We have developed an innovative business model that allows our network to focus on a lucrative market of potential clients. 

The proven TaxAssist Accountants business model is straightforward: take on hundreds of small and medium sized businesses, sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and personal taxpayers, with relatively uncomplicated accounting, tax and advisory work, while being based in visible, accessible and welcoming shopfront premises. 

Why we focus on small and medium sized businesses

Concentrating on the needs of small and medium sized business clients can offer time-management advantages. Through our training and support functions, a first-class service can be offered to clients including a suite of financial services under the TaxAssist brand.

These service lines offer an enormous opportunity for future growth of the TaxAssist brand with recurring income streams, which also include advisory services, in-house payroll and tax consultancy services. 

Build a sizeable, scalable and profitable accountancy practice

Our aim is to strengthen our network with franchisees that follow our business development strategies in order to build a sizeable, scalable and profitable accountancy practice.  

These strategies are based on best practice and powerful marketing techniques that can accelerate the growth of each TaxAssist Accountants business. Initially, you are likely to spend at least half your time on business development activities. As your practice matures and grows, you will spend more of your time attracting new clients, managing customer relationships and leading a team of staff members. 

The goal is to work on the business rather than in it, and with many years of experience (since 1995) behind us, we have actively evolved our support infrastructure to enable our network to build their businesses in a commercial, modern and dynamic way. Read more about the 'TaxAssist Practice Engine' here.

Grow a valuable asset

While you are taking an ongoing income from your business, you are simultaneously building a valuable asset. When you are ready to sell your practice, we can help you realise the value of your asset, safe in the knowledge that you will be able to sell at industry multiple norms and beyond. 

Examples of actual business sale prices: 

  • £460k fee bank, 1.3 multiplier
  • £182k fee bank, 1.23 multiplier
  • £190k fee bank, 1.3 multiplier
  • £254k fee bank, 1.1 multiplier
  • £340k fee bank, 1.4 multiplier

A highly visible shopfront model

TaxAssist is known for changing the landscape of the accountancy industry through retailing tax and accounting services, which has become the cornerstone of our success. 

Visibility, credibility, walk-in business and brand reinforcement are just a few of the benefits that operating from shopfront premises brings to our accountancy network. Not only is this a place of work for our business owners and their staff to operate from, but it is also a permanent advert that performs day and night, right throughout the year, that has supported our growth and served us well. 

Our dedicated support team will help you through every stage of setting up your shopfront location in the most efficient and convenient way possible. We'll walk you through everything from finding the right premises, negotiating your lease and planning permission through to refurbishment, staffing advice and holding your launch event.

Client testimonial

“I wanted someone local and the TaxAssist Harpenden shop is just down the road from where I live. I read the advertising in the TaxAssist window and decided I needed their help to make my business more organised.

“An accountant being local and having a physical presence is important. If I hadn’t seen their shopfront, I don’t think I would have asked them to help me out.”

Nick Hancock - Harpenden Handyman - TaxAssist Accountants client

Acquiring blocks of fees and practices

We help our franchisees with acquiring blocks of fees from retiring accountants or practices for sale to support the growth of their business and we work with specialist industry brokers to identify new opportunities. 

There are benefits to buying a fee bank as not only does it assist in building the business, it can provide experienced staff members and good contact lists. Firms with a good understanding of technology can often generate returns quickly from purchased fee banks. Clients will see a smooth transition to the TaxAssist Accountants family and benefit from the enhanced range of services we offer. 

The British Franchise Association

The British Franchise Association (bfa) is the only voluntary accreditation body for franchising in the UK. Its remit is to develop and continuously improve the standards of good practice in franchising and to accredit franchisors who meet these standards. The bfa represents more than 300 UK franchise brands each vetted against a strict code of business practice.

TaxAssist Accountants is an 'Established' and long-standing member of the bfa and we fully endorse their code of ethics and operate in accordance with them. For further information please visit their website: www.thebfa.org

Franchising is a proven, tried and tested route into self-employment and the banks are supportive in providing funding, as there is a lower rate of failure than going into business alone.

How can I get started as a TaxAssist Accountant?

There are three different ways you can join us and become a TaxAssist Accountant: by building a new practice, buying an established practice, or converting your existing business to benefit from our brand, support, multiple income streams and lead generation activities.

All of these methods are laid out clearly on our dedicated page

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