VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Oct 6, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) - Liberty Tax Service and its Founder and CEO John T. Hewitt have been named 2014 Small Business Influencers by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.com.
The honor is not the first for Hewitt, who was recognized as a Top 100 Influencer Champion for his ongoing commitment to identifying and developing small business owners. He was also recognized for this honor in 2011. The Top 100 Influencer Champions initially are identified during a social media campaign that includes members of the small business community. Those who receive the most votes are then judged by a panel of small business experts that chooses the Top 100.
Both Hewitt and Liberty Tax earlier this year were recognized as Top 5 Community Choice Honorees in the social media campaign conducted by Small Business Trends, an online publication, and SmallBizTechnology.com, a media company that produces online content.
"This award affirms what we do at Liberty," said Hewitt. "Every day we help men and women recognize their dream of becoming business owners."
For 15 consecutive years, Hewitt has been named one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in the Tax Industry," by Accounting Today. Hewitt founded two of the three top tax companies: Liberty Tax Service and Jackson Hewitt.
Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) is the parent company of Liberty Tax Service. Liberty Tax is the fastest-growing tax preparation franchise and has prepared almost 18 million individual income tax returns in more than 4,400 offices and online. Liberty Tax's online services are available through eSmart Tax, Liberty Online and DIY Tax, and are all backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax locations and its nationwide network of approximately 35,000 seasonal tax preparers. Liberty Tax also supports local communities with fundraising endeavors and contributes as a national sponsor for many charitable causes. For a more in-depth look, visit Liberty Tax Service and interact with Liberty Tax on Twitter and Facebook.
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