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Plante Moran

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Outperform the competition

What’s your strategy for profitability, growth, and sustainability? Do you have a plan to stand out from the competition?

Our national practice — serving more than 180 franchise clients — is dedicated to the unique nature of franchise operations. From food and beverage, health and beauty, and retail, to business services, education, or restaurants and lodging, we’ve seen it all. We help franchise clients like you improve financial performance, optimize profits, and enhance operations. Whether you’re a growing franchisee or mature franchisor, we advise on the best financial practices for your businesses. One of our assets? Partners who’ve achieved the highest standards of quality training and education available — the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation.

We belong to the International Franchise Association, Franchise Business Networks, National Restaurant Association, Capital Roundtable Association, Association of Capital Growth, and the Small Business Investor Alliance. Furthermore, we’ve been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top suppliers for franchises. We’ll leverage our hands-on industry experience into recommendations and insights that will help you soar past the competition. Start transforming your organization today.

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Franchise Thought Leadership

  • Proposed Build Back Better Act contains key tax provisions

    On September 15, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to approve the tax provisions to be included in the Build Back Better Act. Our experts outline the key tax provisions to watch.

    Brett Bissonnette Michael Monaghan Kurt Piwko Alan Gallatin Stephen Eckert Jessica Wargo
    Article September 17, 2021 18 min read
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  • How CEOs can take control of cybersecurity risk

    CEOs may not be getting all the right information to properly strategize cybersecurity efforts. Communication gaps and information overloads can hinder decision-making. In Chief Executive, Raj Patel explains how companies can implement the right security tools to deliver results.

    Raj Patel
    Article September 16, 2021 4 min read
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  • Budgeting for cybersecurity requires a new approach

    Cyberattacks are surging. In CFO, Raj Patel discusses why the time has come for companies to forget traditional budget approval processes for cybersecurity strategy and instead focus on three key areas for corporate spending.

    Raj Patel
    Article September 14, 2021 1 min read
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  • A dash of values and a pinch of camaraderie: Building a world class culture
    What are the key ingredients of a world-class culture? A solid foundation built on principles and values, a challenging and supportive environment, training, communication, recognition, and respect.
    Jim Proppe
    Article September 7, 2021 3 min read
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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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Midwest manufacturer uses data analytics to gain customer insights
A manufacturer with both consumer and professional customer segments, served through a direct sales model.
Chris Moshier
Case Study March 5, 2018 1 min read
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PCI DSS compliance and testing
PCI DSS compliance helps company retain millions of dollars in business and attract new customers.
Case Study April 23, 2017 1 min read

We speak your language

We offer you a dynamic team that’s at the forefront of legal and regulatory issues, reporting requirements, and compliance. And, because we serve more than 150 franchise and multi-unit clients, we have the breadth of expertise to analyze trends, forecast industry developments, and provide insights that will transform your operations.

This philosophy is the cornerstone of our future-focused lens. Lisa Manetta, consumer goods and services practice leader says, “I love when we bring a new client on, and we get to experience our team through their eyes. They see quickly that we not only understand and offer recommendations for their pressing day-to-day challenges, but we also offer our vision for how they can thrive 10, 20, and 30 years down the road.”

How can we help your business?

Contact us or submit an RFP