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2019 Announcement: 50 CEPAs Join the Network

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

Call for Speakers: 2019 EPI Power Session Theme Announced

Last year, EPI introduced the Power Sessions at the Exit Planning Summit in Nashville! Inspired by TED, the global community bringing you ‘ideas worth sharing,’ seven speakers from diverse areas of expertise took the main stage and delivered hyperfocused talks that challenged the advisory community in attendance to tackle common industry pitfalls head on. Following… read more

Spreading Exit Planning Awareness: 2019 The Gathering in Southern California

On Friday, February 22, Christopher and Scott Snider combined forces to deliver an interactive keynote speech at the fifteenth Gathering, hosted by the Southern California Institute. Their speech was a deep-dive into Snider’s recently released ebook, Fishing for Value: A Short Story about Succession Planning, Business Growth, and Exit, which complemented the conference’s theme of… read more

Welcome PMI Advisors to the EPI Partner Network

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to the EPI Alliance Partner Network: PMI Advisors (PMI), a firm working alongside wealth advisors, investment bankers, accounting firms, legal firms, and others to educate owners about the upcoming business sale steps and assist in operational improvements along the way, which can be quite daunting for those who… read more

Accountant versus Spouse

Valentine’s day is coming this week and it got us thinking… The accountant consistently outranks the spouse as the most trusted advisor for business owners (across multiple markets). Looks like when it comes to business advice, romance is dead 🙂 When asked, “who is your most trusted advisor?” surveyed business owners ranked the Accountant number… read more

2019 EPI Local Chapter Event Schedule

The Exit Planning Institute (EPI) supports more than 20 local chapters from coast-to-coast (and counting). Every chapter is a hub for advisors, leaders, and experts to network with complementary disciplines to his/her specialty, earn continuing education, and collaborate on exit planning projects. Every chapter is led by a top Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) and a local… read more

2018 Announcement: 51 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

Black Friday Deals are Available Now

Black Friday has arrived! Get 60% off Summit in San Antonio. Get 50% off Walking to Destiny Books. Get 50% off any 5-Day CEPA program. Get 40% off OwnerRoundtable series. Offers only available to the first ten people to take advantage. Use the links below! Happy holidays! -The team at EPI   50% off Five-Day… read more

The Power of Feedback: 2018 EPI Member Survey

Understanding what our members find valuable (and what they do not) is crucial to EPI. As we contemplate the future and aim to make important decisions that will impact the direction of our company, the power of your feedback and the guidance it provides gives us the right focus. “As the Client Experience Manager here at… read more

2018 Announcement: 41 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

Three Ideas to Jumpstart Your 2019 Strategic Planning and Growth Mindset

Quarter four tends to be a very exciting, pressure-filled time for entrepreneurial advisors. You are pushing to hit and exceed goals while juggling personal commitments and client schedules (…and celebrations that feel like they fill up every remaining free moment). On top of that, whether intentionally or not, you drift into a higher state of… read more