It's wonderful to see my dream of a cooperative network of HR professionals come true and I'm very proud that we're now the market leading HR franchise."
Sue Tumelty – Founder

Our Top Tips for Setting Up Your HR Business

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It can be a daunting prospect to think about leaving a salaried role and setting up alone. You may be thinking: “I’m an expert in HR, not in running a business.” There is much to consider when starting a new business; brand, marketing, lead generation, IT and finance all need to be taken into account. But with the right support from the outset, you can give yourself the best chance for success. At The HR Dept, we have 20 years’ experience and 63+ licensees who all run their own HR businesses every day with the support of our franchise brand.

We have combined their top tips for making the transition into self-employment as frictionless as possible, so you can start your rewarding journey to becoming a business owner. Download our free brochure today by filling out the form on the right side of this page, and get in touch if you think The HR Dept could be the right opportunity for you.


What can you expect from our guide? Our practical tips on the following:

- Prepare your finances
- Great planning makes for long term success
- Work smart, and enjoy the benefits
- Find your ‘why’
- Work for yourself, not by yourself
- Family and friends are here to help
- Do your research and understand the market
- Building a client base
- Take the leap!

Why should you trust our advice? We've been helping HR professionals for 20 years

We are proud at The HR Dept to be the UK's market leading HR franchise. We support 70+ licensees running their own successful HR businesses across the UK, Ireland and Australia with the benefits and security of our trusted brand. However, having started as a local family business, our top priority continues to be adding value in a local and personal way for the clients we work with.

We want you to enjoy building your business and to have the freedom that being your own boss brings, without the worry of going it alone. Use your own HR knowledge to build a business you’re passionate about, and we'll be here every step of the way to guide and support you.

Hear from our licensees

Don’t take our word for it! Our collaborative network of like-minded HR professionals share their thoughts on what they value from being a part of The HR Dept franchise: