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Success Story: Whole Family Health Food

Whole Family Health Food is a community-focused health food store in Georgina, Ontario, offering vitamins minerals, herbs, specialty, grocery, natural body care, and even a section for pets. Watch and learn how the York Small Business Enterprise Centre supported their business. Did this story inspire you? Do you have a business idea, or an existing business you want to grow?

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YSBEC Success Story: Doorr

Doorr is a digital lending platform designed for the mortgage industry. They help mortgage brokers, financial institutions better connect and collaborate with their clients. Watch and learn how the York Small Business Enterprise Centre supported their business. Did this story inspire you? Do you have a business idea, or an existing business you want to grow? The York Small Business

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Why WordPress is Ideal for Small Business Websites

Guest post by NexToronto   WordPress currently powers over one-third of websites on the internet which includes sites such as personal blogs, corporate websites and large-scale ecommerce platforms. Since its release in mid-2003, it has become the most widely used content management system since it’s scalable, flexible, easy to use and more affordable than other website builders such as Square,

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Success Story: Gordon Wood Optical

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New Ontario Small Business Support Grant

The Ontario government continues to provide a variety of supports to employers facing challenges as a result of COVID-19. The government will now be providing even more support to small businesses that are required to close or severely restrict their operations due to the necessary Provincewide Shutdown. This will help ensure they can continue serving their communities and employing people

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Calling Digital Vendors to Digital Main Street

You could grow your business by joining Digital Main Street Having the right help can make a big difference to increasing a business’ online presence and overall digital footprint. Digital Main Street offers main street businesses across Ontario access to a wide range of digital vendors that want to work with small businesses to help them become digitally ready. Digital

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Canada Emergency Business Account now open to businesses using personal banking accounts

  If your small business or not-for-profit hasn’t been able to access the Canada Emergency Business Account interest-free loans because you use a personal banking account to conduct your business, you can now qualify for the program. The Government of Canada announced that the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) will be available to businesses that have been operating out of a

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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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