AUSTIN – May 17, 2021 – Holtzman Partners, a leading certified public accounting firm, is pleased to announce that the firm will provide up to 50 hours of Pro Bono professional services (starting this year) to five different minority-owned businesses in Texas.
In the past year, the firm has made significant changes to its Diversity & Inclusion initiative efforts. One of those changes was a commitment to provide Pro Bono services to historically marginalized and minoritized business owners to support the lasting success of minority entrepreneurs in the community.
“The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the many challenges that small businesses already face, especially those in industries that are more susceptible to disruption,” said Chris Perkins, Managing Partner at Holtzman Partners. “We are proud to offer these yearly grants to help minority business leaders rebuild, grow, and continue to scale their businesses for the long-term.”
The application process for Holtzman’s 2021 pro bono services grants opens today and will continue through Friday, July 30th.
Which businesses qualify?
Holtzman will provide up to 50 hours of Pro Bono services in all of its practices areas to five businesses that meet the following eligibility criteria:
- At least 51% of the company must be owned, managed, and controlled by an individual from one of the presumed historically marginalized and minoritized groups (i.e., Asian-American, African-American, Native American, Hispanic, Women, or LGBTQ.)
- Applicant must have a business license within the State of Texas for at least 6 months
- Must be a for-profit or non-for-profit business
Business leaders that fit the criteria above are encouraged to apply immediately by filling out this application form. Candidates will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the application deadline.
Applications open today and will be accepted through noon on Friday, July 30th. Applications should only be submitted online by completing the form on this page. If you have any questions about the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
“We strongly believe that it takes more than just talking the talk to have a real impact and one of the most valuable services we offer to the community is our expertise,” said Joey LoSurdo, Partner at Holtzman Partners. “We look forward to using the skills and expertise we have to serve minority businesses who need the valuable professional services we provide daily.”
Since 2004, Holtzman has served as a trusted advisor to over 500 clients in Austin and across the U.S. ranging from pre-revenue startups to large public enterprises operating in a variety of industries. The firm has grown to over 100 experienced, service-focused professionals, including 11 partners, fueled by its strong culture. Holtzman’s full-service delivery approach for tax, audit, and advisory services combined with its deep industry expertise helps companies meet and exceed their goals.
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Holtzman is a leading certified public accounting firm that helps growing companies realize their full value through a full suite of services, including Tax, Audit & Assurance, SOC Compliance, SOX Readiness and Compliance, Advisory, and more. The firm’s audit partners and senior managers are Certified Public Accountants in the state of Texas. Over 50% of other client-facing team members are CPAs or CISAs.
The firm considers its employees its number one asset and makes sure they are equipped to grow with its clients by investing in the best tools, training, and resources available. To learn more about Holtzman Partners and how it can help serve your organization, please visit www.holtzmanpartners.com
Learn more about Holtzman’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative.