Peer Networks is for established business owners who want to build a supportive network with their peers.
Peer Networks is a free peer-to-peer programme for SMEs to foster a sense of accountability, support and building boundaries.
It will bring together small, diverse groups of business owners on a 3-month journey. Together, you’ll solve business challenges, uncover competitive advantages, and build a network for support and collaboration.
You'll have the space to reflect, strategise and adapt with a supportive group of like-minded business leaders at a similar stage in their business journey.
The proven Peer Networks model will give you tools, experts and space to:
Peer Networks is designed for business leaders who want to build resilience and grow their organisation for future success with over £100k yearly turnover.
You must have:
If you’re not sure if you are eligible for this programme, you can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. If you don’t quite meet the criteria, but are ambitious to grow and improve, there may be some flexibility.
“It was hugely beneficial to take part in the programme. It enabled me to create a space for strategic thinking, and I have kept in touch with other businesses following a similar journey.” – Urmi, founder of Pickled Pepper Books
The groups will be carefully selected to ensure a diverse mix of skills and experience, and to maximise opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing and mutual support.
The programme includes:
Echo has been delivering business support programmes since 2015, and to date we have supported more than 300 entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses.
Our Peer Networks cohorts will be organised and hosted by experienced facilitators from the Echo team.
We’ve designed our programmes to adapt to your ambition - get tailored advice and guidance from seasoned professionals.
"Echo is great! It's given me the opportunity to meet with interesting, talented people across London. It's a rewarding and enjoyable way to grow as an individual and a business."
"The value I got from Echo is trusting your community, understanding that there are so many people out there that can help you, and to ask for help. Meeting other local entrepreneurs on similar journeys made a huge difference for me."
"Echo has provided me with a network of like minded people who have become firm friends. It has accelerated my business in a way I could never have done on my own. I absolutely love it!"
"Echo was instrumental in the early stages of our community project. The network has supported us with the know-how and tools to better serve our community."
"Not only have I found new clients, I've also found a community of folk who have such a diverse skill set; you can find someone here for everything from photography to newsletter design. I've already benefited so much!"
From the Young Entrepreneurs Alliance to Creative Networks, Echo’s programmes present a ready made opportunity to gain insight in and beyond your field.