Basics of Value Acceleration

EPI Academy Course

Course Overview

The Basics of Value Acceleration course was created as an introduction to exit planning for both business owners and advisors. During this course, host and EPI President, Scott Snider, will take you through the Value Acceleration Methodology. This methodology was created by Chris Snider and is seen inside the book, Walking to Destiny. Attendees complete the course with a baseline understanding of exit planning and how to help business owners plan for their exit effectively.

Attendees will gain further knowledge on:

  • Business types and challenges
  • In-depth definition of exit planning and its concepts
  • What makes a business ready to transition
  • How business value is determined
  • Executing an exit strategy

Course Curriculum:

MODULE ONE: Understanding Business Types and Challenges

  • Recognizing the challenges that today’s owners face
  • Defining the mindset shifts created by the Value Acceleration Methodology

MODULE TWO: Defining “Exit Planning”

  • Labeling and breaking down the “Three Legs of the Stool”
  • Analyzing the different paradigm shifts that come from the exit planning process

MODULE THREE: Simplifying the Process

  • Understanding the core concepts of the Value Acceleration Methodology
  • Putting each concept into action

MODULE FOUR: Dissecting the Methodology 

  • Dissecting owner readiness and business attractiveness
  • Identifying and calculating the wealth, profit, and value gaps

MODULE FIVE: Implementing the Methodology

  • Implementing the process through each gate of the methodology (Discover, Prepare, Decide)
  • Organizing each step in the 5 Stages of Value Maturity

MODULE SIX: Building Strong Teams

  • Structuring an owner’s exit planning team
  • Illustrating the ideal core team members


No Pre-Reading Requirements

There are no pre-reading requirements for this course. However, for any professional interested in getting immersed in the Value Acceleration Methodology prior to the training, read the official value acceleration handbook: Walking to Destiny: 11 Actions an Owner Must Take to Rapidly Grow Value & Unlock Wealth, written by award-winning thought leader and industry titan Christopher Snider, CEPA, CEO of the Exit Planning Institute.

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About the Instructor

Scott Snider

Scott Snider

President, Exit Planning Institute

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Scott Snider is the President of the Exit Planning Institute (EPI) and the Operating Partner of Snider Premier Growth, a small family investment company.  At EPI, Scott is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization along with overseeing the company’s operations and chapter development.  Since joining EPI, Scott has expanded the organization regionally, nationally, and globally, providing a transformational educational experience to advisors from all specialties across the globe.

Scott Snider is a nationally recognized industry leader, growth specialist, and lifetime entrepreneur.  Two of Snider’s biggest talents: market penetration and rapid growth strategies. As the operational and strategic leader of EPI, Snider thrives on helping advisors learn how to educate clients, achieve market distinction, and deliver real results.