales in Guildford and Surrey Heath in 2018.

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Success Story
Enjoy a work / life balance with Raring2go!

Kiri St George worked in insurance for 14 years before having her two daughters.  When her youngest started school Kiri started her Raring2go! franchise. In this interview, Kiri gives an insight into becoming a franchisee with Raring2go! Get to know the editor for Raring2go! Worthing, looking at the working day to day life, that creates a flexible home-work balance for not only Kiri, but the other Raring2go! franchisees.

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with Freddie St George, Raring2go!

Freddie St George MBE realised very early on that he was not “good employee” material and so since leaving university, he has always been in business for himself. In 2006, he bought Raring2go! franchise, a low cost, mature and proven franchise business that produces a magazine and website that connects local businesses with local families.  It was already an existing franchise but Freddie stripped it back and rebuild it so that it was a far more robust, sustainable and profitable franchise business.  Outside of work and business, Freddie’s passion is for classic Minis and an annual fundraising motoring event he organises called ‘The Italian Job’, which since 1990, the event has raised over £3 million for children’s charities. Read more about Freddie and the Raring2go! opportunity...

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Raring2go! publisher appoints Richard Davies QFP as a Non Executive Director

Raring2go! franchisor and publisher Mojo Publishing Limited has appointed Richard Davies QFP as a new Non Executive Director. The appointment begins with immediate effect.

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