Peerpreneur Sessions

Do you ever find yourself navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship alone? Join Peerpreneur, a free 4-week virtual program for Alberta entrepreneurs. Participate in group-facilitated sessions where you can openly discuss your business challenges, collaborate on solutions, and gain insights from other small business owners.

Tuesdays: February 6, 13, 20, & 27, from 10am – 11:30am

Thursdays: February 8, 15, 22, & 29, from 2pm – 3:30pm

Applications for the Winter 2024 Cohort are Now Closed

Please note this program is in high demand and not all applicants will be accepted.

Applications Open: January 8, 2024

Why Participate?

By actively participating in all 4 x 90-minute group discussions and interacting with your peers, you will gain access to a community of entrepreneurs who, like you, have navigated the processes of small business ownership and can provide guidance and encouragement.

Exchange Ideas & Lessons Learned

Share & Learn Best Practices

Build Your Network & Support System

Set Goals & Define Your Path

Program Criteria

Your Alberta-based business is registered or incorporated.

Your business has been in operation for 1-5 years.

You can commit to attending all 4 virtual sessions (1.5 hours)

Ready to Meet Entrepreneurs Just Like You?

Applications for Peerpreneur Sessions – Winter Cohort 2024 are now closed. If you have more questions regarding our Peerpreneur Sessions, connect with our Business Strategists.

Please note this program is in high demand and not all applicants will be accepted. If you have more questions regarding our Peerpreneur Sessions, connect with our Business Strategists.

Apply now to learn skills and strategies from entrepreneurs who understand your challenges.

Who is this program for?

If you’re an existing small business owner in Alberta who’s looking for community, accountability, and fresh perspectives on your business, then Peerpreneur is just the ticket. Our Peerpreneur Sessions offer two different cohorts, one of which is designed exclusively for Indigenous entrepreneurs.

If you’re ready to connect with other remarkable Alberta entrepreneurs, sign up for Peerpreneur Sessions today.

Please note: Peerpreneur is designed for already established Alberta businesses.

However, for those budding entrepreneurs who are in the ideation phase of their business, you can use other Business Link resources, such as our Interactive Business Plan Builder.

Peerpreneur Sessions

Eligibility criteria:

  • Participants must be an existing small business owner in Alberta
  • Be willing to commit to all 4 virtual group discussions
  • Be willing to engage and interact with other entrepreneurs and share about their business
  • Agree to the terms of the social contract which outlines the rules of engagement

Important dates:

  • Peerpreneur Sessions will run for the month of June 2023. Deadline to apply is May 28, 2023.
  • Groups will meet weekly for 4 consecutive weeks. Participants can choose only one group they are interested in joining.

Applications for Peerpreneur Sessions are Now Open!

Applications for Peerpreneur Sessions are currently closed.

Frequently Asked Questions:

No, the Peerpreneur Sessions are free.

Participants are expected to dedicate approximately 90-minutes per week (over the course of 4 weeks) to the program by attending all four weekly virtual sessions. Outside of the sessions, participants may require additional time to complete assignments.

Only participants able to attend all 4 weekly sessions should apply.

Unfortunately, switching cohorts once the program has commenced may not be possible.

Business Link will strive to create a safe and judge-free space. Feel free to share only what you’re comfortable with. Each session will be facilitated/moderated by our Business Strategists. Their role is to ensure that the environment remains a secure and confidential space for participants to openly discuss their business ideas and challenges.

The sessions are virtual and will be conducted using Microsoft Teams video chat. This allows you to participate from any location, provided you have a reliable internet connection.

Each cohort will comprise of a small group of approximately 6-10 small business owners. This small group size remains consistent throughout the entire program duration, ensuring personalized attention and meaningful connection among participants.

The cohorts are determined by the type and volume of applications we receive. We strive to create cohorts that revolve around shared themes among applicants, fostering a dynamic and collaborative environment. Please note that acceptance is not guaranteed, as we typically experience a high level of interest.

While we accept all applications, we want to ensure that as many entrepreneurs applying for the first time can participate in this unique program.