What Is an Essential Pros Staffing Franchise?

Own a staffing franchise that lets you focus on what matters: connecting quality people with quality work

If you’re ready to own a business that puts you in the center of your local economy in a fundamental way, an Essential Pros staffing franchise should be at the top of your list. For the past 14 years, Essential Pros has built a business model that generates high sales margins, is simple to run and quick to scale. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and exceptional back-end office support, Essential Pros franchise owners are free to focus on growing their businesses, driving sales, and getting the essential part right: connecting quality people with quality work.

Essential Pros stands out in the $137 billion staffing industry because of our exceptional track record of consistent growth and tremendous unit economics. According to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document, our average storefront generates more than $3 million in average sales, and our highest performing store generates more than $5 million in gross sales. The best part –Essential Pros is an incredibly affordable business to own. With the total cost to open ranging from $136,350 – $221,500, Essential Pros is an opportunity to own a business with the potential for tremendous financial returns.

“One thing people don’t know about the staffing industry is that it’s a high sales business,” says Travis Powell, CEO and founder of Essential Pros franchise. “Our average office produces over $3 million in annual sales. It’s also a very affordable business to own, and one that can grow very quickly. It’s a great time to join Essential Pros today because we’ve developed a business model over the past 14 years that has proven to work. We’ve been enormously successful and have grown consistently year-over-year. Now we want to share our proven business model with entrepreneurs who want to join a dynamic industry and own a business that truly makes an impact in their communities.”

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The American Staffing Boom is Real

If you’re not in the staffing industry, it might be easy to overlook just how vital it is to the economy as a whole. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US workforce is expected to reach 163 million by 2022, and millions of those workers will pass through staffing agencies on their way to finding temporary and long-term employment. According to the American Staffing Association, more than 3 million workers seek out staffing agencies every week, and staffing agencies help more than 17 million workers find work every year.

While other industries have been negatively impacted by automation, technological advancement and continued innovation, the staffing industry has continued to grow, and the reason why is simple: employers still need help finding the best people for the job. It costs a lot of money, time and effort for a company to recruit employees, and the costs are especially high if a worker turns out to be the wrong fit. According to the US Department of Labor, the cost of a bad hire can equal 70% of a worker’s regular pay, due to workers’ comp, unemployment and more. Likewise, if you’re busy running a small or medium-sized company, the time it takes to recruit – placing ads, interviewing, drug testing, conducting background checks, and more – are simply too much of a burden to take on.

Essential Pros Franchise Does Everything Other Staffing Agencies Say They Do – But They Don’t

While the staffing industry is flourishing, with more than 20,000 staffing agencies operating in the U.S., not all staffing agencies are equal. While employers rely on staffing agencies to make the right hires on their behalf, too often staffing agencies uphold the stigma of cutting corners and failing to live up to what they said they were going to do.

Essential Pros is the exact opposite. In fact, we pride ourselves on upholding our promises with a systematic approach to hiring, unlike anything else in the industry; we call this practice The Essential Difference. We conduct in-person interviews with all of our workers, and we assess individuals not only for relevant professional experience, but character, as well.

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“When an individual comes in looking for a job, we’ll take a look at their resume and press them to explain any gaps in work, reasons for leaving work, as well as what job would make them the happiest,” Powell says. “We want to know that the people we bring to our clients will not only excel at the job they’ve been hired for, but also that they’ll be consistent, on time and display a positive attitude.

“Essential Pros does everything other agencies say that they do, but they don’t,” Powell continues. “We check references – meaning, we actually call their references. We drug test. And we share this information with our clients, which gives them the peace of mind that we’ve actually done what we’ve said we were going to do. This is the reason that after 14 years in business, Essential Pros hasn’t lost a single client – and that’s saying something, considering we’ve expanded to five locations in new markets in that period of time. That’s our Essential Difference.”

In order to ensure that the individuals we place for a client will not disappoint, we take the time to call them an hour before they are scheduled to work. That means if an employee is due to begin work at 5:30 a.m., we’re reaching out at 4:30 a.m. to make sure they’re up, have directions on where to go, and know who to speak to once they get there. We also call the employer 15 minutes into the shift to verify that the worker is there. This process builds trust, and it’s one of the reasons why Essential Pros was voted as Best of Staffing 5 years in a row.

Why Do We Target Small to Mid-Size Markets?

The staffing industry is enormous, with more than 20,000 companies in operation. While a large percentage of staffing agencies focus on bustling metropolitan areas, Essential Pros thrives in smaller to mid-size markets, with populations as low as 25,000 people.

The reason for this is simple: there’s less competition. This allows our offices to generate higher sales in shorter times, focusing on underserved clients that have ample staffing needs.

What Type of Businesses Do We Serve?

The other reason why we target small to mid-size markets is because we have found success serving businesses in the light-industrial, light-manufacturing, agricultural segments. These types of businesses are constantly in need of workers. This creates a constant stream of placements for us and allows our franchise owners to own high-volume, high-sales offices.

Essential Pros also recruits for clerical and administrative businesses as well, and our hands-on approach to serving our clients makes it easy to broker trust and create lasting relationships that these businesses depend on to meet their hiring needs.

State-of-the-art Technology Makes Owning an Essential Pros Staffing Business Easy

Essential Pros makes it incredibly easy to open a staffing franchise, even for entrepreneurs who have never participated in the staffing industry. For the past 14 years, Essential Pros has invested in state-of-the-art technology that allows our franchise owners to act like CEOs, networking in their communities and forging relationships, rather than being saddled by the endless amount of back-end office work that owning a staffing business requires.

In fact, Essential Pros franchise owners will have minimal back office responsibilities to worry about. Our technology and back office support takes care of payroll, invoicing, accounts receivables and collections, as well as the myriad administrative tasks that pop up on a daily basis. This means that our franchise owners save money in the short-term and long-term, because they can run growing businesses with a minimal number of employees, allowing for a much faster ramp-up time.

“I’m passionate about the staffing industry, because I’m an entrepreneur as well,” Powell says. “I started our company 14 years ago, at a time when the economy was just entering the Great Recession. We opened our first office, and very soon after, we opened a second office – and we were able to grow those very quickly. A few years later, we acquired another company, and we were able to grow those offices by 100%. This is because we have established the proven processes and systems necessary to make a business thrive. Now, we’re ready to share our model with other entrepreneurs and help them participate in the market, and in their local economies, at their full potential.”

Benefit By Being An Early Adopter With the Pioneer Program

While Essential Pros is a well established business with a track record of success going on 14 years, we are a new franchise brand. We are rewarding early adopters of our business model through our Pioneer Program. This program is designed to help you get established in business quickly by reducing the costs of ownership and providing a year of ongoing consultation with CEO Travis Powell.

Here is a quick overview of the benefits:

  • 50% off the Franchise Fee: This will save you a total of $15,000
  • Marketing Fee Spent Entirely on Your Business: 100% of your marketing fee will be spent on your business for the full first year. This includes a website, SEO, blog posts and increased visibility in your market.
  • 1 on 1 Consultation with CEO: Travis Powell will personally mentor you for the entirety of your first year in business. He will host weekly meetings, evaluate your sales strategy, go over your staff matrix, and more!
  • 10% Discount on Computer Hardware for 1 Year: Save money on necessary tech through our vender program. This includes computers, monitors, routers and switches.

Are You Ready to Open an Essential Pros Staffing Franchise in Your Community?

If you enjoy working with businesses, have worked in staffing, HR or business management, and want to own a potentially lucrative business that helps build your local community, an Essential Pros franchise is a smart business to own. Learn more today!


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