This article was submitted by The Recruit Venture Group
Would you start with the polls? Well, we all know that they can be dangerously misleading, but if you’re thinking of starting a recruitment business you need to take soundings. What’s the employment situation like in your area? Who hires? What market sectors are strongest, and weakest, on your proposed patch? What’s the competition like?
Secondly, just in case you were waiting to see how the election went before you decided to start on your own, what are you waiting for? The fact is that the economic climate, the overall trends, the interest rates and the disciplines concerning forming a new business haven’t, and won’t, change overnight.
Neither will the continued need for businesses to grow, compete and deliver a better service. And to do all of those things companies need the right people. Which is why this is a good time to be helping them with their recruitment.
The chances are that, if you’re a recruitment consultant, you’re at one and the same time thinking ‘I know that because I talk to a lot of businesses’, and ‘I’m the one on the front line. I see what bosses want, and I bet I could deliver a really sharp service – myself. My way’.
So, again. What are you waiting for?
If its support, backing, guidance on branding and start up investment then you’ll need to do that research too. Find out how best to get the kind of overall package of back up you’ll need. It’s out there.
You’ll need a manifesto of course. In this case it’s a business plan. Put it together and set out your objectives. Things will change anyway, but your ambition won’t.
So do it. Vote for yourself, and your future.