Since its inception in 1987, members of EO have been building a global network to serve the unique needs of the complete entrepreneur. This innovative process has sustained a growing organization that has withstood—even flourished—during times of economic uncertainty, and now has a global footprint in more than 60 countries. Below is a list of benefits included with membership.
What would you give for the ability to tap into a group of 7-10 fellow business owners who can offer you direction based on their experiences? Your monthly Forum acts as your personal board of advisors and allows you to explore the deepest decisions you face in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Moderator-trained EO members guide the sessions, which emphasize confidentiality, personal responsibility and lessons learned. Members don’t give advice; they speak from experience, letting you draw your own conclusions on how to best proceed. Forum meetings take place in locations throughout Western New York including Buffalo, Rochester, and Batavia.
EO Global events combine provocative learning programs with unique resources and memorable social venues. Our biggest events, called Universities, bring hundreds of members together for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at exciting locations around the world each year. Universities, as well as smaller events like our EO Colleges, enable you to learn from business experts, experience other cultures and build relationships with members outside of your chapter.
As an EO WNY member, you’re part one of the world’s most thriving chapters! You can participate in regular chapter learning and social events, all of which help you grow as a business, family and community leader. What’s more, the peer interaction and educational opportunities at these events will help you become a well-rounded entrepreneur by expanding your network and improving your business knowledge.
EO is proud to offer members the opportunity to learn at a higher, more intense level through executive education programming, both locally and globally. EO challenges members’ assumptions, tests their ways of doing business, and introduces them to new and unexpected ways of thinking. Most importantly, members return to their business with fresh ideas, new skills, a toolkit of resources and a greater capacity for addressing the challenges they and their company will face.
Connecting members to the best health care and counseling in the world through alliances with top centers of medical excellence, the Healthnetwork Foundation offers members peace of mind. If a member or one of his/her family faces an addiction, mental health need, illness or injury, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization provides access to leading doctors at the best facilities around the world through Healthnetwork Foundation.
MyEO is about members hosting MyEO Events, forming MyEO Groups and creating personalized MyEO Forums geared toward their unique interests.
MyEO Groups: Take your EO experience a step further— engage a new network of peers united to focus on business, passion or lifestyle. MyEO Groups use existing social media platforms, like Facebook and Google Groups, leveraging a central location for promotion exclusively to EO members.
MyEO Events: Take advantage of MyEO events geared specifically toward your passions! Events can include family, lifestyle, business, adventure, bucket list and social enterprise. Through the MyEO platform, members, chapters and regions can either participate or champion new events.
MyEO Forums: Join special Forums based on passion, geography, industry or other common interests. Based on EO Forum rules and best practices, MyEO Forums meet regularly to connect peers locally, regionally and globally.
EO PressPass is an exclusive member benefit that helps Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) members and their companies connect with business reporters who need sources for stories.
How does it work?
When reporters contact EO looking to speak to business owners for stories, we pass those opportunities along to EO PressPass subscribers creating a mutually beneficial relationship. The reporters get the content they need, while members benefit by receiving exposure in the world’s leading business publications.
To begin taking advantage of EO PressPass, members need to subscribe. After doing so, they will receive email alerts from EO on behalf of reporters based on their background and experience. From there, members simply need to reply to the email with what they would like to contribute.
Members using EO PressPass have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. magazine, Entrepreneur magazine and the New York Times, among many others.
MYeo youth exchange
EO veterans keep saying that you don’t know EO unless you have been to an international University and discovered the global side of the EO network. Those who have, leave no doubt: our international network is unique.
Now, what if you were able to open your international network to your children?
Imagine, if your child would spend a gap year between high-school and college to travel the world – perhaps spending two months in 6 EO families and working in 6 member companies, discovering the entrepreneurial stories behind each of them and breathing some of that air that drives us all – except with 6 different flavors.
Imagine, if your child were to spend 6 months or even a full year in highschool abroad, living in another family, learning another language, discovering another culture.
Imagine, if your child would gain access to the most incredible internships, learning directly in the engine room of the entrepreneurial space ship.
Welcome aboard EO Youth Exchange – we are indeed on our way to new horizons and you have just been upgraded to family class!
EO Strategic Alliances
Our members boost their bottom lines every year by taking advantage of discounts and special offerings from our Strategic Alliances. As an EO member, you will gain access to tremendous benefits that will enhance your EO experience and drive growth and excellence in your business.
What if you could leverage the experiences and knowledge of over 10,000+ entrepreneurs all around the world… in an instant? A lifetime of learning is now at your fingertips through EOconnect, an online platform designed to support your personal and professional needs through immediate member-to-member connection. From health tips to HR trends, get ready to receive real-time assistance from like-minded peers on issues that are important to you.
You’ve worked hard, and you’ve achieved the next level of business success: You’ve hit a milestone of US$15+ million in annual revenue. But perhaps you are still looking to boldly go — both in business and in life. EO will connect you with other members who can understand the complexities of your business and the issues you face because they experience similar challenges. That’s what EO Quantum Leap is all about.
EO Insignia is a program exclusively for members with 7+ years of EO tenure. This program connects you with other long-term members like you who are looking for greater professional achievement and deeper personal realization. If you qualify for EO Insignia, you can apply to participate in an Insignia Regional Forum or attend EO Insignia-exclusive events. If you are ready to bring something new to your membership, EO Insignia is the place for you.