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Express Employment Professionals

2014 Franchise 500
#71
At a Glance

Products & Services: Staffing, HR solutions

Number of Locations: 632

Total Investment: $110K - $195K

Founded: 1983

Began Franchising: 1985

About Express Employment Professionals

Robert A. Funk, William H. Stohler, and James Gray founded Express Employment Professionals in 1983. The company began franchising in 1985 and now has locations throughout the United States and in Canada, South Africa, and Australia. Express Employment Professionals provides temporary and flexible staffing, evaluation and direct hire, professional/contract staffing, and management consulting for individuals and businesses. The company specializes in light industrial and professional staffing.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 584 33 15 0
2012 538 30 15 0
2011 502 26 16 0
2010 514 27 14 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Canada.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $110,000 - $195,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6.7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Operations
29% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 2 weeks. At certified training office : 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Intranet & extranet support, collateral sales materials

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #71 (2014), #66 (2013), #114 (2012), #115 (2011), #75 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #56 (2014), #60 (2013),
America's Top Global: #75 (2013), #96 (2012), #97 (2011), #62 (2010),