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Special Episode: Post-Election Tax Considerations

Surprise – a brand new episode out today! Chuck and Brittany talk to tax expert Robert Jackson and estate planning experts Eric Flickinger and Matt Silla about the impact of the election results on estate tax and possible tax changes for business owners, including what to do next about the PPP loan and forgiveness. A …

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Apple Growth Partners’ Eric Flickinger Receives AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Standing Ovation

Achievement Recognized at the 2020 AICPA FVS Conference AKRON, OH (November 10, 2020) –  The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Standing Ovation Recognition Program has recognized Eric Flickinger, CPA, ABV, as one of 22 outstanding young CPAs in the area of business valuation. Flickinger, along with a select group of CPAs age 40 and younger from …

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Apple Growth Partners Included in Expert Panel for Ohio Employee Ownership Center Virtual Conference

Apple Growth Partners Included in Expert Panel for Ohio Employee Ownership Center Virtual Conference AKRON, Ohio – (August 6, 2020) – Award-winning firm Apple Growth Partners will be participating in the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) virtual conference on August 20. The panelists will answer technical questions regarding how stock value is determined, explain plan …

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Valuation Updates in Light of the Changing Economy

Apple Growth Partners ESOP Team | Davin Gustafson, Matt Silla, Eric Flickinger March 24, 2020 Dear Clients and Friends: We have been closely monitoring the ever-changing situation with COVID-19 and continue to discuss how this will impact our clients. We are also answering many questions about the impact of the COVID–19 virus and resulting changes …

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Explaining Guideline Public Company Method for ESOP Participants (In an Easy Way)

By Eric Flickinger, CPA/ABV | Manager, Business Valuation Educating employees about the company’s financials can go a long way to maximize employee engagement. Going a step further, teaching participants the basic concepts of how valuation methods work can empower participants to drive company value. Unless your participants are financial experts, communicating any valuation method will …

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Enterprise Value vs. Equity Value: What’s the Difference?

By Eric Flickinger, CPA/ABV | Manager, Business Valuation Have you ever tried to substitute diet soda for regular soda? It’s just not the same. Diet soda can leave a bad taste in your mouth if you are not prepared for it. Similarly, if you fail to understand the difference between enterprise value and equity value, …

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Understanding Discounted Cash Flow Method

Key Points to Communicate to ESOP Participants By Eric Flickinger, CPA/ABV | Manager, Business Valuation The discounted cash flow (DCF) method is an advanced topic in financial courses. So, explaining the process to individuals that haven’t spent time studying finance can be somewhat complicated. However, if you’re an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) participant, it’s …

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Small Business Loans Now Easier for ESOPs

By Eric Flickinger, CPA/ABV Signed into law by President Trump on August 13, 2018, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act includes a section supporting the formation of employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) and cooperatives. The actual section buried in the defense bill can be found here (click here to access the full law). …

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