Subscribe to Inc. magazine

Check It Out

To find out about the temporary-help industry, an entrepreneur interviews for a sales job at a temp agency.
Advertisement

APRIL 1990

When researching business opportunities, trying to get the inside scoop on an unfamiliar industry can be frustrating. When Dennis Iacobbo wanted to learn more about the temporary-help industry, he interviewed for a sales job at one such company to find out about it.

He gleaned enough information to start Job Link Inc., a Providence agency specializing in factory temporaries. "I learned how to price the product, what kind of taxes to apply, how much to charge for overhead, and what a time card should feature as well as how to get it back, approved, verified, and pay the proper taxes," recounts Iacobbo. He and partner Ali Cabral turned a profit in their opening week, and today Job Link grosses more than $10 million a year.

Last updated: Apr 1, 1990




Register on Inc.com today to get full access to:
All articles  |  Magazine archives | Livestream events | Comments
EMAIL
PASSWORD
EMAIL
FIRST NAME
LAST NAME
EMAIL
PASSWORD

Or sign up using: