Raring2go! Family-friendly franchising

Are you one of the millions of women searching for that balance between work, children and home? Raring2go! offers a solution. Gill Gibbons reports

Being a great mum is tough for women who want a fulfilling job and need to earn a decent income too. If your priority is spending time with your children, but you would also like financial independence and challenging but flexible work, then check out Raring2go!


Raring2go! is a quarterly guide and website about what to do and where to go with your children. It's aimed at the parents of children aged nine and under and is distributed through school book bags, at playgroups, nurseries and libraries.

The magazine contains lots of ideas for local days out and helpful information about where to find child-friendly activities in your area. It even contains information on parking and baby changing facilities.


The first step is to contact Raring2go! and find out about buying a franchise in your area. You will then receive full training and a pack that covers every aspect of setting up and running your magazine (the website work is all done for you!), as well as full, ongoing support from our dedicated Franchise Development Team.

The design and printing is taken care of for you, and each quarterly magazine could make you around £3,000 profit.


You don't need any qualifications and the pack and training explain everything you need to know. 'Because the magazines are only published four times a year it's easy to fit the work in around being a full-time mum,' says Kirsten Williams, one of the first publishers. 'The income is great, particularly when you work it out on an hourly basis.'


Raring2go! is provided by the company that runs My Mag community magazines and the local community website thebestof.co.uk, which is one of the top 40 most popular websites in the UK. 'The support from the HQ team has been fantastic,' says Kirsten, 'and with Raring2go! I really have found the perfect balance between work and family.'