Ask the Expert: Social Media Marketing

We’re back with another edition of Ask the Expert! This new blog series aims to answer the most common questions that we receive from new or prospective entrepreneurs. On today’s edition, we feature Rick Tanton, Strategy and Media Consultant with Loyal Order. Social media and marketing is critical to the success of most businesses. We often hear new business owners

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ELLA – Entrepreneurial Leadership & Learning Alliance

We are a proud partner of ELLA, a new 6-month accelerator for women, by women.  This program is 100% free and brings together a community of exceptional women entrepreneurs to help you succeed in your business. Hear why Val Fox, DMZ co-founder, is an ELLA ambassador  https://youtu.be/NjlwijLJt2c Application deadline: January 15, 2020.  More information! ELLA is led by York University,

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Ontario Reduces Taxes for Small Businesses

Reducing costs for small business part of government’s plan to fuel job creation Ontario has fulfilled its promise to cut the small business Corporate Income Tax (CIT) rate by 8.7 per cent by reducing the rate to 3.2 per cent effective January 1, 2020. Supporting small businesses is part of the government’s plan to attract investment and enable entrepreneurs and

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Success Story Video: NewMakeIt

NewMakeIt is a facility that provides innovators, entrepreneurs and creative professionals with the tools and technology to turn ideas into reality. Watch to learn how the YSBEC helped them launch this creative business!

Success Story: Harmony House Wellness

Christine Moran spent her whole life helping others. After moving to Newmarket from Orillia over 25 years ago, she dedicated her life to raising her two children. But shortly after moving to Newmarket, her youngest child was diagnosed with Autism. For years she worked various jobs that would allow her the time to take her son to various appointments, day

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2019 Summer Company Successes

This year nine York Small Business Enterprise Centre Summer Company students used their ideas, creativity and drive to launch their own summer businesses. These are youth who chose to become job creators with businesses ranging from natural skin care to property maintenance and environmentally sustainable wallets. We are pleased to present two of these young entrepreneurs Jinal Patadia and Aiden
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Success Story: Stella Graphix

  Some people have a love for music and are lucky enough to make a career out of it. Others do the same for art and design. Stella Grinfeld has at one point or another done all three. From her education to her lifetime involvement in the arts, Stella has always had a passion for what she does, including music,

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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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