Weigh the key differences
between EO and YPO.
You launched your own business because you want to be in charge. You like to call the shots and lead the way. But, unlike your employees, you don’t have any peers within your company. No matter how close you are with your leadership team, you’ll always be their boss.
Entrepreneurs need a community of other entrepreneurs. That’s where you find your safe space, occupied by other people who “get” your pain points, identify with your opportunities and help you overcome obstacles.
Two peer advisory groups present this space: EO and Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
How Are They Different?
There are two main differences between EO and YPO. First, the revenue requirements for YPO are higher at approximately $10,000 per year, plus additional costs for events and travel. Next, you don’t need to be the founder of the business, simply its current CEO or leader.
Additionally, YPO prefers for members to be under the age of 50. EO does not have an age limit, however the average age of EO members is currently 45 years old.
YPO is significantly more expensive. YPO charges $10,000 or more annually whereas EO charges a one-time initiation fee of $3,500 plus annual chapter dues.
For YPO, acceptance standards vary by chapter, but most desire businesses that generate at least $12 million in annual revenue or employ at least 50 people. EO is open to entrepreneurs with $1 million in annual business revenue.
How Are They Similar?
YPO and EO share a common cornerstone. They focus on the whole entrepreneur, not just the business aspects of your life. Because of this, EO and YPO offer monthly forums where members discuss business, personal and family issues in a private setting. Confidentiality and peer accountability are critical to the success of both organizations.
In addition, EO and YPO have members join their local chapter for close-to-work and -home events, while also hosting regional, national and global events.
Local chapters across the U.S.
Monthly forums with peers from non-competing organizations
Global events, education and resources
Non-selling / non-solicitation policies
Let Your Goals Lead the Way
EO and YPO take a holistic approach when it comes to members, providing resources that support every aspect of your life. However, membership criteria and costs draw a line between the two organizations.
Depending on your business stage, revenue, objectives, and more, you need to consider which peer group will yield the greatest ROI for you. If you’re looking to make connections or spark growth but don’t want to make the $10k monthly investment (which may be better spent in other areas of your business), EO has peers and programs ready for you.
What EO Members Have to Say
We know what makes EO special compared to other peer advisory groups. But don’t just take our word for it. See what other members have to say.
“There’s no other community of entrepreneurs around the globe that have the influence, that are more powerful, that are more interested in growing as a community and forwarding the cause of entrepreneurship.”
Deb Gabor, Founder & CEO of Sol Marketing
“When I joined EO, I expected the organization to help me grow my business. What I didn’t anticipate was the impact it would have on my life.”
Winnie Hart, President of TwinEngine
1987 – Year Founded
15,600+ – Total Members
60 – Countries Represented
211 – Chapters Across World
45 – Average EO Member Age
$4.3 million – Median EO Member Sales
282 – Average # of EO Member Employees
4.3M – Total Workers Employed by EO Members Worldwide
Let EO Change Your Business – and Life – for the Better
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