Associate Membership

For people that aim to further develop their enterprise skills and connect with others in the network

Your first step toward enterprise professionalism

This is the first professional level of membership for business owners and enterprise support professionals. It’s designed for people that aim to develop their enterprise skills and connect with others in the network.

To qualify for Associate Membership you must fulfil one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have run a business, or been self employed, for up to 3 years
  • Have achieved an enterprise qualification up to QCF Level 3 in an enterprise  or enterprise support related subject
  • Have reached a junior to mid level in an organisation and have completed the Level 2 Enterprising Manager qualification.

Associate Members are eligible to use the letters AMIOEE after their name and use the IOEE Associate Member logo in any publications and stationery.

To maintain membership Associate Members will be required to demonstrate their ongoing enterprise skills development by engagement in at least 5 days of enterprise development per year. This can include mentoring others, being mentored, enterprise learning, self study, use of our campus or a qualification.

Monthly Membership Fee


Or pay annually and get 2 months free


No Joining Fee

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Benefits of membership


Start conversations, network and learn from our community of entrepreneurs. Ask questions and get the support you need.

  • Ask questions in our unique Q&A and get answers from other members and our resident experts
  • Join groups to network with likeminded people
  • Discuss the latest topics in enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Find inspiration at our events


Practical and inspiring resources to support your entrepreneurial journey and keep you up to date in the fast changing world of enterprise:

  • Enterprise checklists covering all aspects of running a business
  • Business plan builder
  • Online learning modules
  • Practical webinars
  • Research and policy reports

All accessible across a range of devices.


Our ‘member to member’ online mentoring service is designed to provide you with practical support all levels of your enterprise journey.

The programme is unique in that its focus is on improving enterprise skills. Through the programme, more experienced entrepreneurs and enterprise professionals share their skills and experiences to help others further develop their entrepreneurial skills. Mentoring provides the opportunity for a learning experience for both Mentor and Mentee and elevates knowledge-sharing to a practical level.

Think Enterprise

As a member you’ll receive access to our quarterly publication, Think Enterprise. Our innovative magazine is written by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and includes:

  • Round up of the quarters enterprise news
  • Helpful articles
  • Member stories
  • Tips and guides

All accessible across a range of devices.


As an Associate Member you’ll receive a Certificate of Membership to denote your status as a member of the Institute.

Additionally,  all professional grades of membership enable the use of post nominals (letters after your name). For Associate Members this means the letters AMIOEE can be used.

Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements

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