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How To Start Your Own Recruitment Business


With the increase in online work, there is a growing need for agencies that help companies find qualified employees who can get to work. Finding good workers for your company can be difficult, as can finding a good company to work for if you are actively looking.

Apparently, you have decided that you want to get into this lucrative business, so you need to have an answer to how to start your own recruitment business. Let's dig into this topic to become better informed of the steps that will need to be taken.

Make A Plan

Create a good business plan to know what you have to work for and what you are working towards. They will require this anyway if you are planning to go through a lender for some start-up capital. If not, it is still the starting point of any business that you do not want to skip.  

Numerous things should be included in the plan. If you are unfamiliar with the process, download a template from the internet that will walk you through it. Here are some of the things that you should include.

  • Start-up costs
  • Operating costs
  • Payroll costs
  • Projections
  • Competitors
  • Goals

These are just some of the main points your business plan needs to include. Your lender may require more, so check with them before applying for business loans.

Take Care Of Legal Requirements

Every area will have some stipulations that will be on the books, so it is best if you reach out to the business departments of your local government and see what they require. If you want to get the basics out of the way, get all this setup.

  • Choose the type of business entity
  • Register with IRS for taxes
  • Get some good business insurance
  • Get a business license
  • Set up an accounting system

Each of these steps will rely on the others to be able to get them all done, so take one action at a time to get through the process. These will need to be done before you start taking on clients.

Set Up Office

After completing the legal requirements, it will be time to set the office up. It is better if you have a separate location to conduct business, but if you are starting out in your basement, keep in mind that an expansion will be needed soon.

The office space will be where you do most of your work, so make it as comfortable of an atmosphere as possible. Add some pictures on the walls, plants by the windows, and maybe a small radio to give yourself some entertainment. Stay within reason, but make the office appeal to you and your clients that may be visiting you.

Start The Business

Now the fun begins. You will need to get your brand out to the people and employers. You will need to start with the employers because if you do not have any job opportunities open, there will be no need for clients. You can always start by doing what many other agencies are doing and use jobs posted across the internet, but eventually, you will want to have your own connections.

Once the employers are lined up, start your marketing campaigns. You need to pull in as many clients as possible and continue doing so. If things get too busy for the operations that you have set up, expand your computer system and hire some help.


Starting a recruitment business can be very lucrative because many people rely on internet-based interactions. To have a good company, you must offer services from start to finish.

Once you obtain the clients, you will need to understand who they are, what they are looking for, and what they qualify for. From there, match them with potential employers and let them work out the fine details of their new place of employment.


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