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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Digital Main Street – Digital Transformation Grant Program – Now Open

The Digital Main Street Program funded by the Province of Ontario in partnership with the Ontario BIA Association seeks to help small main street businesses across Ontario improve their adoption of technologies to better promote themselves online, sell online and even run back-office processes online. Every business that wants to participate in the grant must first take an online assessment

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YSBEC Success Stories: PhysActiv Sports Medicine

Julian Roach has every reason to be confident. A registered physiotherapist, he has treated more than 18,000 patients in England, Finland and Canada. He’s also an adjunct lecturer and clinical educator for the University of Toronto and served as a lead physiotherapist for the 2015 Pan Am Games. That’s just for starters. He clearly knows his stuff, but when he

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Small Business Week is October 14 to 20

Each year, more than 10,000 business people come together at hundreds of events across Canada to celebrate entrepreneurship. Great things happen when entrepreneurs get together. Come learn, share ideas, find business opportunities and enjoy yourself at an event close to you. Register now for great events in celebration of entrepreneurs! Featuring: Launch your Export Action Plan (LEAP) Workshop – Newmarket  – October

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YSBEC Success Stories: HBC Landscaping Limited

  Ziggy Talaska is only 25, but he’s worked in the trades for a decade. At age 15, he was framing drywall and building decks. By age 18, he was coordinating jobs for another contractor. “I grew up seeing my dad and uncle building fences and decks and I got involved,” says Talaska. “Their handiness rubbed off on me.” At

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YSBEC Success Stories: K+A Personal Concierge

Kirsten Martin and Anne-Marie Gabrini don’t, typically, book private jets or plan lavish parties for their clients. Rather, as partners in K+A Personal Concierge in Aurora, they’re more apt to help clients with ordinary tasks such as grocery shopping or finding a good electrician. The two friends launched the business in 2017, after identifying a gap in the marketplace. In

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Summer Company Showcase 2018

Date: Thursday, July 19 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 participants about their new businesses and enjoy a free coffee. 12 students with businesses ranging from custom furniture & cabinets to renovations, swimming lessons, home & lawn services, one-on-one dog walking services, fashion accessories, music lessons, automotive

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