The Exit Planning Institute and a team of top advisors and leaders from the Illinois marketplace are joining forces to launch the Exit Planning Institute Chicago Chapter on October 26, 2022. This event will be hosted at 1941 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642.
Build Your Network in Chicago
This local chapter is different than many other networking professional organizations in the market. The EPI Chapter is cross-functional, meaning that it attracts and engages advisors, experts, thought leaders, media, and business owners from diverse backgrounds. These leaders engage in exit planning and value acceleration education that ensures the continuity of the local marketplace and improves the success rates for transitioning businesses as owners look towards their future.
As evident in the vast amount of recent research studies, including the State of Owner Readiness™ Survey, the U.S. landscape is set to transition six million businesses over the next 5-10 years. Baby boomer business owners are reaching retirement at a rapid rate, and these same owners own 66% of all companies in the United States of America. According to recent research conducted by EPI, most baby boomer owners have not accounted for their ultimate exit transition. Statistics show that only two out of ten businesses on the market sell. Without proper planning, owners run the risk of getting a lower price for their business than they need or even worse, they fail to sell at all.
Exit Planning: It’s Not What You Think
Attend the EPI Chicago Chapter Launch event on October 26 to hear from EPI President, Scott Snider and Shanda McFadden, President of the EPI Chicago Chapter.
Scott will lead the session in a discussion about the various roles an advisor plays in the exit planning ecosystem. He will also introduce the Chicago Chapter to the Value Acceleration Methodology.
Exit planning is the fastest-growing marketplace within the financial and professional services industry. The exit of millions of baby boomer business owners is over $10 trillion dollars in transferable wealth. This is your “$10 Trillion Dollar Opportunity!”
That said, the business community is changing, and like it or not, the need for a new kind of advisor has become undeniable. You can no longer view your relationships with your clients and prospects as transactional. You must become more than your deliverable.
In 2022 and beyond, you must do more than assess value. You must provide value. In this session, you will learn how to help change the outcome for business owners. You will identify, protect, build, harvest, and manage business wealth.
Join the EPI Chapter Network
The EPI Chapter Network creates a forum where the local community of professional advisors can collaborate and address the unique needs of their community. Chapters develop educational programs for business owners and professional advisors that build awareness and better prepare an owner for the successful exit of their business. The purpose of the EPI Chapter Network is to create, encourage, and foster the adoption of best practices in the exit planning profession. Chapters promote the common interests of business advisors engaged in exit planning.
The EPI Miami Chapter will host monthly meetings and encourages your ongoing participation. Learn more at www.EPIChicago.com. If you are interested in more information please reach out to the EPI Community Coordinator, Jenna Meredith.
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