Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals

Staffing, HR solutions
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#56 Ranked #51 last year
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Initial investment
$150K - $239K
Units as of 2020
822 8.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

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

About Express Employment Professionals

Related Categories
Staffing/Recruiting
Founded
1983
Parent Company
Express Services Inc.
Leadership
Bill Stoller, CEO
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Express Employment Professionals

In North America, the staffing industry is on track to generate $150 billion annually. Express Employment Professionals reached $3.56 billion in sales in 2018 and has been ranked the No. 1 staffing franchise in Entrepreneur 500 for eight consecutive years! New offices average more than $975,000 in sales in their first year, with mature offices averaging $6.42 million annually. Plus, as an Express franchise owner, you control your life with flexible weekday hours in a professional work environment. Express is a growing franchise with more than 825 locations and 35 years of success.

Express Employment Professionals – A World Class Franchise

  • #1 Staffing Franchise, Entrepreneur Franchise 500 (2011 - 2019)

  • Rated a World-Class Franchise, Express received a 99% rating from franchisees on the quality of the Express franchise system (2006 – 2018)

  • Franchise Gator Top 100, Ranked #3

  • Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Award (2018)

  • Best of Staffing Client Award, Inavero in partnership with CareerBuilder (2011-2015)

  • Fastest Growing Franchises, Entrepreneur (2013-2015)
  • Hall of Fame Inductee, International Franchise Association (2010)

Investment requirement:

Initial franchise fee: $35,000

Total investment: $140,000 to $211,000

Required net worth: $250,000

Liquid capital: $50,000

Express Franchise Facts:*

  • In 2018, the average mature Express franchise territory generated $6.42 million in annual sales.

  • The average new owner generates monthly revenue of $140,500 by their 12th month of operation and $214,570 by their 24th month.

  • Express franchisees paid an effective royalty of just8.6% in 2018.

*All figures are demonstrated within Item 19 in the Express Franchise Disclosure Document.

An Express Employment Professionals Franchise

Express offers new franchise owners the unique chance to build income and equity while helping people grow their careers and impact the local community. It’s a professional business with weekday hours. Individuals with staffing industry experience can also benefit from our “Boost to Ownership” package. Contact us for more information about this package.

We offer more than just operational support to our franchisees. By providing multi-step marketing campaigns, sales training, and public relations assistance, our franchise owners are able to focus on growing their business. Express also offers annual regional and international training events, as well as continual education for staff and owners via our online university.

Franchisee Role

Express offers franchisees two ownership models. The Traditional Model requires an investment ranging from $140,000 to $160,000 and an active role in new business development by the franchise owner. The Professional Market Model requires an investment of $185,000 to $211,000 and applies to pre-designated territories with a high propensity for professional staffing. In this model, owners attend customized training and will manage a recruiting staff of two, unlike a traditional office with one person in this role. In both models, our franchisees enjoy the opportunity to own a business, while having a life outside of the office with time to enjoy friends and family.

Successful Express franchisees come from diverse backgrounds, including senior business management, sales, finance, communications, marketing, manufacturing, IT, banking, education, and human resources.

Generally, we look for:

  • Sales or business aptitude

  • Minimum of five years proven leadership, sales, or sales management experience

  • A strong desire to build relationships and make a difference in your community

Our owner-operator business model lets you create your own definition of success. Design your Express office around your strengths – what engages, excites, and challenges you.

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1985 (36 years)
# of employees at HQ
313
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Africa, Canada

# of Units
822 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
9701 Boardwalk Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73162

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Express Employment Professionals 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
$40,000
Initial Investment
$150,000 - $239,000
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Veteran Incentives
50% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
8.6%
Ad Royalty Fee
0.6%
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Express Employment Professionals offers in-house financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, accounts receivable, payroll
Third Party Financing
Express Employment Professionals has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, accounts receivable, payroll

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
40 hours
Additional Training
Advanced training available
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
3
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Express Employment Professionals landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #56

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #130

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #85

Top Global Franchises

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Updated: February 8th, 2021