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Athens, GA – In 1965, Walter Padgett had a vision. As a small business owner in Athens, Georgia, he witnessed fellow business owners struggling to manage their tax and financial issues. His solution? Padgett Business Services, a company that provides small businesses with the expertise they need to address those issues and assist them in building a successful business. Decades later, small business owners still rely on Padgett. So much so that the company now has thousands of clients across all industries, and hundreds of local owner-operated offices.

Padgett Business Services, a financial reporting, tax consulting, and payroll services franchisor, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. “I’m proud to say that our products and services are on the cutting edge of the financial services industry,” commented Chairman and CEO Steve Rafsky. “Small business entrepreneurs view us as a principal resource, due in large part to our 40-year heritage of delivering efficient, dependable service.”

Padgett will celebrate 40 years of service at the annual company convention, to be held this summer in Hawaii. The convention is an opportunity for the Home Office to provide training, introduce new products and services, set organizational goals, and recognize the achievements of top franchise owners. This year, Padgett will celebrate the company’s decades of success and ruminate upon the technological changes facing the industry. However, no matter how technology and market fluctuations may alter the industry, the company’s focus will remain on solving clients’ financial issues. “The system and services that Padgett was founded on will continue to be the strength behind what we do for small business owners,” said Vice-Chairman Brian Austin.

To mark the 40th anniversary, Padgett Business Services recently introduced a revitalized corporate logo. Two overlapping diamonds now appear with the company’s name, symbolizing the strong relationship between Padgett Business Services and its clients. The overall design more accurately represents the company that is leading the industry in delivering superior services to small business owners. “Our new logo reflects the fact that, while our brand has a long and distinguished history, the attributes that bring it to life for our customers are as fresh and vital as ever, “ added President and COO Roger Harris. “Our professional services are what draw clients to Padgett Business Services, and they are the tools that have taken us to the forefront of the industry.”

Since 1966, Padgett has provided financial reporting and tax consulting services to independent business owners throughout North America. Padgett has been ranked as a top small business accounting firm by Entrepreneur, Success, and Income Opportunities magazines, as well as being ranked in Accounting Today’s Top 100 annual ranking of tax and accounting firms.


Submitted by: Kate Lockamy
Padgett Business Services
160 Hawthorne Park
Athens, GA 30601
800-723-4388 x226



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