Raring2go! is an exciting home based family-friendly Magazine and Website Business opportunity. The Raring2go! Franchise offers tremendous scope for future growth within the hugely popular families and children sector.
The Raring2go! Franchise is an established, respected an successful Magazine and Website Business. It is recognised as the go-to local magazine and website for families looking for exciting day's out, information on nearby clubs and clases and inspirational ideas of places to go.
Four times a year more than 700,000 printed copies of Raring2go! are produced and distributed to primary schools, libraries, sports centres and various other family focused outlets all over the UK.
Each local edition is owned and edited by a franchisee who operate exclusively in a generously sized territory.
Raring2go! Franchisees are local family people with strong local knowledge. They understand precisely what their magazine readers and website audience need and want and they aim to deliver it to them.
The business model is not complex and has been fine tuned over the years by them and their 50+ franchisees. Each magazine contains a healthy balance between editorial features and paid for advertising.
All content has a strong family focus and is hyper relevant to the very tight local areas their magazines and websites cover. After all, who wants to traipse across an entire county for ballet class or theatre school.
Raring2go! Franchise are responsible for all aspects of the magazines production and a key part of this is advertising sales. This forms the backbone of the businesses revenue generation.
Picking up the phone and arranging meetings with local businesses is one thning that most franchisees do every day.
A natural ability to form strong professional relationships with advertisers is an essential requirement of being a Raring2go! Franchisee.
Once your Raring2go! Magazine and Website Business is well established in your area you are likely to enjoy lots of repeat business from regular advertisers, but there is no short cut to getting there; you will need to make those sales!
The training Raring2go! provides is excellent, and unlike going into business for yourself, you have the support of an entire franchise network to help you find your feet as you build your business, just as they all have.
Your training begins at the Raring2go! offices in the West Midlands, where you will be guided step by step through every single aspect of the business.
Raring2go! really concentrate on the areas you feel you need the most support in whether that be with sales and appointment making, or getting to grips with running your own business for the first time.
Raring2go! have their own IT systems and website content management systems which you will need to get your head around. Thankfully they have a dedicated IT Support team on hand to assist.
You will find comprehensive details of the training they offer and everything that you will receive as a Raring2go! Franchise owner from the franchise information pack.
Raring2go! Franchise owners come from an wide variety of backgrounds and business experience, but they all have one thing in common: the ability to build and maintain great relationships face to face and over the phone.
Some franchisees are sales professionals who had had enough of commuting for hours every day and wanted to use their skills from home and enjoy a far better quality of life.
Some are parents who wanted to get back to a challenging and well paid role, but who still need to do the school run and take time off at a moments notice.
This is the beauty of a franchise like Raring2go! You have a huge amount of support, training and proven business system to follow; yet it is very much your business and you are the boss.
As with any business there is no substitute for commitment and hard work. As a Raring2go! Franchisee you have the freedom to control your own work/life balance so that you can fit all the other important things in your life that you may struggle to find the time for now; friends, family, your children, your parents, hobbies, sport, a social life – everyone’s list is different.
20th February 2017
Meet Claire Healey from Raring2Go! St Albans and Harpenden