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Exit Planning Stories From the Road

  “Complex goals are often best achieved when you are not trying to achieve them directly.” That’s the advice from John Kay, a leading economist and Visiting Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. And it’s very good advice when it comes to exit strategies. Right now, your… read more

Announcement: Six New CEPA Programs for 2019 Registration

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The Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) Program is a five-day executive MBA-style program that trains and certifies qualified professional advisors in the field of exit planning. Developed and taught by a diverse team of over 15 nationally-recognized experts, the CEPA program offers attendees an innovative learning experience, performance-enhancing resources, and the strategic insights and tools… read more

Congratulations to the 2018 Excellence in Exit Planning Award Winners!

The exit planning profession poses unique challenges and opportunities. The advisors leading this industry tend to be more entrepreneurial, display high leadership, and are instrumental in driving best practices for their peers and for business owners themselves.  The closing event at the 2018 Exit Planning Summit is the Excellence in Exit Planning Award Luncheon, where… read more

EPI Advisors Raise $20 Thousand for Alzheimer’s at 2018 Summit Giveback

NASHVILLE, TN – Sept. 25, 2018 — Attendees of the 2018 Exit Planning Summit raised $20,000 for Abe’s Garden at the Annual Summit Giveback through a major silent auction held at the Hilton Nashville Downtown on Monday night. The Exit Planning Institute’s Annual Summit Giveback differs from other Summits in the advisory field. The Summit… read more

Six Proven Lead Generation Tools

Guest Contributing Author: John Warrillow, CEO of the Value Builder System We know that the number of small business owners getting ready to transition out of their business and head towards retirement is growing. However, only a fraction of them have a business that is truly ready to sell. But as an exit planner, how… read more

The Buyer’s Perspective on Value

The host, Ryan Tansom, invited CEPA Faculty and industry leader, Bobby Kingsbury, to discuss the topic “Valuing a Business: The Buyer’s Perspective,” and how he screens a potential investment.  There are a lot of misconceptions out there about bringing Private Equity (and some nightmare stories, too), and in this episode, Kingsbury breaks down how to recognize… read more

2018 Announcement: 55 New CEPAs Join Community

The Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation is awarded to those professionals who meet the experience and education requirements, attend the credentialing program, and pass the proctored exam.  The CEPA designation is accepted by more than 18 major designations and organizations, making it the most widely endorsed and accepted exit planning designation in the marketplace today. To… read more

More Than a Title: Honoring Leaders Who Lead by Action and Example

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The exit planning profession poses unique challenges and opportunities. The advisors leading this industry tend to be more entrepreneurial, display high leadership, and are instrumental in driving best practices for their peers and for business owners themselves. Exit planning advisors are pioneers of a changing industry.   Each year, the Exit Planning Institute honors three… read more

Applying the Formula for Luck

Learn how other CEPAs, including our President & CEO Chris Snider, position their practices for increased lead capture, new client onboarding, and client delivery efficiency. Scott Snider stated in his recent article, “As the need for exit planning becomes more prevalent to business owners, the need for high caliber advisors rises as well. Over the past… read more

Advisors Evolving into Owner Educators: New Content added to OwnerRoundtable Library

Last week, EPI officially released the second installment of assets and content to those members a part of the Owner Engagement Membership (OEM). These new additions include content and training for the following: Reunion Roundtable Session Maximizing Business Value Panel Session Exit Options Panel Session This OwnerRoundtable Series™ content is designed to complement your current program,… read more