Just Launched: TaxBuzz - A website that helps prospects find you and schedule appointments online.
Updated 12/22/2014: We are out of stealth mode, TaxBuzz.com officially has launched with thousands of Tax Accountants already signed up.
Read more on the official release at Accounting Today.
Taxbuzz.com was born from talking to our customers; i.e., independent tax accountants throughout the United States.
We heard a few common themes throughout these conversations.
How do I get more clients and retain the ones I have?
We also looked at the previous experiences of the tax accountants’ clients.
What are the pain points?
Where were taxpayers being let down by bad advice?
We heard the same story line over and over (these are real online reviews from clients).
“I was sick of H&R Block making mistakes and needed someone who I felt could help me fix all of my tax issues.”
“My new tax accountant did 3 amended tax returns for me and not only fixed an error (by Turbo Tax) they were able to get me back even more money from 3 different years.”
“We used hrblock.com for years, but there's just no substitute for personal guidance from a living, breathing human being.”
Making the choice between a seasonal big box store and the complications of do-it-yourself tax software is overwhelming.
We knew our independent tax accountants were a better option; but, how do we get that point across to the consumer?
Hence, TaxBuzz.com was born.
A place where consumers can find qualified professionals who are available year ’round, educated (we teach many of them) and responsive to clients’ needs.
We added transparent, honest reviews that were not hidden, like they are on Yelp, and have created a platform that makes life easier than ever for taxpayers to find and connect with expert professionals.
The challenges facing local tax accountants are long. Google keeps pushing them down the search results pages and they cannot compete with the huge budgets the big box stores use. They want to concentrate on what they do best: help clients succeed.
Chasing appointments, no-shows and writing newsletter articles can be tedious, at the very least. That is where we come in. We do it all for you. In one integrated online software package.
Here are some live profiles of accounting professionals who have already jumped onboard:
If you haven't already claimed your listing online, visit taxbuzz.com to get started.
Lee Reams II
I am a marketing junkie who has spent the last 20 years developing and executing "best in class" word-of-mouth marketing campaigns. With over 10,000 happy clients I think we are on to something. The explosion in web marketing and social media have redefined the way independent professionals market their practices. Follow my blog to see if you can take some of our actionable ideas to market your own practice.