P2P Initiative

Become a part of a movement to accelerate the local economy and your own bottom line with the second annual “Small Business Pledge to Prosper” (P2P) initiative!

P2P is a small business challenge where you, the entrepreneur, will pledge to tackle one important business objective which, once accomplished, will strengthen your business and lead you to more success.  Pledges include choices in the categories of “Start”, “Strengthen” and “Succeed”. All businesses regardless of industry, age or sales volume can benefit. Pledging is FREE and the variety of pledges means there is a category suited to all stages or business.

All Brampton and Caledon based small businesses – even those yet to launch – can participate.  Simply choose a challenge, and SBEC will support your pledge throughout the fall of 2013 with resources, weekly motivation, a celebration event and prizing.  It’s that’s simple, and it’s free to participate!  Early in 2014, your feedback on this initiative will tell us how your Pledge motivated you to achieve your goal. 

Purpose, Criteria & Timeline


To help local small businesses strengthen and succeed, and to celebrate their accomplishments and the positive impact they make on the local economy.

Brampton SBEC has been a source of information and inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs and established small business owners for more than a decade.  SBEC’s Pledge to Prosper initiative will help you, the small business owner, gain the knowledge, resources and moral support you need to take your businesses to the next level. More importantly, by participating, you will become a member of a movement to be a catalyst for accelerating the local economy and your own bottom line. Plus, it also doesn’t hurt that you are entered into winning some really great prizes. It’s win-win!

Applicant Criteria
  • Brampton-based (home office, commercial or industrial location)
  • All sectors
  • Any age business, including pre-launch
  • Any form of ownership
  • 10 or fewer employees
     Note: You may pick a pledge that can be achieved this fall, or choose something with a long-term scope

September 1  

Pledges open!

Sept 8-Nov 5  

Info Resources sent to those who have pledged (please allow five business days)
Weekly inspiring reminders to those who have pledged

October 27  

Last day to pledge (midnight)  


Invitations to celebration event will be sent to the first 60 who have pledged
SBEC begins to collect good news stories

December 3*                      

Celebration event (*tentative date)

February 2014    

Conduct Wrap Up Survey – collect success stories, metrics, etc.

Brampton Beast game for networking and some winners

How to participate:

Simply complete the online pledge form and choose the pledge category most relevant to your business right now, or write your own pledge.  SBEC will support your pledge with free information resources, weekly motivation all fall, and a free celebration/networking event later in the year.

Contact us:  905-874-2650 or bec@brampton.ca