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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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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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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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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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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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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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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