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Ask the Expert: Registering a Business with Christine Burchett

We’re excited to introduce our new blog series: Ask the Expert. It aims to answer the most common questions that we receive from new or prospective entrepreneurs. On today’s edition, we feature Christine Burchett, a lawyer with Burchett Law. To incorporate or not incorporate, that is the question. Also, do I need a lawyer? What are the pros and cons

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Summer Company Showcase 2019

Date: Thursday, July 18 Time: 8:30 – 11 a.m. Location:  York Region Administrative Centre 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket in the Great Hall Stop by to talk to our Summer Company participants about their new businesses and enjoy a free coffee. 9 students with businesses ranging from: natural homemade skin care products asphalt sealing property maintenance including landscaping and construction projects One Stop

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You’re invited – Summer Company 2019 Event at Staples – July 10

Wednesday, July 10 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. York Small Business Enterprise Centre (YSBEC) is hosting a meet and greet to help local participants from the Ontario Summer Company Program promote their summer businesses. Come and support our community’s student start-up businesses! Meet the Summer Company students who will be showcasing their summer businesses. Participating Staples Location: 14800 Yonge

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YSBEC Success Stories: Muttz with Mannerz

It’s not where you’ve been, it’s where you end up. This rings true for Corey McCusker, owner of Muttz with Mannerz, based out of Whitchurch-Stouffville. After a 13-year career in finance, she was ready for a change. “I had a successful career as a Senior Manager, but I simply didn’t have the drive anymore,” she said. “During this transitional time,

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Ministry of Labour | New Employment Standards Self Service Tool

The Ministry of Labour is excited to announce the launch of the Employment Standards Self Service Tool, available on the ministry’s website at Ontario.ca/ESATools. The tool is designed to promote self-reliance amongst workplace parties, making it easier for employers and employees in Ontario to understand and comply with the Employment Standards Act (ESA). It also includes calculations to determine whether

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York Region launches Digital Main Street Service Squad

Region receives $100,000 Digital Main Street grant to help main street businesses improve online presence Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York, and Digital Main Street, an Ontario Government-funded program, are launching a new initiative to help small businesses improve their online capabilities. As part of the program, York Region received a $100,000 grant from the Ontario Government to establish a Digital Service
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FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

  Enter Your Small Business by May 6 Calling all Canadian small business owners! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to take your business to new heights. Imagine the possibilities. Enter now for a chance to win prizing to help your business grow. For more information – FedEx  

Dragons’ Den Audition Tour has BEGUN!

For the best experience, please access this on your desktop computer. CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR THE NEW SEASON OF DRAGONS’ DEN» Dragons’ Den is calling on all aspiring entrepreneurs to present their business pitches for a chance to be featured next season on CBC. Beginning in Toronto on March 2, the audition tour will be open to the public,

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Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch – Deadline March 22

Presented by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Government of Ontario, the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition invites high school students in Ontario to pitch their business ideas in a two-minute video. Videos are judged through online public voting (40%) and expert judges’ scores (60%). Twenty finalists are chosen and are awarded a trip to Toronto to pitch

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YSBEC Success Stories: Integra Mechanical and Air Ltd.

You could say that Nathan Moore was destined to land in the heating and cooling trade. His father works in the industry, as did his grandfather and great-grandfather. “I really enjoy fixing things and addressing the needs of customers,” says Moore, an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) mechanic who launched Integra Mechanical and Air Ltd. in 2013. But what

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