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2021 Retirement Plan Limits

November 2, 2020 The IRS released updates to retirement plan limits in 2021 last week: 2021 Retirement Plan Limits 2021 2020 2019 401(k),403(b) and 457(b) Deferral Limits      $19,500 $19,500 $19,000 401(k) and 403(b) Catch-up Deferral Limits  $6,500 $6,500 $6,000 Annual Limitation on Compensation             $290,000 $285,000 $280,000 Defined Contribution Limitation                      $58,000 $57,000 $56,000 …

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Main Street Lending Portal Now Open for Loans

November 2, 2020 By Dmitriy Berkovich, CPA | COVID-19 Response Team From the Federal Reserve website: The Federal Reserve Board on Friday adjusted the terms of the Main Street Lending Program in two important ways to better target support to smaller businesses that employ millions of workers and are facing continued revenue shortfalls due to …

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Apple Growth Partners Introduces Initiative to Grow Black-Owned Businesses

CLEVELAND, Ohio – (October 29, 2020) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, is proud to announce a new initiative to help grow Black-owned businesses in Northeastern Ohio named IMPACT – Increase Minority Professionals’ Awareness and Create Traction for change. IMPACT’s goal is to increase Black business owners’ financial network while …

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AGP Advisory: The Ultimate Due Diligence Checklist

AGP Advisory: The Ultimate Financial Due Diligence Checklist Meticulous due diligence is a must-have for a successful transaction. Download our thorough checklist designed by the AGP Advisory Team to prepare for a merger or acquisition. The three-page tool outlines each area of the transaction for preparation and consideration throughout the process. Download The Ultimate Financial …

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AGP Advisory: Sizing Up Additional Acquisition Risk

By Brandon Frederics, CPA | AGP Advisory, Leader In performing financial due diligence, we get a chance to really peal back the layers of a company. That process can reveal additional areas within the business that should be considered prior to any acquisition closing. The fact of the matter is everything in life comes with a cost. Thus, even though the financial due diligence process may …

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Ohio’s COVID Relief Grant Programs

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 On Friday, October 23, 2020, Governor DeWine and the Ohio Development Services Agency announced two new COVID Relief grant programs for Ohio companies: Small Business Relief Grant Grant summary $10,000 Grant Accepting applications November 2, 2020 Eligible Businesses For-Profit Entity Employs at least 1 and no more than 25 Ohio Employees …

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IMPACT Introduction Download

Introducing IMPACT: AGP’s Black Business Initiative Download our introduction flyer to learn about AGP’s new Black business initiative, IMPACT – Increase Minority Professionals’ Awareness and Create Traction for Change.  Download Our IMPACT Introduction Flyer

AGP Advisory: Understanding and Managing the Adjustments

By Brandon Frederics, CPA | AGP Advisory, Leader Our journey thus far has taken us through understanding what a quality of earnings (QofE) entails, how we define and assess the “quality” within earnings, and our work around the earnings and Net Working Capital (NWC). This leads us into the next topic that helps bring these projects all together—the adjustments. Let’s define the typical adjustments we …

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New Business Owner E-Book

From Startup to Scale Up: The Ultimate Handbook for the Aspiring Entrepreneur Download this comprehensive e-book from Apple Growth Partners, which reviews key steps for all new business owners, including actionable take aways for each chapter. This e-book will outline helpful strategies in each area of the business, specifically focused on needs for the small …

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AGP Advisory: Rolling Up the Sleeves – Earnings and Net Working Capital (NWC)

By Brandon Frederics, CPA | AGP Advisory, Leader In our third installment of this series, we want to get into the interworking of sound financial due diligence. We have already explained what high quality of earnings (QofE) can do, but what does a financial due diligence process look like for isolating and assessing earnings? All projects should focus on three key elements in this area  …

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