The Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO) is a global business network of 9,500+ business owners in 131 chapters and 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables small and large business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Their vision is to build the world’s most influential entrepreneur community, which aligns with our mission of supporting entrepreneurial education and engaging entrepreneurs to learn and grow.
As a global business owner network and association, we help transform the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world. We educate, we transform, we inspire and we offer invaluable resources in the form of events, leadership-development programs, an online entrepreneur forum, and business owner education opportunities, among other resources designed for business growth.
The Entrepreneurs’ Organisation also operates the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier award program for undergraduate students that own and run businesses while attending a college or university; and Accelerator, a series of quarterly, high-impact learning events designed to provide top business owners with the tools, knowledge and skills they need to grow their businesses to more than US$1 million in annual revenue.
In 2013, 333 Entrepreneurs Organisation members were represented on the prestigious Inc 5000 list and 19 on the Inc 500 list.
To qualify for EO you must be the founder or major shareholder of a business with revenues in excess of US$1m. If learning more about EO is something that interests you, please apply here.
As an entrepreneur, it can be lonely at the top … but it doesn’t have to be. An elite, global network of business owners, the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO) exists to guide you along your entrepreneurial journey. Sometimes that journey is difficult, and any form of business owner education is hard to find. That’s where Forum comes in.
What would you give for a personal board of advisors or access to likeminded entrepreneurs and business networks, all of whom can offer you direction based on their first-hand experiences? This invaluable access is available through Forum, a unique, member-driven experience that brings together a group of eight to 12 top entrepreneurs for peer-to-peer learning, business networking and support.
Every month, Forum members take part in growth-oriented meetings, employing special protocols to support a trusting environment in which they can safely explore business and personal issues. As the number-one benefit of membership in the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation, the entrepreneur forum plays a large role in the EO experience.
My EO experience
I have been an EO member for over 8 years and participated at a local, national and international level. My involvement includes:
- Past Chapter President
- EMP (Birthing of Giants) MIT Boston graduate
- 5 universities & 2 Australian Summits
- 4 Global Leaders Summits
- Awarded best global learning event
EO Forum retreat
Most forums get only one chance per year to really invest in the forum and attempt to drive deeper to the elusive level 3 forum experience. A poorly hosted and planned forum retreat can have lasting effects on a forum, and often see members leave due to diminished value. The objective of a retreat must be to set the tone for the coming year and help EO forum members develop meaningful relationships. Sometimes, the forum moderator, or the forum members simply don’t have the skills, time or experience to drive a forum to the next level.
If you are looking for an Australian based facilitator for your EO forum retreat, please see the contact us page.