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TaxAssist Accountants Franchise

TaxAssist franchisees need NOT be qualified accountants; they manage professionals who offer accountancy services to small businesses and self-employed.

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At a Glance

Established: 1995

UK Presence: There is 360 TaxAssist shops and offices across c235 territories. We still have 200+ territories available across the UK

Start Up Cost: £100,000

Min personal contribution: £40,000

BFA Status: Full




Franchise Info

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Take control of your future by running your own TaxAssist Accountants practice

Help your local economy thrive and take a central role in shaping your small business community. Offering much more than just accountancy services, you’ll become an invaluable trusted advisor to small business owners – and have a real impact on their lives and livelihoods.

Starting your own business with TaxAssist Accountants means you will have a proven business model to follow. Everything is mapped out for you, including all you need to set up your new business, a comprehensive six-week initial course, and ongoing training and support for both you and your team of accountants and advisors.

Our ownership structure is unique within franchising. The business is part-owned by franchisees (c.40%) and new franchisees have the opportunity to not only join a successful franchise network, but also to buy a stake in the business via shares if they choose.  Through a formal shareholder voting system, this ownership structure allows franchisees to have their say on major strategic decisions affecting the Group.

There is currently over 225 TaxAssist Accountancy practices in the UK, with another 175+ territories available.

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Adapting to change in 2020

In the most turbulent times the UK economy has seen for decades, TaxAssist franchisees have increased their stature in their local business communities thanks to unsurpassed levels of support and communication.

When coronavirus brought small business grinding to a halt, our Support Centre team worked tirelessly to ensure franchisees continually had correct and up-to-date information to meet their clients’ requests for help.

Supporting you on your TaxAssist Accountants journey

Your business will have the marketing power of a global brand. Our proven lead generation service delivers the right prospects to grow your fee bank, while your own responsive website and Google Ads campaigns increase your visibility locally.

Our Training Academy keeps you and your staff ahead of the curve. Bespoke training and technical support is delivered when you and your team need it to help ensure your business remains the local market leader, operating to the highest professional standards.

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Next steps

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Case Studies

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Franchisee Interview: "Taking on this franchise has just worked for me"

Cheryl Hopkins FCCA joined TaxAssist Accountants in July 2009, after the birth of her first child made her realise she needed to escape the corporate rat race and work for herself.  After ten years, she has built up her practice to over 350 clients from her shop in Nuneaton and office in Tamworth, has a team of four staff and has given birth to her second child. She shares her inspiring story here, about the new independent life taking on a franchise with TaxAssist Accountants has given her.

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Interview: The Benefits of a Trusted Brand When Starting Your Accounting Practice

James Mattam provides his insights and thoughts about TaxAssist Accountants, franchising and the accountancy industry. Learn about how you can take advantage of TaxAssist Accountants Brand-Power when starting your own franchise!

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Case Study: Escaping the corporate rat-race to work for yourself

Cheryl Hopkins FCCA joined the TaxAssist Accountants franchise in July 2009, after the birth of her first child made her realise she needed to escape the corporate rat race and work for herself. After just seven years, she has built up a practice with 300 clients from her shop front premises, has a team of seven staff and has given birth to her second child. She shares her inspiring story here, about the new independent life taking on a franchise with TaxAssist Accountants has given her.

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Interview with Lloyd Evans, TaxAssist Accountants - West Midlands

In 2012, after working more than 20 years as a chartered accountant, Lloyd Evans decided he wanted to build his own business where he was the majority stakeholder in control. TaxAssist Accountants gave him the perfect opporunity to tap into his past experiences and and move towards his goal. Read more about his journey...  

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Interview with Nadeem Iqbal of Walthamstow, London

Nadeem Iqbal decided to start a TaxAssist Accountants franchise after having dreams to start his own business for many years. He realised he couldn't do this alone and the proven team at TaxAssist was the ideal partner for success!

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Exclusive interview: "I became my own boss with a proven business model"

John Biggs decided that he wanted to run his own small business but unsure as to what the business would be, he turned to franchising. With a background in accountancy he started to look at the opportunities available and TaxAssist’s reputable background and solid business model appealed to John. To find out more about the steps to franchising...

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Interview

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Franchisor Interview
Exclusive interview: "Franchising helps to minimise the risks and pitfalls"
09-December-2015

In this exclusive interview with whichfranchise, Karl Sandall, CEO of The TaxAssist Group,  shares his experience of franchising, why TaxAssist went down the franchise route, and why franchising minimises the risks in comparison to business start-ups. As an award-winning franchise and leader in its field, this interview gives you a unique insight into this industry. To get the inside scoop...

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News

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17 new franchisees join TaxAssist Accountants in 2020

TaxAssist Accountants continued its successful recruitment of new franchisees virtually throughout 2020, with 17 new joiners, including two new partners to existing practices and one franchise resale, bringing the total number of franchise areas up to 244 in the UK. It also redesigned and hosted three virtual Initial Training Courses despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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TaxAssist Accountants nominated for Best Franchise Award 2020

The unique awards are based on feedback from franchisees, highlighting the best franchises on the market.

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New TaxAssist Accountants shop opens at Clapham Junction in Central London

Martin Thomas and Sarah Kay join in partnership for new venture at 205 Lavender Hill, London, to operate alongside Martin’s shop in Victoria.

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First Area Representative Agreement signed for TaxAssist Accountants in New Jersey

TaxAssist Accountants, the UK’s largest network of small business specialist accountants and leading tax and accounting franchise, which launched in the US earlier in the year, has signed its first Area Representative Agreement with President Hal Gross.Hal has ambitious growth plans for the small business tax and accounting franchise in the US.

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Virtual TaxAssist Accountants Discovery Days prove a big hit

With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, and the need for social distancing measures, TaxAssist Accountants converted its popular monthly Discovery Days to a virtual format. Almost 70 potential franchisees have attended virtual Discovery Days in 2020!

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The TaxAssist Group wins Business of the Year at the Norfolk Business Awards

The Business of the Year award is a prestigious category, with the judges selecting just four finalists from all of the awards entrants.

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Videos

Synopsis

In this video, hear from Steven Frost, CEO of Smith & Henderson, as he explains why TaxAssist were awarded a Five Star Franchisee Satisfaction award. Find out why franchisees rate TaxAssist so highly within the following 5 key areas: Training and Support, Franchise System, Relationships with Franchisor, Leadership, and General Satisfaction.

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