How technology can transform your business
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Next generation leaders need to focus on key skills to connect with coworkers and their organization. Are you utilizing the best approach to ensure sustainable success as a next generation leader?
Franchise Thought Leadership
PCI compliance: Protecting your customers and your brandFranchise owners: Are you taking the right measures to protect your customers' data? A proactive approach and several simple actions can reduce your exposure — and strengthen your brand.
Apportioning service income to states: New rules may change how you’re taxedIf you’re in a service industry, be aware: “Market-based sourcing” treats service revenue as sourced where the value is received.
The gift of complexity: Recognizing gift card revenue for tax purposesBusinesses often include gift card revenue in taxable income in the year the card is sold. This article discusses exceptions that permit deferral of that revenue for one or even up to two years.
I’ll have the special, with a side of sales tax: Missouri ruling shows how complicated sales tax rules can get for restaurant franchisesRestaurants that offer customers touch screen tablets with access to premium content through a virtual private network may trigger a complicated web of state tax issues.
Effective tax planning for intellectual property
Wondering if your intellectual property strategy is beneficial for your company? Join our webinar to ensure you’re maximizing potential value.
Succession planning is inevitable: Start planning today!Plante Moran's Bill Herman will speak during the CPA Leadership Institute webinar covering succession planning and firm management.
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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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.
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.