This is your unique opportunity to learn from each other, work on your family business opportunities and challenges and have the security of confidential discussions in a trusting and inviting environment.

What does a group look like?

Groups consist of 8-10 diverse Family Business Atlantic members. No two members of the same family business are placed in the same Peer to Peer Group and attention is paid generational demographics and competing industries.

The group is involved in structured, three-hour regular meetings where commitment is paramount to group success. Each group names a moderator from their membership and other tasks of the group are decided upon as needed. The members collaborate on what will work best for them in terms of meeting flow, content, presentations and group dynamics. Most importantly, they have the opportunity to bring their challenges to the table. Insight is gained by hearing from others who have had similar experiences.

One annual weekend retreat (reimbursed up to $1000) provides the opportunity for personal and professional development with team building. As a group, the members decide on the best ways for them to address their individual and mutual goals. Advisors are a valued resource for these groups and can join groups upon request to address issues that benefit members.

Why join a group?

The groups serve as your own mini board of directors, supporting you in your challenges and opportunities as a family business. Members leverage the perspectives of other family businesses, industries and generations.

We encourage all family business member to join a Peer to Peer Group. This is their unique opportunity to learn from each other, to work on their family business is a special way and to have the security of confidential discussions in a trusting and inviting environment. Many members of family businesses feel alone and these groups end the isolation because those in the group understand that operating a family business brings its unique challenges.

The experiences from those who have been there on topics like working with the family, managing the business and succession are among the areas discussed.

Log onto our member portal to complete your Peer Group Application

Info on the Peer Group subsidy

Call 902.465.2535 or email