Calling All Young Entrepreneurs!

  Are you between the ages of 15 to 29 and interested in starting in your own business? The YSBEC is now accepting applications for two programs. Summer Company  helps students between the ages of 15 to 29 start their own summer business and gain the skills they need to succeed. The program offers professional mentoring, business training, and a grant

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Funding: Canada Summer Jobs 2016

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 priorities vary widely. Canada Summer Jobs

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Access Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Funding for Non-Profits

By:  Jeff Shepherd The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is a Government of Ontario agency that provides funding to organizations to support community growth. For more than 30 years, OTF has been awarding funding for the development and sustainability of strong communities in Ontario, and continues to do so by releasing over $110 million in Ontario government grants annually. Every year, over 1,300

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Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch

Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch

Ontario Helping Young Entrepreneurs Kick-Start Own Business Province Invites High School Students to ‘Make Your Pitch’ Ontario is fostering entrepreneurship among high school students by supporting the 4th annual ‘Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch‘ competition. The competition – which is a partnership between the province and Ontario Centres of Excellence – challenges high school students to pitch their business ideas

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Calling All Innovators!

Does your organization or business have a vision for a waste-free future? York Region is seeking community partners and technology providers with ground-breaking ideas that can help support initiatives outlined in the SM4RT Living Plan. Submissions will be used to help York Region and its local municipal partners plan future projects and identify opportunities for collaboration TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS: 1. Visit bids.york.ca 2. Download the Request for Information form (P-15-179) for

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Artrepreneur is Back - 2016

Artrepreneur is back 2016

We are thrilled to announce that the Artrepreneur business accelerator program will be returning to York Region early 2016! Thanks to funding support from York Region, a new group of creative entrepreneurs will gain access to 15 weeks of business training to grow and strengthen their chances of success in their respective industries. Details about the upcoming cohort and the

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Make the most of slow times

By Sara Bedal It’s December. If you run a B2B company, business is likely slowing down. Clients have spent their annual budgets and some may have even closed for the holidays. If you’re in retail, the opposite could be true. You’re working around the clock (or so it seems) to maximize your Christmas sales ahead of the January slump. For

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Boost your word-of-mouth referrals

By Sara Bedal While I was getting my hair cut recently, my hairdresser confided in me that business was slow. It was November—between back-to-school cuts and holiday hairdos. So, before I left her salon, I picked up one of her business cards. Two days later, when a friend complimented me on my hair and said she needed a stylist, I

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The Smart Alternative to Outsourcing your Tech Projects

Small businesses are often required to make tough decisions when it comes to completing projects. It can be difficult to decide whether to outsource the project to a contractor or hire internal talent. Small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will find benefits in addressing their internal technical ability to complete projects. In some cases, limited time or technical expertise will prevent SMEs from

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Starter Company – Welcomes another youth entrepreneur!

Congratulations to YSBEC’s successful Starter Company applicant – Patrick Perta.  This youth entrepreneur will now receive business training, mentorship and grant money to help him launch or expand business operations. Holland Landing Health Centre Patrick Perta provides chiropractic treatment including modalities such as shockwave, laser, ultrasound, current therapy, and acupuncture. Patrick purchased The Holland Landing Health Centre which provides quality multi-disciplinary healthcare options to the Town

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