Strategy is an often misunderstood word. Many people confuse it with vision or philosophy. Others confuse it with tactic. That’s why we like to append a word to it. At Plante Moran we think in terms of a practical strategy. Practical strategies include methods of accountability for their execution. Practical strategies result in ideas that can be implemented and a process that increases the probability of their success. Practical strategies offer a detailed blueprint for implementation that includes what, who and when, plus the resources required and the outcomes expected. Plante Moran has heritage and a proud history of results. We get them by offering services such as these:
We craft effective, practical strategies with particular strength in the automotive sector. We help you develop a strategy, plus we help you evaluate the attractiveness of a market you might be thinking of entering.
When hired by a board, we evaluate a company’s strategy and offer an informed opinion based upon a business model with powerful differentiation, customer change barriers, and profitability
Market segmentation assessment
For companies considering entry into a new market segment, we conduct primary and secondary research. We identify the customer pool, the competitive set, the market trends, the technical trends, and the investment required to become – and remain – competitive.
When it comes to franchise ownership, it's important to partner with consultants who’ve been there — who've had hands-on experience as franchisees and franchisors and can guide you safely through the process. Our business advisors have significant experience in both roles and can help you avert the obstacles that often accompany franchise ownership. How can you raise capital? What market should you select? Should you own and operate the business, or would the business be better structured as a joint venture? Whether just starting out or a market leader, we’ll help you achieve your goals — domestically and internationally.