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9 02, 2021

Sandler Named A 2021 Top Franchise And A Top Franchise For Veterans By Franchise Business Review

2021-02-09T11:10:56-05:00February 9th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Sandler (www.sandler.com) has once again been named a Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review and late last year was also named a Top Franchise for Veterans, which adds to the multitude of honors Sandler has accrued over the years.

Sandler is one of the largest training organizations in the world, providing innovative customer-focused content, tools and resources designed to increase performance and stature of those involved in revenue generation. Delivery modalities include Virtual Instructor-Led Training (livestream & on-demand), Online Courses (SandlerOnline LMS), and in-person ILT via 270 local offices as well as the Corporate Development Division which serves enterprise organizations.

Programs focused on Prospecting, Social Selling, Enterprise Selling, Customer Success, Sales Management, Selling Into the C-Suite, and Coaching result in common processes, culture and sales language within client organizations, translating to increased revenue and more accurate forecasting.

Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance.

Sandler was among over 300 franchise brands, representing more than 28,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research.  Sandler franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training and support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

“There are thousands of successful franchise companies operating in North America, but many of those companies do not offer a solid investment opportunity for the actual franchise owners,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review.

David Hiatt, Director of Franchise Development at Sandler, said, “I am happy to be bringing people to Sandler for a life-changing experience.  In a traditional business startup, you have to be, do, and think of it all.  A franchise, however, offers a proven business model that has been well thought out and successful.  You don’t need to reinvent the wheel.”

About Sandler

For more information, please visit https://www.sandler.com/franchising/.

 

22 01, 2021

Express Employment Professionals Accelerates Franchise Development And Welcomes 50 New Franchisees In 2020

2021-01-22T12:34:26-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Leading Staffing Provider Franchise Signs 61 Agreements to Expand Footprint Across North America and South Africa.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Express Employment Professionals, the leading global staffing provider franchise, announced today that it experienced significant growth in 2020, signing a total of 61 franchise agreements to bring 27 new offices to key target markets, while continuing operations at 34 existing locations and welcoming 50 new franchise operators, systemwide.

In February 2020, Express also acquired direct hire staffing firm, Frontline Recruitment Group, further expanding its global footprint into Australia and New Zealand for the first time.

“The global workforce was hit hard in 2020 by COVID-19 and each industry sector had different needs at different times. Despite the challenges and complexities that the pandemic presented, our franchisees rose to the occasion and helped fill thousands of jobs last year,” said Bill Stoller, CEO of Express Employment Professionals. “We feel humbly grateful to be able to make an impact on people’s lives in the way we do, and we’re excited to grow this impact in the years to come.”

Since its inception 38 years ago, Express has become the dominant brand in the staffing franchise sector, growing to more than 830 locations across three countries. Express’s longstanding reputation as a staffing industry leader, top-tier unit-level economics and proven track record of success have been driving forces behind its accelerated franchise development, and the brand is positioned for continued growth in 2021. This year, the company plans to open new offices in key areas across the globe; throughout the U.S. in California, New York and Ohio; in Ontario, Canada; as well as South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Throughout 2020, Express was also recognized among the franchise and staffing industries’ most prestigious accolades, including Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500, Franchise Direct‘s Top 100 Global Franchises, the Canadian Franchise Association’s Recognition Awards, and ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards.

Express Employment Professionals is the number-one flexible staffing franchise for people, communities and businesses. The company works with job seekers to help them find the right job for their skills and experience, and annually employs over 552,000 people across 830+ franchise locations worldwide. Express has been recognized as the staffing category leader on Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious and highly competitive Franchise 500 ranking of the top franchise opportunities for 10 consecutive years and its franchisees have average annual sales per territory of over $6 million in the U.S.

Express’s long-term goal is at the heart of its company’s vision: to help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. The brand is actively seeking qualified candidates to help grow its brand footprint throughout the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. To learn more about franchise opportunities with Express Employment Professionals, contact Vinny Provenzano, Vice President of Franchising, at vinny.provenzano@expresspros.com or visit www.expressfranchising.com.

ABOUT EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS

At Express Employment Professionals, we’re in the business of people. From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Our international network of franchises offer localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, employing 552,000 people globally in 2019. For more information, visit www.ExpressPros.com.

19 01, 2021

Express Rounds Out Decade as Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® Top Staffing Franchise

2021-01-19T10:53:02-05:00January 19th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Company Recognized in Top 100 Franchise Brands Overall.

OKLAHOMA CITY — For the tenth consecutive year, Express Employment Professionals has received the distinction of the No. 1 Staffing Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500® list released Tuesday. The company also landed in the top 100 franchise brands for the magazine’s 42nd annual ranking.

“To reach a decade as the top staffing franchise on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list is entirely due to our hardworking franchise owners and the obstacles they overcame in 2020,” Express CEO Bill Stoller said. “These franchisees strengthened our brand so much that we were able to expand franchising internationally to Australia and New Zealand, as well as exceed our franchise sales goals for the year in the midst of a global pandemic. When faced with hardship, I’m proud to say Express passed the test and is built to last for years to come.”

Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur editor-in-chief, also acknowledged the challenges of last year but highlighted the unique opportunities it presented.

“Franchises were able to be nimble and innovative, serving the needs of franchisees and customers in ways that will resonate for many years to come,” he said. “We believe that, when we eventually look back on this time, we’ll see it as a moment when many brands defined themselves for the future.”

Key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

With more than 830 franchises internationally, in 2020, Entrepreneur further recognized Express as a Top Global Franchise, a Top 100 Franchise to buy for less than $150,000 and one of the best franchise brands of the year. Staffing Industry Analysts added to the accolades by naming Express the tenth largest global staffing firm, the sixth-largest U.S. staffing firm, the sixth-largest U.S. office/clerical staffing firm and the second-largest U.S. industrial staffing firm.

“The Express family is growing and there’s even more opportunity for entrepreneurs to realize their business ownership dreams with us in 2021 on our way to put a million people to work annually,” Stoller said.

If you would like to arrange for an interview with Bill Stoller to discuss this topic, please contact Sheena Karami-Hollander, Director of Corporate Communications and PR, at (405) 717-5966.

About Bill Stoller
William H. “Bill” Stoller is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the international staffing company has more than 830 franchises in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Since inception, Express has put more than 8 million people to work worldwide.

About Express Employment Professionals

At Express Employment Professionals, we’re in the business of people. From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Our international network of franchises offers localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, employing 552,000 people globally in 2019. For more information, visit www.ExpressPros.com.

5 01, 2021

Build a Successful Business in 2021 With ActionCOACH Heartland

2021-01-05T12:54:28-05:00January 5th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

DES MOINES, Iowa and OMAHA, Neb. — ActionCOACH Heartland is excited to announce a franchise business development opportunity for entrepreneurs and people aspiring to own their own professional services business. ActionCOACH has a 27-year track record of success as the largest and oldest business coaching franchise globally with over 1,000 offices in 80 countries.

ActionCOACH is considered the leader in the business coaching industry because of their unique “Client Guarantee” that promises their clients a 100% return on their investment. No other coaching company offers this type of guarantee. As an ActionCOACH franchise owner this powerful promise is backed by proven turn-key systems that will improve profits and help every client grow their businesses.

If you are looking for a potential career change and have the desire to truly make a difference by helping local businesses in your community, then partnering with ActionCOACH Heartland may be an ideal franchise opportunity for you. As a franchise partner, you will impact your local economy by working directly with business owners to help them improve their budgeting and business planning, sales and marketing, better systemize their operations, and educate and train their team. Most importantly, you will help them to make more money, which is ultimately what every business owner wants more than anything else.

Where other new business start-ups may take months or even years to get off the ground, the ActionCOACH franchise model provides a turn-key operation combined with local training, marketing and support that will allow you to hit the ground running so you can start to generate income on day one when you start your new business.

“Once I completed my [ActionCOACH] certification and training,” says ActionCOACH Heartland franchise partner Greg Thompson, “I came back and immediately had programs I could market and sell.” Greg joined ActionCOACH in 2008 and is a multi-year award winner for highest client retention.

According to Thompson, based in Urbandale, “Now, more than ever, small business owners need our assistance, especially right now. We are on a mission to save as many businesses as possible by providing solutions, strategies, and actionable steps to help them survive and thrive — even through these difficult times.”

“An astonishing 80% of businesses fail within the first five to ten years, plus with the pandemic, more businesses than ever are struggling, so demand for coaching is at an all-time high,” says ActionCOACH Heartland Co-Founder David Drewelow. “We have the most immediate need for new firm owners in Des Moines and Omaha. Our franchise model provides a relatively low financial upfront investment, short ramp-up time, low overhead, high profit margins and an excellent ROI to our franchise owners.”

“Most firm owners are looking to build a million-dollar coaching firm within 3-5 years. Our firm model allows you to build a team of coaches who will ultimately make a positive impact on business owners in your community. All the while you, as the firm owner, will be financially rewarded for your effort. If this opportunity sounds exciting to you, then ActionCOACH Heartland invites you to learn more at www.actioncoachheartland.com.

About ActionCOACH Heartland

The ActionCOACH Heartland territory was founded in 2002 by David and Lonna Drewelow. Their team of award-winning franchisees and business coaches are located in 10 different offices throughout the territory. David serves as the head coach in recruiting new franchisees and he has a team who provide start-up support, business planning, marketing, and on-going training and support to all franchise partners and their team members around the territory.

“The coolest thing about being with ActionCOACH,” says David, “Is that it aligns with my passion and my desire to really help people. I welcome the opportunity work with people who have a heart for helping people.”

To learn more about our head coach, our firm model, or to request more information, please visit:

https://www.actioncoachheartland.com/about/who-is-actioncoach/ 
https://www.actioncoachheartland.com/firm-model/ 
https://www.actioncoachheartland.com/request-information/

21 12, 2020

Express Employment Professionals Expands Franchising into Australia/New Zealand

2020-12-21T14:27:34-05:00December 21st, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Franchise Ownership Opportunities Now Available.

OKLAHOMA CITY — After acquiring direct hire staffing firm Frontline Recruitment Group earlier this year, Express Employment Professionals is expanding globally once again to offer franchise ownership opportunities in Australia and New Zealand.

The nearly 40-year old staffing company currently has more than 830 franchise locations across the United States, Canada and South Africa and was recently named one of the Top 10 Largest Global Staffing Firms by Staffing Industry Analysts. In 2020, Express was also designated as the Top Global Franchised Staffing Company by Entrepreneur and Franchise Direct.

Express specializes in providing a full range of employment solutions for every industry, including skilled trades, light industrial, office services and professional.

“In a season when many businesses have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Express is proud to mark another exciting milestone in our history, which allows those with dreams of business ownership to take the next step on their journey,” Express CEO Bill Stoller said. “We are excited to hit the ground running to connect qualified job seekers with reputable companies in this new venture in Australia and New Zealand.”

The staffing industry generated $498 billion of revenue in 2019 and Express has seen a quick rebound in labor demand since businesses were allowed to resume operations after initial COVID-19 shutdowns in early 2020. Notably, open job orders across the company currently exceed that of pre-pandemic levels.

“Franchise ownership in our industry has generated a lot of buzz this year because of the recession-resilient nature of the business model,” said Vinny Provenzano, Express vice president of franchising. “We are honored to bring the lessons of the past nearly 40 years to this new region and ultimately, hope through employment.”

Express Employment Professionals is the No. 1 flexible staffing franchise for people, communities and businesses. The company works with job seekers to help them find the right job for their skills and experience, and annually employs over 552,000 people across more than 830 franchise locations worldwide. Express has been recognized as the staffing category leader on Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious and highly competitive Franchise 500 ranking of the top franchise opportunities for nine consecutive years and its franchisees have average annual sales per territory of over $6 million in the U.S.

Express’s long-term goal is at the heart of its company’s vision: to help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. The brand is actively seeking qualified candidates to help grow its brand footprint throughout the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. To learn more about franchise opportunities with Express Employment Professionals, contact Vinny Provenzano, Vice President of Franchising, at Vinny.Provenzano@ExpressPros.com or visit www.ExpressFranchising.com.

About Bill Stoller
William H. “Bill” Stoller is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has more than 830 franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa, and beginning in 2020 will expand to Australia and New Zealand. Since its inception, Express has put more than 8 million people to work worldwide.

About Express Employment Professionals

At Express Employment Professionals, we’re in the business of people. From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, our international network of franchises offer localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve, employing 552,000 people across North America in 2019. For more information, visit www.ExpressPros.com.

11 12, 2020

Sandler Named One Of The Most Profitable Franchises Of 2020 By Franchise Business Review (FBR)

2020-12-11T12:45:53-05:00December 11th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Sandler Also Named To FBR’s First Annual Culture100 List.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Franchise Business Review has named Sandler (www.sandler.com) one of the top 35 franchise companies to be recognized for strong financial performance and high franchisee satisfaction as well as one of the top 100 franchises to be recognized for their culture.

Franchise Business Review surveyed over 28,000 franchise owners from nearly 300 leading brands and then analyzed the data from each brand, including ratings for leadership, mission, community, and overall franchisee satisfaction.  A market research firm, FBR performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and provides the only ranking of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance.

According to Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review, “Our goal is to help prospective business owners understand which franchises offer both a strong financial opportunity, as well as extremely high satisfaction among their current franchise owners.”

David Mattson, President and CEO of Sandler, says, “We pride ourselves on being one of the largest training organizations in the world and providing outstanding support for our stellar franchise network.  We thank all our franchisees for sharing their positive feedback with FBR.”

About Sandler

Sandler provides innovative customer-focused content, tools and resources designed to increase performance and stature of those involved in revenue generation. Delivery modalities include Virtual Instructor-Led Training (livestream and on-demand), Online Courses (SandlerOnline LMS), and in-person ILT via 270 local offices as well as the Corporate Development Division which serves enterprise organizations.

Programs focused on Prospecting, Social Selling, Enterprise Selling, Customer Success, Sales Management, Selling Into the C-Suite, and Coaching result in common processes, culture and sales language within client organizations, translating to increased revenue and more accurate forecasting.  For more information please visit www.Sandler.com.

9 12, 2020

Air of Despair: 57% of Unemployed Americans Blame COVID-19 for Job Loss

2020-12-09T12:16:29-05:00December 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

OKLAHOMA CITY — The majority of unemployed Americans say the COVID-19 pandemic is most responsible for their job loss and continued unemployment, which is becoming more daunting as time passes.

This is according to a newly released survey conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. An expanded analysis of the full results, including survey methodology, can be found here.

More than 2 in 5 unemployed adults (41%) have been out of work for six months or less, becoming unemployed during the pandemic. The most common reason they are unemployed is their job or position was eliminated due to COVID-19 (33%), followed by they quit (12%) or were laid off (11%).

The national survey of 1,504 U.S. unemployed adults ages 18 and older was conducted online by The Harris Poll between Oct. 15 and Oct. 28, 2020. It offers a detailed, in-depth look at who is unemployed and why.

Efforts Deteriorating in Job Search

Finding a job is the top priority for the majority of unemployed adults (70%). On average, they spend 12 hours a week looking for work. Unemployed adults applied to 11 jobs in the previous month but only had one interview, on average.

Grim Financial Outlook

More than 2 in 3 unemployed adults (69%) do not feel financially secure right now, and 70% believe they do not have enough savings to survive unemployment much longer. The most common sources of income during this time are savings (40%) or financial support from friends and family members (29%).

Relying on Unemployment Benefits

Looking at national and state unemployment benefits, 3 in 4 (75%) agree there is not enough financial support provided to those individuals who are unemployed, especially given that more than half (56%) used to be the breadwinner for their household.

Twenty-seven percent of unemployed adults report they currently rely on unemployment compensation benefits. The average income from unemployment benefits among those receiving them is $828 a month.

Accepting Less than Ideal Job Offers

Because of difficulties in the current job process and increased competition from other job seekers, 85% would be willing to accept some aspects of a job that may be less than ideal if they were offered a job right now. If offered a job right now, they would most commonly be willing to accept a job not in their desired field (47%), that requires long hours (35%) and a more junior position/title (29%).

About the Survey

About Express Employment Professionals

At Express Employment Professionals, we’re in the business of people. From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, our international network of franchises offer localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve, employing 552,000 people across North America in 2019. For more information, visit www.ExpressPros.com.

30 11, 2020

Boulder Designs: Illuminating the Way For Rock-Star Franchisees’ Success

2020-11-30T18:47:12-05:00November 30th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Boulder Designs® has had an amazing year in 2020 with franchises popping up all over the country, resulting in tremendous growth! Franchisees rave about being part of the Boulder Designs family of businesses, and the feeling is mutual. Boulder Designs officials don’t hesitate to share the love for their franchisees and their businesses. By Rose Mango

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13 10, 2020

Sandler Named a Top 20 Online Sales Training Company By Selling Power Magazine

2020-10-13T09:58:34-04:00October 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Sandler’s Pivot To Facilitate And Implement Online Training Recognized.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — In the face of the pandemic, Sandler was able to accommodate clients with a strategic move to online training, and the expansion of online tools and the Sandler Digital Library, which earned them a place on Selling Power Magazine’s first list of the Top 20 Online Sales Companies in 2020.

Selling Power is the leading digital magazine for sales managers and sales VPs.  According to Selling Power founder Gerhard Gschwandtner, “Recent research from McKinsey & Company shows 90% of sales teams have transitioned to remote selling.  Finding a sales training partner that can deliver effective learning virtually – the same way B2B sales teams are conducting business – will be crucial for leaders as they navigate the current crisis and plan for the future.” 

“We are honored that our ability to successfully pivot and provide online training in the midst of the pandemic finds us on this list,” said David Mattson, President and CEO of Sandler.  “Since we are always on the cutting edge of everything in our industry – with our online courses, webinar archive, My Sandler app, virtual instructor-led courses and training sessions, and strategic alliances – it was a tactical, yet natural, move for us.”

Selling Power’s criteria for selecting companies to the list included:

-Platform and applications used for delivery of online training

-The scope and breadth of online offerings

-Methodologies for supporting participant retention

-Strength of client feedback as it relates to customer support, ROI, ease of use, and overall client satisfaction

Mattson continued, “While many of our centers have been able to return to in-person training, it’s important to be able to offer an online alternative to those who need that option.  This recognition from Selling Power is a nice addition to the accolades Sandler has already received this year from Training Industry, Franchise Business Review, and Entrepreneur.”

Sandler’s delivery modalities include Virtual Instructor-Led Training (livestream & on-demand), Online Courses (SandlerOnline LMS), and in-person ILT via 270 local global offices as well as the Corporate Development Division which serves enterprise organizations.

About Sandler

Sandler (www.sandler.com) is one of the largest training organizations in the world, providing innovative customer-focused content, tools and resources designed to increase performance and stature of those involved in revenue generation.