Apple Growth Partners

Dear John: Breaking Up with a Previous Accounting Firm

Mark Lapikas, CPA Once the rush of tax season and the inevitable deadline has passed, you may be considering a change in your business accountant. Your company may ultimately benefit from a partnering with a full-service firm, such as Apple Growth partners, that offers a wide variety of services in addition to business tax preparation. …

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Webinar: What Drives Share Price in Your ESOP Company?

Register today for an upcoming webinar hosted by Eric Flickinger, business valuation manager. Webinar: What Drives Share Price in Your ESOP Company? Generating profits is commonly (and obviously) a strong driver to growing share value, but it’s certainly not the only factor. In fact, it’s possible that a company can make less money than the …

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Apple Growth Partners Proudly Announces Advancements and New Hires

Akron, Ohio (August 6, 2018) – For more than 75 years, the dedicated employees of Apple Growth Partners (AGP) have helped countless local businesses in Northeast Ohio grow their value through our accounting, tax, consulting and business valuation services. In July 2018, a record number of employees advanced in their AGP career due to their …

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What Drives a Business’s Value?

Matthew Silla, ASA, CFA Understanding a business’s value is critical key for several reasons: Helps an owner prepare for a possible sale, merger, or acquisition Provides necessary insight for employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) trustees Benefits attorneys who work on behalf of the owner during a sale, merger, acquisition, or litigation Assists with estate and …

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Apple Growth Partners Community Outreach Charitable Giving Fund Announces Request for Proposals

NORTHEAST, OHIO– (August 1, 2018)—Apple Growth Partners (AGP) Community Outreach Charitable Giving Fund of Akron Community Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for financial literacy education. Established in 2009, the Apple Growth Partners Community Outreach Charitable Giving Fund of Akron Community Foundation was created to recognize the importance of supporting civic events and philanthropic organizations …

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How Does ESOP Repurchase Obligation Impact My Valuation?

By Eric Flickinger, CPA/ABV Each year, Apple Growth Partners issue updated annual valuations to many ESOP companies. We typically see and feel the excitement of growing stock prices from everyone at the Company, except for one person – the CFO. Commonly, the first thought from the CFO with a growing stock price is “My repurchase …

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Quality of Earnings: A Valuable Tool When Buying or Selling a Business

By Randy Misch, CPA | Principal, Audit & Assurance Net income doesn’t tell the whole story. Even a company with a large net income can be a bad investment due to a negative cash flow or other potential issues. In order to determine if acquisition makes sense for everyone involved, both sides need to review …

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Financial Tips During a Divorce

 by Bob Nemeth, CPA/ABV, CVA, CDFA, CFE | Principal – Business Valuation/Tax The decision to divorce can take an emotional and personal toll on both spouses. Not only can divorce become a sensitive, life-changing event, but it also requires financial consideration for both parties. This includes the need to ascertain the fiscal value of their combined …

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Tax Reform Considerations for Manufacturing, Distribution & Innovation Companies

Northeast Ohio has a history of great manufacturing, distribution and innovation-based businesses.  These businesses can often benefit from specific tax incentives on the federal and state level.  Many of these tax incentives have changed over the last few years.  With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (aka “Tax Reform”) passed into law in late December …

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R&D Tax Credit Refresher

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (aka “Tax Reform”) is projected to save manufacturers about $261 billion over the next 10 years according to a report from the Penn Wharton Budget Model. More cash in the pockets of owners and operators means more investment in equipment and workforce. While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act …

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