Essential Pros Staffing Franchise Review: Meet CEO Travis Powell

Founder of the rising staffing franchise opens up about why owning a staffing franchise is the right opportunity for right now

There has never been a year quite like 2020. The impact of Covid-19 is being felt in every corner of America. Everyone, everywhere it seems is wondering how long it will take for life to return to normal and when the economy will fully rebound. As the economy begins to recover and unemployment continues to drop, businesses are searching for the right people for the right job. This is why a staffing franchise opportunities are a crucial part of our economy – and no one answers staffing needs better than Essential Pros. 

Staffing franchise - president, Travis Powell

Essential Pros was founded during our last economic upheaval, the Great Recession. Our CEO and founder Travis Powell saw an opportunity to help people and businesses at the same time by providing the most comprehensive approach to connecting workers with the right businesses in the industry.

“This current situation represents so much opportunity for entrepreneurs,” Powell says. “Businesses are regaining their strength, and the unemployment rate continues to drop – but there’s a skill gap in every industry from light industrial, to clerical and beyond, and week after the week, the economy improves. Our offices are on pace to exceed sales from last year. It’s been a big turnaround.”

While Essential Pros already had a robust support platform to help franchise owners manage every aspect of their business, from backend support, technology, marketing, and ongoing coaching, the impact of the virus led Powell to continue to invest in franchisee support.

“We’ve invested a tremendous amount in technology,” Powell says. “We’ve developed an app that allows employers to connect with job seekers, which is a big differentiator in the industry. We’ve also added more depth to our bench with additional support staff.”

Earlier this year, Essential Pros launched its Pioneer Program, which awards early adopters with 50% off the initial franchise fee, 1-on-1 coaching with Powell, and the entirety of the marketing fee directed towards franchise owners’ businesses.

“The interest we’re generating from entrepreneurs has been phenomenal,” Powell says. “We are currently working with several potential new franchisees. This is a great time to get into the industry and grow with it. 2021 is going to be an amazing year for growth, sales, and profitability.”

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