Happy Tax Appoints Melissa Salyer as EVP of Franchise Opportunities
MIAMI BEACH—May 23, 2016—Happy Tax, the innovative franchisor offering a better way to file tax returns for both consumers and tax business owners is excited to announce the addition of Melissa Salyer, the most experienced franchise sales executive in the tax preparation industry, to lead their franchise opportunity department. Melissa's hire further fills out their executive team of tax industry veterans.
Happy Tax has multiple franchise offerings in the 125 million paid tax return preparation industry that will fall under her oversight. They include both a low cost, home based lifestyle franchise that doesn't require risky leases, costly employees or preparing tax returns as well as an Area Representative opportunity that enables those reps to sell franchises and coach franchisees in a specific geographic area that they own.
This hire comes at an opportune time as the 19 billion dollar tax preparation industry is seeing a massive shift away from traditional income tax chains. Consumers across the country are embracing Happy's hybrid model that offers much more convenience and security than anything else offered in the marketplace. The company is experiencing fast paced growth never before seen in a historically slow to move industry. It is the fastest growing national tax preparation firm in the country and is being called the Uber of tax preparation.
For decades, Melissa has sold franchises with 2 of the largest tax franchisors in the country and she ranked #1 in franchise sales most years she worked for them. Additionally, she has had stints at Dunkin Donuts and as part of her own Franchise Consulting company. She will be working out of the company's new Virginia Beach, Virginia office.
"Melissa has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs start their own business over the years and she has been an instrumental part of their success even after they startup," said Happy Tax founder and CEO Mario Costanz. "With Melissa and other key leaders in place, we are ready to continue driving the tide of change currently underway in the industry. She is a trusted resource and extremely knowledgeable about the challenges faced by the traditional side of the industry. Melissa will be instrumental in scaling our company now that we have successfully proven our assembly line model this past tax season. I am very happy that she is joining us."
"I'm excited to be joining Happy's executive team and look forward to helping prospective franchisees learn more about our empowering new way of doing business," said Melissa. "We are well equipped and on track to continue shaking up the tax industry and reaching our aggressive goals. We have big plans and momentum in place that are changing the way tax returns are prepared nationwide." Melissa can be reached at Melissa@HappyTax.com or (305) 797-5574.
Happy Tax has in house and external financing available for its franchisees to get started with launching and growing their business. Franchise fees for Happy Tax's home based offering are increasing from $10,000 to $20,000 on July 1, 2016. With this model, franchisees earn between $140 and $400 for each tax return they or their team members source. They can also earn income year round offering accounting and bookkeeping services. Happy Tax's team of CPA's do all the tax prep work so franchisees get to focus on business development and growing their profits instead of minutia.
Area Representatives receive 50 percent of all franchise fees and royalties generated in their geographic area. Pricing for areas start at $50,000 and can be $250,000 or higher depending on population size. A limited number of areas are available currently.
CEO Email: Mario@HappyTax.com
Franchise Information: https://GetHappyTax.com
Area Representative Information: https://GetHappyTax.com/area-representative
Consumer Information: https://HappyTax.com
Small Business Information: http://HappyTaxAccounting.com
Tax Industry Strategy Sessions: https://youtube.com/HappyTax
ABOUT HAPPY TAX
Happy Tax's on-demand, concierge model was born out of consumer frustration with unreliable, under-qualified tax preparers with no licensing or certification and as little as five days of tax training. The virtual tax office designed by Happy Tax bridges the gap between the high-quality, pampered and convenient customer service that consumers want, and accurate, reliable and professional tax returns prepared by CPAs with a minimum of 5 years of training and experience. Happy Tax offers franchises to those wanting to earn additional income and build their own business. Utilizing its patent-pending technology and processes, Happy Tax franchisees are able to operate with low overhead and increased flexibility.