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AGP Tax Advisory: Debt vs. Equity Financing

By Brandon Fredericks, CPA | AGP Advisory, Leader A prospective buyer faces many important decisions when contemplating purchasing or expanding a business. First and foremost, the target acquisition must provide adequate return potential within an acceptable level of risk. Once this has been determined, the buyer has likely already spent significant time finding the right acquisition and feels anxious to close the transaction. However, more can be done …

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Ep:74 Before Social Media, there was the BBB

Remember the days of reviewing a business before social media? The Better Business Bureau has been facilitating ethical exchanges between consumers and businesses for decades, and we’re joined by director of operations, Edwin Hubbard, Jr., to discuss how local businesses can leverage accreditation with the BBB. Also, Edwin shares how he manages an impressive volunteer …

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AGP Advisory: Financial Due Diligence is Just as Important

By Brandon Fredericks, CPA | AGP Advisory, Leader Our series has touched on many important topics through the financial due diligence process. As we think of the “typical” due diligence process, we sometimes get locked into this preconceived notion that due diligence only being after a qualified buyer is identified, after a letter of intent is signed, after …

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Ep73: Establishing an Employee Advisory Council

Does your company have an employee advisory council? Do your employees have an anonymous avenue to discuss concerns, changes, or positive comments to the leadership team? Chuck & Brittany are joined by AGP’s Tiffany Trent and Bethany Dria to discuss why the firm established an employee advisory council and why it’s to the benefit of …

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Apple Growth Partners’ A’Shira Nelson Named Forty Under 40

CLEVELAND, Ohio – (September 14, 2020) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, is proud to announce A’Shira Nelson, CPA, has been named one of Crain’s Cleveland Forty Under 40 recipients in 2020. Nelson is a manager in the tax department. Crain’s Cleveland Forty Under 40 is a premier list of …

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Ep72: Understanding the Employee FICA Deferment

Hot off the press! We have a special episode this week with the latest news on the employee FICA deferment. Taylor Lorenz from AGP’s COVID-19 Response Team joined Chuck and Brittany just yesterday (9/8/20) to discuss the latest developments from the Presidential order, what employers need to do, what employees should know, and more. Taylor …

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AGP Advisory: A Quality of Earnings (QofE) is Not an Audit

By Brandon Frederics, CPA | AGP Advisory, Leader Welcome to our series on financial due diligence. Over the next several segments, we would like to provide you with key aspects within the financial due diligence process, and how you can better prepare yourself, and business, for a transaction.  The financial due diligence process is comprised of many parts, the focus being centered around the quality of …

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Apple Growth Partners Expands Leadership Team with Three Female Executives

AKRON, Ohio – (September 9, 2020) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, welcomes three new executives: Erica Ishida, MPOD, Jennifer DiFranco, PHR, SHRM-CP, and Danielle Kimmell, CPA. In combining her experience with leadership, talent, business development, and organization design, Erica Ishida, MPOD, joins AGP as chief growth officer. This new …

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Welcoming a New Baby….and All Their Expenses: Financial Changes All New Parents Should Make

By Michael Fink | Manager, Tax Giving birth or adopting a child is a wonderful life-changing event. Parents have said their lives were forever changed when they added a child to their family. But do all parents make changes to their personal finances? There’s a lot to take in with a new baby – learning …

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Now Open for Nonprofits: Main Street Lending Program Accepting Submissions

September 4, 2020 By Dmitriy Berkovich, CPA | COVID-19 Response Team From The Federal Reserve Announcement Today:  The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on Friday announced that the Main Street Lending Program is now fully operational and is accepting submissions of eligible loans to nonprofit organizations, submitted by registered lenders. The Federal Reserve encourages registered …

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