Raring2Go! – a leading magazine publishing franchise – has introduced an “easy start” franchise package which will make it even easier for franchise owners to set up their own business.
The package includes the first six months Management Service Fee within the franchise fee as well as the production costs for 10,000 copies of the first magazine.
Managing director Freddie St. George said: “We hope this initiative will help our franchise owners get off to a flying start. The early days of starting a franchise can be quite stressful and sometimes it takes a while before revenues begin to flow. This is really a helping hand to ensure their future success.”
He added: “In addition, we have recently revamped the design of the magazine and invested a substantial sum in enhancing our online presence which is receiving a fantastic reaction from our customers.”
Raring2go! publishes a high quality quarterly A5 magazine which provides parents and carers of primary school children with a definitive hyper local guide of what to do and where to go. Franchise owners generate income by selling advertising space in the magazine and online to local companies. Production, printing and distribution of the magazine is carried out centrally by the franchisor and a full business start-up and on-going training and support package is provided. The magazine aims to be fun and informative and frequently carries exclusive interviews with celebrity parents.
The franchise has very low overheads and can be run from a home office. It is also very flexible as it can be as large or small a business as you want. Some franchise owners run it as it part-time business to fit around family commitments whilst others have built substantial businesses with multiple territories and sales teams.
Raring2go! now has 52 editions across the UK operated by 46 franchisees and is looking for ambitious individuals to join them in this exciting business. Each new franchise owner attends a three-day residential training course at the company’s head office in the Midlands and the comprehensive franchise package includes:
- First six months of Management Service Fee (MSF)
- First magazine (10,000 copies of a 32-page magazine)
- An exclusive territory
- A comprehensive operating manual which is always up to date
- A bespoke Magazine Management System and Client Relationship Management system
- Design skills and social media training
- A bespoke computer system pre-loaded with Raring2go! Software
- Quality stationery pack and branded merchandise
- Localised web page
- E-mail accounts
In addition, the company provides really useful and practical on going business support to keep franchisees energised, motivated and heading in the right direction including technical and production support, local area meetings and refresher training; local PR and exhibition support.
The franchise fee ranges from £9,995 to £13,995 +VAT depending on the size of the territory and franchisees will need additional working capital in the early stages of the business. To help franchise owners get off to a flying start the cost of the first magazine and first two quarters licence fee is included in the initial fee.Raring2go! Is an associate member of the British Franchise Association as well as the Encouraging Women into Franchising group.