The Scallymag Franchise

The Scallymag Franchise
Community Magazine Business

The Scallymag Franchise - Community Magazine Business

What is The Scallymag?

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?

Why don’t YOU be the one to provide this vital service to families in your area while earning money at the same time? A part time, profitable, flexible franchise opportunity is just waiting for YOU!

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 Scallymag Franchise | Community Magazine BusinessThe 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.

Is a Scallymag Business for you?

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.

The Scallymag Franchise investment:

The Scallymag Franchise - Community Magazine BusinessTo 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.

Training and support

As a Scallymag Community Magazine Business owner you are self-employed but never alone.

The fee covers:

  • Comprehensive, expertly written manuals full of clear instructions, tips and ideas to guide you through every aspect of setting up your business and solving most problems you may encounter. All tried, tested and proven to work.
  • As much one-to-one mentoring time as you require with an experienced Scallymag franchisee, via Skype or face-to-face. Scallymag have experts in sales, design and writing.
  • The Scallymag Franchise | Community Magazine BusinessVideo tutorials covering many aspects of creating your magazine.
  • All your personal branded stationery.
  • An array of marketing tools, including 1000 personalised leaflets to help you sell the magazine concept in your area.
  • All the business paperwork and templates you require.
  • Access to a selection of features and other magazine content so you will never be stuck for magazine content.
  • Access to a private, franchisee-only, internet area where questions can be asked, answered and general support given from other members of the team.
  • Access to a team of designers, in place and ready to work with you to get your magazine to press if you are not confident about taking on that side of the business on your own.
  • The Scallymag Franchise also have print partners, all tried and tested for quality and service by existing Franchisees.
  • The invaluable back-up and support of the rest of The Scallymag Franchise team.

There are very few genuine business opportunities for mums like this. Come and join The Scallymag Franchise and be part of a successful team

Find out more about the The Scallymag Franchise and starting your own Community Magazine Business. Click the button below now!

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The Scallymag Franchise

Further Information

Franchise Information

BFA Membership Status
UK Years Established
3 years
Current UK Coverage
Franchisee Support Staff
Personal Investment Req.
Total Startup Cost
Home-based business location Home-based business location
Business to business services Business to business services
Franchisee operates individually Franchisee operates individually

Why Choose Us?

Unique, proven and highly successful business model

What Our Franchisees Say

I had no experience in running a magazine but have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and have had a fantastic response to my first issue!

Sara - Watford Scallymag Editor

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