Now Open: Six New 2019 CEPA Programs


Announcement: Three New CEPA Training Center Locations

As a part of our brand promise, Exit Planning Institute is pleased to announce three new CEPA program locations. The expansion of our lineup is a direct response to the growing demand and opportunity that exists in the Pacific Coast, the Midwest and the Northeast Region. There are a lot of advisors like you who have been asking… read more

Announcement: 2019 Excellence in Exit Planning Award Nominees

The 2019 Excellence in Exit Planning Awards are sponsored by UBS Financial Services, Inc. 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… read more

Valuation: A Worthy Cause

Original article contributed from Family Business Magazine [download now] What’s it worth to you? One reason for confusion over valuation is that there’s more than one way to value a company. All too often in family businesses, family members are unaware of these distinctions. “They don’t understand how the companies get valued, and they don’t… read more

[Event Recap] Owner Engagement program Mid-Year Summit

First Ever Mid-Year Summit: Eleven Leaders Meet to Collaborate On July 11-12, 2019, the Exit Planning Institute hosted members of the Owner Engagement program for the first annual Owner Engagement Mid-Year Summit in Cleveland, OH. This gathering served as an opportunity for the group to gather face-to-face, supplementing their monthly virtual gatherings, for collaboration, idea… read more

Is the M&A Window Closing?

Original article contributed from Quantive Valuations [see full article] How long can a good thing last? So here we are, halfway through 2019 and judging by the commentary from various talking heads, press releases, and my good friends in wealth management, it seems we really have no idea how strong the economy is. Maybe I’m… read more

OwnerRoundtable Education: Filling the Room with Creative Ideas

Creating Lasting Change: EPI Welcomes Three New Facilitators Conducting the Owner Engagement Discovery Day at the EPI headquarters is a unique experience. The experts, facilitators, and CEPAs who attend fill the room with creative ideas while they learn to create successful business owner peer groups. The owner engagement membership has grown and now supports roughly… read more

Watch Brand-New Podcast: Doran & Snider on “The Deal – Unscripted”

Our CEO Chris Snider sat down with Dan Doran of Quantive for their first episode of their brand-new podcast series, “The Deal – Unscripted” to talk about exit planning, the three legs of the stool and the types of important conversations all CEPAs should be having with their clients. Be sure to tune in!  … read more

OwnerRoundtable Education: CEPAs Teaching Owners about Managing Value Coast-to-Coast

Creating Lasting Change: The Advantages of Peer Learning This week, EPI hosted another executive strategy discovery training for the newest CEPAs a part of the Owner Engagement Membership, an elite group of advisors who conduct education and lead owner peer learning groups in regions across the country. During this two-day session, CEO Christopher Snider and… read more

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