Jaz Grewal joined the TaxAssist network in February 2022 at 25 years of age. He tells us more about his background, why he decided to join the franchise and how his business is performing so far.
“I studied finance at university and then went on to complete a training contract with a big 4 firm as an auditor for 3 years where I completed the ICAEW ACA qualification. Whilst I learnt a lot during my career, my goal was always to run my own successful business, so I left my corporate job once I qualified, with the aim of serving small businesses in the local community, with bespoke accountancy and tax services,” said Jaz.
“From a young age I worked within a small family business, appreciating the flexibility and reward that comes with being an entrepreneur. I have always wanted to run my own business and searched for new opportunities after I’d qualified.
“The TaxAssist model attracted me as it focuses on running a business myself using a proven business model, whilst also having the support of an established network. I was going to wait a few more years to get some more small practice experience, however, I realised that as the business owner, I do not need to be overly technical, as I can hire experienced staff to carry out the production work whilst focusing on growing my practice. Also, I believe I can bring fresh insight to the local community, whilst having the back-up from the TaxAssist support centre to guide me in the right direction.
“It’s been a phenomenal first year based at my TaxAssist shop at 367 Welford Road, Leicester. I’ve really enjoyed meeting with, getting to know and helping small businesses in my local area and providing such a vital service. We’ve signed up over 100 clients and are looking forward to welcoming many more. I may even open a second shop in the not too distant future.”