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AGP Podcast: Sliced

Ep64: Leadership Stark County

Stephanie Werren from Leadership Stark County joins Chuck and Brittany virtually to discuss why leaders need a continued practice of their leading strategies throughout their careers. Stephanie talks about how the LSC curriculum was developed and why business owners should support their employees investing in time out of the office to grow their individual skillset. …

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Ep63: Leading a Non-Profit Through a Crisis

Jeff Johnson from Weaver Industries joins Chuck and Brittany (remotely) to discuss Weaver’s career services for individuals with disabilities and how they can help local businesses. Jeff also discusses his leadership through the COVID-19 crisis, which was intense for non-profits. Jeff shares wonderful insight into leadership, and spotlights the great work individuals with disabilities are …

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Ep60: Leadership During a Crisis

Imagine being responsible for the inside operations of a 100+ employee accounting firm, with four locations in Northeast Ohio, and suddenly need to implement a fully operational remote workforce…..during tax season. Jeff Stinson joins Chuck & Brittany to discuss how he remained cool and calm during the COVID-19 storm, working alongside Chuck to develop and …

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Ep59: Demonstrating Grategy

Award-winning public speaker Lisa Ryan is joining Chuck & Brittany virtually this week to discuss her brainchild – Grategy. A company’s “gratitude strategy,” or Grategy, is a method of appreciating employees to increase engagement and decrease employee turnover. But how can companies appreciate employees remotely? Lisa discusses different Grategies in a COVID-19-Work-From-Home world and how …

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Ep58: Corporate Litigation Post-COVID

The disruption of COVID-19 is undeniable, but what type of litigation is more likely to occur as a result of the new economic environment? AGP’s Jason Bogniard is on Sliced (remotely!) to provide insight. Chuck and Brittany talk to Jason about the corporate litigation services offered by Apple Growth Partners, and what business owners should …

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Ep57: The Benefits of Microloans

Jasmine Dixon joins Chuck and Brittany (remotely), discussing microloans and lending options for small businesses (<20 employees and <$5M in revenue). Jasmine is a capital advisor and program manager for the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) in Cleveland and has been working with small business owners as an SBA lender. Jasmine talks about what …

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Ep56: Estate Planning, Trusts, and Podcasts

Chuck and Brittany are joined (remotely) by Matt Hochstetler, an estate and trust attorney in Canton, discussing all thing estate planning. Matt talks about how people can plan estates in multiple states (Ohio and Florida, for example), tax considerations for Ohioans looking to spend winters in Florida, the benefits of establishing a trust, and much …

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Ep55: The Latest COVID-19 Developments for Business Owners

Chuck and Brittany are in their homes talking today with Sue Peirce, AGP’s COVID-19 Response Team leader in the wake of the current disruption for business owners across the state. Sue provides the latest developments in COVID-19 legislation, including expanded funds available for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and what business owners need to do …

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