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  • Make your Dreams a Reality

    Do you Dream of Starting

    Your Own Recruitment Business?

Recruitment Business Setup

Do you dream of starting your own recruitment business?  Perhaps you’re sick of lining someone else’s pockets with your hard earned cash?  Maybe you’ve reached the end of your tether with the long commute and even longer hours?  Or possibly you’re looking for the next new challenge and an opportunity to create a lasting legacy?

Whatever your motivation, SSG can help make your dreams a reality with our recruitment business setup and support service.

What do SSG offer?

SSG offer experienced recruiters a free recruitment business launch, followed by ongoing support in four key areas: Financial and Accounting; Technical and Creative; Resource Allocation; Business, Legal and Compliance.

All of this in exchange for a percentage of what your business bills – never more than 30% and decreasing year on year.  The launch of your new recruitment business is absolutely free (no upfront fees, no fixed monthly payments, no weird and not so wonderful loan agreements) and you pay us only when you bill. 

Can I work with SSG?

SSG assess your suitability using three key criteria:

  1. Can you do it? 
  2. Do you really want to do it?
  3. Will we all get along?

Can you do it?

If you’ve worked within recruitment in a 360 agency role for at least 4 years, can demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of your market sector and have a reliable billing history, then yes, it’s likely that you can!

Do you really want to do it?

We’re venturing into the slightly more elusive element here, where the lovely folks at SSG try to understand your motivation for you to start your own recruitment business.  As the saying goes, when the going gets tough, the tough get going – we need to know that you have the grit and determination to make your recruitment business setup a success, even when you are riding that rollercoaster of challenges and it feels like you might never hit the crest. 

Will we all get along?

Yes, it might sound daft, but this is probably the most important of the three criteria.  This is a life-changing decision for you and we want you to like us; be able to chat to us nearly every day; trust us to give you honest and professional advice; and be positive about working with us for the next four years on this exciting journey.

Recruitment business setup: The pre-launch

Once we’ve agreed to work together, we’ll arrange a date for you to come into the office to meet the team who will launch and support you and to kick-start the setup of your recruitment business.  This is a really exciting day for both us and you, and a chance to really get to know each other.  From there, we project manage the recruitment business setup to ensure it is as smooth and painless as possible for you.  Your new recruitment business could be set up in as little as 4 weeks.   

Recruitment business set up: What happens next?

Once we’ve successfully completed the launch of your new business, we continue to provide support across the key functions including Financial, Accounting and Back Office; Legal, Compliance and Business; Technical and Creative; and Resource Allocation (including Job Board access, vacancy reporting, skills testing, training, credit checking and DBS checks).

What will it cost me?

All of this in exchange for a small percentage of what you bill – no more than 30% and decreasing year on year throughout the term of our agreement.  The launch of the business will cost you absolutely nothing – there are no upfront costs, no fixed monthly fees and no weird (and not so wonderful) loans.
Simply put, we take the risk by investing our time and money into the setup of your recruitment business.  Of course, we hope that we’ll see a return on our investment by working with you to ensure your business is a success.  You only pay SSG when your business is billing and only when you get paid by your end client. 

No catches, no tricky small print, just an open and honest service with a clear and transparent Service Charge.

Can’t say fairer than that, eh?!

Right, I’m ready to talk!  What shall I do now?

Watch our videos, read our website, take a look at our LinkedIn profiles and generally get to know us. 

Then, when you’re ready, call us on 01442 937 774 for a confidential discussion on how we can turn your recruitment start up dreams into reality. 


1. What experience do I need to set up a recruitment business?

"Ideally, you will need at least 3 years’ experience within a 360-degree consultant role in an agency environment – this will demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the whole recruitment cycle, as you will need to be able to tackle all elements in your own recruitment business."

2. Surely there are other criteria?

"If you’ve got the experience, all we really need to know is: Have you got the drive, determination and motivation to succeed? Can we all work together?"

3. Where do I start?

"Have a read of our website. Check out our LinkedIn profiles. Watch our videos. Get to know us. Then, talk to us – we’re always happy to chat, be that via our website, over email or just on the good ol’ dog and bone. Call us on 01442 200944."

4. How long will the launch of my new recruitment business take?

"This depends on you and how quickly you want to move, but generally between 4 and 8 weeks from your Launch Day would be a reasonable estimate."

5. What support will SSG provide?

"We want you to focus on what you do best – recruiting! So, we provide support in four key areas:

Legal and Compliance – we consider all of the things you might not, to ensure your business is fully compliant.

Creative and Branding – from designing your logo on Launch Day, through the provision of stationery to building a bespoke website, our creative geniuses are on hand to make your business look beautiful!

Resource Allocation – including the key provision of job board access, as well as a raft of other services, we ensure that your new business has access to the resources it needs to trade successfully.

Accounts and Financial – we know no one wants to deal with the VAT Man and that challenging area of ‘the books’, so we ensure that your business’s back office runs smoothly.

Business – every business is different and so we respond to your specific business needs. PSL tendering, client dispute resolution, expansion, business mentoring…..the list is endless. Or it might be simply a shoulder to cry or someone to share those champagne moments!"

6. What does all of this cost me?

"SSG will launch your new recruitment business absolutely free of charge – no fixed costs, no upfront fees, no weird and wonderful loan agreements.

We then provide comprehensive ongoing support in exchange for a percentage of what you bill – never more than 30%."

7. When do I pay you?

"Only when you bill and only when you receive cleared funds against an invoice. No cash flow issues, just a simple and effective ‘pay us when you get paid’ provision."

8. What risks are there for me?

"As with every new venture, you’re taking a step into the unknown and, of course, there is a risk involved. Working with SSG allows you to mitigate those risks by not handing over your hard-earned cash up-front and by surrounding yourself with a team of experts, allowing you to focus on what you do best – recruiting.

SSG have launched over 200 new businesses and continue to support in excess of 135 of these. Our success rate is far higher than the average business start-up success rate and 4 out of 5 of the ventures we support stay with us at the end of their initial contract term. We like to think the numbers speak for themselves, but if you want to know more, call us on 01442 200944 for a no-obligation, confidential discussion."