Business Name: Express Employment Professionals
Location: 721 Front St., Conway 72032
Date opened: July 15, 2013
Number of employees: 3 locally; 350,000 internationally
What type of business is it? We are a Locally Owned Full Service Staffing Company
What specifically does your business do? We help companies find great employees and individuals find great jobs!
Owner or Manager Name: David McClain
Why did you decide to open this business/location? I had the opportunity to open this business in other locations but chose Conway because of several reasons. The opportunity to join a growing and progressive business community was appealing to me. Just as important was the opportunity for my family to live in a community where we felt our interests aligned with the communities’ interests and activities. After moving to Conway and becoming more settled each day, I know we made the right decision!
What is the best part about owning/operating this business? The best part of owning this business is that you get to impact people on a daily basis in a positive manner. We get to play a part in helping people find work that need a job or are just looking for a change. By doing this, we are helping them provide for their needs. If you stop and think about it, it is really cool that we get to help people every day while helping the local business community find quality employees!
What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since opening this business? There are a great number of quality employees that want to better our local business community. It is our job to work with local businesses to present the most qualified employees when a business has a need.
What is the best piece of advice you received before going into this business? Make sure that you are doing something that you love because there will be ups and downs during the normal business cycle and you have to be able to persevere through the good times as well as the tougher times.
What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in business? Make sure that you are doing something that you are passionate about. Starting a business is very tough and you have to love what you are doing or you will be more likely to get frustrated and want to give up.
What makes your business unique to Conway and Faulkner County? There are other companies that are in our same industry, but we take great pride in making sure that we always provide a good fit for both the employee and employer. We perform an extensive interview process that not only identifies skill sets but also a willingness to do the job. If someone has the ability to do a job but they are not interested in doing the job, it is not a good match for everyone involved. We are a locally owned business that takes great pride in this great community! Not only are we locally owned, we are nationally affiliated. Express employs over 350,000 people in 50 states and Canada. We have the support of our Franchise Company which provides proven business practices and allows us to concentrate on building our business here in Faulkner County.