Rank no.454 – Mom Corps – US
Products & Services: Staffing
Number of Locations: 15
Total Investment: $39.2K – 63.7K
Began Franchising: 2009
About Mom Corps
Inspired by her own quest to balance work and family, Allison O’Kelly founded Mom Corps in 2005 to match professionals with companies offering flexible work opportunities. People looking for work register online, fill out a profile detailing their qualifications and flexibility needs and upload their resume, and they are then able to search and apply for jobs. The Atlanta, Georgia-based company began franchising in 2009.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $39,200 – $63,700
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6-16%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $150,000
Liquid Cash Available: $40,000
Franchise can be run from home. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed..
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #454 (2013),
Low-Cost: #85 (2013),
Top New: #44 (2013),
Mom Corps is a WBENC certified professional talent acquisition and career development firm. Companies of all sizes trust Mom Corps as their go-to resource for finding experienced professionals. We help these companies leverage our loyal talent network of over 160,000 candidates, their networks of like-minded individuals, and traditional recruiting methods to find high-caliber talent for their organizations. We attract, educate and place candidates seeking greater work-life satisfaction. Our approach has been recognized in the news media (TODAY Show, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes) and awarded on a national level (Ernst & Young Winning Women, Working Mother, Inc. 500, Conference Board).
When companies think of top talent, and when candidates think of achieving work-life satisfaction, the answer is the same: Mom Corps.
We bring this business model to the marketplace through the following services:
Staffing services (Contingent, Project, Permanent)
DIY online job board postings
Access to flexible job opportunities
Job search support services: E-newsletter, web resources, blog, free webinars, local events and more!
Mom Corps Definition of Flexibility
Flexible staffing doesn’t just mean filling part-time positions. Flexibility can be defined and utilized in a number of ways throughout organizations. We define flexibility as it relates to Time, Place, & Duration:
Time: Modified hours. Modified work week. Part-time.
Place: Telecommute some days. Virtual. No required travel. Short Commute.
Duration: Permanent. Temporary. Contract. Project-based. Seasonal.
About Our Founder and How Mom Corps Came to Be
Allison with her boys.
Allison O’Kelly, founder and CEO of Mom Corps, graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia, passed the CPA exam on the first try, and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. When she went to work for global professional services network KPMG, she was quickly assigned her location’s largest client. Later, O’Kelly took a position with Toys “R" Us and was placed on a fast-track management program.
Then she had children.
Just as O’Kelly always strived to be successful professionally, she held the same standards for herself as a mother. Unfortunately, in the corporate world, she was unable to find a balance between career and family. She opted to start her own practice, serving small businesses with strategic planning, accounting, and tax services.
O’Kelly soon hired five other women, all with families, to help serve her client base. “Over time I saw many women, mothers just like me, who wanted to stay in the workforce but didn’t know how to find opportunities which would allow them to preserve symmetry in their lives," O’Kelly said. “Because of this obstacle, many mothers leave the workforce altogether. At the same time, I noticed corporations were struggling to find high-caliber employees."
Her observations led O’Kelly to a distinctive calling. While she wanted to create meaningful opportunities for a much larger community of professionals raising families, she also wanted to continue serving clients with excellence—yet fundamentally change the way companies fill their intermittent staffing needs.
This is how Mom Corps was born.