Franchise ownership can put your dreams within reach
If you’re ready to make a change and build a bright future for yourself, it’s time to explore franchising. A franchise is a great way to get the benefits of owning your own business while having the support of an experienced company behind you. As you explore your options, we hope the following questions and answers will guide you in making this important investment decision.
The benefits of a staffing franchise
There’s a franchise concept for just about everything, from restaurants to fitness clubs and more. The staffing industry may not immediately come to mind, but the benefits make it worth considering.
A staffing franchise helps people find meaningful work. It also helps local businesses find and retain good employees. As a staffing Franchise Owner, you can make a positive impact in your community and benefit from the recession-resilience of this $185.5B* industry. The average Express Employment Professionals office employs 600 people every year, making a real impact in every community we join. Our Franchise Owners often comment that helping people is the best part of owning an Express staffing franchise.
A staffing franchise also requires a lower initial investment as compared to other franchise opportunities. Express has an initial investment range of $140K to $220K. And with staffing, there’s no need to keep inventory on hand or hire the large number of employees that other franchise concepts require.
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*US Staffing Industry Forecast Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) 2022
Your income potential
The amount of money you can make as a Franchisee depends on several factors. Fortunately, most of these are within your control. This is truly an area where you will get out what you are willing to put in.
Once you decide on the type of industry you’d like to invest in, it’s important to look at the financials of the business you’re considering. A brand’s Average Unit Volume (AUV) is a good indicator of its profitability. This number is the current average annual sales that a franchise brand is experiencing across all its locations. The higher the AUV, the more profitable the brand is. You can find a brand’s AUV by reviewing their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which is made available to potential investors during the franchise discovery process.
Express is an extremely profitable franchise brand, with an AUV of $7.1M* for franchises open over 5 years. First-year offices averaged just over $1M.*
Working hard and embracing the support and training offered will help you be successful. If you are willing to put in the time and follow the Express process, we will do everything we can to support your new business.
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* For territories open more than 24 months, average sales in 2022 were $6,497,275. For territories open more than 60 months, average sales in 2022 were $7,194,784. First-year offices averaged $1,080,407 annual sales according to Item 19 in the Franchise Disclosure Document.
The support you’ll receive
One of the top reasons for choosing franchise ownership over simply starting your own business is that Franchise Owners benefit from following a proven system to build their business, rather than having to figure out everything on their own as a sole proprietor.
It’s important to review the type of support that you’ll receive when you are choosing to invest in a franchise. Express is known for our outstanding owner support and training programs, a fact that is regularly acknowledged by our Franchisee. We consistently receive top marks for Franchise Owner satisfaction, innovation and growth.
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The Express difference
Express has been the #1 staffing franchise for 12 consecutive years in a row. Entrepreneur has ranked Express for 35 consecutive years, recently landing us in the Franchise 500 Hall of Fame. With 860+ locations that are 100% franchise-owned, we are focused solely on supporting your long-term success.
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A day in the life of an Express Franchise Owner
Express is a hands-on franchise, meaning that our Franchise Owners are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of their office. Many administrative tasks like payroll funding and paperwork are handled by corporate headquarters, allowing our Franchisee to spend their time making connections in the community and growing their business.
Express offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. These set hours help our Franchise Owners achieve a work-life balance that isn’t always possible with other franchise opportunities. Express Franchise Owners can be their own boss and make time to do the things they love with the people who are most important to them.
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Our ideal Franchise Owner profile
At Express, we know that people who are high energy, hands-on and natural leaders tend to thrive in this industry. No staffing industry experience is required, but a background in sales or client service is a sign that you’re well suited to succeed at Express. Financially, Express franchise candidates need a net worth of $250K+ and access to liquid capital (cash, 401K, home equity loan) in the amount of $190K- $250K.
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An Express staffing franchise is a good fit just about anywhere, because local businesses always need employees, and people in the community always need jobs. Great markets are available across North America. And right now, we’re waiving the $40K franchise fee when you invest in one of our priority markets before March 15, 2024.
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