Accountants + Business Advisors

Healthy Growth

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…


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…


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…


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….


Financial Tips During a Divorce

Couple in need of financial divorce help from a domestic relations litigation and CPA firm.


 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…