What eo has meant for me:
"When you’re an entrepreneur working so hard in and on your business day-to-day, you don’t have the chance to stop and clearly think about new and different ways to solve a problem or challenge that you’re facing.
As a business owner, I am personally grateful for my Forum experience. I have the opportunity to tap into a network of entrepreneurs from a wide range industries such as hospitality, manufacturing, marketing and advertising, and technology to share insights. Not only do we sit down for a day once a month, but I can reach out to them when I need an outsider’s perspective on a particular situation at any point. Having EO buddies with such diverse backgrounds as a resource is invaluable.
Slice Communications has also benefited from my EO membership. I now grow this business by taking a global view on situations, rather than focusing on the small details. Seeing my business as a whole system and understanding that it really is a machine has enabled me to understand it in a new and different way. I seek and find opportunities in places I didn’t realize were there before."
Find out if EO membership is right for you. All EO Members meet the following standards:
- Be the founder, co-founder, owner, or controlling shareholder of a company
- Hold one of the above titles for a company that grosses more than US $1 Million annually.
- For venture backed companies to qualify for membership, they must have privately raised funds of US$2M or publicly raised funds of US $5M, and 10 full-time employees.
- Venture backed companies have three years before they must meet the standard qualification of US $1M in gross annual revenue.