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Success Story: Pretty in Pictures

Julie Williams is passionate about her community and living in Whitchurch-Stouffville. Although engineering was her initial career path, she wanted to make a change. “After taking time off to raise a family, I turned my storytelling passion into a successful portrait and event photography business,” said Williams. A former York Small Business Enterprise Centre client, today she is the official

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Ask the Expert: Employee Benefit Plans

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 Craig Baker, President of Baker & Baker Benefits. Craig specializes in employee benefit programs – a common area that many small business owners struggle to navigate as

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Ask the Expert: Business Insurance

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 Danish Yusuf, CEO and Founder of Zensurance. Insurance is a critical component of a business’s ecology. We often hear new business owners and entrepreneurs ask questions about

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Adapt your marketing strategy for COVID-19

Adapt your marketing strategy for COVID-19 Guest post by and Maryam Golabgir, Digital Marketing Experts and Hollie Hoadly, Creative Solutions Almost every single business in Canada has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols. Small businesses especially have been feeling the changes and many are wondering what they can do to hang on as our country gets

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Your Daily, 30-minute Social Media Engagement Strategy

Your Daily, 30-minute Social Media Engagement Strategy Guest post by Cat’s Cove Communications Now that you’re likely officially being forced to stay at home (or at least reduce your working hours), now is the time to take daily action on building your social media accounts and presence. This is just one way you can work to control your business outcomes. How

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COVID-19 and the Workplace: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 and the Workplace: What You Need to Know Guest post by Rudner Law   The impact of the COVID-19 virus on our society and our economy has been devastating. Many businesses have closed completely and many more are suffering dramatically reduced revenues. As they try to find ways to reduce their costs, they look to their workforce. As a

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Getting Found Online (and using Google to help you)

Getting Found Online (and Using Google to help you) Guest post by Cat’s Cove Communications We get it: business is a little slow right now for a lot of businesses. And with so many people self-isolating and scrolling idly, you might be wondering, “how can I get found online?” One really useful tool thing you can do is create and optimize your

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How to Grow your Online Community

How to Grow your Online Community Guest post by Cat’s Cove Communications   You want to do something to work on your business, but you aren’t sure what. COVID-19 has slowed down life and you want to take some control back. We have a suggestion. One of the best things you can do to future-proof your business is to focus

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Business Resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  York Region remains committed to providing residents and businesses with trusted, dependable and timely updates about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). During this time of physical distancing, all business consultations will be moving to online and telephone consultation. Any seminars, group sessions and workshops are also postponed until further notice. Please join York Region in practicing physical distancing and

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Success Story: Happy Bones Osteopathy and Wellness Clinic

As a former professional dancer and yoga instructor, Kaylene Joseph has a good understanding of the mechanics of the human body. Although she always wanted to work for herself, her interest in business didn’t go much further than that. “I was teaching the odd class, handing out business cards on the side, and posting about my services on Facebook,” she

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