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Knowledge is power. Imagine what you could do with 24-hour access to a powerful learning community to help you stay up to date with the latest trends, insights, news, and best practices to share with your valued clients.  XPX’s exclusive Knowledge Exchange is the one place where you can exchange knowledge with some of the industry’s most successful professionals with expertise in a wide variety of areas.   Here are recent posts from our chapter activities and members:

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Ricardo (Dick) Albu of Albu Consulting LLC is a member of XPX Fairfield County

Strategic Thinking in Uncertain Times – Albu Strategy Management (albu-strategymanagement.com) Our businesses are entering new challenging times. Inflation is at a 40-year high, energy prices have almost doubled, material costs are rising, and the federal reserve will be taking steps to slow the hot economy.    On the heels of the pandemic, we now face new…

Cheryl Centeno of XPX Global is a member of XPX

Program produced by XPX Tri-State. The Exit Planning Exchange (“XPX”) Tri-State – covering New York (New York City & Long Island), Connecticut (Fairfield & Hartford), and New Jersey – is holding a regional virtual event from 4-6PM on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 to examine the three main aspects that influence a deal – business environment,…

Ricardo (Dick) Albu of Albu Consulting LLC is a member of XPX Fairfield County

Does this sound familiar to you?  You’ve held your strategy meeting with your leadership team late last year, identified strategic objectives and initiatives, assigned responsibilities and you were off and running.  Everyone was on board, or so it seemed.  What’s happening?  Why are we not making any progress against these initiatives that are critical to…

Cheryl Centeno of XPX Global is a member of XPX

Program produced by XPX Fairfield County and XPX Hartford. Our program was a discussion with serial entrepreneur Shea Coakley on building and selling a business. Shea has co-founded and built several companies, which have since been brought to an exit. We invite you to explore his journey and the important lessons learned in exiting a…

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Program produced by XPX Fairfield County and XPX Hartford. Owners always want to know what their business is worth, and determining that value depends on a multitude of factors. Join us on Friday, January 21 for a joint meeting between XPX Fairfield and Hartford on what impacts valuation. We will be joined by Nathan Klatt (Managing Director,…

Michelle Orr of Live Oak Bank is a member of XPX Connecticut

Live Oak Bank is the #1 SBA Lender in the Nation.  We provide M&A financing as well as owner occupied commercial real estate loans with attractive terms.  Please contact me to discuss specific financing needs.   Thanks, Michelle Orr Vice President, Sr. Loan Officer 203-461-5097 sba_general_mergers_acquisition_brochure_orr sba_general_commercial_real_estate_brochure

Ricardo (Dick) Albu of Albu Consulting LLC is a member of XPX Fairfield County

AlbuonStrategy Newsletter – October 2021 What is Your Organization’s Execution Intelligence? https://albu-strategymanagement.com/2021/10/what-is-your-organizations-execution-intelligence/ There are many different ways to measure one’s intelligence. Emotional intelligence is centered on being smart about feelings.  Interpersonal intelligence deals with being smart socially. IQ tests measure smarts as defined by words or math. So, what is “execution intelligence” or XQ? XQ…

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A good offense always necessitates a good defense. Core mantra across all sports. So no surprise that in business the same holds true. It has been called many names, The Talent Tsunami, The Great Resignation, the Big Quit, or maybe best, The Great Discontent. Regardless, the war for Talent is very real. And while virtually…

Ricardo (Dick) Albu of Albu Consulting LLC is a member of XPX Fairfield County

AlbuonStrategy Newsletter – September 2021 Plan to Win in Uncertain Times https://albu-strategymanagement.com/2021/09/plan-to-win-in-uncertain-times/ What does it really take to be successful in today’s fast passed, uncertain and competitive business environment?  Two important factors: 1) meticulously managing your day-to-day operations, and 2) strategically planning for the future, both short- and long-term.  However, planning often gets shortchanged because…

Cheryl Centeno of XPX Global is a member of XPX

We can’t wait for you to experience the cleaner, brighter and more user-friendly feel of our new platform! The site is designed to give you and your company greater visibility. Here are three things you should know: Emails from XPX will now come from my.exitplanningexchange.com—please adjust your email settings! Your new profile can have a…

Ricardo (Dick) Albu of Albu Consulting LLC is a member of XPX Fairfield County

Country music singer Reba McEntire is quoted as saying, “to succeed in life, you need three things: wishbone, backbone and funny bone.”  As in life, in business these three bones can also be guiding principles to developing and executing a successful strategy. A WISHBONE is for a well-defined strategy, providing clear direction to the organization…

Ricardo (Dick) Albu of Albu Consulting LLC is a member of XPX Fairfield County

We are experiencing a global economic surge due in many ways to the pent-up demand from the pandemic.  Most businesses are in “recalibration” mode.  The US consumer is driving this economic boom and no matter what business you are in, you need to consider changes to your business model and approach to capitalize on this economic recovery….

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Have you been using online technology to the fullest extent to develop your business? Are you doing enough networking to generate results? Are you structuring the appropriate follow-up conversations? Online networking has accelerated throughout Covid and the ease of contact and content development means it’s here to stay. Learn how to leverage this ‘new normal’…

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How to Emotionally Prepare Key Stakeholders for a Successful Transition People always have mixed feelings about change. When negative feelings are not surfaced and addressed in a systematic way, they often assert themselves exactly when they stand to do the most damage, at the closing. Thoughtful exit planners do well to find ways to address the needs and…

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Program produced by XPX Fairfield County and XPX Hartford. Fine Print: The Deal’s Not Done Until the Paperwork is Signed The LOI and Asset/Stock Purchase Agreement is a critical step in the M&A process. Negotiating these agreements takes experience and skills to properly protect the client. All of this must take place before the deal…

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Program produced by XPX Tri-State. Post-Election Analysis XPX Tri-State – covering New York (New York City & Long Island), Connecticut (Fairfield & Hartford), and New Jersey – meeting with core coverage areas including: The state of the economy and business environment, nationally and regionally. Wealth planning, the corresponding tax implications and how the specific factors play into the merger…

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Program produced by XPX Fairfield County and XPX Hartford.  Financial Management in Private and High-growth Organizations and Those Considering Exit Opportunities The heart of XPX is the inter-disciplinary nature of exit planning. As advisors to business owners we understand that it takes a team of experts working together to navigate a successful exit. Working in…

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Program produced by XPX Fairfield County. Where Are We Now? Advising Clients in the “New Normal” It’s been over six months since the world abruptly pivoted to a virtual reality, and we are unlikely to return to normal for many months. Now is a time to reassess and reevaluate. Who is buying? What is trending…

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In this session we focus on growing your business using both equity and debt. Our distinguished panel of bank lenders and private equity will describe what steps a business should—and should not—take to attract and qualify for bank loans and how to find the right equity partner. We will continue to use our case study…

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Borrowing Ground Rules: Do’s and Don’ts In the first of two programs focused on locating outside financing, our distinguished panel of lenders will describe the profile of a successful borrower and what steps a business should—and should not—take to attract and qualify for bank loans and other third-party loans. We will continue to use our…

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A successful exit is about more than finding the right buyer and the right price. A company’s corporate governance documents should contain appropriate rights and restrictions to ensure the business stays on track, your partners remain your partners and exit process is streamlined when the time comes. SpeakersJames Greifzu, Associate, Wiggin and DanaMike Grundei, Partner,…

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