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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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Voluntary Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Basic Training Resources

The Ministry of Labour, in collaboration with health and safety system partners, has developed new one-day training resources for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) in small businesses. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires employers to ensure that workplaces with 6-19 workers have an HSR. HSRs play an important role in ensuring workplaces are kept safe and healthy. To

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Your business counts! Annual York Region Employment Survey

The Regional Municipality of York is conducting its Annual Employment Survey. The survey data is used to: Monitor local economic trends Forecast future transit and other infrastructure needs Analyze and market local business sectors Form business attraction and retention strategies Create business directories Build a stronger economy! We invite you to participate in the survey when an employment surveyor visits

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