This article has been submitted by The Recruitment Venture Group
Starting up your own recruitment business. It’s a dream that many people working in the sector share. It’s a chance to do things ‘your way’; an opportunity to put into practice ideas that have been growing with experience.
Sometimes though it’s a good idea to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. To think strategically, rather than tactically. To ask – what does it really mean to run my own recruitment business?
To answer that in one word. Achievement. There is so much to be achieved by setting up and running your own business.
For a start, there’s the fact that you’re in control of your own future. Your own destiny. Seizing the opportunity and launching your own business is a huge achievement.
Of course there’s career progression within a company, and a promotion can be exciting and rewarding. But to be above that, and have the knowledge that you’re steering the ship, is a whole different thing. Is there a risk? Of course – there’s always some element of risk in business, but can you put your hand on your heart and say that your current role as an employee is without risk?
Those ideas that have been growing over time are your ideas. They might be concerned with client service, candidate interaction, the use of media – but they’re all concerned with how you think you can add value to a recruitment business, and contribute to the sector. How you can help companies find people, and people find jobs. To do that you’ll be making a contribution to society, and commerce. That’s a real achievement.
As an employer you’ll be providing jobs for people yourself of course. OK, it might not be hundreds of staff to start with, but nevertheless you will be employing people into the recruitment sector. There’s another achievement.
Let’s get a bit more personal. Being your own boss means you can plan your own future in a way that you can’t as an employee. The years ahead may take in having a family, attaining some personal goals or achieving some specific ambitions, but whatever the ‘grand plan’ is, you’re better placed to achieve it when you’re your own person, running your own business.
Much of that is of course inextricably linked to finances. It’s pointless to say it will be easy, but running your own recruitment business gives you more potential. Business targets aside – for the moment – to have the potential to earn beyond the limits of the ‘pay scale’, and realise that, is one of the biggest achievements.
Back to business. You’ll be the boss. The leader. Motivating a team, by communicating to them the targets, goals and objectives, and then achieving that, is massive. It’s rewarding – in every sense – and it’s something that only comes with the autonomy of running the show.
All in all then, starting up and running your own recruitment business is very much to do with achievement. We know that because WE see it happen time and again.
Who are we?
We help recruitment professionals start up their own businesses. We help you achieve. We are The Recruit Venture Group
With full backing, an income and no personal outlay from the start, we will help with legalities like incorporating your company, sort your premises, guide you on branding and we give you access to industry leading back office support systems.
You’ll be able to pay yourself a salary, which is a sound foundation to help you build your dreams and we will become your mentors and supporters, but never forgetting that’s it’s your business. It your achievement.
To start up, you’ve got to make a start. And that’s how to do it.