Since 1990, ACTION RESUME SERVICE has been providing executive, professional and entry level resume writing and career development services to clients throughout the country. Today, we are excited to offer franchise opportunities within all 50 states for people interested in the continually growing resume and career development industry. This opportunity is perfect for stay at home parents looking for new income streams or for professionals looking for a new career opportunity.

An ACTION RESUME SERVICE franchise is a low cost way to become an independent business owner on either a part-time or full time basis. Because our upfront franchise costs are so low and the business can be operated as an in-home business, 1st year profit potential can be significant.

Franchises are available on a county by county basis and are priced based upon population demographics (Utilizing the most current U.S. Census Information). Franchise costs are listed below with additional anticipated start-up costs not associated with the franchise fee also detailed. If you have additional questions pertaining to costs, please feel free to call.

Population Demographic
Under 50,000
50,001 to 100,000
100,001 to 250,000
250,001 to 500,000
500,001 to 1 million
Over 1 million Franchise Cost
$15,995.00 Yearly Royalty/Support Fees
10% of Franchise Cost
11% of Franchise Cost
12% of Franchise Cost
13% of Franchise Cost
14% of Franchise Cost
15% of Franchise Cost
Start-Up Costs Exclusive of Franchise Fee
Required equipment would include either a desk top or laptop computer running Windows XP and Microsoft Word 2003 or greater, a high speed internet connection, a color laser printer, a credit card machine and phone/fax line. At the franchise holders option, store front rentals and other related business costs may also be incurred at the franchise owners option and expense. Phone book advertising and other collateral advertising outside of the Action Resume website is done at the franchise holders discretion. Insurance, utility and other related costs are at the expense for the franchise holder.
Estimated Start-up Equipment and Advertising Costs
$1,000.00 to $4,000.00
What do I receive for my investment?
For your investment, you will receive a two day training program that will cover all areas of resume/cover letter writing, sales/marketing support and client service support. Additionally, you will be trained on upselling concepts to increase revenue opportunities and training on how to market ancillary services such as secretarial, typing and administrative services. Also, you will have continuing business, sales and marketing support available from ACTION RESUME SERVICE as part of the annual Royalty/Support Fee.
How many and what type of inquires can I expect in a year?
On average, a franchise holder can expect 2 to 10 inquiries per day via phone and internet in the 100,000 to 250,000 demographic. Sales conversion rates are based upon individual franchise holder sales ability. The typical inquiry type to be expected will be 25% executive level, 50% professional level and 25% entry-level and blue collar.
What is the average selling price for resumes and cover letters?
Average selling prices for resumes and cover letters vary based upon geography and are established in tandem with the franchise holder and ACTION RESUME SERVICE. Typical Prices are:
Executive Resumes:
Professional Resumes:
Entry Level Resumes:
Cover Letters: $175.00 to $250.00
$125.00 to $175.00
$95.00 to $125.00
$35.00 to $55.00
Will I need additional employees?
Franchise holders should not have to incur costs for additional employees as the business can be operated by one person.
How can I get started?
To get more information or begin the application process, please contact us at 800-860-5876 or at any of the numbers listed below. You can email inquiries to
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to helping you in your new career.

This is not an offer to sell a franchise nor should it be consider a solicitation of any kind in any state where laws prohibit. Any and all statistical information contained within this website is for comparative purposes only and should not be considered absolute. Individual experience will vary.