Author: Madison Yauger

XMI Is Guiding Small Businesses to Their Full Potential

Jim Phillips and Bob McKown have extensive backgrounds within the business and entrepreneurial sectors, working for the corporation XMI, based in Nashville, Tenn., for 15 and 10 years respectively. Given the company’s motto: ‘Amplify your Ambition’, it’s clear the aim of the entire organization is to help small businesses get off the ground. Phillips, McKown and the rest of the employees seek to help ambition-minded entrepreneurs who have clear ideas but cannot sustain the plan necessary to implement a full-scale business. Once young entrepreneurs themselves, McKown and Phillips understand the burden that a business places on owners who try...

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Trading Pig Skins for Leather Shoes: B.J. Coleman Is Back in Business

Many people know BJ Coleman as a former quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, but he’s hung up his jersey and traded it in for a nice suit. In 2016, BJ decided to make the transition from football to insurance because he had developed a large network and wanted to make a name for himself in the business world. “I’ve found that there are a lot of parallels in both worlds,” said Coleman. “BB&T is a company I had connections to through my football career, and it worked out.” As William Taylor said, “Coleman has a competitive nature, and...

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