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COVID 19: Respond, restart, be ready. Access our resource center.

COVID 19: Respond, restart, be ready. Access our resource center.

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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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2020 Financial Institutions Symposium: National virtual event

Featuring engaging speakers and valuable content, our 2020 Financial Institutions Symposium will provide expert insights into the latest trends and challenges financial institutions are facing, as well as strategies to adapt faster and emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic. Register now.

Event Nov. 17-19, 2020 2 hour watch Upcoming
Don’t underestimate how the USMCA can impact your business
Lou Longo
Webinar November 12, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
Webinar series: Hot topics for construction leaders
Webinar Nov. 5 - 16, 2020 3 hour watch Upcoming
The latest on CARES Act Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements
Dawn Stark
Webinar October 28, 2020 45 min watch Upcoming

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Related Events

  • Restaurant Finance Week 2020
    Plante Moran is proud to sponsor the virtual 2020 Restaurant Finance Week starting on Nov. 9, 2020.
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Franchise Thought Leadership

  • Phishing attacks: Is your staff trained to avoid them?
    As COVID-19 forces organizations to rapidly expand their online footprint, malicious cyber scammers are waiting to catch unsuspecting staff in their net. Don’t make it easy — fortify your security strategy with cybersecurity awareness training and planning. Here’s how to start.
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    Article October 21, 2020 5 min read
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  • Five critical steps for business owners approaching a sale
    Selling your business is the culmination of a lifetime of work. It can be a stressful and emotionally charged undertaking that involves dozens of decisions affecting family, loyal staff, and you. To ensure the process runs smoothly, consider these five steps.
    David Stahl Wealth Management
    Article October 20, 2020 8 min read
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  • Bonus depreciation has never been more valuable, but act fast

    100% bonus depreciation deduction coupled with new NOL carryback rules gives businesses an opportunity to recover asset costs quicker than ever. Here's how.

    Jonathan Winterkorn Biz Pavelich
    Article October 13, 2020 4 min read
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  • Section 179 delivers current-year cost recovery for many asset purchases

    Does your business spend less than $2.5 million on fixed asset purchases per year? Section 179 expensing can help you save on taxes and avoid complicated depreciation deduction requirements. Here’s an overview of how this provision can help.

    Jonathan Winterkorn Patrick Bruno
    Article October 12, 2020 2 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.
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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