Navigate Up
Sign In
Bookmark and Share

Plante Moran professionals help business service providers successfully meet the ever evolving needs of their clients and sustain their own businesses by offering customized solutions to a range of issues from tax minimization and information security and compliance to employee benefit consulting.

Business Services

Providers of business services: Helping the business service industry meet the evolving needs of clients

Plante Moran serves 1,500 clients who are in the business of providing services to other businesses-inventory specialists, temporary staffing firms, security experts, marketing consultants, project managers, and more. Our business services clients have annual revenues that range from less than $10 million to more than $500 million.

Since they provide many different services, each one faces a different set of challenges. But they also share common concerns. Their profitability depends on how successfully they meet the evolving needs of the organizations they serve.

Opportunities to reduce taxes

Whether you are looking for state and local tax expertise or international tax planning, we have professionals who can help. We also have extensive experience delivering global audit and review services. When you are looking for advice on whether to lease, buy, or build your headquarters, we can help you make the decision.

No matter what the challenge, Plante Moran professionals will align themselves into a team that knows your industry and has the expertise and experience you need.

The right team to meet your needs

We can offer you exceptional depth of experience and breadth of expertise because we are one of the nation's largest accounting, tax, and management consulting firms. But don't  worry. We don't act like a big firm. We give you the customized service and attention that is associated with smaller firms.

When you say you need to stay lean and nimble, we listen. We have experience developing strategies and processes to help you improve operations. We have federal, state, and local tax experts that help you minimize taxes, adding to your bottom line.

Hold on to your exceptional employees

Good people translate into greater profitability. With this in mind, the employee benefit consultants at Plante & Moran can help you develop and retain the best and brightest employees.

Benefits are expensive, but they are important to employee retention. Plante & Moran can help you find a benefit plan that minimizes the impact on your bottom line and allows you to be competitive. In many cases, our employee benefit consultants have been able to produce an ROI of 4:1 or greater in the first year.

What you can expect from a relationship with us

Since our formation in 1924, Plante Moran has always followed the founding partners' philosophy of putting client success first. That commitment to our clients has led to our own growth. We are one of the nation's largest accounting, tax, and management consulting firms with global alliances in 65 countries.
When you enter into a relationship with us, you see and feel an immediate difference. Our culture is good for our employees and good for our clients. It nurtures collaboration for exceptional thinking and problem solving. It also translates into low turnover so you will see most of the same faces from one project to the next.


Tax minimization is a way of increasing cash flow. It’s an easy axiom to understand, but a hard one to execute especially when it comes to state and local taxes. Legislative, regulatory, and precedent-setting developments in tax are complex and always evolving. Staying on top of them can be very time consuming. That is why so many business service providers turn to our tax planning experts who continuously monitor the evolution of state and local tax rules.

Financial Statement Audit

We can confidently say you will enjoy working with our auditing team. Plante Moran has been named as a top place to work by many organizations and publications. That is because the firm’s culture is based on the firm’s philosophy of nurturing staff and putting the client first.

Employee Benefits Consulting

Feel caught between a rock and a hard place because you need to hang on to your valued employees, but you also need to cut the cost of providing health benefits for them? Our employee benefit consultants can help you restructure your employee health benefits program and/or negotiate new contracts with benefits providers so you can provide health care and still keep it within your budget.

SSAE 16 Reports

The information security specialists at Plante Moran can help you transition from SAS 70 to SSAE 16 so that you can continue to ensure your clients that their records are being properly processed.

Telecommunications Service Review

If you are looking for ways to save money and strengthen your bottom line, a telecommunications service review could be the money-saving opportunity your are looking for. Our results vary from client to client, but often we can help you achieve a 20 percent savings without compromising service.

Plante Moran has provided outstanding service to EQ for decades. As EQ has progressed from a private, family-owned business, to private equity-owned, to publicly-held, Plante Moran has helped us adapt to the growing challenges that come with our evolving ownership. The audit practice helped us develop a solid, credible presentation of financial results that demonstrated a level of integrity that allowed EQ to maximize value for shareholders through two changes in ownership. The team has been consistently responsive even under challenging conditions and deadlines, which has been especially important to the outside stakeholders. We’ve appreciated Plante Moran’s commitment to sound professional standards and integrity over the years.
Ken Wunderlich, CFO

EQ Holdings, Inc.