Looking to be your own boss?

You don’t need a background in magazines or publishing to become a successful franchise owner with Raring2go! but you do need to be smart, hardworking, committed and capable of following a proven business system. We'll help you build your business from the ground up with training and ongoing support from a very experienced franchise team.

If you’ve always dreamed of working for yourself and finding a way to keep the work / life balance firmly in your favour, Raring2go! might just be what you’ve been waiting for.

Raring2go! is a franchise, which means that all the local editions of our magazine from Altrincham to Aberdeen are owned and managed by individual franchisees. These amazing people are awarded with exclusive territories in which to grow their own Raring2go! business. They cultivate excellent relationships with local business owners, visitor attractions, leisure centres, schools, holiday parks and a great many others besides, to secure great content and advertising for their magazine.

Why franchise?

According to the annual survey conducted by NatWest and the British Franchise Association, only 20% of new independent businesses starting out today will be operating in five years’ time. However, when it comes to new franchises, they have a success rate of 90%. If you are serious about owning your own business then that has to be a very hard-hitting fact that shines a very attractive light on franchising?

Investing in a franchise means someone has already had the eureka moment, someone has already proven that the idea could become a viable business, someone has created a brand that sells, someone has already created a franchise manual that documents every single aspect of how to replicate that business in another location, someone has put a support team in place that means instead of being all alone when you start your business, you have highly trained people who’s job it is to help you.

Even though you will be your own boss, working from home and running the business your way, you are still part of a wider team. Raring2go! think this is crucial to the success of your business and have developed an in-house system that champions information sharing, support and guidance between franchisees. There is also an active forum for swapping ideas, suggestions, artwork, editorial features as well as business leads.

The Business


The powerful premise of Raring2go! is to connect local family friendly businesses and events with local families. Initially our franchisees accomplished this with our now iconic quarterly produced print magazine.


This is looked upon as the go-to-guide for parents and children across the UK.  However, over the years our offering has expanded significantly and now encompasses website promotion, email marketing campaigns and social media shout outs for local businesses.


This multi-channel marketing offering makes the Raring2go! proposition to local businesses compelling. Not only can they promote their business with adverts and features in our printed magazines, they can also take advantage of everything offered online in all its different yet complementary formats.

With around 50 franchisees across the UK and over 600,000 magazines distributed quarterly, we know how to help you succeed – and just as importantly, we care that you do.

Start conversations and build lasting  relationships  

You will thrive by starting meaningful conversations with local businesses and building relationships that stand the test of time.  This is because you are offering each business a fantastic shop window for their products or services – online and in print - with a targeted local community of readers keen to find out more. You will gain real satisfaction from helping local businesses to grow.

We help to make make design and production easy 

Set your creativity free and design your gorgeous, glossy magazine using our iconic brand templates or if this is not your strong suit pass this task to a talented designer from our trusted, time served network.  From your PC to finished magazine, the process is carefully managed by our dedicated production team. It is smooth and trouble free.

Distribution of your magazine is at the heart of our business

Getting your magazines into the hands of local families is crucial. We’ll show you how to distribute your super content rich magazines which will read by parents who will make their shortlists of what to do and where to go. And we will show you how to expand your distribution network via libraries, sports centres and retail outlets, giving your advertisers even more bang for their buck!

Mulitple revenue streams thanks to our onli 

Build an attractive income from your online activity alongside your print revenue. Your visibility online is high, attractive and is based on encouraging repeat visits. This gives your advertisers cost effective, high visibility and high value marketing opportunities to further promote themselves. You will social media platforms to strengthen your offering to advertisers even more.

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The Returns

What you can earn with your Raring2go! franchise really is up to you.


It all comes back to that flexibility at the heart of our business. At the top end of the scale, we have a franchisee with a turnover of more than £100,000. But it’s equally true that we have franchisees who have chosen to fit their business around their lives and are happy earning much less, because that’s how they’ve designed their business.


To give you a guide, after the initial hard work of getting started and building your relationships, if you work around 24 hours per week with 13 weeks off for school holidays then you can expect to make £20,000 - £30,000 annually.

Contact Us

Raring2go! HQ

9a Gate Lane, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5TR

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