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As one of only a few audit, tax, and consulting firms with a dedicated franchise industry practice, we understand the distinct nature of franchise operations. We serve over 150 franchise and multi-unit systems across the country, in industries that span food and beverage, health and beauty, business services, retail, education, lodging, and automotive dealerships. You’ll benefit from our active participation in numerous state and national industry associations, ensuring you stay current on the issues, trends, and laws affecting your business.

We offer a full menu of services tailored specifically for your needs, from corporate structuring strategies, tax planning and optimization, and transaction advisory services to corporate real estate advisory, talent and organizational development, and technology consulting. We’re always looking for ways to help you improve financial performance, optimize service delivery, and enhance operations. Let our industry experts help you write your story of marketplace success.

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2017 year-end tax planning

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Finding the right balance: Year-end tax planning for businesses
Wondering how the potential for changes in tax law could affect year-end tax planning for your business? Join our tax experts for this webinar as they point you in the right direction.
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Webinar December 07, 2017 63 min watch
Finding the right balance: Year-end tax planning for individuals
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  • Disruption in the food industry: Keep focused on the consumer
    Shifting demographics, new ways of using technology, and fierce competition are among many challenging — and motivating — disruptors in the food industry. How can you get ahead? Here are three areas to watch.
    Kara Fahrenbach
    Article November 20, 2017 3 min read
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  • Revenue recognition guide for franchisors
    Review our revenue recognition guide for franchises to ensure your organization is ready for the new standards.
    Whitepaper November 06, 2017 7 min read
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  • Revenue recognition and the impact on quality of earnings
    For private equity groups, whether buying or selling, the new revenue recognition model could affect the timing of when revenue is recorded, which could have surprising impacts on quality of earnings. Here's what it means for your valuation models during due diligence.
    Christa LaBrosse Lesley McCarthy Andrea Slabinski
    Article October 20, 2017 5 min read
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  • Revenue recognition for commercial entities: Focus on the application
    New revenue recognition guidance may require significant changes for manufacturers, builders, and service providers. We’ve collected some guidance and best practices to make your transition smoother.
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Our clients say

For most franchisees, their business income will be filtered through to their personal balance sheets. In other words, the sustainability of their businesses and the security of their families are very closely connected. That is why we emphasize the need for a good business advisor and an experienced wealth manager. For an efficient and effective integrated approach, we share our personal example. The specialists at Plante Moran have gained our trust. They do our business audits and estate and personal tax planning.

Melanie Bergeron Chair, Two Men and a Truck International, Inc.

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PCI DSS compliance and testing
PCI DSS compliance helps company retain millions of dollars in business and attract new customers.
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Our Team

We know each franchise business is different, and our broad and deep expertise means we quickly grasp your specific situation and deliver solutions customized for you and your organization. Our professionals serve as your trusted advisor, helping you understand upcoming developments and effectively plan for the future. We work hard to keep you ahead of the curve through our significant industry involvement and participation; we hold professional appointments on industry association boards and deliver thought leadership at industry events, such as the International Franchise Association and Franchise Business Network. Working with us, you immediately gain an experienced team in your corner that includes professionals who have earned the Certified Franchise Executive designation.

Whether you’re a growing franchisee or a mature franchisor, you can count on us to offer the personalized approach and array of services you need.