The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global business network of 12,000+ business owners in 173 chapters and 54 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables small and large business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Our vision is to build the world’s most influential entrepreneur community, which aligns with our mission of supporting entrepreneurial education and engaging entrepreneurs to learn and grow.

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Cincinnati Industry Representation

Advertising/Publication, Computer/Consulting, Computer/Services, Computer/Software, Construction Services, Consulting Services, Distribution, Financial Services, Food/Beverage, Health/Medical Services, Hospitality Services, Human Resources/Personnel, Industrial Services, Insurance Services, Investment Services, Landscape/ Florists, Management Services, Manufacturing, Marketing/PR, Multimedia/Internet/On-line Services, Salon/Spa, Printing/Graphics, Real Estate, Travel/Transportation, Wholesale


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How much are membership dues?

Total first year dues are $7,170, this includes a $2,500 initiation fee, $2,470 in Global Dues, and $2,200 in chapter dues. You will also receive a $500 credit to use towards registration at a regional event of your choice. Dues are pro-rated based on the EO fiscal year (ending July 1). 

Is this a networking thing? Is it like BNI?

Not at all. Networking will naturally happen, and members sometimes do business with each other, but we have a strict non-solicitation policy. You don't have to worry about 'being sold to' at any of our events. 


Are you similar to Vistage?

There are a few main differences. First, EO members are only owners of companies. We're all entrepreneurs and because of that we understand some of the struggles that a V.P. of Sales, for instance, might not. Secondly, we're a non-profit while Vistage is for-profit. We're run by volunteer member board who's only mission is to put your membership dues to work for you. Third, EO is focused on the whole entrepreneur, while Vistage has a mostly business focus.  Lastly, our membership dues are significantly less than Vistage. 

How much are membership dues?

Dues are $6000 a year blah blah

Am I required to attend events?

Not required, but strongly encouraged. One of our core values is 'Thirst for learning,' so if you're not interested in our events than you're missing much of your membership value. 

Do I have to Participate in forum?

Forum is the number one reason our members love EO. You can chose to be a member 'at large' but again, you'll be missing much of the value of  your membership. 

What don't my dues cover?

There are some member-run events (called MyEO Events) that are self pay, but all chapter sponsored local events are covered as a part of your dues; and we usually include food and drinks as well. Our regional and global events, as well as some of our advanced university training (eg The Harvard Executive Training Program) are also self pay but may be subsidized by EO Global. 

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