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Qualifications

How to Qualify

To qualify for EO, you must have a minimum of US$1M in annual gross sales and be the founder, co-founder, or controlling shareholder of the business.  There are additional qualifications for some types of businesses such as construction, real estate, insurance, family-owned businesses, franchises, etc. Click here for additional information if this would apply to you.

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.

If you do not yet qualify for EO but have a business with > $250k in gross annual sales, check out our Catalyst program HERE.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Click here to apply for EO. To be considered for membership, prospective EO members must attend an informational event, which are held twice during the Fall, and twice during the Spring. To be added to the invitation list, click here. Be prepared to also submit a short video or essay about why you wish to join EO and host a committee member or two for an on-site visit.

Within the first month, you will also receive an orientation to help you navigate all things EO. If accepted, you will gain access to Forum training and meetings, chapter and Global events, and a wide variety of other exclusive benefits. Within your first three months, you will also receive an orientation which will include a welcome package and introductory calls from Global staff.

FEES AND DUES

There is a one-time initiation fee of $3725, and annual membership dues are currently $4570.

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EO Benefits

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  • EO creates "co-workers" for me so-to-speak. Being a business owner can be isolating at times and EO is a seamless way for me to connect with other business owners facing similar problems and challenges.

    Amy Tanksley

    Uncle Classic Barbershop

  • EO has been invaluable to my professional and personal life. Nearly every initiative that I have implemented with my team can be traced back to an EO learning experience. EO provides a compass for companies from startup to exit, enabling entrepreneurs to not only build stronger businesses, but also to form lasting relationships with one another along the way.

    Joe Freedman

    Music City Tents & Events

  • I have found my forum to be a fantastic sounding board when significant life and business issues arise, and I value access afforded through the Nashville chapter of EO to the entrepreneurial business community.

    Mark Deutschmann

    Village Real Estate

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