Change EO back to YEO sign now

YEO has been one of the most important organizations that many of us will ever be involved in.

A few short years ago, we watched the organization begin to flourish. In 2002 we proudly watched as Sean Magennis delivered his outstanding speech at the State Department in Washington, D.C. celebrating "YEOs 15th Anniversary," which coincided with YEO crossing the 5,000-member mark for the first time. This was a great time for YEO!

Since that time, we've hit a few roadblocks, but nothing that 5,000 enterprising entrepreneurs can't overcome. Sometimes when an enterprise hits a few bumps, the decision is to "change everything"... even the name. But we believe that changing the name was a mistake, and we want to return to being YEO.

Yes, YEO. Young Entrepreneurs' Organization. We find ourselves spending more and more time on the phone having to explain the new name. Nobody understands it, or why we changed it. No one gets the new name!

Coca-Cola bet the farm on "New Coke" twenty years ago and realized it was a mistake. They changed back because their loyal consumers told them to change back. Is it possible for us to realize that we may have moved too quickly?

It took an enormous amount of money, time, effort, and energy to create the YEO brand. Then, in one decision, we wiped out 15 years of brand equity.

Please sign your name to this and pass this message along to the people who care. Lets get back to our roots and continue the march to 10,000 members worldwide... and beyond.

Respectfully Submitted,

rick sapio
Proud Member of YEO since 1995


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1. We believe the change of the name of the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization to the Entrepreneurs' Organization was a mistake in branding.

2. We believe the organization should return to the name YEO, and should return our focus to our roots as the organization for young entrepreneurs.

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  • 09 December 2015150. Patricia F
    I support this petition
  • 15 November 2015149. Jason S
    Chapter Hong Kong Years in the organization 10 I am also one of the founding members for Hong Kong chapter and witnessed the growth of membership first hand in the asis pacific region, and I know from my past experience serving on the North Asia Director
  • 13 October 2015148. Joe S
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  • 07 October 2015147. Jack K
    Chapter New York Years in the organization 10 we don't need the "W" either
  • 03 October 2015146. Carmine M
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  • 15 July 2015145. Andrew J
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  • 19 May 2015144. Anish L
    Chapter Hong Kong Years in the organization 5 - 1995 to 2000 I was one of the founding members of the Hong Kong Chapter and two term Chapter Chair. Currently Chapter Chair of the YPO Chapter in Hong Kong and Regional Chair for North Asia. I fully endorse
  • 29 April 2015143. David W
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  • 13 January 2015140. Darren P
    Chapter New York Chapter Years in the organization 2 В
  • 10 January 2015139. Jeff C
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  • 19 December 2014138. Richard B
    Chapter Albany Years in the organization 4 The designation marks different phases of life and thatis important
  • 07 December 2014137. Roark D
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  • 22 October 2014136. Ben K
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  • 30 September 2014135. Michael T
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  • 25 August 2014134. Chris W
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  • 08 August 2014133. Ted D
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  • 28 June 2014132. Michael H
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  • 19 June 2014131. Howard G
    Chapter Dallas Years in the organization 10+ I supported hiring a professional brand specialist to help. Truthfully, though, I am not happy with the result. EO, as a name, just doesnt do it for me. YEO was better. But Im not sure it is the right brand, g
  • 28 May 2014130. Joshua A
    Chapter New York Years in the organization 4 "Young" is a state of mind.
  • 02 March 2014129. Mike M
    Chapter New Jersey (Board Member) Years in the organization 5 I am the former NJ Membership Chair - brought in over 60 NEW MEMBERS in 2 years, which translates to significant revenue for YEO. The changes to YEO have significantly hurt our ability to grow
  • 24 January 2014128. Steven K
    Chapter Florida Years in the organization 15 i will re-join if name is changed back -been an active member since 1990
  • 22 November 2013127. Rick S
    Chapter Dallas Years in the organization 12 please email this to other concerned YEOers
  • 05 November 2013126. Kristen Andriecpac
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