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How to Become an
EO Member

Everything you need to know
about the EO application process.

Your Starting Point

Entrepreneurs from across the country and globe complete the EO member application every day. Because each chapter has a limited amount of spaces, we’ve established member requirements and a thorough application process to attract quality candidates who will benefit from our programs.

Do You Qualify?

Every EO chapter maintains the following member requirements:

Must be the owner, founder or majority stakeholder of an established LLC
Annual business revenue of $1 million USD or higher in the most recent fiscal year
Venture-backed companies must have either privately-raised funds of at least $2 million or publicly-raised funds of $5 million, and a minimum of 10 employees.

EO Application Process

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1. Submit Interest Form

Fill out the short online form about yourself and your business to find out if you qualify for EO membership.

2. Connect with
Local Chapter

A local chapter representative will reach out to discuss your qualifications and interests.

3. Complete Full Application

Our full application takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. Your application will be reviewed by your local chapter.

4. Member Interview

Your local chapter will reach out and schedule an interview to further explore your interest in EO and answer any questions.

5. Welcome to EO

Once your application is accepted, you’ll participate in EO orientation and learn about your Forum, resources and more.

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QUIZ: What Type of EO Member Are You?

When you apply for EO, you may want to consider which member track – The Builder or The Connector – best suits your goals. While some members desire close relationships within their Forum or local chapter, others want education and expertise focused on leveling up business growth.
Which member experience sounds right for you?
Take our 5-minute quiz to find out.

EO Member Costs & Expectations

Our membership costs comprise both global and chapter dues, which include a one-time $3,500 initiation fee and annual chapter dues. Dues vary by chapter and are prorated based on the fiscal month you join.


  • Respect the confidentiality of all EO members and businesses at all times
  • Exercise and enforce the non-solicitation policy
  • Promote a safe and relaxing environment
  • Conduct personal and professional affairs within the law
  • Communicate with staff and leadership in a timely and truthful fashion
  • Maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in one’s business
  • Embrace high ethical standards during peer-to-peer engagement
  • Understand that abuse, discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment) will not be tolerated
  • Fulfill all obligations to EO as expected

1987 – Year Founded

17,900+ – Total Members

78 – Countries Represented

223 – 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

Share your contact with us to receive more information about your local chapter and how to apply.