August 04, 2010 // Franchising.com // Sacramento, CA – Nation's "Tax Lady" Roni Deutch initially launched her franchise concept in April 2007 by promoting a concept that ushered in a wave of competent, professional tax return preparation, something she felt was strongly missing from the tax preparation industry, but she soon found that there was a need for competent, professional business services as well.
Recently, Deutch announced that Roni Deutch Tax Center entered into a partnership with OSI Business Services to provide access to bookkeeping services at her national franchise locations, now elevating Roni Deutch Tax Center franchises to tax preparation and business centers.
"This new venture is the start of something special," said Roni Deutch, CEO and Founder of Roni Deutch Tax Center, noting that she plans to strike new partnerships with many other business services. "Offering additional business services to our customers truly differentiates this franchise brand, and gives access to a year-round business model that's sustainable, profitable, and relationship-building for our franchise owners."
Through the relationship, Roni Deutch Tax Center developed a competitive referral program for OSI Business Services, where franchisees are given a monthly commission based on the referred services. As a result, franchisees encourage their customers to utilize OSI Business Services for its bookkeeping needs and reporting programs, allowing Roni Deutch Tax Center franchise owners to enjoy more revenue, while providing more service and value to its customers year-round. At the same time, OSI Business Services gain access to a new customer base.
"Cementing our business with a solid, respected brand like Roni Deutch Tax Center was an ideal way to introduce our services to new clients across the country," said Bill Gerber, Managing Member of OSI Business Services, LLC. "While all business owners and management personnel need trusted tax preparation, they also need timely and accurate financial data in order to make informed business decisions. We are a natural fit to compliment Roni Deutch Tax Center, and we look forward to many years of success together."
In this current economic climate, the year-round model allows franchises to become the business resource center of their community. In addition to offering tax preparation services and bookkeeping services, Roni Deutch Tax Center plans to announce partnerships with other business services, such as debt settlement, payroll services, healthcare, and business entity formation.
"Giving the franchise owners access to year-round revenue streams is a vital strategy as we continue to distinguish our business model within this industry," said Deutch. "Our customers trust us. We are now able to be a business hub for the community under one roof, while our customers are introduced to OSI as a proven leader in the bookkeeping industry that can develop policies and procedures to streamline accounting."
Three years from its initial launch, Roni Deutch Tax Center has opened 72 franchise owned tax centers operating in 22 states. The company is anticipating explosive growth in 2010, and plans to have 150 tax centers operating for the 2011 tax season.
OSI's goal is to remove business owners from the hassle of dealing with the never-ending flow of bookkeeping details by providing a cost effective alternative to maintaining an in-house bookkeeper. They are QuickBooks Pro Bookkeeping experts. OSI can assist clients with any and all bookkeeping functions contained in the Quickbooks software. Clients still maintain control over their cash transactions and are ensured access to company reports 24x7 through a secured internet connection, via OSI's servers.Trained staff process work under the direction of CPAs. This allows OSI to provide the highest quality of service through the depth and breadth of knowledge you would expect from a professional outsourcing firm.
Roni Deutch has built her reputation as one of the most successful tax lawyers through hard work and dedication to the needs of taxpayers. Her competitive spirit and insatiable work ethic have made her a household name with nearly half of all American adults. Through her years of practice, she saw that many of her clients' tax problems were caused by sloppy and unprofessional tax return preparation. Ms. Deutch decided it was time to put her experience to work for taxpayers across the country. Roni Deutch Tax Center is now filling the need for competent tax return preparation. In the February 2009 edition of the Entrepreneur Magazine, Roni Deutch Tax Center is in the top 2% of the fastest-growing franchises out of over 3,000 franchise concepts in the country, and was recently ranked fourth overall on the 2010 Franchise Times 'Fast 55' list for its high average unit growth. An affordable franchise opportunity, a Roni Deutch Tax Center franchisee can expect to invest between $30,633 (tax preparation business conversion) and $119,950 to open a tax center with the average investment being about $85,000 for one location.