"My role here at SSG is to identify recruiters who, for whatever reason, are at the right stage in their careers to start their own recruitment business. If you are thinking about making the exciting leap into business ownership then I will be one of the first people you speak to about this important decision. My objective is to find motivated recruiters who are looking to go it alone and help them make their business dreams a reality. So, if you are contemplating making the tantalising leap, then I would really like to have a chat!"
Set your alarm for 8am, navigate your way down 10 stairs, pop the kettle on & be at your desk ready to go by 8:05. Working from home – pfft it’s easy, right? Over the years of supporting recruitment entrepreneurs in their own recruitment agencies, what’s become very obvious is how challenging working from home
Ah, the first 90 days. It seems to be commonly thought that in the first 90 days of trading you’re meant to feel a whole wave of emotions. You’re meant to feel excited. You’re meant to feel fearful. You’re meant to feel apprehensive. You’re meant to feel nervous. Over the many many years that SSG
Everyone is motived by something. Anything that anyone does in their career is because they’re trying to achieve some sort of feeling. That’s all motivations really are – feelings. It’s no different when you’re looking at starting a recruitment business. Over the years, SSG would have had to have been idiots not to have picked
Friday, 16 November 2018 by Max Jones
This is episode 16 of a series called “Onwards & Upwards” with me, Max Jones. This time around we’re exploring TIMING & really WHEN should you start your own business. In our experience it’s two-fold – you need to be both professionally ready to start your own business & personally. So here I explore 4
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 by Max Jones
This is episode 12 of a series called “Onwards & Upwards” with me, Max Jones. Every Investor is different – I agree. Every Investor will want to ask slightly different questions of you – I agree. Every Investor can help in a slight different way – I agree. But having invested into businesses for the
Monday, 24 September 2018 by Max Jones
Welcome back! This is episode 11 of a series called “Onwards & Upwards” with me, Max Jones. Failure. It can be seen as such a negative question “why do startups fail” but in actual fact, & I am sure you are the same, understanding why recruitment businesses fail within the first year can really help
Sometimes you just know, you know? You know what I mean? You just know that deep down you know that you know that really what’s going to make you happy isn’t what you are doing right now but that thing you’ve been thinking about for the last 5 years? Sometimes you just know when the
Having been fortunate enough to have helped hundreds and hundreds of recruiters start their own recruitment agencies over the years – we’d have to be idiots to have not picked up a couple of things when it comes to advising Recruitment Entrepreneurs about how best to go about starting their own agencies. So I thought
Welcome back! This is episode 10 of a series called “Onwards & Upwards” with me, Max Jones. A common question we often get asked by the fantastic investees we talk to is “Do I need a Business Plan?”. It’s a great question, it’s an understandable question ^, the irony is there’s a relatively simple answer!