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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…


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…


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. …


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…