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ERTC Enforcement and Withdrawing a Claim The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) was introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic as a tax incentive for businesses to keep employees on their payroll. To qualify, a business must have suffered financially or experienced operational disruptions because of COVID restrictions. Even though it has since expired, it’s still possible for…

At our February Cross-Chapter Power Networking session, we introduced a new format aptly named “Ask the Cross-Chapter Experts”. Our facilitator, XPX Nashville member, Lisa Kaufman, a sell-side M&A advisor to family-owned businesses called on 5 members (herself included) to present their “Current Client/Deal Challenge” to the group. Fellow members then became the “experts” providing input and possible resolutions for one of…

BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP INFORMATION REPORTING CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT SUMMARY One of the unique and often attractive features of a Limited Liability Company can be anonymity.  In most states, formation and registration of an LLC does not require disclosure of the owners or officers.  For various reasons, legitimate and not so legitimate, the owners of a business…

There is significant evidence that supply chains have “normalized.” Delivery times are fast and overall demand is low. Many companies are now looking at “longer-term” supply chain planning and changes. Some of these changes include multi-sourcing and digitizing supply chain operations. Geopolitical events and resulting tariffs/sanctions could quickly change the supply chain landscape, however, so…

Do you dread networking for new business?  Here are some techniques to help you refine your approach so that networking becomes more enjoyable and productive. Several years ago I co-founded a networking group attended by experienced, successful professionals. What I didn’t anticipate was that many of these highly competent and engaging people struggled with networking….

INTRODUCTION Effective sales strategies are crucial for success in the dynamic landscape of modern business. Business owners recognize the pivotal role that sales teams play in revenue generation and customer acquisition. As a result, they must invest in training programs to enhance the skills and capabilities of their sales force. Two complementary approaches are “Sales…

INTRODUCTION To maximize performance, it is essential that sales leaders provide comprehensive ongoing training and coaching to their sales team to become a high-performance sales organization. In this article, we will explore the 8 types of sales training high-performance sales leaders deploy to ensure their teams have the knowledge and skills necessary to excel. These…

At XPX Next, our inaugural national conference, Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew  shares her research on the development of social capital. The following video is a master class on how to build and leverage one’s network for greater collaboration and success. View Dr. Booker-Drew’s full bio here.  Additional resources provided by Dr. Booker-Drew: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/coin-circle-influence-network-worksheet-shelley-hammell http://www.boardnetusa.org/

Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) are looking at numerous ways to help companies save money and improve processes in an inflationary environment. One of ERA’s most successful verticals in assisting companies with their freight costs. Need: Business leaders are looking at unique ways to combat inflation and reduce freight costs. Solution: ERA’s freight specialists put forward 10 unique…

If your business performance is lackluster, take a closer look at how it’s operating. And if you’re a business owner already running your company on EOS® – the Entrepreneurial Operating System — congratulations! You’ve already taken an essential first step toward gaining clarity around your goals and organizing the milestones for how you and your team will…

Many relatively new macroeconomic and socioeconomic factors have changed how companies recruit, engage, and retain top talent. Factors include: Highly competitive labor market Wage inflation The Remote Workforce The Gig Economy The Great Resignation Has your recruiting process kept current with the changing business landscape? What does your strategic sales recruiting process look like, and…

Over the last two weeks, I’ve had clients, colleagues, and even family members asking me my thoughts about ChatGPT. Some of them had a glimmer in their eye, while others had a furrowed brow, which seems to be the going trend — some are ecstatic about the power of AI, while others are confused or…

Effective branding includes everything that influences the opinions of consumers about you, your product, or your service. The ability to be authentic and humanize your brand provides a critical connection to your customers—one that engenders loyalty and increases sales. Your brand is your most important asset. Fact: Everyone has an existing brand, whether intentional or…

Last month we discussed the natural propensities of the different types of salespeople and how some salespeople benefit from additional training or support – for example, Appointment Setting services that maximize the effectiveness of a sales team full of “Closers.”  If you recall, we highlighted the three traditional types of salespeople: Hunters – Those who…

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“I should demote myself!” joked the head of sales. “It looks like I am better at selling than at managing a sales team.” We were looking at his team’s individual sales numbers. He was selling more when he was a regular salesperson than his whole team today. We too often promote the wrong person into…

Effective March 12, 2024, New York Labor Law prohibits employers from requiring employees and job applicants to provide information about their personal accounts. If you think this sounds familiar, you are right. This idea has been in place in various states for years; now New York is joining in! Under the new legislation, “personal accounts”…

Unlocking Retirement Savings to Fund a New Business Many people have dreams of starting a business but lack the capital or funding needed to launch their new business ideas. It’s true: It costs money to start a business. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) says that how to fund a business is one of the…

In order for your family business to outlive its founder, careful succession planning is a must. That means finding the most frictionless way to pass both leadership and ownership from one generation to the next. While some family business dynamics lend themselves to smooth and simple succession, others hit bumps in the road. One of…

Accurate Asset Assessment for Fair Distribution: When planning an estate, one of the primary concerns is ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of assets among beneficiaries. A professional valuation provides an accurate and unbiased assessment of the true value of all assets, including real estate, investments, businesses, and personal property. This is essential to avoid disputes…

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