One of the most beneficial things I’ve done as an entrepreneur is to join the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and, more specifically, join a forum within EO. A forum is a small group, typically 7-9 entrepreneurs, that meet once per month in a specific format. Here are some of the benefits I’ve found from having a peer group that meets regularly:
- Always have a group of entrepreneurs that are there to help each other and who genuinely care
- Constantly learning how other businesses operate including what works well and what doesn’t
- Ability to develop deeper relationships compared to other professional colleagues
I’m the membership chair for EO Atlanta for 2010-2011, so please reach out to me for more information. We have EO for entrepreneurs with revenues over $1 million and we have Accelerator for entrepreneurs with revenues under $1 million. Our goal is to assemble the most influential entrepreneurs in Atlanta that have a thirst for learning and peer-to-peer experience sharing.