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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Applications For Artrepreneur York Region Now Open!

Deadline for Applications: Sunday, February 4, 2018 by Midnight Duration of Program: In Class: Tuesday Evenings March 27 – June 26, 2018 Expo: July 2018 TBA Location: Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery Plus: Exciting new $5,000 grant opportunity for Artrepreneur York Region Participants Click here to apply for Artrepreneur York Region Cohort 5. About Artrepreneur Artrepreneur is a program designed to equip independent artists, arts administrators and creative entrepreneurs

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Free CPR Awareness Lunch and Learn

40,000 cardiac arrests occur in Canada each year. Bystanders only act and perform CPR 15% of the time. You have the power to change this. York Region Paramedic Services is offering free CPR sessions for York Region businesses in the month of November in celebration of CPR Month. Become a lifesaver with your co-workers & employees! For more information, visit

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Government Moves to Reduce Small Business Tax Rate

October 16, 2017 – Markham, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada When you have an economy that works for the middle class, you have a country that works for everyone. The Government of Canada has already taken the first steps by lowering taxes for middle class Canadians, and is committed to ensuring that unintended advantages are not being used by

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Providing Small Businesses with Better Access to Government Support and Procurement Opportunities

Province Announces New Measures to Celebrate Small Business Week October 16, 2017 9:30 A.M. Small Business Ontario is helping small businesses grow by providing better access to government support services and procurement opportunities. Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business, made the announcement today in Toronto, alongside Richard Koroscil, Interim President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Ontario will

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Import/Export Seminar Series

Import/Export Seminar Series Attend the free seminars being hosted by York Region’s Small Business Enterprise Centres •    September 7 – Choosing Products (Part 1) – Markham •    September 13 – Ready for Import – Newmarket •    September 21 – Export Workshop – Markham •    September 26  – International Market Research – Aurora •    September 28 – How to Choose Suppliers for

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Join us in celebrating Small Business Week

Small Business Week is October 16 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 free seminars in celebration of entrepreneurs Featuring: Marketing Magic – Newmarket – October

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You’re invited – Summer Company Showcase at Staples – July 5

Wednesday, July 5 – 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 Aurora or Newmarket for your purchases during the showcase! Staple Locations: 14800 Yonge St, Aurora 17810 Yonge St, Newmarket

Your business counts! Annual York Region Employment Survey

Business helping business in York Region Annual York Region employment survey team hits the road  Newmarket – Now through the end of August, The Regional Municipality of York has a team of summer students knocking on businesses’ doors to collect up-to-date information about local industry. The data is used to: Monitor local economic trends Forecast transit and infrastructure needs Analyze

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Ontario Marks Grand Opening of Innovation Space in Markham

New Space Will Help Businesses Take New Technology to Global Markets May 8, 2017 1:30 P.M. Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science Ontario has partnered with IBM Canada, Ontario Centres of Excellence and ventureLAB to open the IBM Innovation Space-Markham Convergence Centre that will provide businesses access to the technology and expertise they need to grow and compete in the global

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