Apple Growth Partners

Apple Growth Partners Broadens Team, Introduces Remote Professionals

AKRON, Ohio – (February 16, 2021) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, has welcomed two professionals to its shared services team, including the firm’s first remote position new hire. Cayla Allen joins the firm’s creative team as a marketing manager. As AGP’s first new hire outside of Northeastern Ohio, Allen’s …

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Business Disputes and Calculating Damages

By Jason Bogniard, MBA, ASA, CVA, EA | Principal, Business Valuation If a business has been around long enough, chances are some misunderstanding or outright misconduct has happened with a vendor, customer, or employee.  At times, these business disputes require some mediation or litigation process to help reach a resolution.  At the heart of many …

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Ep86: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Today, Chuck and Brittany are joined by Jane Christyson from Girl Scouts of North East Ohio to discuss the importance of financial literacy and the impact of the programs Girl Scouts provides. Jane discusses adapting during the pandemic, how their programs help girls develop into leaders and entrepreneurs, and the 25 financial literacy badges. Jane, …

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Ep85: LGBT Allyship for Business Leaders

Today, Chuck and Brittany are joined by Amanda Cole from Plexus LGBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce to discuss the importance of allyship among businesses and leaders for the LGBT community. Amanda shares the depth of services provided by Plexus and the services they provide to businesses. Amanda discusses the training program Plexus offers leaders …

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Ep84: Transitioning to a Work from Anywhere Culture – Part 2

Now fifth-time guest Erica Ishida returns to discuss in detail how leaders can pivot and execute a work from home culture in the wake of the pandemic. Recognizing the pandemic is still ongoing, Erica shares how leaders need to rethink the “where” to work that can be easily and safely completed at home. We discuss …

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Ep83: The Benefits of Junior Achievement

Did you learn how to budget in middle school? What about how to manage credit cards as an adult? Junior Achievement provides important financial literacy to children of all ages, primarily based on donations and corporate sponsorships. Josh Lehman is on today’s episode from Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio to discuss how the financial …

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SBA Continues Gradual Re-Opening of PPP Program

By Kathy Davis and Robert Jackson, CPA Thursday, January 14, 2021 On Monday of this week the SBA re-opened first draw PPP applications to Community Financial Institutions (which include Community Development Financial Institutions, Minority Depository Institutions, Certified Development Companies and Microloan Intermediaries) and second draw applications to those same lenders on Wednesday. Beginning tomorrow (Friday, …

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Benefit Plan Advisory Alert: Empower Qualification in Service Organization Control Report, Potential Impact to MassMutual Plans

By Danielle Kimmell, CPA, and Susan Burnoski, CPA Plan sponsors and administrators have a fiduciary responsibility to monitor any outside service organization (OSO) utilized in the administration of their retirement plans. This includes understanding and monitoring internal controls and, in most cases, the OSO provides a Service Organization Control (SOC) Report. The SOC informs plan sponsors …

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Ep82: Transitioning to a Work from Anywhere Culture – Part 1

Third-time guest Erica Ishida is back with an insightful take on how companies can transition their workforce planning to a work from anywhere culture as a result of the pandemic. Erica’s expertise in this area comes from years of C-Level experience focused on organizational growth. This mini-episode is part 1 of an extended episode to …

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