The most effective exit plans incorporate what Exit Planning Institute refers to as the Three Legs of the Stool. These Three Legs are your business, personal, and financial goals. By including them into your exit plan and day-to-day business strategy, you put yourself on track to have not only a successful exit, but a significant one.

Exit Planning Institute President, Scott Snider, shares, "A significant company is one that is ready, attractive, valuable, and transferrable at any given time. The company is near best-in-class performance while having employees, vendors, and partners that enjoy working there and are part of a culture."

Join EPI on June 1 at 1:00pm for a free webinar on an overview of the Three Legs of the Stool.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of Owner Readiness and the impact of the Three Legs of the Stool on exit planning
  • Explore Exit Planning Institute Research and learn how to incorporate it into your advisory practice

Recommended Reading:

Before joining us for this webinar, we recommend you read our latest State of Owner Readiness Research to fully immerse yourself in trending owner statistics.

View all reports here:

Event Location

Event Details

Date: Thursday, June 01, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free
Register Now

Who Should Attend?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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


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.