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  • Make your Dreams a Reality

    Do you Dream of Starting

    Your Own Recruitment Agency?

Start your own Recruitment Agency

However obvious it might be that you hate your daily commute, the silly internal company politics, the daft KPIs, the endless meetings, the rotten commission structure, the lousy basic salary, the lack of recognition & the relentless juvenile office ‘banter’, it can still seem a fairly daunting prospect to consider ‘jumping ship’ to starting your own recruitment agency. At SSG, we understand that. After all, we have already done the very same thing over 200 times since 2003.

After all, who wouldn’t want to own 100% of a new business & retain at least 70% of all of your billings? Naturally enough the idea of a team of recruitment agency experts launching a business for you for absolutely nothing seems attractive (almost too good to be true at this stage perhaps?) but still, starting a recruitment agency? Is that really what you want to do? One day a ‘Recruiter’ & the next a ‘Recruitment Business Owner’. How does that work?

As a Recruiter with a minimum of 2 years billings experience, I guess the real question for you is not should you start a recruitment agency, but more are you angry enough to actually do so yet? Have you reached that point where something simply has to change? Something has to give one way or another.

What is it going to take?

Start your own recruitment agency with our help

Since 2003, ‘We Are SSG’ has launched 200+ recruitment ventures for motivated Recruiters determined to start their own recruitment agency. Each & every business launch has been at our cost – not a joint commitment or a partial SSG investment. We pay to launch the new business – not you. That you understand that key point is very important to us.

So, we launch a new business for you as part of our on-going support & investment – it costs you absolutely nothing. Not a penny. After so many years of hard work, experience and expertise, we know exactly what needs to be done to launch a fully compliant, sustainable and successful Recruitment agency.

And of course there is more! Once we have launched your business, we then provide you with all of the on-going support that you will ever need to compete with any of the big boy corporates or local tough guy independents - every recruitment tool imaginable (including the precious job boards, CRM systems and vacancies!), every level of financial, tax, accounting and recruitment agency mentoring & every level of real World, human empathy and understanding required.

Let’s face it, after 13 years of doing exactly this for hundreds of other Recruiters is there really a chance however remote that we couldn’t solve literally any recruitment agency problem that you might face? We would have to be pretty daft not to have learned what a start-up recruitment agency really needs by now & it isn’t just the tools to do the job. It is a reservoir of tools, talent & time crafted over many years of blood, sweat and tears!

Start your own recruitment agency? Are you ready?

OK – so before you start to feel that this whole entrepreneurial thing might not be for the ‘likes of you’, why don’t you download our free report detailing exactly who has already made the leap from Recruiter to Business Owner with our help?

Inside you will find a breakdown of the last 100 Recruitment Start-Up business launched by ‘We Are SSG’ – including a demographic breakdown of the lead Recruiters, who they are, what they do, what level of experience they had and what markets they work.

And guess what you’ll find?

100 Recruiters just like you – determined, mature, knowledgeable & serious people with genuine reasons to end the lunacy of working for someone else & confident enough to know that sometimes it is great to get help from others who have already learned all of the horrible lessons, made all of the inevitable mistakes and still come out of the dark tunnel smiling!

Guess what you won’t find?

Confusion. Cost. Mystique. Arrogance or magical Silver Bullets – just facts, solutions and buckets of honesty. So, before you dread one more Monday morning or feel sick at the sight of your post-tax, take home reward for selling your soul on behalf of some KPI obsessed idiot who probably knows less than 10% of what you know, get clicking or get calling us on 01442 937 774.

You kind of already know you ought to, don’t you? …..

Call us on 01442 937 774 for a confidential discussion about how SSG can help you achieve that Holy Grail of starting your own recruitment agency.


1. Setting up a recruitment agency is my dream, but do I have the business experience it takes to succeed?

"SSG provide the business acumen, so all the experience you need is at least 3 years in a 360-degree recruitment role, ideally within an agency environment. Add to that the drive, motivation and determination to succeed and the belief that we can all work happily together, and, as they say, teamwork makes the dream work."

2. Is there a clear step-by-step process to follow?

"SSG will project manage the start-up of your new recruitment agency for you, ensuring that everything that is necessary to get your business up and running is in place. The launch of your new business generally takes between 4 and 8 weeks, but of course this is dependent on you and your plans."

3. How many recruitment agencies has SSG launched?

"Since 2003, we’ve launched well over 200 new recruitment agencyes and we continue to support in excess of 135 of those businesses. 4 out of 5 of the ventures we support stay with us at the end of their initial contract term and we have an enviable success rate, especially in comparison to the national average success rate for start-up businesses."

4. How long does it take before most companies start making a profit?

"It varies depending on sector, location, current situation and, of course, any restrictive covenants in place. We advise you have savings to cover at least 3 months’ costs to survive that ‘baked beans period’ – most businesses should be invoicing by then, if not sooner."

5. I’ve read about comprehensive ongoing support after the launch process is complete – what is included?

"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. Do SSG offer recruitment start-up business funding or investment?

"Not as a general rule, however we do have an equity model where we may consider some additional investment (over and above the free business launch) in return for a percentage share of your new recruitment agency.

What we do invest is our time and money in launching your new recruitment agency free of charge, and providing comprehensive ongoing support, regardless of whether or not you bill that month "

7. What other recruitment agency start-up funding options are available to me?

"If you are in need of funding to start up your own recruitment agency, there are a number of options available to you, which include bank loans, franchises, private investment, associate or commission only schemes, or self-fund DIY (where you may save the funds yourself or borrow from family/friends).

All of these options, as with the SSG offering, have pros and cons. We’re happy to chat them through with you – just give us a call on 01442 200944."

8. What are the first steps?

"You’ve already taken the first step – that’s how you ended up here! What’s next?

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 "