Initial Investment

£15,995 plus VAT

Training provided



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Run your own home-based business that truly flexes around family life: say goodbye to the childcare, commute and costs involved in trudging to work every morning!

Raring2go! is recognised as ‘The go-to guide for you and your child’ across the UK, with localised magazines and websites giving parents ideas and tips on what’s happening in and around their area.

Features and content for each site and magazine are put together by franchisees, who offer multi-channel advertising campaigns including print, social media, online and direct marketing to connect their local businesses with families. Lovers of their local community make great Raring2go! franchisees.

No experience in publishing or marketing is required, we handle the printing and thanks to professional design templates, putting your content together is straightforward.

The vast majority of our franchisees had no prior experience before succeeding in their own business: with comprehensive training, our head office support team and your local franchisees to back you up, you’ll have all the help you need while you gain confidence.

You can work 20-24 hours per week and take up to 13 weeks off for the school holidays, or you can work more hours and weeks to build a lucrative business and saleable asset. How you structure your Raring2go! business is up to you – and your existing commitments.

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About You

As a parent yourself, you already know your target audience inside out! Understanding what will interest your readers is key, something you know all about if you’ve got kids.

This is a franchise for parents looking for a proven business that flexes perfectly around family life. To be successful you need be a great communicator, preferably with experience in sales, and enjoy building relationships with local family-friendly businesses.

You should be:

  • Self-motivated, but also able to work closely with your fellow franchisees
  • Driven to succeed
  • Great at B2B sales
  • Keen to make a difference in your local area
  • Eager to follow a proven system for success

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Training and Support

If magazine and website editing are new to you, then have no fear: the power of franchising lies in the support and guidance you can expect from us.

That includes several days of training on everything you need to know on running your business, from sales and marketing, to using the magazine production software, to conquering the art of using social media for business.

With the backing of a passionate ongoing support team here at head office, as well as a close-knit community of collaborative franchisees, you’ll never be short of proven solutions for any situation you face in your business.

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Financial Information

This is a low-investment, low-overhead business which you run from home.

Your first two magazines’ design and print, comprehensive training, your local website setup and your computer hardware & software are included in the total investment fee of £15,995 + VAT. There is up to 70% financing available, subject to status, because of our existing relationships with lenders.

You’ll make a profit from your first issue, so no working capital is required. There are also NO royalties in your first 6 months to get you off to the best possible start, and then a low, fixed-rate fee so that the more sales you secure, the more profit YOU make – not us.


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Jayne Deakin, Bury & Bolton franchisee


I desperately wanted to find a more child-friendly career, where I could still work hard but where I was in charge.

Being a franchisee with Raring2go! has been the best thing ever for me and my family. Having had my two children I knew I didn’t want to go back into the 9-5, but I also knew that I wanted to do something to challenge me as I’d always worked in fairly highly-pressurised environments and wanted that buzz back!

I hadn’t considered working for myself until I stumbled upon Raring2go! and despite being a bit scared of the prospect of ‘going solo’, the more I thought about it the more me and my husband recognised it ticked all the boxes we were looking for.

8 years later and I wouldn’t change a thing… I LOVE what I do, no two days are the same and I really enjoy all aspects of life as an Editor. It’s been a perfect fit for our crazy family and has allowed me to be there for the children every step of the way. Sure, there are days that are tougher than others and it is hard work (you must be super-organised to make every second count) – but isn’t anything worthwhile hard work?

The thing that makes Raring2go! stand out from the crowd is the network of Editors – you may be self-employed but you’re never alone, as the network have your back every step of the way. Here’s to another 8 years!


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