SAN PEDRO, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The soft job market is making it especially difficult for recent college graduates to find a job. Coupled with the staggering number of employees who've experienced recession-related layoffs, it's easy to see why people are looking at new options. As a result, franchises like Tri Tax are booming.
Starting your own business during a recession may seem like an odd idea, but it's actually one of the best times to do so. People still spend money in a bad economy, and with the vast majority of Americans needing to file a tax return each year, proven tax preparation franchises such as Tri Tax are recession-proof. "This last year has truly been amazing," says Tri Tax President and CEO Carlos Marquez. "We've seen several franchisees add locations, move to larger offices, or go from a kiosk location to a full-service office. I truly believe that this recession has helped our company grow."
Alberto Guerrero is among the new Tri Tax franchisees who have become a rousing success. After his post-college job search resulted in disappointment, a close friend and current Tri Tax franchisee introduced him to the company. "I was skeptical in the beginning," he says, "but after I attended a Tri Tax conference and met Carlos Marquez, I discovered the potential of the tax industry."
Alberto says his decision to open a Tri Tax franchise in Whittier, Calif., in 2008 has been rewarding both personally and professionally. "I really enjoy being able to properly prepare customers' tax returns and educating them about the tax world. The biggest surprise, though, was realizing that through my Tri Tax business, I could make enough money during the tax season that I could stay with my family the rest of the year."
Typical franchises require an initial capital investment that's cost prohibitive to many people. Tri Tax is more interested in the passion and work ethic of its potential franchisees than how much start-up capital they have. Marquez explains, "We have special programs available for those who qualify, and these programs help potential franchisees join our team with less capital."
Becoming a Tri Tax team member comes with all of the education a franchisee needs, regardless of their professional experience. "Although I come from an accounting background, Tri Tax's proven system makes it irrelevant," Alberto insists. "Tri Tax offers excellent support, competitive training, extensive marketing campaigns, low-cost business supplies and, more importantly, a successful system for the lowest cost of any tax preparation franchise."
Not surprisingly, Alberto highly recommends his experience to other recent graduates and those who are between jobs and ready to rebound. "With Tri Tax, there's no secret to becoming successful. Anybody can do it. Follow Tri Tax's proven system, dream big, work hard, and never quit."
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