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- 2023 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$161K - $223K
- Units as of 2022
94 19.0% over 3 years
AtWork Group is a national staffing franchise company carrying four distinct programs: AtWork Personnel Services, AtWork Medical Services, AtWork HelpingHands Services, and AtWork Search Group. All four converge under the AtWork Group umbrella.
The franchisor’s beginnings go back to 1986, when it laid out a four-point vision: proactive thinking, opportunity building, the above-usual franchisee support, and constant improvement. Franchising beginning in 1992, the company is one of the more well-known recruiting firms in the United States.
Why You May Want to Start an AtWork Group Franchise
When you open a franchise with a brand whose industry experience spans at least two decades—not to mention the more than combined 100 years experience of its corporate staff—you genuinely have a solid business model to follow.
Despite full autonomy as an AtWork Group franchisee, you will enjoy all the necessary and cost-effective back office support for crucial functions, allowing you to focus on sourcing more business instead of getting stuck with mundane, behind the scenes tasks. Comprehensive training will also be provided in various areas, from database and marketing plan development to financial management to sales and more. And, of course, with AtWork Group, you get the rights to four staffing programs with just one franchise fee.
What Might Make AtWork Group a Good Choice?
To be part of the AtWork Group franchise, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment that will include a franchise fee and other startup fees. It also will include ongoing fees, including a royalty fee and potential renewal fee.
AtWork is a company that respects veterans. If you are a veteran, you may be offered a discount off the franchise fee.
AtWork has partnered with third-party sources to help its franchisees pay finances related to equipment and inventory. It also offers in-house assistance with payroll.
How to Open an AtWork Group Franchise
The first step in the AtWork Group franchise application process is the initial interview with a franchise development representative. You may receive an overview of the company and becoming a franchisee. If you and the company agree to continue the process, you will complete an electronic, non-binding questionnaire that allows them to assess your financial ability to open a franchise. You will also be provided a copy of the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document and given a chance to validate the information you find in the Franchise Disclosure Document by contacting current franchisees. You also may want to reach out to your attorney to figure out if you are in good enough financial standing to pursue the opportunity to open an AtWork franchise.
Next, the company president may call you to tell you more about the organization and your role as a franchisee. This is followed by attending discovery day. Here, you will meet the operations staff and further discuss the industry, your training, choosing a territory, and the following steps. Finally, you may sign a franchise agreement, pay all the initial fees, and get started with the franchise team for your training and setting up your new AtWork Group franchise.
About AtWork Group
- Business Services
- Related Categories
- John Hall Jr., CEO
- Corporate Address
3215 W. Governor John Sevier Hwy.
Knoxville, TN 37920
- Franchising Since
- 1992 (31 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
- # of Units
- 94 (as of 2022)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a AtWork Group franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
- Initial Franchise Fee
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $161,000 - $223,000
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- 20% off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- In-House Financing
- AtWork Group offers in-house financing to cover the following: accounts receivable, payroll
- Third Party Financing
- AtWork Group has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: equipment, inventory
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
- On-The-Job Training
- 40 hours
- Classroom Training
- 56 hours
- Ongoing Support
NewsletterMeetings & ConventionsOnline SupportField OperationsSite SelectionProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Ad TemplatesSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail Marketing
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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