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Apple Growth Partners’ Charitable Giving Fund Awards 12 Grants

October 12, 2020 For the 12th consecutive year, the Apple Growth Partners’ Community Outreach Charitable Giving Fund of Akron Community Foundation has been recognizing local non-profits proving financial literacy education programming in Northeastern Ohio through grants. In 2020, AGP is proud to announce a total of $30,000 has been awarded to the following 12 non-profits …

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Apple Growth Partners Announces Promotions and Annual Award Winners

AKRON, Ohio – (October 7, 2020) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, proudly announces promotions for two team members and three recipients of annual firm awards. Leif Erickson, CPA, and Brandon Fredericks, CPA, have been promoted to principal. As a principal in the tax department, Erickson is the firm’s Canton …

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AGP Tax Advisory: Cash Waterfall Planning

By Brandon Fredericks, CPA | AGP Advisory, Leader Pass-through entities possess many important tax advantages, which include the ability to avoid double taxation and the Qualified Business Income deduction. However, the tax code contains several added complexities and potential tax pitfalls for ill-planned pass-through transactions. One such scenario involves “cash waterfalls” where distributions deviate from the proportion of equity contributed …

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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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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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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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