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Angela Rehkop of Financial Care Providers is a member of XPX Atlanta

InsuranceNewsNet.com January 21,2022 More Than Writing A Check Sometimes the road to philanthropy begins with a simple phone call. For Angie Rehkop, founder of Financial Care Providers in Atlanta, the giving journey began when a friend asked her to go horseback riding. The request was for adult volunteers to accompany children who were patients at…

Jan. 23, 2022
Bill McDermott of The Profitability Coach is a member of XPX Atlanta

Every business owner has a big dream for their business and wants to make it happen. The problem is, many business owners may not understand what levers to pull in their business to improve overall profitability. As a business owner or CEO, there are hundreds of decisions (big and small) to be made every day and…

Cheryl Centeno of XPX Global is a member of XPX

As exit advisors, we all know that the value of a business is very dependent on the team the owner has developed. Can “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” (DEI) initiatives and programs help improve a business owner’s team? Join us for our virtual January meeting where we will have an engaging, collaborative XPX-style discussion of this…

F. Rimer of Initiating Protection Law Group LLC is a member of XPX Atlanta

Brand counsel use many tools to help businesses protect their brands. The most common tool is registering a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office. This process seems simple but there is much that goes into the strategy behind filing the application and moving it towards registration. I thought it might be helpful to share information to…

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

Have you ever stopped and examined your mindset as a business owner and leader? Your mindset impacts all aspects of your company—how you view situations and people and how you approach challenges and opportunities. It is much more nuanced than simply having a positive or negative mindset. Check out these two business owners with dramatically…

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

When formulating incentive plans for your teams, it’s important to look beyond the numbers. Are the job responsibilities and expectations clear and defined? Are your employees being analyzed as unique contributors or simply lumped in with company growth targets? Incentive plans need to be individually aligned with your team members’ overall engagement and goals. Read…

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

On this inspiring episode of ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Miles Young of On Time Supplies shared his story of being compelled to create a solution to the problems he saw in the office supply space and the rewards that come from taking a risk. Bronson Lavender, Senior Vice President with Pinnacle Bank, talked about his passion and…

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

Worry about cash flow is one of the top issues that keeps business owners up at night. Cash flow is like oxygen to a business and without it, the business won’t survive. Several years back, I had a client ask me, “If I’ve made $500,000 in profit, why isn’t it in the bank account?” A very good…

Anna Brumby of University of Georgia SBDC is a member of XPX Atlanta

Infrastructure investments in 2022 and beyond are going to drive the need for skilled labor in manufacturing, construction, energy, utilities and port authorities. My new listing is a successful training and certification company for crane, rigging and skilled labor professionals that would be a good acquisition for organizations looking to strategically capitalize on growth in…

Dec. 7, 2021
Maria Forbes of FIREPOWER Business Catalyst, LLC. is a member of XPX Atlanta

Giving negative feedback is never easy and is even more challenging in a virtual work world. It’s always best to have difficult conversations in person; however, if that’s not an option, treat your team member with compassion and make sure you end the discussion with clear direction and expectations. Find out FirePower Teams‘ other recommendations…

Anna Brumby of University of Georgia SBDC is a member of XPX Atlanta

A great business looking to be acquired in 2022 that has increased revenue and profitable during the Pandemic.  The sellers have conducted tremendous amount of R&D on over 100 recipes for retail and commercial size orders, have documented all areas of the business, and have built an efficient and strong operational organization for a new…

Dec. 1, 2021
TERRY "Doc" DOCKERY of The Resolve Firm is a member of XPX Atlanta

Please join us on Wednesday, December 8 from 10-10:45am for the December edition of our Scaling Skills Speaker Series. I will be interviewing Skip Lamb, Ph.D. and Susan Lamb, Ph.D about their successful entrepreneurial journey. Susan and Skip launched their business two blocks from their home in beautiful downtown Savannah GA and walked to work…

Tim Templeton of Trivest Partners - Private Equity is a member of XPX Atlanta

When Jayson Waller says he’s fully invested in his solar company, Powerhome, he means it. In 2017, when the business was running low on capital, he downsized to a smaller home and invested the profits into the company.  A few months later, Waller partnered with Trivest Partners, which bought a 25% stake in Powerhome for $15 million.  Trivest…

Nov. 29, 2021
F. Rimer of Initiating Protection Law Group LLC is a member of XPX Atlanta

There are four basic components to brand protection: searching, registering, policing and enforcing. These four aspects each have their own challenges which create a series of risks and opportunities. If done well, the four components work together in a way that achieves the business objectives of the brand owner. The area of enforcement is critical if you…

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

When trying to identify the right people for your organization, you may need to go back to the basics. Are you simply writing a job description with responsibilities and minimum qualifications OR are you writing a role description that showcases a candidate’s innate abilities to succeed? There IS a difference, and it can mean finding…

Esther "Essie" Escobedo of Office Angels is a member of XPX Atlanta

I am delighted to share with you that on August 24, the Greater North Fulton Chamber awarded OFFICE ANGELS its 2021 Small Business of Excellence Award, recognizing companies that exemplify entrepreneurial spirit, dedication, hard work, and sound business practices. OFFICE ANGELS’ success over 21 years would not be possible without our talented, resourceful, and dedicated…

Nov. 18, 2021
Brent Stromwall of Odigos, LLC is a member of XPX Atlanta

Over the past several months – years even – we’ve all witnessed, watched on television, or read in the news or online about child-like spats between those who we are hoping are our strong, confident, stable, trustworthy leaders. What we are seeing from our leaders reminds us of two children fighting over toys in the…

Nov. 16, 2021
Bill McDermott of The Profitability Coach is a member of XPX Atlanta

Discussing themes like a growth mindset, listening, quality, and urgency, these three ProfitSense guests highlighted key pieces of their firm’s success in conversations with host Bill McDermott. Amber Lawson, Principal at Aspire Construction & Design, shared her passion for providing one-stop services for her commercial real estate clients. Ken Madren, CEO of PermaTherm, shared his company’s focus…

Cheryl Centeno of XPX Global is a member of XPX

“If only your doctors practiced XPX Collaboration.” What does a real, collaborative, multi-advisor value-building project look like? In this 2nd conversation, get the in-depth story and play-by-play of a dynamic, complex value-building project from both the owner perspective and their multi-advisor team. An advisory team of a dozen professionals – and growing. How the heck…

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