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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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COVID-19 resource center

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JASC virtual event: Automotive & Manufacturing — Survive 2020; Thrive in 2021

Hosted via Zoom by the Japan America Society of Chicago, Daron Gifford & Dave Andrea weigh in on the current distribution in the automotive and manufacturing market.

Daron Gifford
Webinar October 22, 2020 90 min watch Upcoming
HFMA webinar: Developing and executing an enterprise risk management strategy
Angie Fearon
Webinar October 15, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
Hospital labor management: A productivity primer
Sharon Ulep
Webinar October 13, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming

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Franchise Thought Leadership

  • 2020 economic recovery forecast
    Kreg Brown recently joined Vectra Bank in a roundtable discussion about the economic recovery in Colorado. Watch as they share their insights into how businesses can survive the recession and plan for the future.
    Kreg Brown
    Article September 24, 2020 52 min watch
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  • Four reasons to outsource your accounting function

    In light of COVID-19 disruption, it’s time to get creative to improve efficiency and save money. Here’s an idea you may not have thought of — and four reasons why you might love it. 

    Jeff Dolowy Mark Scovera Rebecca Kelley
    Article September 14, 2020 3 min read
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  • Five tax strategies to help your business survive the COVID-19 slump
    As COVID-19 persists, even businesses unprepared for an economic downturn have avenues to better weather the storm. Kurt Piwko shares five ways to maximize the tax benefits of losses and deductions via Entrepreneur.
    Kurt Piwko
    Article September 11, 2020 5 min read
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  • COVID-19 and goodwill impairment: When to test
    If fair value drops below carrying amount due to a triggering event or change in circumstance — like, say, an incredibly destructive pandemic — you may need to test for goodwill impairment. Here’s what you should know.
    Dan Hawn
    Article September 11, 2020 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?

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