Personal Contingency Planning

Most business owners are very good at contingency planning. They plan for every possibility imaginable, but surprisingly few business owners plan for the one thing that is certain: their eventual death or disability.

How Ready is Twin Cities to Exit?

According to the local market study of the Greater Minneapolis market, there is definite room for growth.

Congratulations to Chris Snider…Thought Leader of the Year!

It has been an exciting year for Chris Snider, as both an author and an industry leader! We were proud to stack five-star review after five-star review, receive a rave review from Pepperdine University [read full review here], win the prestigious “Industry Titan” award from NACVA, and just last week, Chris received this honor for his work on his book! We are excited to announce that our CEO/President, Chris Snider, has been named The Alliance’s 2016 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year Award for his new book, “Walking to Destiny: 11 Actions an Owner… Read More

What do Dr. Martin Luther King, the Presidential Inauguration, Value Acceleration and exiting your business all have in common?

No, they don’t all happen in January. They all represent CHANGE.

AM&AA 2016 Thought Leader of the Year Finalist

It was a big month for Chris Snider, as both an author and an industry leader! We were proud to share a great review from Pepperdine University earlier in the week [read full review here] and shortly after that, we received an exciting announcement! We are excited to announce that our CEO/President, Chris Snider, has been selected as a finalist for The Alliance’s 2016 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year Award for his new book, “Walking to Destiny: 11 Actions an Owner Must Take to Rapidly Grow Value & Unlock Wealth.” In… Read More

“Thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating material” -GBR

A Great Review from Graziadio Business Review | Pepperdine University John J. Scully, PhD., CPA, and book reviewer for Graziadio Business Review for Pepperdine University posted a review of Chris Snider’s book, Walking to Destiny: 11 Actions an Owner Must Take to Rapidly Grow Value & Unlock Wealth recently and rated it four stars and bookmarked it as “thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating material”! It was a great summary and review of the book and captured Chris’s purpose. Here’s a blurb from the post: “…the text’s strength resides in helping the seller to prepare… Read More

Chris Snider, EPI CEO & President, releases his first book on the Value Acceleration Methodology

Cleveland, OH – After years of leading the exit planning and value acceleration industry, Chris Snider, CEPA and CEO of Exit Planning Institute has released his first book outlining how to execute the Value Acceleration Methodology in middle market businesses: Walking to Destiny: 11 Actions An Owner Must Take To Rapidly Grow Value & Unlock Wealth. “The purpose of the book is to change the outcome for business owners who have invested their lives in their business,” says Snider, “and to actually change the paradigm of how exit planning is perceived.  Exit… Read More

18 Books for The Business Owner’s Summer Reading List

Becoming a best-in-class business does not happen overnight.  And the first gate of the Value Acceleration Methodology is “Discover” for a reason.  You need to get educated on how to actually drive value, increase business attractiveness, and move your company onto the path toward owner independence.  Following this blog is a good start.  Attend some seminars.  Meet with some experts.  Read some books. Walking to Destiny is a book written for business owners to understand how to use the Value Acceleration Methodology to rapidly increase business value by three to five times… Read More