Q. What qualities does H&R Block seek in prospective franchisees?
We are looking for entrepreneurs who are talented and energetic, and who have a passion for success, the drive to succeed, the ability to expand their own business, a commitment to hard work and a sincere desire to provide the best client experience possible.
Q. What type of training will I be required to take to own an H&R Block franchise?
As a new franchisee, you will be able to participate in new franchise orientation training program that will teach you about operational issues, business planning, local marketing, branding, client experience and other valuable operational tools to help you promote and ensure your franchise's success. In addition, we offer ongoing basic and advanced training through our income tax course, seminars and national operations meetings.
Q. How much field support will I receive to establish and operate my franchise?
As an H&R Block franchisee, you will receive close support from our dedicated field management team members who are personally interested in your success. Our field managers are equipped to provide you with all the tools to help you succeed and are there to assist you at any time with all facets of business operations.
Q. How much advertising, marketing and public relations support can I expect?
H&R Block spends significantly more on national marketing and advertising than its nearest competitor. As a franchisee, you will benefit from these efforts and from the reputation of the H&R Block brand. Best of all, you are not required to contribute any additional revenue for our national advertising campaigns.
In addition, H&R Block offers your franchise free local public relations and marketing support. In fact, we have an entire staff dedicated to assisting you with marketing in your local community.
Q. Can I expand my franchise to include multiple offices?
H&R Block encourages successful franchisees to consider expansion as part of their growth strategy. Franchisees with financial and operational resources may be granted additional license agreements.
Q. Does H&R Block offer financing options?
If you are considering purchasing an existing H&R Block franchise, you may qualify for the funds you need through Franchise Partner, Inc.
Q. What are the available locations in my area?
There are multiple opportunities to establish new franchise offices or purchase existing H&R Block franchises throughout the country. Check our list often as we frequently update our available locations. Find out what options are available in your area.
Q. How much will it cost to establish and run an H&R Block franchise, and what does that
Out of all the major tax companies in the franchise industry, H&R Block has one of the lowest initial investment cost. You can operate an H&R Block franchise for no initial fee, other than a fully refundable $2,500 security deposit. Plus, you don't pay any additional costs for national marketing and advertising.
Our service includes a specially designed office with furniture and décor available for purchase from our exclusive supplier, and a very reasonably priced insurance program. For a minimal fee (sales tax, freight and installation), we provide signage and proprietary tax software. Our experienced team can help you with questions you may have regarding payroll, office design, professional fees, start-up supplies, zoning fees, utility deposits and leasing your office.