Filing just one annual tax return can be stressful for most people, but at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, the tax-savvy team calmly files thousands each tax season. The network of Detroit tax centers—a subset of a nationwide chain with more than 7,000 locations—specializes in individual federal and state income tax returns and their tax professionals boast between 200 and 500 hours of tax law training. Offering services that are often more affordable than do-it-yourself software, staff tax experts also back their handiwork with an accuracy guarantee; clients are reimbursed for any penalties that result from a staffer’s error. Returns also come with free online filing, which reassures taxpayers with round-the-clock return status alerts and saves them the hassle of wondering whether the Monopoly Man has received their papers yet.
The hibernation experts at Mattress & Futon Shoppe help foster deep sleep with cushions from top brands such as Sealy, Stearns & Foster, and Corsicana. Well-versed in all forms of sleep habits, the store employees are happy to expound on the finer points of each mattress they keep in stock, which range from traditional innerspring beds to high-tech gel memory-foam mattresses. If your new mattress doesn't feel right or already has a family of monsters sleeping under it, Mattress & Futon Shoppe has a 100-day Don't Worry Sleep Happy comfort warranty, and you can return the unwanted item to one of 13 convenient locations.
At Secret Recipes Family Dining, Jim Woolford helms an affable staff who serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a sunny, relaxed dining room that caters to families, offering coloring books and toys for the kids. Omelets, breakfast burritos, and pancakes greet the dawn alongside coffee and tea. By suppertime, the kitchen's signature baked meatloaf—slathered in gravy and flanked by mashed potatoes—crowns tables as slices of pie vie for space amid entrees and each table's caddy of sugar and ketchup. Secret Recipes also caters special events with chafing dishes and place settings that serve up buffet-style entrees and a myriad of sides.
The instructors at Stroia School of Driving have helped people hit the road for nearly 20 years, providing instruction and tests in operating a car or motorcycle for drivers of all ages. They also offer driver-improvement courses through the 27th District Court, which can help in matters such as reducing license points and insurance rates.
The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Amanda Gyuran strives to bring her clients' dream bodies to life, and, as a certified holistic-health coach, she has the tools to make it happen. She arms each client with a practical, personalized plan to help them whittle down, and many clients enjoy even more benefits from her programs, including boosted energy, brighter skin, and improved overall health. Perhaps more importantly, though, Amanda builds up her clients' self-confidence so that they feel comfortable in their own skin.