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Express Adds 700th Franchise Location

September 17, 2014 - by Administrative Express Franchising

Express has hit the magic formula for a successful company. According to CEO and chairman of the board, Bob Funk, there is no doubt that the franchising business model is proving to be the greatest answer for businesses coming out of the recession.

Express recently awarded its 700th franchise location and the company shows no signs of slowing down. With offices in the U.S., Canada and South Africa, Express has rapidly expanded since the great recession of 2009. In the past three years alone, Express has grown from 553 franchise locations to more than 700. Additionally, sales are up 152 percent since the beginning of 2010.

Congratulations Louis and Vernita Williams

Louis and Vernita Williams of Lansing, IL, are the new owners of the 700th Express office. Louis was a pharmacist for 20 years and a pharmacy owner for 10. He has a degree in chemistry from Indiana University, a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University and a doctorate in pharmacy at the University of Illinois. Vernita managed several retail nutritional businesses for more than 10 years and was the human resources manager of the pharmacy she and Louis owned. She is a graduate of the Joseph School of Business and Entrepreneurship and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Indiana Wesleyan University. 

Why They Chose Express

The couple became interested in starting their own staffing company and after looking into various franchise organizations, the Williams family selected Express.

“My wife and I were looking to join an organization with a stellar support system. Express was a perfect fit,” Louis said. “My professional life has always had meaning, but this career choice has special significance for me. The opportunity to help families and give them the chance to work gives me a special sense of purpose in this world. An Express franchise will also provide the financial security my family and I have desired for so long.”

Free Lease Program

It’s a great time to join Express! For new franchisees awarded between now and Dec. 31, 2014, Express Employment Professionals will pay up to $2,500 per month on the first year’s lease! This is a great way to kick start your new Express office with a potential savings of up to $30,000.

The staffing industry is booming, and Express was just named the fastest growing major staffing company in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise and receiving your first year’s lease for free, visit ExpressFranchising.com/LeaseFree.

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New Florida Owner Takes on Active Role in His Community

September 12, 2014 - by Administrative Express Franchising

As a former area manager for Hertz Rental Car, Tony Mohorn is ready to move forward as a leader in his community with his new Express Employment Professionals office in Brandon, FL.

What better way to make an impact than by helping help job seekers find the perfect career and help businesses find the perfect employees? Tony holds a marketing degree from Aurora University and has been responsible for operations and sales for Hertz Rental Car for the past 10 years.

Tony and his wife Camille love to travel with their 18-month-old daughter, and the Mohorns are excited to take an active role in their community.

Eager to Build His Express Franchise

“Tony is driven and full of energy,” said Jessica Stone, Express Franchising Director.  “He is eager to get out and build a business in his local community.”

It’s a great time to join Express!

For new franchisees awarded between now and Dec. 31, 2014, Express Employment Professionals will pay up to $2,500 per month on the first year’s lease! This is a great way to kickstart your new Express office with a potential savings of up to $30,000. The staffing industry is booming, and Express was just named the fastest growing major staffing company in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise and receiving your first year’s lease for free, visit www.ExpressFranchising.com/LeaseFree.

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What Would You Do With an Extra $30,000?

September 10, 2014 - by Administrative Express Franchising

Last month, Express provided yet another reason for entrepreneurs to consider joining the Express Employment Professionals team. The First Year Lease Free program kicked off on Aug. 11 and offers the owners of new franchise locations the chance to enjoy their first 12 months of business without paying for their office space. For franchise locations awarded from Aug. 11 – Dec. 31, 2014, Express will pay up to $2,500 per month toward the lease. That comes out to an extra $30,000 in franchise owners’ pockets!

There’s a lot you could do with that much money, but one great idea to consider would be giving your office a new look. Creating a professional, eye-pleasing environment within your business is actually quite important. The old adage “You never have a second chance, to make a first impression” applies to a business’ appearance, not just a person’s appearance. Since you want your office space to accurately portray your business’ culture to your staff, customers, and the general public, this is money well invested. Plus, spending some money up front on your office design can help you maximize your space, which will ultimately help maximize productivity.

Check out how these Express franchises took their office spaces to the next level.

As the No. 1 staffing franchise named by Entrepreneur three years in a row, Express is excited about the growth opportunities that 2014 holds. And, not only is Express expanding, the entire staffing industry is booming with an expected $137 billion in sales in 2014.  To learn more about how you can become a part of this industry that employs more than 14 million people and its top franchise, explore franchise ownership with Express and receive access to our virtual tour.

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New Kentucky Express Owners Thrive On Success

September 04, 2014 - by Administrative Express Franchising

As founder and president of a market research company, Eric Blakemore knows a thing or two about running a successful business. He and his wife, Patti, will bring that knowledge to Express Employment Professionals as the new owners of the Lexington, KY, office.

“Eric and Patti came to Express as part of a resale opportunity for the Lexington office,” said Fred Muse, former Senior Director of Franchising for Express. “Eric is a good match for Express having a very successful ownership background in business, and also having the family and community background that fits Express so well.”

A Passion for the Community

With an MBA in business administration and a bachelor’s in chemistry from Texas A&M University, Eric worked for Cima Nano Tech and Hewlett-Packard, as well as served as a faculty member for the University of Phoenix. Patti brings a background in retail merchandising to the operation.

Eric and Patti, as well as their four children, are active in their local community and church. Eric serves as bishop at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He is also an executive officer for Boy Scout Troop 203 and serves on the Site-Based Decision Making Council at Rosa Parks Elementary School.

Patti is a Toastmasters International member, a Cub Scout Committee Chair for the Boy Scouts of America, and has volunteered for various church positions.

Express Model for Success
“Eric has more than 20 years in the marketing and business development field with both large and small companies,” Muse said. “He exemplifies integrity. He loves to plan and implement, and is a systems follower who will be able to successfully take advantage of the Express model for success.”

It’s a great time to join Express!

For new franchisees awarded between now and Dec. 31, 2014, Express Employment Professionals will pay up to $2,500 per month on the first year’s lease! This is a great way to kickstart your new Express office with a potential savings of up to $30,000. The staffing industry is booming, and Express was just named the fastest growing major staffing company in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise and receiving your first year’s lease for free, visit ExpressFranchising.com/LeaseFree.

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DeCoste and McKenna to Fly Express Flag Over Nova Scotia

September 02, 2014 - by Administrative Express Franchising

Congratulations to Shane DeCoste and Darlene McKenna on being the new franchisees for Express Employment Professionals in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Shane and Darlene are the first owners to open an Express franchise in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Success Is In Their Blood

Growing a successful business and helping companies succeed is second nature to Shane.

He gained more than 15 years of experience in various sales and marketing roles during his time with Molson Coors Canada. He received the Supplier of the Year honors, was awarded a Molson Coors Heritage Award for his role in delivering outstanding business growth results, and received an award of distinction for mentoring students.

With a volunteer spirit, Shane also has a heart for the community. He has served as a United Way chairperson, founded several charity events, participated in community clean up days, and is a volunteer with the Nova Scotia Curling Association.

Express Model Helps Meet Financial and Lifestyle Goals

“Shane is a veteran within the sales and sales management sectors. He is an extremely professional individual that is driven by results,” said Brook Wise, Express Franchising Director. “Shane sees the Express model as a way to meet his financial and lifestyle goals, while making a positive impact in people's lives. He also sees our model as a way for him to continue his community involvement.”

Darlene earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree with an emphasis Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Nova Scotia. She served as an engineer with Nova Scotia Power and has worked as a solutions consultant and strategic account manager throughout her career.

She is also active in the community as a volunteer on the Storm Outage Team for Nova Scotia Power and as an organizer and founder of the family golf tournament for 12 consecutive years.

Shane and Darlene have a daughter, Raya, and are involved in her soccer, dance, gymnastics, and skating schedule.

“Shane is a great owner will be flying the Express flag in Nova Scotia,” Wise said.

Be An Express Franchise Owner

It’s a great time to join Express! For new franchisees awarded between now and Dec. 31, 2014, Express Employment Professionals will pay up to $2,500 per month on the first year’s lease! This is a great way to kickstart your new Express office with a potential savings of up to $30,000. The staffing industry is booming, and Express was just named the fastest growing major staffing company in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise and receiving your first year’s lease for free, visit ExpressFranchising.com/LeaseFree.

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