Can I Save Money by Joining a Staffing Franchise?
When starting a business, it’s important to consider every possible opportunity in order to become profitable as quickly as possible. For many, this includes considering joining a franchise system versus starting their own business from scratch. But, bearing in mind start-up and ongoing costs associated with owning a franchise (such as royalty fees) is it possible to save money with a franchise model? In the staffing industry it turns out that it can be, if you choose the right opportunity.
When starting a staffing agency, there are a host of miscellaneous start-up and ongoing costs to be considered. Payroll funding and tax processing can be two of the largest expenses, often costing a business up to 2.5% of gross payroll for tax processing and 6-10% of gross revenues for payroll funding. Additionally, costs for services such as invoicing and software packages and employee testing packages, a necessary tool in a staffing agency, can begin to add up quickly.
On the other hand, staffing franchise systems—such as AtWork—often include these charges as a part of being a part of the organization. Additionally, professional industry memberships, brand development fees, job board fees, social media management and marketing fees, software packages, and access to various promotional tools, such as award logos, press releases, etc., are often covered as well, further reducing the cost, and daily stress, of doing business.
To make an informed choice on whether to go it alone or join a franchise, it’s important to consider all options. When compared to both starting an independent staffing agency as well as competitive franchise models, the AtWork opportunity can save considerable money over time. For example, when considering a staffing agency that has gross sales revenue of $250,000 per month, with 20% gross margin and $165,000 gross payroll, AtWork can save business owners up to 24% over other top franchise models. Additionally, AtWork owners can also expect savings of up to 21% over founding an independent agency. In each scenario, the annual savings are significant and can spell the difference between success and failure, especially for a new agency.
In many cases, franchise opportunities can lead to significant savings, and increases profits, as the business grows. If you’re interested in learning more about the AtWork opportunity click HERE or call 888-553-1745 today!