Saturday, January 10, 2009

NFL Veteran Opens Tax Preparation Business

Lee and Rachel Woodall, Roni Deutch Tax Center® franchisees in Delaware, were recently featured in an article in the Delaware Business Ledger. The story discusses how Lee went from being a player on the San Francisco 49ers to owning a tax preparation business. Below is a snippet from the article, but you can read the full text by clicking here.

A former NFL player is opening a Newark-area franchise for the franchised tax service led by a California tax lawyer known for her TV commercials.

Lee Woodall, who went to two pro bowls, played nine seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, and Denver Broncos, said he was attracted to the Roni Deutch Tax Center franchise based on its name credibility and ability to help professional athletes assimilate to life after sports by providing a recession-proof business opportunity that fits the lifestyle of the athlete. According to a release, the business is expected to operate on a year-around basis.

“As a former NFL player, I know first-hand that there are no organizations to help the player transition to life after football,” says Woodall. “By teaming with the Roni Deutch Tax Center, I plan to educate former professional athletes about this tax franchise opportunity because its business model closely matches their way of life. The high motivation, understanding of life’s ups-and-downs, and passion for competition, combined with elements of team work, dedication, training, and a familiar six month work schedule, make former athletes exceptional candidates for tax franchise owners.”

“We are thrilled to bring a Roni Deutch Tax Center location to Newark and become ingrained in the community as the go-to place for tax preparation and support,” said Roni Deutch. “Lee and Rachel Woodall exemplify exactly what we want in franchise partners – a professional tax center owner/operator and genuine people who have made a commitment to the community.”

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