Lucky #13: Express earns top Entrepreneur honor again in 2024

Express Employment Professionals has been named #1 in the Franchise 500® staffing and recruitment category for the 13th year in a row by Entrepreneur magazine, further solidifying our place as a top staffing franchise. “This achievement is yet another testament to the passion of our Franchise Owners and their commitment to helping people find success in their local communities,” said Vinny Provenzano, Senior Vice President of Global Franchising for Express. “We want to be seen as a franchisees-first organization, and this type of recognition shows our dedication to providing entrepreneurs with an opportunity to create their own path to success.”

What exactly is the Franchise 500?

The Franchise 500 list is published every year by Entrepreneur magazine. It ranks the top 500 franchise companies in the United States based on factors such as financial strength and stability, growth rate, size, and the number of years in business. It’s recognized as a comprehensive resource for those considering a franchise investment, helping them make informed decisions about the opportunities available and find a top franchise to own.

What is the #1 in Category award?

Being named #1 is a measure of excellence in any industry, and the staffing and recruitment business category of Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 is no exception. Express has repeatedly earned the top spot on this list based on factors such as financial performance, growth and franchisee satisfaction.

Why is this honor important to a franchise brand?

A top-in-category recognition helps a brand stand out as a best franchise opportunity and makes it more likely to attract the attention of potential investors seeking opportunities, which can lead to more inquiries. Other advantages of earning the #1 accolade include:

  • Creating a competitive advantage

The top ranking sets Express apart from other staffing franchises and shows investors that the brand has been vetted and acknowledged as a leader in the industry by franchise experts.

  • Showcasing a strong business model

Because factors such as financial performance and growth are considered when naming the top company, potential owners know that they can feel confident investing in Express.  

  • Attracting quality franchisees

The #1 ranking helps to attract the type of people that are more likely to be successful as Express Franchise Owners — serious entrepreneurs that will commit to following the process and building their business. 

Why would this achievement matter to a prospective Franchise Owner?

Earning the top spot for 13 years in a row is impressive because it speaks to the longevity of the brand and a tradition of excellence. It also shows potential investors that Express is a credible, trustworthy business with growth potential that has been recognized as the best by a well-known industry information source.

What does the Express franchise ownership process look like?

Express has a streamlined path to Franchise Ownership that makes it easy to explore the ownership opportunity:

  1. Check out the virtual brochure and get information on everything from initial investment to available markets.
  2. Have an introductory call with an Express Franchise Development Director to discuss your background and qualifications.
  3. Review the Franchise Disclosure Document to get business financial and performance information.
  4. Meet with other Express Franchise Owners and get insights into the day-to-day life of an owner.
  5. Attend Discovery Day at the Express International Headquarters in Oklahoma City.
  6. Sign your franchise agreement and become part of the Express family.

Express franchise ownership can be a life-changing experience. Hear from Franchise Owner Jessica Culo about the impact ownership has made.

What are the ownership requirements?

No previous staffing experience is needed to become an Express owner — you’ll receive all the support you need to get your new business started. High-energy, hands-on leaders that are interested in working hard to build relationships and make an impact in their community are the type of people Express is looking for. Financially, potential Franchise Owners should have a net worth of at least $250K and access to liquid capital of $190K to $250K (in cash, 401K or a home equity loan).

How do I get started?

If you’re ready to invest in an Express staffing franchise, just fill out the form below. One of our Franchise Development Directors will contact you.

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