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  • How do I become a member of EO Nashville?

    To become a member of EO Nashville, you must do the following:

    • Attend a membership event. (These events are typically held in September and late January/early February.) Click here if you’d like to be added to the invitation list
    • Apply here
    • Once we receive your application, you will be asked to submit a very short video describing why you’d like to join EO
    • Be available and willing to have an on-site visit from a member or two from the EO membership committee
  • What are the qualifications for membership?

    You must be the founder, co-founder, or controlling shareholder of a business with at least $1 million in annual gross revenue. Some types of businesses have additional qualifications. Click here if your business is real estate, construction, financial planning, insurance, family-owned, or a franchise.

  • What are the benefits of membership?

    There are truly countless benefits available to EO members. The top-rated benefit is the opportunity to participate in a forum group. (See below for more information.) Click here for a full list of all benefits including access to amazing events, superior health care, interest groups, and more.

  • How much does it cost to be a member?

    As of June 1st, 2023, there is a one-time initiation fee of $5000 and the annual rate is currently $5050.  The annual dues will be pro-rated when you join based on our FYE of June 30th.

  • What is the time commitment?

    • Forum training once (One day, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
    • Forum meeting once/month (Typically 3-4 hours)
    • Forum retreat once/year (Typically at least 48 hours)
    • Everything else is optional, but it’s highly recommended you take advantage of as many opportunities to learn and grow as you are able


  • Why is forum such a valuable experience?

    Forums require total confidentiality, so what is said in the room, stays in the room. This allows you to share that top or bottom 5% that you might not be comfortable sharing with others. Forums are based on “Gestalt Protocol”, which allows members to speak from experience, not just give advice. Forum meetings are very structured and require a high level of personal responsibility as well as a commitment to show up on time and be fully present during the meeting.

  • How do I get placed in a forum?

    After forum training, our Forum Experience Manager will work with you to either place you in a new forum or help you find a spot in an existing forum. There are many benefits to both scenarios, and your feedback on what you are looking for in a forum experience will be factored into your placement.

  • Do I have to be in a forum?

    While it’s highly recommended that all members participate in our most valuable benefit, it is not a requirement to do so.

  • What if I want to switch forums?

    It’s very important that you own your own EO experience. If there is a reason that you are not happy with your forum, we will start by encouraging you to have an honest conversation with your forum. Following that, we will work with you to determine your next steps to a new forum experience.


  • What is Catalyst?

    Developed in 2010, Catalyst is an entrepreneurial skill development program created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs providing the confidence, tools, support, and skills needed to thrive in today’s business environment.

  • How long does the program last?

    The program typically kicks off in August and through 13 classes in a 6-month learning series, Matt Charette will teach you the materials curated by Michael Burcham and himself, to give you the knowledge and skills you need for your business to thrive. Each class is three hours long, with both instruction and small group breakouts. Following the classroom portion, you will then be trained and placed in a forum group for 12 months.



  • How do I become a member of EO's Catalyst program?

    EO will provide two opportunities to attend informational events in July. You are asked to attend an event and then apply here for membership.

  • What are the qualifications for membership?

    You must be the founder, co-founder, or controlling shareholder of a business with at least $250,000 in gross annual sales.

  • What is the cost for membership?

    The cost of the 18-month program is $3500. This includes all materials and training, as well as being wined and dined at many EO events throughout your membership.

  • What is the time commitment?

    Each of the 13  classes is three hours long, and then following the classes you will attend a day-long forum training. Forums are typically 3-4 hours long, once per month.

  • What are the benefits of Catalyst?

    In addition to the powerful classes that can transform your business, you will have access to a mentor, participate in a year of forum, and have many opportunities to connect with other entrepreneurs through invitations to many EO events. In addition, there are benefits provided to you from our Strategic Alliance Partners and EO members that are valued at over $20,000! Click here for a list of those benefits.

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