Understanding the opportune moment for making an introduction is a fundamental aspect of effective communication. Whether in a professional or social context, timing plays a pivotal role in creating a positive impression and fostering meaningful connections.

For a business owner contemplating an exit strategy, a robust Financial Plan is indispensable. This plan should encompass critical components such as succession planning, meticulous asset management, tax optimization strategies, and comprehensive retirement funding. These elements collectively ensure a smooth transition and financial security post-departure.

Engaging the services of a Financial Advisor (FA) offers a multitude of advantages. Collaborating with an FA provides individuals with personalized financial guidance, facilitates portfolio diversification, mitigates risks, and aids in achieving long-term financial objectives. Beyond monetary gains, the outcomes of working with an FA extend to enhanced financial literacy, reduced stress, and a profound sense of confidence in one's financial future.

Learning Objectives:

  • When is the right time to make an introduction
  • Important components of a Financial Plan for an exiting Business Owner
  • Benefits and Outcomes of working with an FA

Meet the Presenters:

Hear from industry experts Jim Quigley, CFP, CEPA and Karl Maurer, CIMA, CPFA.

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Event Location

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Central Time
Where: 1941 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Cost: $25.00
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Who Should Attend?

  • Valuation Analysts

    Valuation is both a billable engagement AND an opportunity to provide owners some perspective on how to accelerate value drivers (and deal with value killers). Use exit planning to make that valuation into a longer term value acceleration engagement.

  • Financial Advisors

    One of the critical ‘legs of the stool’ is personal financing planning. An owner must have a strong financial plan & contingency plan post-transition to enable them to thrive in the next act of the lives personally and financially. Exit planning brings this future mindset into the present. Exit is now.

  • Wealth Managers

    You’re a skilled relationship person. Being entangled into your clients’ professional lives matters as you build a strategy to manage their wealth upon them harvesting it from their business. Exit planning allows you to build a deeper relationship with your client, expands your COI network, while giving you an early seat at table well before the liquidity event.

  • CPAs/Accountants

    Owners participating in the State of Owner Readiness research continue to indicate that you are the No. 1 "Most Trusted Advisor." You are a natural fit to lead the exit planning team and deepen your relationship (and retention) of next generation owners.

  • Attorneys

    You have close relationships with clients, and can benefit from being the first advisor to introduce the idea of exit planning.

  • Strategic Consultants

    One of the most critical roles in exit planning is building transferable value. Strategic consultants have the ability to expand options and drive rapid business value that affect performance today.

  • Estate Planners

    Exit planning is a natural fit for estate planners who want to operate more holistically with their owner clients.

  • Investment Bankers

    Only 2 of every 10 businesses that come to market actually sell. Learn how exit planning can bring attractive AND ready business to your purview.

  • Insurance Professionals

    Exit planning addresses the 5 D's. So do you. Approach the risk conversation differently with exit planning.

  • Mergers & Acquisition Advisors

    Proper exit planning causes less deals to fall through at the last minute. Connect with CEPAs to build your healthy deal flow network.

  • Commercial Lenders

    One of the best relationships a business owner makes is with their banker. How can you help your corporate clients think about the future and ensure financial continuity? Answer: exit planning.

  • Family Business Advisors

    More than 50% of lower middle market business owners would prefer to transition to the next generation. Help them succeed with exit planning strategies.

  • Other Professional Advisors

    Regardless of your unique specialty, there is seat at the exit planning table for you. Learn more at www.EarnCEPA.com.

  • Private Business Owners

  • Professional Advisors

  • Members of Family Business Boards

  • Business Consultants

  • Other Business Professionals

  • Business Owners

  • Business Owners & Their Trusted Advisors


The Exit Planning Institute, provides Financial Advisors, Accountants, Consultants, and other advisors of business owners with the critical education to differentiate themselves and add value to their existing client relationships through a credential, conference, courses, and content. Download the CEPA brochure for more information.