Americans are nothing if not busy. As the economic challenges continue many couples are becoming dual earners in an effort to keep financially afloat. Entrepreneurs considering opening a small business could use this trend as a unique franchise opportunity.

Because of consuming work weeks and unprecedented amounts of stress, many families are turning to service franchises in an effort to relieve some of their responsibilities.

As the Franchise King wrote in his blog, "Weekends can be harried to say the least, and more and more families are willing to pay for services that can free up some time."

“It is our goal to continue to offer an affordable chance at the American dream of business ownership to all enterprising persons who are ready to embrace our proven Liberty operating system, and be aggressive competitors in this industry. Many of our franchisees have embraced our franchise opportunity for its seasonality and flexibility,” said Liberty Tax Service CEO and Founder John Hewitt.

Tax franchises can also provide some relief to these dual-income families by offering to do their income tax returns. Marketing the investment in tax services as a way to gain back some much-appreciated time might be a good idea.

The Denver Post recently characterized "the dual-earner, multiple-child, middle-class American household" as the new norm. Taking advantage of the growing demand for service franchises from this sector could make for a great business decision.

The Liberty Tax Service franchise opportunity is #9 on the fastest growing franchises list of the 2010 Entrepreneur “Franchise 500.” Our tax franchise is an affordable and viable business choice. Each office provides thorough, computerized tax preparation coupled with superior customer service. For the best small business opportunity in the income tax franchise industry, choose Liberty!