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Transition & Exit Options Analysis

As an advisor, are you truly versed in the exit options on the table? Do you know how to recognize an ideal candidate for a specific exit option? Or do you want to build on your knowledge and strengthen this skill? In the next deep dive webinar, Transition & Exit Options Analysis, instructor Sean Hutchinson,… read more

Quick Recap: 2018 North Texas Owners Forum

  Quick Recap: 2018 North Texas Owners Forum The 2018 North Texas Owners Forum was a full-day educational event for business owners and their key partners to hear from award-winning industry leader, Christopher Snider, and a panel of local experts and leaders in the fields of business strategy, exit planning, succession planning, and marketplace trends.… read more

The Unsolicited Offer. What To Do.

Original article contributed from Quantive Valuations [see full article] The Unsolicited Offer: Understand the Buyer, Identify Pitfalls, and Develop a Game Plan Has someone reached out with you to discuss the sale of your company? You’re not alone. Many entrepreneurs and business owners routinely receive unsolicited calls or letters suggesting to buy their company. While… read more

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