Belfast franchisee launches first magazine to a fantastic reception
Terry Hughes, Raring2go!'s first franchisee in Ireland, has distributed her first community focused magazine in Belfast and reports receiving a fantastic response.
Raring2go! is the definitive magazine and website of what to do and where to go for parents and children up to nine years. All information available in the magazines is also available online and the website is extensively promoted in the magazine. As a genuinely part-time opportunity Terry has been able to achieve the work/life balance that she was searching for.
'I was working long hours in Scotland in business development and wanted to achieve a better work/life balance and move back to Ireland,' said Terry. 'I wanted a business that was enjoyable, something I believed in, that was financially viable with the potential for future growth.
Raring2go! offered an exciting product and I was lucky enough to secure a key area in Northern Ireland. When I met with the franchise team I found them to be positive and motivational people who believed in the product.'
Having completed her three days' training in the UK, which covered all the main areas of the business, Terry moved back to Ireland and started work straight away. Terry has recently distributed 10,000 copies of her first magazine through primary schools and has been very pleased with the response so far. 'Raring2go! is a great product and the response has been fantastic,' Terry confirms.
'Getting my first magazine published was my short-term plan. In the long-term I'm aiming to build the business and expand distribution - Belfast offers great value. It's been really great to learn something new and very different. Since publishing the magazine I've been inundated with emails, which is super.'
As part of a 90-strong network of franchisees Terry has access to ongoing support and says that she communicates with head office every Monday via a conference call: 'The support from Raring2go! has been great. The printers in Brighton have also provided a fantastic support service and have really helped me to understand the publishing world.'