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DOWNLOAD YOUR GUIDE TO WRITING A RECRUITMENT AGENCY BUSINESS PLAN

Ready to take control of your future by starting your own recruitment agency? The closer you get to putting your plan into action, the sooner you will need to write a professional business plan that will help you:

  • Understand your competition
  • Define your unique selling proposition (USP)
  • Outline your business milestones
  • Investigate funding options
  • Get your business off the ground

SSG is currently supporting 200 UK-based recruitment startups launch and grow into successful agencies, so we’ve put together a helpful and easy-to-follow guide to writing a successful business plan for a recruitment startup.

WHAT SHOULD MY BUSINESS PLAN CONTAIN?

In order to have maximum impact and cover all the questions that might be asked by a potential investor, bank manager or partner, your business plan should include the following sections:

  • A clear and concise executive summary

  • Details about your new recruitment business

  • An analysis of the market and your competitors

  • Your plan for sales and marketing

  • How you will manage the business
  • A detailed breakdown of your operations plan

  • Your financial projections and requirements

DO be realistic about the costs of running your business

DO underestimate the financial forecasts rather than overestimate them

DO remember to check spelling and grammar

DO use a final section to sum up the risks

DO ask your SSG Business Investment Consultant to assess your plan before you submit it

DON’T just guess when estimating the costs

DON’T rush through writing your business plan

DON’T forget who you are writing the plan for

DON’T underestimate the competition

DON’T be unrealistic about the unknowns, keep it honest even if it doesn’t sound as great as you want it to

WHY CHOOSE SSG?

SSG gives rocket fuel to entrepreneurial recruiters.

By taking the financial risk and administrative hassle out of launching your own recruitment startup, SSG lets you concentrate on what you love doing: making great placements.

 

 

WE’RE NOT JUST HERE TO HELP YOU LAUNCH YOUR BUSINESS!

SSG helps you earn your full potential by providing you with the following:

  • Expert guidance with a highly experienced team to help guide you along a tailored roadmap to success
  • Motivation and support through our community network of recruitment startups
  • Great value through all the platforms you’ll need to get started

WE ASKED SSG Partners…

We asked our partners why they decided to become independent recruiters, and how it's lived up to expectations

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TESTIMONIALS

See what our current and past clients are saying about working with SSG.

Eastbridge Recruitment

Mark started his business with SSG’s support in 2020 – and already has hundreds of temps working each week. Eastbridge Recruitment has seen significant growth over the past two years, and now employs a team of high-performing consultants. Mark is on our Grow programme.

Eastbridge Recruitment
Facebook Atkinson Moss

Angie and Graham launched their recruitment business in 2017 – and have expanded dramatically over the last several years. With additional investment from SSG, Angie and Graham were able to realise their ambition of having a second branch and increasing their regional coverage. Angie and Graham are on our Accelerator programme.

Atkinson Moss
Michelle Denny Recruitment

Michelle started trading in 2019 to earn more and to have more flexibility about how and when she works. Over the last three years, Michelle has developed deep and longstanding relationships with businesses in her area, retains the lion’s share of her billings, and has the lifestyle she always wanted. Michelle is on our Solo programme.

Michelle Denny Recruitment
Rhodium Consulting

In 2010, SSG helped me with the set up of Rhodium Consulting, looking after all things technical, financial and creative, leaving me to concentrate on the focus of the business; recruitment. During the earlier years they have been my right hand man, assisting with advice on the growth of the business and answering any queries that I had regarding anything recruitment or business related.

Julie Rose, Rhodium Consulting
Engineering Recruitment Specialists

Earlier this year, SSG helped me and were an integral part in the set up of my business Engineering Recruitment Specialists Ltd, looking after all things from technical and finance to creative and all-round back office support allowing me to concentrate on growing the business and getting our name out there in the market.

Kieran O’Connor, Engineering Recruitment Specialists
LTF Recruitment

We’re very happy with the service provided by SSG. With what can be a very grueling process SSG provided me with the backing of multiple services available to me at any one time to help support my newly formed business to succeed two years ago.

Richard Beaumont, LTF Recruitment

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW LONG DOES THE LAUNCH TAKE?

We can fully launch your business in four weeks, from the day you sign your contract with SSG

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The business launch is free, and you have access to all SSG services in exchange for a service charge, which is calculated from a percentage of your billings

HOW MUCH IS THE SSG SERVICE CHARGE?

The SSG service charge is calculated dependent on your projected billings, risk and the business services you require from SSG

HOW LONG IS THE CONTRACT FOR?

We work in partnership for an initial 4 year term, though most of our clients stay with us for much longer

GETTING STARTED IS EASY

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NEED MORE HELP?

If writing a business plan is still not your thing, SSG is here to help. Just fill out the contact form below and one of our helpful team members will put you on the fast track to success with an easy-to use business plan template that you can fill in together on the phone.

 

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