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Tax Preparation Franchise Smart Tax, Step-Above Tax Preparation Services Opens in Asbury Park, NJ With Local Entrepreneur. | Tax Preparation Franchise Smart Tax, Step-Above Tax Preparation Services Opens in Asbury Park, NJ With Local Entrepreneur. Smart Tax Franchise Continues Expanding by Partnering with Local Driven Entrepreneurs – Projects 100 Tax Center Franchise Locations By 2012.

BROOKLYN, NY – While many businesses are slowing down due to the rocky economic climate, Smart Tax franchise, a newly launched 10-unit tax preparation franchise concept, is just starting to speed up.  Smart Tax franchise is a step above the competition by offering quicker returns, better services and is expanding rapidly, now opening its newest location in Asbury Park at 100 Memorial Drive.

“I have always been extremely involved in my local community and bringing Smart Tax to my home in Asbury Park is a great way to provide a service in high-demand and one that can benefit everyone,” said Randy Ashenfarb, franchisee of the Asbury Park location.

Ashenfarb has been a teacher and a mentor to children for the past 7-years prior to his recent entrepreneur endeavor. He started his own mentoring program for kids, called Mentor Me. Mentor Me connects kids in the community to a mentor and allows the kids to see first-hand an adult in a job that they are interested in, as well as give them some guidance and inspiration. When Ashenfarb learned about the opportunity to own his own franchise business with Smart Tax, he immediately knew it was something that he had to be a part of for himself and that could work in conjunction with his Mentor Me program.

“I wanted to find a business venture where I could pursue my overall passion for helping people and opening a Smart Tax franchise allows me to also be involved in my Mentor Me program to support the kids in my community,” said Ashenfarb.  Ashenfarb plans to open three Smart Tax tax preparation franchise locations in the New Jersey region by tax season 2011.

CEO and Founder Nick Rizzi grew Smart Tax into four small successful locations, after launching his first location as a 29-year old entrepreneur using his life savings and a credit card.  Rizzi created his concept a step above the competition by offering quicker returns and better services.

Despite the economic climate and people cutting back on spending, tax returns is one appointment people can look forward to every year—and people can get their taxes processed at Smart Tax in as quickly as an hour for a very low cost.

“I wanted to create a system one-step ahead of competition and provide a service that our customers valued in each community we enter,” said Rizzi, noting he plans to have 100 tax center franchise locations by January 1, 2012. “Leading our development into New Jersey, Randy Ashenfarb is a great addition to the Smart Tax team, one who will serve as a strong asset in growing our brand throughout the New Jersey region.”

ABOUT SMART TAX                                                   
Smart Tax was founded in 2005 by CEO Nick Rizzi, who noticed a void in tax service options, strong customer service, and speed of return in an under-saturated tax preparation segment. After growing Smart Tax to four successful operating locations, Rizzi decided to begin franchising the concept – thus offering the same services in communities nationwide. Built on knowledge, experience, training and years of hard work in financial planning, taxes, insurance, and more, the Smart Tax franchise will launch on January 3, 2010 with 10 locations. Smart Tax is a tax preparation service offering a quick and hassle-free way for its clients to file their taxes each and every year. With access to up-to-date information, technologies, and a proprietary system, Smart Tax projects 100 locations open by January 1, 2012.

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