ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and Microsoft are pleased to announce that they have created a strategic relationship in the United States, effective February 2013. The newly formed alliance will offer benefits to more than 4,000 U.S. business owners, including:
- Learning: Access to complimentary Microsoft speakers and local experts, webinars, content for newsletters, and training curriculum to optimize technology resources.
- Events: Access to Microsoft stores, offices, NERD and R&D locations for hosting EO events.
- Additional Opportunities: EO chapters will develop ideas locally to work with Microsoft BDMs for new content, future events, local/regional strategic vision, mutual brand awareness and other partnership opportunities.
"Our relationship with Microsoft provides entrepreneurs in EO with expert content, cutting-edge technology and access to Microsoft facilities nationwide," said Samer Kurdi, the Chairman of EO's Global Board of Directors. "The support Microsoft will be giving to our local chapters will enhance small business technology training and provide resources that will positively impact our member companies and their communities."
"The resources that EO and Microsoft have to share with small business owners will fast track their success and our economy," said Allison Saltzer, Senior Business Development Manager of Strategic Influencers at Microsoft Corporation. "Microsoft recognizes the crucial role that entrepreneurs play in improving the quality of life for everyone through job creation, innovation and building communities. EO is a perfect fit for Microsoft to continue carrying out our mission to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential."
The Entrepreneurs' Organization has been a positive force within business communities around the world, helping to fuel economic development and job creation by driving learning and growth within its members' companies. Globally, EO's members account for more than US$160 billion in annual revenues and employ more than 1.7 million workers. Forging a strong relationship with American Microsoft that focuses on providing value to these business owners will create additional opportunities for them to grow and succeed.
About the Entrepreneurs' Organization
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a dynamic global network of nearly 9,000 business owners in 35 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO transforms the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world. EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO's 122 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 41 years old with annual revenues of US$18.3 million. For more information on EO, visit www.eonetwork.org or call +1.703.519.6700.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft serves millions of small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S., helping them start, grow and thrive by leveraging today's powerful and affordable technologies. At the top of these technologies lies cloud computing, in which Microsoft has 15 years of experience and understands how to meet the demands of SMBs for simplicity and impact, with enterprise-grade capabilities, flexibility and affordability in a familiar environment. For more information on Microsoft technologies for small- and medium-sized businesses, visit http://www.MicrosoftBusinessHub.com or connect with us at https://twitter.com/msuspartner and https://www.facebook.com/msuspartner.
SOURCE Entrepreneurs' Organization