Is there a cost to partake in the sessions?
No. The Peerpreneur sessions are free of cost to participants.
Who is this initiative for?
Business owners who currently run a small business in Alberta and who would like to build their network of support, share best practices and gain useful tips for success, and to brainstorm solutions to existing business challenges.
How many hours would I need to commit to be a part of this program?
There will be a total of four 90 minute weekly video sessions (for a total of 6 hours), plus the opportunity for additional time for discussions online. Outside of scheduled sessions, participating business owners may require additional time to complete self-directed goals and objectives.
What happens if I am unable to complete the sessions?
There are no formal consequences for dropping out of the program, however, we ask that only those who are serious and able to commit to all sessions apply.
Can I change my cohort after the program has started?
Unfortunately, this may not be possible.
How am I sure the program is a safe place for me to share my business ideas?
You should only share what you are comfortable with. All sessions will be moderated by a Business Link Small Business Strategist who will work diligently to ensure that the sessions are a safe and confidential place for participants to share their business ideas and challenges.
Who are the facilitators?
Each session will be facilitated by a Business Link Small Business Strategist. Our Strategists have extensive experience supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs and many of them are or have been entrepreneurs themselves!
Where will the sessions be held?
The sessions will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams video chat so you can attend from anywhere, as long as you have a sufficient internet connection.
How many entrepreneurs will be in each group or cohort?
Each group will consist of approximately 5-10 small business owners. The cohorts will remain the same throughout the duration of the program.
How do I apply for the program?
Applications for the current Peerpreneur Sessions are now open. Apply here.
Can previous Peerpreneur participants apply again?
Yes you can. However, preference may be given to new applicants.
How are the cohorts decided & formed?
It depends on the type and quantity of applications received. Cohorts are often based around common themes between applicants. Acceptance is not guaranteed and we often receive high levels of interest.