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Business & Professional Services

Business services organizations face continual pressure to innovate, grow, and succeed in today’s highly competitive industry. From maximizing productivity, managing cost, and attracting and retaining quality staff to solving complex business issues and providing top-level customer service, we understand the challenges you face. Our team serves the accounting, tax, and consulting needs of over 2,000 professional and business services clients, ranging in size from one location to those operating in multiple states and around the world.

We offer a full suite of services to help you meet your goals — tax minimization, information security compliance, employee benefit consulting, and top talent retention, to name only a few. Whether you're a business process outsourcer, professional service firm, technology-enabled service provider, sports, travel and entertainment company, staffing firm, or transportation and logistics business, you’ll gain customized, practical solutions to grow your bottom line.

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How technology can transform your business

How technology can transform your business
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Keep IT right-sized through growth and change
In a business environment where change and volatility are inevitable, organizations must know how to keep their technology environments right-sized. Here’s how to improve elasticity and adaptability in your IT investments.
Sri Chalasani
Article September 20, 2017 4 min read
Implementing an ERP system? Strengthen controls to prevent fraud
Scott Eiler
Article September 01, 2017 6 min read
ERP dirty dozen: 12 signs your business needs to replace its ERP system
Doug Hockenbrocht
Article June 14, 2017 1 min read
Cybersecurity: Taking aim at a fast-moving target
Joseph Oleksak
Article May 23, 2017 3 min read

Private equity due diligence guidebook
Considerations for today's ultra-competitive marketplace

Private equity tackles value creation

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Operational improvements to achieve private equity value creation
There are three critical ways to both protect and grow value through operations: lead differently, optimize for the future, and measure for success.
Dave Plomin
Article September 22, 2017 2 min read
Increase private equity value with IT assessment and strategy
Craig Zampa
Article September 27, 2017 4 min read
Upgrading the finance function for your private equity acquisition
Brad Rummel
Article September 12, 2017 3 min read
Prevent private equity value erosion with proper tax planning
Tim Addison
Article September 14, 2017 3 min read

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  • FUND Conference
    Plante Moran is pleased to sponsor the 2017 FUND Conference, which brings thought leadership to Chicago to bridge the gap between early stage investors and growing companies.
    Event Oct. 26, 2017 1 min read Upcoming
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Business Services Thought Leadership

  • Revenue recognition for architecture and engineering firms
    Are you wondering how the new revenue recognition standards will affect your architecture or engineering firm? Join us for a deeper dive into the two steps that will cause the most change for you.
    Kevin Flattery Chris Kassab Andrea Slabinski
    Webinar Sept. 18, 2017 23 min watch
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  • A comprehensive examination of SOC for Cybersecurity
    The AICPA released the SOC for Cybersecurity examination to provide organizations the opportunity to communicate their process for managing cybersecurity threats with a comprehensive risk management program. Our experts discuss how it stacks up to the SOC suite.
    Krystle Beseler Sarah Pavelek
    Article August 30, 2017 4 min read
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  • Business succession in your future? Consider these questions
    Personal and professional decisions about financial independence and your family's vision for the future determine how best to transfer business ownership. Ask these three questions to help gain clarity.
    Katie Redle Wealth Management Hans Kronsbein Wealth Management
    Article August 18, 2017 3 min read
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  • Buy-sell agreements: One way to ensure the successful transition of your business
    Buy-sell agreements clarify everyone’s interests when ownership in a business is being transferred. Here’s how they work and why they’re important.
    Kelly Perlman
    Article June 14, 2017 4 min read
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  • Three common mistakes made with buy-sell agreements
    Buy-sell agreements offer protection for the transfer of ownership interests in a business. Don’t get tripped up by the three most common pitfalls in these contracts.
    Kelly Perlman
    Article February 07, 2017 1 min read
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  • Having one good CEO isn’t good enough: Here’s what to do if you want your business to last
    The key to seamless transitions, and organizational sustainability, is to find the best candidates (yes, plural) for leadership positions and fully prepare them, long before they assume their new roles. Here are some ideas for identifying your successors.
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Our clients say

A main factor in choosing Plante Moran for our tax and assurance needs was our admiration of the firm’s culture. Red Frog Events has a unique workplace culture, of which we are very proud, and we greatly appreciate that Plante Moran is recognized for their culture as well. We have been continually impressed with the consistency in our Plante Moran client-service teams from year to year as well as their timeliness and responsiveness to questions, and their breadth of knowledge and expertise on tax and assurance issues.

Kristy Corcoran VP of Finance, Red Frog Events LLC

Our Team

We recognize your business faces singular challenges to remain competitive in today’s demanding marketplace. Every day, our professionals help our clients meet these challenges — proactively, decisively, and practically. Because we have professionals who focus exclusively on business services clients, you benefit from direct access to industry insights and best practices.

With more than 90 years of experience serving the business services industry, our professionals serve as an extension of your business, providing consistent, high-quality service and personal attention.