SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 19 // PRNewswire // -- To succeed in a new business, you need to focus solely on your venture and limit outside distractions. Right? So how is a mother of eight - the youngest still a newborn - shattering first-year success records? The answer lies with Melissa Ramirez herself and the company that believed in her: Tri Tax.
Ramirez had been preparing taxes for seven years before joining the Tri Tax team as a franchisee in November of 2008. Her dream was to be part of something bigger than herself. "I wanted to get my name out there, and I knew that the marketing support from Tri Tax would increase my business," she says. "And it has - to a level beyond my expectation. I'm now seeing about 40 clients a day, and they're consistently referring me other people."
Tri Tax Founder and CEO Carlos Marquez describes the success that Ramirez has achieved in just three months as "phenomenal." He points out that she is Tri Tax's No. 1 office when compared to other first-year franchisees and No. 2 overall out of the more than 75 Tri Tax locations in southern California.
But with eight children ranging from 20 years to five months, how is it possible to achieve this kind of success so soon? Ramirez thanks her husband and oldest daughter for help at home and Tri Tax for help on the job. "Owning your own tax franchise is actually a great way to spend more time with your family," she says. "Also, though the economy is bad for certain people, a tax preparer will always be in demand--and especially one associated with a franchise geared towards one of the fastest growing populations: the Hispanic community."
Tri Tax provides all of the solutions, based on tried-and-true methods, to its franchisees--there's no "reinventing the wheel," which Ramirez says has helped her immensely. "It's always wise to learn from others' mistakes. This will make your business grow faster and with fewer headaches."
Her advice for others considering a similar career path? Eliminate "fear" from your vocabulary. "Don't be afraid of challenges or competition," Ramirez suggests. "I have a tax office next door to me - and I do mean right next door - yet it doesn't stop me from achieving my goal."
Carlos Marquez founded Tri Tax in San Pedro, California, while still in junior high. His passion for assisting individuals and families across all economic segments led to a booming business that soon outgrew its initial site. He relocated to Wilmington, California, and began franchising the company, giving others the opportunity to experience the limitless success he had created for himself.
SOURCE Tri Tax