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Success Story: Stella Graphix

  Some people have a love for music and are lucky enough to make a career out of it. Others do the same for art and design. Stella Grinfeld has at one point or another done all three. From her education to her lifetime involvement in the arts, Stella has always had a passion for what she does, including music,

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YSBEC Success Stories: Muttz with Mannerz

It’s not where you’ve been, it’s where you end up. This rings true for Corey McCusker, owner of Muttz with Mannerz, based out of Whitchurch-Stouffville. After a 13-year career in finance, she was ready for a change. “I had a successful career as a Senior Manager, but I simply didn’t have the drive anymore,” she said. “During this transitional time,

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Starter Company – Welcomes Carlin Jessop and Marcus Schwan!

Carlin Jessop Kalos Creations Kalos Creations (KC) owned and operated by Carlin Jessop provides clients with top quality makeup and hair styling services. Carlin strives to deliver service that surpasses clients’ expectations and focuses on personalizing their experience. Clients will have an experience where they feel pampered, thus increasing their overall enjoyment. Products used are high quality and salon approved.
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YSBEC Success Stories: Professional Lifestyle Services

When clients walk in the door of Nicole Weston’s office they are greeted by a chalkboard sign that reads “Welcome. What you focus on expands.” Weston knows all about focus. A lifestyle coach and counsellor, she’s intent on building her business, Professional Lifestyle Services, and empowering others to live their best life. Her drive to succeed led her to Starter

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Starter Company – Welcomes Dashmir Bylykbashi!

Congratulations to another YSBEC Starter Company applicant – Dashmir Bylykbashi.  He will now receive business training, mentorship and grant money to help him launch or expand business operations. Dashmir Bylykbashi Dash Studios Dash Studios is a disk-jockey (DJ) company that provides services across southern Ontario for the last 2 years. The company is owned and operated by Dashmir Bylykbashi. The company specializes
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YSBEC Success Stories: Love Lakeri

When business economics grad Rachael Senjule launched Love Lakeri, a clothing accessories business, she was pretty confident she could manage the financial side of the venture. It was the marketing side she wasn’t so sure about. “A successful business owner told me that, when you’re new, 75 percent of what you do should be marketing,” says Senjule. She took that

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Starter Company – Welcomes Heather Loduca

Congratulations to another YSBEC’s successful Starter Company applicant – Heather Loduca.  This youth entrepreneur will now receive business training, mentorship and grant money to help her launch or expand business operations. Heather Loduca Crown + Pride Heather Loduca is the owner of Crown + Pride (C+P) an incorporated online women's clothing business. The strengths of her product are that they are great quality, fashion forward,
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Starter Company and Starter Company Plus

Starter Company  is a young adults entrepreneurship program giving 18 to 29 year olds the opportunity to start, grow or buy an existing business by providing awards of up to $5,000, training, and mentoring! Starter Company is ending soon and we will be announcing our new program, Starter Company Plus in early 2017!  Similar to Starter Company, the program will be

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2016 Summer Company Successes

This year 16 York Small Business Enterprise Centre Summer Company students used their ideas, creativity and drive to launch their own summer businesses.  These are youth who chose to become job creators with businesses ranging from swimming lessons to accessibility consulting and IT services. We are pleased to present 2 of these young entrepreneurs Gillian Conley and Chris Vonditsianos. Our investment in the
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Funding for Non-Profits – deadline May 4

Through its Community Investment Strategy (CIS) York Region provides funding for projects from not-for-profit agencies that deliver services to low and moderate income York Region residents. Investments are directed to initiatives that help to achieve the four Community Results as well as the goals of the Making Ends Meet initiative and the York Region Immigration Settlement Strategy. 2017 Community Investment

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