The Scallymag Franchise is a Community Magazine Business. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who are seeking a stimulating, rewarding, flexible part-time, yet profitable career.
Are you a mum frustrated trying to find out local information?
Do you know where all your local toddler groups are and when they run?
What about swimming or dancing lessons?
Would you like all this information delivered directly to you, regularly and free of charge?
The Scallymag brand is owned by Catalyze Enterprises Ltd and, through careful design and development, has firmly established itself as a well-respected, trusted, successful, local parenting magazine, all run by mums working from home.
The first Scallymag was created in 2003 and is still going strong. The brand is now franchised, so The Scallymag can be available in your local community too.
The magazine is good quality, full colour, clear, informative and has a focused and guaranteed distribution network. It has become the chosen advertising platform for family-orientated businesses and public service providers. Their business model is unique.
Each editor is free to put their own mark on their own edition. This will be your own Community Magazine Business and The Scallymag Franchise will endeavour to encourage and support you to produce a quality magazine you will be proud of.
The ideal franchise owner is a mum who has recently stopped work to raise a family. She cares about her community and has a personal need for a stimulating, rewarding, flexible part-time, yet profitable career.
You do not have to be a writer, sales expert, designer or have previous business management experience, but you will have to be bright, literate, organized, enthusiastic and be driven to succeed.
To buy your first area, the total cost is £2,000.
That is split into £475 initial training fee and set-up costs, followed by the franchise area fee of £1,525, payable when you are ready to sign the agreement and begin work.
After that there is an ongoing fee of 5% of turnover, payable each issue you produce. The Scallymag Franchise recommend a working capital of about £1,500 to get your first issue to press.
This Community Magazine Business begins as a five year opportunity and, as the magazine becomes established and advertising sales gains momentum, the opportunity to increase revenue is unlimited.
A Scallymag Community Magazine Business editor typically produces four magazines per year, after year two The Scallymag would expect a profit to be earned of £12,000 – 15,000, after year four around £20,000.
Further income can be generated by selling your skills to other franchisees (by selling your features or your design skill), or even taking on another area to create another magazine.
As a Scallymag Community Magazine Business owner you are self-employed but never alone.
The fee covers:
There are very few genuine business opportunities for mums like this. Come and join The Scallymag Franchise and be part of a successful team
Although my background is in journalism, running my own magazine franchise allowed me to build on those skills while giving me the flexibility to bring up my three children without the constraints of a 9 - 5 job.Elaine - Huddersfield Scallymag Editor
26th February 2016
Introducing Sara, the editor of Scallymag Watford