Startup Costs

Start A Staffing Agency

Startup Costs

Wondering how much it costs to start a staffing agency?

  • The minimum startup costs for a staffing agency: $6,642
  • The maximum startup costs for a staffing agency: $49,130
  • The average startup costs for a staffing agency: $27,886

Here's a detailed list of a staffing agency startup costs:

1

Advertising & Marketing Costs

Around $2,055.

What goes into advertising & marketing costs?

  • Business Signage - $1,280
  • Customer Research & Surveys - $150
  • Business Cards - $25
  • Affiliate Marketing Commission & Fees - $125
  • Google Ads - $150
  • Facebook & Instagram Ads - $175
  • Direct Campaigns, Printing and Mailing - $150

2

Software Expenses

Around $1,546.

Your staffing agency needs software to run efficiently!

Why spend money on software? Because it can help you save time and automate certain parts of the business, so you can focus on the most important matters. Software and technology can help you grow your business, and save you from expensive personnel costs.

What goes into software expenses?

  • IT Support - $1,075
  • Accounting & Invoicing Software - $25
  • CRM Software - $125
  • Project Management Software - $12
  • Internal Communication Tool - $10
  • Payroll Software - $100
  • Email marketing tool - $50
  • Online data storage - $149

3

Office Space Expenses

Around $1,642.

It will be your call to determine if you need office space. It is not a requirement but may be necessary as your staffing agency grows.

What goes into office space expenses?

  • Office Supplies - $512
  • WiFi - $55
  • Rent - $1,000
  • Utility Costs (office space) - $75

4

Business Formation Fees

Around $13,000.

There are a few key costs associated with forming your business entity, such as setting up an LLC and getting trademarks, copyrights, and patents sorted.

What goes into business formation fees?

  • A Patent - $10,000
  • Small Business Insurance - $1,250
  • Permit and License Fees - $375
  • Set up business: LLC & Corporations - $275
  • Trademarking - $350
  • Lawyer Fees - $750

5

Equipment & Supply Expenses

Around $3,274.

Starting a staffing agency may require purchasing some equipment, whether that's for producing the product or packaging the goods, or equipment needed in the back office.

What goes into equipment & supply expenses?

  • Technology Office Equipment - $2,750
  • Cleaning Supplies - $262
  • First-aid Equipment - $262

6

Other Expenses

Around $250.

What goes into other expenses?

  • Time! - $250

7

Website Costs

Around $3,365.

Every business should have a website, and it's worth spending a bit of money to set it up right.

What goes into website costs?

  • Web Design - $3,100
  • Website builder - $57
  • A Domain Name - $106
  • Email hosting - $40
  • Server Hosting - $25
  • Website chat function - $37

8

Employee & Freelancer Expenses

Around $2,750.

What goes into employee & freelancer expenses?

  • Payroll - $2,000
  • Other Employee Expenses - $500
  • Employee Reward Ideas - $250