The world’s leading peer-to-peer network of business owners plans pandemic entrepreneurship growth, expands to East Bay, and has diversity intentions
SAN FRANCISCO, January 26, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), the world’s leading peer-to-peer network of successful business owners, recently launched its third company San Francisco Bay Area Chapter specifically for the East Bay community.
In addition to this new chapter, EO also has a Silicon Valley chapter, which is its 30th time, and 47 members and one San Francisco Chapter, which is also taking place for the 30th time and has 87 members. The new chapter in East Bay already has 20 members and plans to add 20 to 30 new members in 2021.
EO consists of entrepreneurs who are founders / co-founders or majority shareholders of a company that exceeds $ 1 million in annual sales. Overall this San Francisco Bay Area Companies employ over 4,000 people and are responsible for annual sales in excess of $ 350 million. Companies like 1-800-Got-Junk, Spanx, Cold Stone Creamery, Sanctuary Clothing, Mary Frances Accessories and Bun Mee, to name a few, make up the EO network worldwide.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the US has seen the fastest growth in new business applications since 2007, when the nation was in the midst of the great recession. As hundreds of thousands of businesses close their doors due to the pandemic, new entrepreneurs are emerging from the pandemic at the same rate.
“Despite the insane and unexpected challenges that 2020 brought, many of which are still faced today, we are optimistic about the number of new entrepreneurs emerging in the local landscape,” he said Mike Birdsall, Area Manager of the EO West region. “The Entrepreneurs’ Organization has been an important support network and catalyst for strategic growth for entrepreneurs in the EU San Francisco Bay Area and around the world, and we look forward to continuing the momentum and supporting this new wave of business owners in all three chapters. “
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Of the three Bay Area chapters, 27 percent are minority owned companies.
“We recognize that diversity in each of our chapters is critical to the overall member experience,” he said Let it be Bani, Membership Chairman and President-elect of EO Silicon Valley. “We are determined to find new ways to reach more of our minority populations, including blacks, indigenous people, coloreds, women and more of our LGBTQIA + community. Successful entrepreneurs come from all backgrounds, races, religions and beliefs, and so do we plan to increase our diversity numbers this year by at least 20 percent. “
Unlike competitor organizations like Vistage, which are run by a paid moderator, EO is member-run and focuses on building a global network to meet the specific needs of the entire entrepreneur. Members have the opportunity to participate in a forum that encourages peer-to-peer exchanges between a small group of 7 to 12 members in a trusted and confidential environment. The forum provides a format in which the complex interfaces between business, personal life and an entrepreneur’s engagement can be directly addressed so that members can find fulfillment in all their endeavors. Members also enjoy learning events with global business leaders, access to prestigious training and tools, global leadership conferences, and more.
The organization has more than 14,000 members in 61 countries worldwide. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond. This innovative process that EO offers has sustained a growing organization that has withstood – even thrived – in times of economic uncertainty.
In addition to its flagship program, EO also has a program called EO Accelerator that entrepreneurs can participate in $ 250,000 to under $ 1 million Annual sales can participate in quarterly learning events as well as a monthly forum meeting with the aim of growing business $ 1 million Join in Revenue and EO.
Interested entrepreneurs are invited to attend an upcoming “Test Drive” event on Friday February 26th of 12-2: 30pm to experience a light version of what EO offers. For more information, please fill out the interest form at https://get.eobayarea.com.
About the business organization
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a high quality support network of more than 14,000 like-minded leaders in 61 countries. We help entrepreneurs reach their full potential through life-improving connections, shared experiences and shared learning.
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SOURCE Entrepreneurial Organization