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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.

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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Year-end tax planning opportunities and tax reform

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17 min read
Tax inventory accounting: Final regulations bring changes
Treasury released final regulations related to tax inventory capitalization under Section 263A, commonly referred to as uniform capitalization (UNICAP). Taxpayers must comply with these final regulations for any tax year beginning after Nov. 19, 2018 (e.g. 2019 calendar tax year).
Kurt Piwko
Article January 20, 2020 17 min read
Tax planning: Key 2019 year-end strategies for businesses and owners
Dave DeCew
Webinar Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, 10 - 11 a.m. EST 1 hour watch
Tax planning: Key 2019 year-end strategies for individuals
Jerry Jonckheere
Webinar Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, 2 - 3 p.m. EST 1 hour watch

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Franchise 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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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.”

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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1 min read
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

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