You are probably one of them. I bet you are.
You are one of the many exceptional recruiters out there. The REC tells us there is 119,000 people employed in the recruitment industry, so statistics tell us that there will be at least 10,000 exceptional recruiters!
Most of these exceptional recruiters will have developed a niche market that they are excelling in, through their own strong personal brand for delivering not just excellent candidates, but ongoing market intelligence, competitor info and so much more value add – they are true partners to their customers.
But do you know these key things?
So, what is stopping you from saying “to hell with me doing this for someone else, when I could be doing exactly what I am now but for myself!”?
Is it a fear of change and the failure that could follow?
We have all heard the stats (often inflated) of how many businesses fail in their first year. The reality is about 20% of start-ups across the UK at the moment are dissolved in year 1! Poor buggers! I reckon that must hurt!
However, why then have we seen 100% of the recruiters we support (most of whom have gone beyond that mystical 1-year anniversary) not just remain in business, but thrive as they build up their bank balance, recruit employees and start ticking off the goals they set themselves – whether that is as a stand-alone recruiter or to grow a bigger team.
How are they bucking the trend? Well, apart from the fact that we at Sunblink are involved (I had to get that in!), these are the reasons, I believe ensured their success;
That is what will ensure your success! That is what will enable you to focus on the most important thing – bringing in business and not only surpassing 12 months but many, many more years beyond that!
Let’s be honest, it’s still not an easy step to make, but I want you to know the facts are, you can massively maximise your chances of successfully building your own recruitment business by doing these few things.
You’re already doing 90% of it but to the benefit of someone else’s pocket so get in touch and I’ll happily listen to your thoughts on where you are and what you ideally want to achieve.