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COVID-19: Adapt faster, emerge stronger. Access our resource center.

COVID-19: Adapt faster, emerge stronger. Access our resource center.

COVID-19: Adapt faster, emerge stronger. Access our resource center.

As one of a few firms with a dedicated dealership practice, we have the knowledge and resources to help you shift into high gear and drive growth for your business. You’ll gain industry insights and best practices based on our experience serving more than 250 retail dealership clients, including automobile, commercial truck, RV, and motorcycle and power sports dealers.

From tax minimization and fraud prevention to mergers and acquisitions and cost segregation studies, you’ll benefit from a full range of services designed to help you navigate the complex retail dealer market. And you’ll benefit from our active participation in state and national dealership associations, as we’ll ensure you stay current on the issues, trends, and laws affecting your business — and your livelihood.

Business transition planning

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Succession planning: The C-suite guide for low-risk leadership transitions
Don’t have a formal succession plan? You’re overdue, but in good company — a recent study showed only 8% of businesses had a comprehensive program. This guide will get you up to speed on how to start planning for a business transition.
Stan Hannah
Article March 13, 2020 4 min read
The four myths of succession planning: Are they holding you back?
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Article February 27, 2020 3 min read
Want to reward staff? Consider a nonqualified deferred compensation plan
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Article February 24, 2020 5 min read
Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves: Breaking the family business cycle
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Article February 5, 2020 3 min read

Dealerships Thought Leadership

  • The tax implications of the CARES Act
    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a $2.2 trillion bill designed to support the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wondering what tax implications it will have on your organization? Join our webinar to learn more.
    Josh Bemis Brett Bissonnette Shawn Dubinsky Stephen Eckert Rebecca Smart
    Webinar April 1, 2020 75 min watch
    COVID 19 tax stimulus CARES act
  • IT: Can your IT infrastructure support you through COVID-19 disruption?

    A weak IT infrastructure can hinder your COVID-19 crisis navigation. Your technology should be robust enough to support remote work when needed, smart enough to support your decision-making, and secure enough to protect you from cybercrime. You’ll also need the right team to keep your technology running smoothly. Take our assessment to evaluate your IT strength and find out where you need to devote additional resources.

    Assessment March 31, 2020 10 min read
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  • Customer relationships and demand: Can you still meet client needs?

    A critical factor in successful crisis navigation is minimal disruption to your customer service. Are you still meeting your commitments? If so, how long can you keep that going? Does your staff know how to answer COVID-19-related business questions? How are you positioned compared to the competition? Take the assessment to gauge your ability to continue successful operations amid the disruption. 

    Assessment March 31, 2020 10 min read
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  • Services and operations: Can you minimize interruptions?

    The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 is causing a disruptive domino effect in supply chains around the world. In this environment, you’ll need to pivot and adapt at a moment’s notice. Do you know what are your highest-priority products and services? Are you in contact with your core suppliers and customers? Have you taken the right steps to keep on-site operations as safe as possible? Take the assessment to patch any holes in your preparedness plans.

    Assessment March 31, 2020 10 min read
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Our Team

Staying current is paramount. We have over 50 professionals dedicated to delivering insightful guidance to our dealership clients. Our multidisciplinary team can help you maximize cash flow and meet your business and financial objectives. Whether you want help strategizing state and local tax planning to reduce your tax burden, assessing your technology, or planning for succession in leadership, we’ll help your retail dealership prosper.

With one of the lowest staff turnover rates, our firm's professionals will return to your engagement year after year, knowing your dealership's distinct needs and goals and serving as a trusted advisor.

Our clients say

The staff at Plante Moran have been our trusted business partners for more than 25 years. During this time we have relied on their expertise to assist us in a multitude of areas including tax accounting, cost segregation, valuations, acquisitions, growth strategy, employee benefits and more. Our relationship with the team is based on trust. We consider Plante Moran to be partners in our business always ready to support us in any way. I feel very confident recommending them to business people seeking a firm with all the resources of a large organization but with the personal attention of a smaller group.

Jamie Marsh Marsh Automotive Group Inc.

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