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.
Areas of Focus
How technology can transform your business
Key growth strategies
Productivity & performance
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?
Restaurant Finance & Development Conference
Plante Moran and CFO Advisors are hosting a cocktails and conversations event at the 2017 Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, which brings together restaurant company owners and executives.
Franchise Thought Leadership
A comprehensive examination of SOC for CybersecurityThe 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.
State & local tax alert: Limited-time voluntary disclosure program available for some online sellersEighteen states are offering a limited-time voluntary disclosure program for businesses that have created nexus by selling through an online marketplace. Qualifying applicants may have various prior-year taxes, penalties, and interest waived without regard to any lookback period.
Tax treatment of tenant improvements: Who should make them — landlord or tenant?Whether landlords or tenants pay for tenant improvements affects the lease rates negotiated — and has significant tax implications. Here are the options you should consider.
Underestimating complexity can be costly when choosing a 3PL partnerThird-party logistics companies can save you time and money, but underestimating the complexity of a successful 3PL partnership could hinder the process.
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.
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.
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.