Empower Webinar Series

Steps to Start a
Staffing Firm

Tuesday, Nov 7th at 11:00am (PST)

Demystify ALL the steps of starting your recruiting and staffing agency. In this confidential, 30-minute webinar, you will learn how to:

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Questions about the webinar?

Great question.

We plan to start right at 11:00am sharp, then present for 25-30 minutes.

You can ask questions via chat at any time, and we’ll run through them all at the end. We’ll hang out for Q&A for as long as it takes to answer everyone’s questions.

We set the calendar invite for 45 minutes, but are happy to keep the webinar open longer, if needed. 


Dan and Ryan run a staffing & recruiting firm called Empower Associates, an “Associate” model where top-performing agency recruiters and sales professionals land when they want to become independent, yet not have to deal with the startup costs, management, and headache of running an agency, but who still want all the benefits of true autonomy. Our Associate model pays out 80% commissions.

Our Associates are themselves independent and there is no cost to join. You can read more about us by clicking the Become an Associate link at the top of this page, if you’re curious.

We are sincerely wanting to help aspiring entrepreneurs with the benefit of our experience. We hope you find it helpful and valuable 🙂

Sure thing…

We will walk you through, step by step, everything you would need to know to set up your own new company, including:

– Legally registering your company with the state and IRS
– Other legal and tax tips (we aren’t lawyers or CPAs, but just passing along what our lawyers and CPAs have told us)
– Choosing your geography focus and talent niche
– Insurance requirements
– Financial software considerations
– Deciding to go solo, vs. building a team
– Deciding if you want to offer temp services and what those implications are
– Hiring admin support
– Building & leveraging external recruiting partnerships 
– Nurturing relationships for a community of support and mentors for yourself
– Most importantly, evaluating all of the technology available in 2023 to recruiters to automate and streamline your processes.

So, what will learn that you cannot online? Our personal experiences. Ryan and I have been in the industry since 2011 and 2005, respectively. We each started our own agencies after years in the agency world. We have learned a lot and just want to share it with you, and hopefully you will find it helpful 🙂

Great question.

We are not going to talk about recruiting and sales best practices, how to close candidates and clients better, get higher fees, sales funnel strategies, etc., which would be better to present in a separate webinar. Stay tuned! 


We will be using the Zoom Webinar platform. We will disable all participants’ cameras and microphones. In Webinar mode no one can see your camera, Zoom account, name, anything. Everyone will only be able to see our camera.

For Q&A at the end, only the hosts will be able to see questions. We will also not say, “Oh, Dan from Phoenix has a question.” We will only say, “We have a question from someone asking…”


Anyone interested can register and join. Just send them this signup page.


Meet the Presenters

Dan Fisk, CEO/COO
Ryan Buono, Chief Technology & Product Officer
Empower Associates

This confidential, free webinar will be live over Zoom, where you can watch anonymously, yet still be interactive with Q&A at the end. 

Our goal in this presentation is to provide the agency recruiter all the information they’d need to launch their own firm.

Dan Fisk

CEO/COO & Co-Founder, Empower Associates

Dan Fisk & Ryan Buono