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You’re invited – Summer Company 2018 Event at Staples – July 4

Wednesday, July 4 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come and support our community’s student start-up businesses! Meet the Summer Company students who will be showcasing their summer businesses. Don’t forget to print off your 10% off coupon from Staples, to be used at the Aurora and Newmarket locations, for your purchases during the showcase! Participating Staple Locations: 14800 Yonge St, Aurora

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YSBEC Success Stories: Julia’s Best Ever Inc.

Should you — and how do you — turn a hobby into a business? Those questions dogged Julia Brown when she was at university. In her freshman year, she started roasting and blending almonds into nut butter for fun. By third year, as word spread about her sweet and savoury butter, she was whipping up batches of it regularly for

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Ontario Helping Main Street Businesses Modernize and Grow

Province Expands Program to Help Small Businesses Adopt Digital Technologies April 9, 2018 9:05 A.M. –  Small Business Ontario is supporting main street businesses to modernize the way they do business and attract customers by helping them adopt new digital technologies and build online presence. Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business, and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, made

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YSBEC Success Stories: Gents Fitness

Running a business is a bit like exercising: You need to be motivated and persistent to see results. Matt Gentles knows a thing or two about motivation and persistence. As owner of Gents Fitness, a personal training service that prioritizes overall well-being over “quick fixes,” he inspires his clients to stick with, and reach, their fitness goals. It’s been a

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Ontario Ban on Door-to-Door Sales in Effect as of March 1

      New Law will Protect Consumers at Home February 23, 2018 10:00 A.M.  Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Starting March 1, 2018, Ontario will ban unsolicited, door-to-door sales of certain household appliances to better protect consumers from aggressive and misleading contracting at home. Businesses will only be able to enter into a contract in the consumer’s home if

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YSBEC Success Stories: DJ Dash

For Dash Bylykbashi, it’s easy to throw himself into his work. When he’s DJing a wedding, he moves and grooves right along with the guests. “I really get into it. I’m dancing the whole time,” he says. “That’s the reason people love my services.” In 2014 the Aurora entrepreneur—known as “DJ Dash”—launched his business, which provides music, lighting and MC

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Dragons’ Den Auditions 2018!

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 February 10, the audition tour will be open to the public, as producers hit the road visiting Canadian cities coast-to-coast in search of the country’s best business ideas in need of a Dragon

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Funding: Canada Summer Jobs 2018 – Applications Open December 19

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. Canada Summer Jobs: provides work experiences for students supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and

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Ontario Launches New Export Business Portal

Web Portal Helps Businesses Maximize International Market Potential November 6, 2017 10:00 A.M.  Ministry of International Trade Ontario is boosting access to resources for exporters with the new Magnet Export Business Portal, the first of its kind in Canada. This new web portal will help connect Ontario exporters with the tools and content they need to succeed in international markets. The

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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 who are awarded a trip to Toronto to pitch their ideas live at OCE’s

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