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Trico Charitable Foundation & CYBF Event

Trico Charitable Foundation and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) are hosting an event to show how we are working together to support social purpose businesses. This partnership focuses on bringing awareness, education and launching businesses that create a blended value for tackling social issues, while remaining profitable. During this event CYBF will be presenting […]

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CYBF Online Info Session Webinar

Are you interested in learning more about the CYBF program, mentoring & application process? Connect with our Entrepreneur in Residence (Alberta) online as she walks you through the CYBF program and provides you with great resources, links, tips & tricks for successfully completing a business plan to present to potential investors in YOUR business. This […]

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Lunch & Learn Webinar: Business Planning Fundamentals

Cash is king for a small business. Your business may be profitable one day and unable to pay the bills the next day. In this session you will learn how to prepare cash-flows for your business, the importance of the cash-flow worksheet and how to understand a variety of costs associated with keeping your business […]

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Innovation, innovation, innovation!

There are new opportunities announced all the time to help innovative start-ups in Canada thrive! Innovation is important to our country and our economy and when it comes to supporting these start-ups, Canada ranks among the world’s best. A recent article in Techvibes listed the Top 25 Technology Startup Ecosystems in the world. Three Canadian […]

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The role of volunteerism in small businesses

Written by: Crystal Ellis It probably comes as no surprise that volunteering is beneficial for the community, the volunteer organization, and for your own personal growth.  But did you know that implementing a company-sponsored volunteer program for your business has many benefits as well? For your business, supporting volunteerism is both externally and internally beneficial […]

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Corporate social responsibility – it can be a part of your business.

Written by: Mara Hawkins If you are small business owner and looking for social and/or environmental ways in which to benefit your community, it can be challenging to choose outlets that fit with your company’s goals. With the popularity of socially-minded jargon increasing in everyday conversation, it can be intimidating to establish your corporate social […]

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Being a socially-minded business and making a difference

Written by: Mara Hawkins Do you ever wish you could run a business and make a meaningful difference in your community?  Have you thought about how to make your business processes more socially or environmentally focused? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you need to think about the Business of Being Socially-Minded! […]

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CYBF honours outstanding leaders in entrepreneurship

This week CYBF announced our three Honourary Award winners for the CYBF Chairman’s Awards Program: CYBF Entrepreneurial Nation Builder Award W. Galen Weston, Executive Chairman, George Weston Limited CYBF Entrepreneurial Educator Award Sheldon Levy, President & Vice-Chancellor, Ryerson University CYBF Entrepreneurial Trailblazer Award Bruce Poon Tip, Founder, G Adventures The three award recipients will be […]

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Starting off on the right foot with a solid business plan

Having easily accessible business planning resources and creating a solid foundation are a key factor to being successful when starting your own business.  As the world and technology keep evolving, it is imperative the resources you are using stay current. That is why CYBF has renewed our Business Plan Guide, to ensure that entrepreneurs have […]

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Medicine Hat College Community Partner Launch

Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is pleased to host the launch of our newest community partner, Medicine Hat College – Entrepreneur Development Centre, in Medicine Hat Alberta. Through this partnership Medicine Hat College’s Entrepreneur Development Centre will assist CYBF in providing start-up financing, world-class mentoring and business resources to aspiring young entrepreneurs, age 18-34.  Since […]

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Spotlight on Entrepreneurs – Celebrating the Year of the Entrepreneur

A year dedicated to entrepreneurs. An evening dedicated to celebration! On Thursday, November 17th, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business are celebrating 2011 as The Year of the Entrepreneur. The event will also recognize milestone anniversaries for these organizations – 15 and 40 years respectively. This is a closed […]

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Lethbridge – Community Partner Launch

Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is pleased to host the launch of our newest community partner, Southwest Alberta Community Loan Fund, Lethbridge Alberta. ** Please note: to sign up for this event, please follow the link to: http://cplaunch-lethbridge.eventbrite.com/ Through this partnership Southwest Alberta Community Loan Fund will assist CYBF in providing start-up financing, world-class mentoring […]

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Workshop 6: Developing your business plan: Next steps

Incorporate the business skills you have acquired through the five sessions into a business plan (including one-year, three-year and five-year goals). Develop an implementation strategy to ensure your business is success. This presentation…

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Workshop 5: Best practices for legal and financial health of your small business

Assessing the legal and financial risks of running a small business is critical to your success.  This presentation will give you insights into options for creating the right business structure. You will explore legal considerations, government regulations, insurance, and other common business issues. As well, you will gain an understanding of best practices for managing […]

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