>Recently, Smart Tax was featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press in an article entitled “Chattanooga franchises let entrepreneurs focus on business operations.” The article is about launching a business in the current economic climate and why franchising is often an attractive method for business ownership. In the article, Nick Rizzi, CEO of Smart Tax, discusses the tremendous growth potential for Smart Tax in the Chattanooga market and the ability to run a profitable tax preparation business. Rizzi discusses the low cost of entrance for opening a Smart Tax in which the business can be up and running for as low as $20,000. This low start up cost has allowed Smart Tax to expand incredibly fast, tripling in size over the past year despite the economic climate. Click here to view the article in its entirety.

Chattanooga franchises let entrepreneurs focus on business operations
By ELLIS SMITH
February 2, 2011

Starting a small business is risky.

With one bad decision, an entrepreneur could watch his entire savings go down the tubes in a matter of days.

Only 50 percent of small businesses survive more than five years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, a statistic that has some potential business owners searching for safer alternatives.

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