Tag: Youth

YSBEC Success Stories: HBC Landscaping Limited

  Ziggy Talaska is only 25, but he’s worked in the trades for a decade. At age 15, he was framing drywall and building decks. By age 18, he was coordinating jobs for another contractor. “I grew up seeing my dad and uncle building fences and decks and I got involved,” says Talaska. “Their handiness rubbed off on me.” At

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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 and cabinets to renovations, swimming lessons, home and lawn services, one-on-one dog walking services, fashion accessories, music lessons, automotive shift lights,

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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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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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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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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 Victoria Fenninger and Samantha Lahonen!

Congratulations to two more YSBEC’s successful Starter Company applicants – Victoria Fenninger and Samantha Lahonen.  These youth entrepreneurs will now receive business training, mentorship and grant money to help them launch or expand business operations. Victoria Fenninger Fenninger Racing Inc. Fenninger Racing Inc. is an Alpine Ontario Alpin sanctioned ski race club that offers race training at Sir Sam's in Haliburton and at Earl Bales Park in
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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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