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Kenny Baer of Baer Wealth is a member of XPX Atlanta

Position Description Client Service Specialist   Overview   Baer Wealth Management (BWM) was originally founded in 2000 as a family-owned and operated, boutique Registered Investment Advisory firm (RIA). Now in its second generation, BWM focuses on providing wealth management services to successful professionals and their families.  As a fiduciary, BWM’s mission is to understand, advise…

Sara Burden of Walden Businesses, Inc. is a member of XPX Atlanta

PRESS RELEASE – SOLD – Sara Burden and Walden Businesses, Inc. is pleased to announce its North Atlanta client, Express Employment Professionals, completed a successful sale to Category 5, LLC. Walden initiated this transaction and acted as advisor to the seller. https://waldenbus.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Press-Release-SB-Express-Employment-Professionals.pdf Express franchise owner, Rodney Moore, shared: “One of the best business decisions I…

Maria Forbes of FIREPOWER Business Catalyst, LLC. is a member of XPX Atlanta

All professionals deal with some form of personal adversity at work. Change is constant as you grow and scale your company and today, we are considering the impact of a slowing economy. Recent data in an HBR article, shows layoffs up 39% in the second quarter of 2022, (bringing the year’s total to more than…

Sara Burden of Walden Businesses, Inc. is a member of XPX Atlanta

PRESS RELEASE – SOLD – Sara Burden and Walden Businesses, Inc. is pleased to announce its client, AF&S Products & Services, Inc., completed a successful sale to McMaverick, Inc., dba Apex Solutions. Walden initiated this transaction and acted as advisor to the seller. AF&S Products & Services, Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)…

Bill McDermott of The Profitability Coach is a member of XPX Atlanta

Donna Beatty, Tax Partner with Frazier & Deeter, and Robert Stephens, Managing Partner of CFO Navigator, were Bill McDermott’s guests on this episode of Profit Sense with Bill McDermott. Donna provided timely advice about taxes, new laws, and advice for business owners. Robert Stephens talked about how he helps businesses as a financial guide, how he speaks…

Cheryl Centeno of XPX Global is a member of XPX

The state of a company’s financials could make or break its future sale. Balance sheets that don’t balance. “Add-backs” that can’t be justified. Messy financials make for lower business valuation or deals that never happen. That’s why financial sharpening is such a critical part of exit planning. Join us Thursday, Sept 15 from 11am-1pm at…

Maria Forbes of FIREPOWER Business Catalyst, LLC. is a member of XPX Atlanta

Do you provide an employee orientation? That is great news, now what about onboarding?  If you are leaving this one out you are missing part of a winning team performance structure.  What is the difference and why utilize both?  One is informative and one is integrative, both are intended to get your new employees off…

Bill McDermott of The Profitability Coach is a member of XPX Atlanta

What makes an excellent CEO? It’s a question that’s often asked, but seldom answered. As with anything, it starts with mindset first, then skill set. We’ve talked recently about the importance of CEOs having a direction-setting mindset and being bold, and an organizational mindset where they create strong culture and stable, but agile companies. Once CEOs have set a vision and tasked their…

Bill McDermott of The Profitability Coach is a member of XPX Atlanta

As a CEO, it can be lonely at the top and they often struggle to know whether their actions and decisions are helping their company or hurting it. How do they achieve excellence? What separates great CEOs from the good ones? These questions often leave new CEOs overwhelmed and frustrated. Every CEO deserves to have a strong…

Sara Burden of Walden Businesses, Inc. is a member of XPX Atlanta

The long-predicted seller tsunami is coming. Business owners ahead of the trend will be positioned to take advantage of the positive market conditions. Let Walden provide the leadership and exit strategy that will help you net the most. READ Why Boomer Business Owners Should Watch M&A Cycles – https://waldenbus.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Business-Owners-Should-Watch-MA-Cycles-1.pdf Business-Owners-Should-Watch-MA-Cycles

Bill McDermott of The Profitability Coach is a member of XPX Atlanta

Host Bill McDermott was joined by three accomplished business leaders on this edition of ProfitSense. Banker Samantha McElhaney discussed what business owners need to be focused on now, what to look for in choosing an advisor, as well as how she uses her extensive network to assist her clients. Keith Costley shared how his engineering consulting…

Cheryl Centeno of XPX Global is a member of XPX

Program produced by XPX Atlanta. Trusted advisors and the deal team need to look beyond numbers and operational process, to the people who will lead the company and deliver the value after the sale. Our 4 panelists come from M&A, Operations, HR, and HR Systems, to bring a comprehensive view of the impact of team…

Maria Forbes of FIREPOWER Business Catalyst, LLC. is a member of XPX Atlanta

Has the pandemic prompted your leadership team to reconsider employee purpose? We have prioritized compensation, well-being, resilience and more, but you mustn’t forget purpose or your employees may be reconsidering YOU. In a recent McKinsey & Company survey, two-thirds of US-based employees said they expect their jobs to bring a significant sense of purpose to…

Bill McDermott of The Profitability Coach is a member of XPX Atlanta

Every business owner has a big dream for their company and wants to make it happen. But, when it comes to retiring one day and driving off into the sunset, most business owners don’t know where to start or what to do. They’ve been so busy working in the business, they haven’t stopped to take the time to…

Bill McDermott of The Profitability Coach is a member of XPX Atlanta

Every business owner dreams of selling their business one day for a lot of money then retiring with a home on the beach or traveling the world. However, when it comes to actually selling the business, many business owners don’t follow a unified strategy, leaving them confused and frustrated because they realize running a business is…

Rebecca Bradley of Partnership Coaching, Inc. is a member of XPX Atlanta

And the Beginning! Change is the external event, situation, or relationship that morphs into something new/different/better/worse. After a 30-year successful run, the founder/business owner sells his or her business. That’s the change. Here’s how my client, Jim, described it to me this week: One day I’m in my office and the next day I am…

Maria Forbes of FIREPOWER Business Catalyst, LLC. is a member of XPX Atlanta

We have all heard the idioms, “Taking responsibility is an essential element of strong leadership”, “The buck stops here”, and “Leadership is taking responsibility while others are making excuses.”  Creating your work ethic as a leader around these phrases may have unconsciously made you over-responsible. Over-responsibility can be a hard habit to break. Do you…

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