Apple Growth Partners

Ep87: Moguls in the Making

Today, Chuck and Brittany are joined by Carla Jackson from Emmanuel Christian Academy to discuss their entrepreneurship and financial literacy club, Moguls in the Making. Jane discusses the importance of teaching students skills like budgeting, marketing, and business planning to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs. Jane, Chuck, and Brittany also discuss their favorite famous …

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SBA Revises Loan Calculation For Schedule C Filers, Issues Separate New Forms For First and Second Draw Loans

By Robert Jackson, CPA Thursday, March 4, 2021 The Biden administration released a statement last month indicating that there would be changes to the PPP loan program – which included an exclusive 14-day application window for businesses and certain nonprofits with less than 20 employees.  Possibly the most anticipated change in that release – was …

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IRS Issues Notice 2021-20 Updating FAQs for the Employee Retention Credit

By Robert Jackson, CPA Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Earlier this week, the IRS issued Notice 2021-20, which updates previously issued FAQs for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). Updates were necessary due to the changes provided under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which was signed into law back in late December. Among the 102 pages of text is a …

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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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