CLEVELAND & AKRON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tracy Coblentz has been promoted to senior tax manager and director of Apple Growth Partners (AGP) Small Business Growth Services (SBGS) segment.
As a native of Northeastern Ohio and a small business owner herself (Tracy and her husband have a farming business), Coblentz has a passion for helping small businesses work through the financial issues associated with growth. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, she managed her own practice dedicated to providing accounting and tax services for small business owners.
“Starting a business is hard work and in the early stages cash is tight. Every dollar makes a difference. It’s often difficult to afford quality accounting and tax planning services; however, as a business grows, these services are critical to long-term success. Effective tax planning contributes to the bottom line and financial accounting that lenders or investors can rely upon is a must,” said Harold Gaar, CEO of Apple Growth Partners. “Our Small Business Growth Services group serves as an interim step for companies. We work with early stage businesses at a reduced rate with the understanding that as they grow they will move into a fee structure that reflects the depth of resources we bring to bear. Tracy is a natural fit for this role. She brings over 20 years of experience to the table, understands the needs of emerging businesses and she can call upon her colleagues at AGP as her clients encounter an expanding set of complexities associated with success.”
“On a very personal level I understand the distinctive challenges that small business owners face since my husband and I own a small business ourselves,” said Coblentz. “Gaining access to capital is crucial, which is why AGP focuses on getting the books in order to produce clean financials. From there, we look at the tax situation and identify opportunities to put money back in the hands of owners, which helps drive growth.”
Apple Growth Partners has offices in Akron and Cleveland, serving the Northeast Ohio market and beyond. With nearly 100 professionals, AGP focuses on assisting privately held businesses and their families achieve "healthy growth!" AGP offers a full range of attest, tax planning and compliance, business valuation, litigation consulting, and transactional advisory services.
AGP is an independent accounting firm associated with the BDO Seidman Alliance. The BDO Seidman Alliance is a division of BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms. BDO USA serves clients through 52 offices and more than 400 independent Alliance firm locations nationwide. Additionally, Apple Growth Partners can access the resources of the global BDO network comprising 1,264 offices in 144 countries.