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Week that was: March 25-28

It was a short but sweet week here at CYBF. Take a look at the great updates we have below: Thank you to everyone who registered for CYBF low interest rate for biz start-ups. Thank you to those who took the E&Y and Accenture surveys. Canadian entrepreneurs had the chance to be heard G20 YEA […]

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Week that was: March 11 – 15

We hope everyone had a great, productive week. Here’s what we were up to: The latest #CYBF Entrepeer Vibe e-newsletter is out! View it here. Nothing to lose, everything to gain! BDC Young Entrepreneur Award applications are open until April2, 2013. Apply now! Thanks for voting for Canada for the GEW Buzz Builder Award! Vote […]

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Week that was: March 5 – March 8

Week that was: March 5 – March 8 It is such a beautiful Friday to end off our week here at CYBF. Take a look at what we have been up to! Celebrating International Womens Day today. We want to give a shout to all of our female #entrepreneurs out there! What a wonderful turn […]

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The week that was: February 25 – March 1

February may be a short month, but did we ever have a lot going on! Here is what CYBF was up to this week: Thanks to everyone for spreading the word! You helped Canada vie for the Buzz Builder Award at this years @GEC2013  – Stay tuned for GEC2013 to see who won! Calling Canada’s […]

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Canadian Youth Business Foundation 2013-02-26 16:20:35

Bridging the Financial Literacy Gap  powered by Intuit    In partnership with Intuit and the Canadian financial literacy Community, BRIDGING THE FINANCIAL LITERACY GAP is the first event of the Startup Canada 2013 LIVE Series, delving more deeply into issues to advance Canadian entrepreneurship.   BRIDGING THE FINANCIAL LITERACY GAP is a conversation with leading […]

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The week that was: February 18-22

It was a short week here at CYBF but it was jam packed! Check out what our office(s) have been up to! Today rounded off a great week with a packed #TELUSChallenge event. We had our Senior Director, Ontario, Scott Bowman speak about CYBF. Find out more about the event here. Check out some photos […]

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Build the buzz around GEW Canada by voting now!

Were you inspired and motivated by the power of entrepreneurship during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Canada 2012? If so, you can help us to keep that momentum going and set the stage for GEW Canada 2013! As Canada’s host of GEW, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is vying for the Buzz Builder Award which will […]

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Week that was: February 11- 15

What a wonderful week to bring us into the long weekend. CYBF National Office was a full house! We hosted our Regional Directors and it was great having everyone together. Find out what other exciting things happened here at CYBF and what we have in store for the rest of Feb! The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur  […]

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The week that was: February 4-8

Snow Day here in the Toronto GTA, but CYBF is still trucking! Find out what we did this week and we hope all of you are safe and warm! BDC Entrepreneur has a challenge for entrepreneurs 18-35. Tell them your story and submit your application in for the 2013 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award! Global Entrepreneurship […]

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THE ENTREPRENEUR: An Educational Seminar “Innovate & educate to create YOUR tomorrow”

THE ENTREPRENEUR: An Educational Seminar “Innovate & educate to create YOUR tomorrow” Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm George Brown College St. James Campus (300 Adelaide St. East, Toronto) Speakers Event Info The very first symposium presented by the Special Events Planning students of George Brown College, “The Entrepreneur: An Educational Seminar” […]

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Dragons’ Den 2013 audition tour is on!

Dragons’ Den 2013 audition tour is on! Find out when the tour will stop in your city! With more than 40 stops in various Canadian cities, entrepreneurs from across the country have another chance to face the Dragons for the chance to receive financial backing for their business ventures. All interested entrepreneurs should be prepared […]

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The week that was: January 21-25

It has been a chilly week here at CYBF but we have the fire in the belly that keeps us going! Check out what happened here at CYBF! Great contributions from our Outstanding Volunteers: Defining your success by #CYBF mentor Karen Milde Great managers – how to facilitate behaviour change by #CYBF mentor Terry Thompson […]

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The week that was: January 14-18

What a monumental week we had at CYBF. We welcomed our new CEO, Julia Deans to the office! We are thrilled of her arrival and can’t wait for everyone to meet her! Join us in welcoming her to CYBF. Canadian Youth Business Foundation Appoints Julia Deans as New CEO! Find out more about her here. […]

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YBI and GEW: around the world, around the clock

As Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Canada kicks off today, The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) wants to call on you to help tell us more about entrepreneurs across the nation. CYBF is a leading member of The Prince’s Youth Business International (YBI), a global network of entrepreneurially-minded organizations. This year, YBI members have been working […]

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Rising to the Top: Honouring entrepreneurial champions

On November 14th the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) will be honouring this year’s CYBF Chairman’s Awards winners. This will include our Canadian Entrepreneurial Award honourees, Best Business Award Winners, our outstanding community partners, and our outstanding volunteers who will be receiving the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals. This is a closed event […]

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Entrepreneurial Dinner-Gala

Turning table dinner where you meet up to 3 people. FCJE will announce TUinnoves winners during the evening. Présidente d’honneur will be Daniele Henkel, from the Québec version of Dragon’s Den.
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Week that was October 29

Global Entrepreneurship week is 10 days away! Check out the great things that are gearing up at CYBF and what to expect from GEW in the up coming weeks! GEW updates: Calling all GTA Post-Secondary students! Free event with W. Brett Wilson Global Entrepreneurship Week explained in 3 minutes click here. Great contributions of blogs […]

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Excellence in Customer Service: The Forgotten Marketing Strategy

MaRS Best Practices events: Excellence in Customer Service: The forgotten marketing strategy October 18, 12 – 1:30 p.m., MaRS Studio With company and brand reputations more transparent than ever, the importance of managing your company’s customer service has never been more crucial. Join Sweet Tooth’s Mohsen Hadianfard and Mike Rossi to learn ways to identify […]

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Canadian Innovation Exchange 2012

Taking place November 27, 2012 at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) is the foremost destination for key leaders in the innovation economy to learn from one another, explore new relationships and accelerate the development of the ground-breaking technologies, products and services propelling the Canadian economy into the future. This one […]

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Introduction to Entrepreneurial Management

Starting a new business is not the same as running an operating business. As Steve Blank puts it “a startup is an idea looking for a business model”. Over the last decade a number of management practices have emerged that recognizes the particular challenges facing new ventures. In particular, Blank’s Customer Development Model and the […]

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Entrepreneurship 101

Converting an idea or a lab prototype into a real, customer-ready product is no simple task. Learn how to turn your idea into a successful product by following the “V-model” of concept development. Learn how to differentiate between the steps of product development, including research, design, implementation, testing, verification, validation, operations and maintenance. Part of […]

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Le midi entrepreneurial du CLD de Portneuf

Chaque année, le CLD de Portneuf organise un midi entrepreneurial à l’ecole secondaire de St Marc Des Carrieres à l’occasion de la Journée Nationale de la Culture Entrepreneuriale qui s’inscrit dans la Semaine Mondiale de l’Entrepreneuriat. Sur la pause de midi, les jeunes des classes de secondaire 1 à secondaire 5 sont invités à poser […]

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Week that was September 24

Wrapping up a busy week here at CYBF! Time to recharge this weekend and do it again! #TGIF The SECRET OBJECT for #YOUInnovate Canada Tournament is REVEALED! Watch the Honourable of State Minister @maximebernier, announce the YOU Innovate Canada Tournament secret object! Object revealed! Let the tournament begin. Press Release. GEW Events are starting to […]

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Week that was Sept 10

School is back in and the whirl wind of the fall season is coming through! Check out what CYBF has been up to this week and tune in next week to see what we’re up to. Get ready for the Secret object will be reveal on Sept 27th for #YOUInnovate Canada Tournament! Sign up sheet […]

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Jump-Start Your Business *ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE*

Wednesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Cost :$0  ($1 for handouts) WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Thinking of starting a business? This workshop provides the basic information you need to get your business off the ground. Topics covered include what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to determine your legal structure, starting your market research, financing options […]

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is an international movement designed to inspire millions of young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity through entrepreneurship. Through events and activities, we celebrate the success of entrepreneurs and inspire more people to follow their passion and choose entrepreneurship as a career. From November 12 to […]

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Toronto Startup Weekend 11/2012

November 9-11/12 Startup Weekend Toronto is back on Nov 9-11, 2012 to officially open Global Entrepreneurship Week and as part of the Global Startup Battle! The Startup Weekend movement here in Toronto has continued to grow with the last three events generating a ton of excitement and many compelling startups that are still going strong. […]

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Week that was

July is here, we can hardly believe it either, and the entrepreneurial spirit is still alive and well. Find out what CYBF has been up to and what is yet to come this summer! The FuEL Awards & CYBF Chairman’s Awards for Best Biz have now closed. There is still time to vote for your […]

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Vancouver Startup Weekend

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Startup Weekend provides an unprecedented level of networking, […]

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The week that was: June 25

What a packed week before the long weekend! We may have closed a day early but we definitely deserved it! Here is what CYBF has been up to and what goodies are yet to come! The FuEL Awards and CYBF Chairman’s Award for Best Business deadline for applications has been extended to July 16th, 2012!! […]

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One week to go! Awards applications due by June 30th!

Only one more week to go before the FuEL Awards and CYBF Chairman’s Award for Best Business application June 30th deadline! Entrepreneurs – your chance to apply to two great award programs and amazing prizes is closing in! The CYBF Chairman’s Award for Best Business takes pride in acknowledging the achievements of our entrepreneurs! With […]

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CYBF’s Hiring for Small Business Webinar

You are ready to hire a new employee but you want to make sure you go about it the right way. This webinar will help you find the right candidate for your team and offers useful advice on conducting interviews, checking references, making the offer and orienting the person on their first day. When growing […]

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Week that was June 4

What a week! G20 has ended but the CYBF offices are still going! See what has happened here at the CYBF! Our Canadian Delegates and CYBF Staff are back from Mexico City – Find out what great things they were up to below. The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) today called on the Leaders […]

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Webinar: Understanding Corporate Culture

Corporate culture is a critical part of all organizations, no matter how big or small they are. Unfortunately, CEOs and managers considered important but many don’t know how to define or change it. Some may not know how it could improve the ‘bottom-line’. This webinar will help you better understand corporate culture and learn how […]

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National Business and Technology Conference

The National Business and Technology Conference (NBTC) has been Nspire’s annual flagship event since it started in 2001 by a group of University of Toronto students with the goal of merging the fields of business and technology. This prestigious event brings together 300 young leaders and numerous industry professionals from across North America to participate […]

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Strategic Planning: What is there to gain?

We came across this Globe and Mail article written by the BDC on Strategic Planning and we thought it was very useful. Here are what a strategic plan could enable you to achieve: Envision your company’s future over the next three to five years Define your long-term goals Assess your current environment, as well as […]

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Giving back helps push you forward

Giving back helps push you forward Cathy Yeomans, CYBF mentor, Imagine Public Relations, White Rock, BC, imaginepr@telus.net What sets you apart from the competitor so that your customer chooses your product or service? If you’re not including social responsibility as part of your business plan, then you might already be losing customers. Consumers today are […]

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Social responsibility is everybody’s business

High Five! Social responsibility is everybody’s business Marie-Soleil Thellen is the owner of 4 Éléments, a retail store which opened its doors in May 2010. Located on Saint-Denis Street in Montreal, 4 Éléments offers a wide range of locally-produced and environmentally-friendly fashion accessories, beauty products and home décor items. “I am offering a new concept that promotes […]

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The Week that was

Happy New Year! Happy to be back in the 2012 – This was a short week but we still managed to pack a lot in! Keep in touch with us and start the year off right. Here are some things that have were mentioned / posted this week. We are proud to have our CEO, […]

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Saskatchewan Entrepeer Event Podcast

Taunya Woods Richardson, Director, Saskatchewan speaks with Jackie Cook, Chief Production Officer of Thread Media, and Kendal Netmaker, Founder and CEO of Neechie Gear, about their experience as Canadian Delegates at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit in Nice, France . Listen to the podcast here. Find out more information on the delegates that were selected […]

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The Week that was: December 12-16 Special Edition

The holidays are right around the corner and our offices are getting ready to celebrate with their families – But we are still up great things coast to coast to coast! Here is what has been happening during this past week. Congrats to CYBF’s Valérie Bellavance, selected to participate in Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference! […]

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The Week That Was: November 28 – December 9

We weren’t able to post last week, so here is a recap on the first and second week of December! We can hardly believe that this time has come. Take a look at what’s been happening here at CYBF! Congratulations to Vivian Prokop, chief executive officer, who once again has been awarded the Trailblazer and […]

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The Week that was – November 21-25

Our CYBF Offices are still on cloud 9 from GEW. What a success GEW Canada was! Here are some highlights and some announcements that went out this week! CYBF and CFIB held a celebration event last week that put a Spotlight on Entrepreneurs – The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) was […]

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Experiences from the Spin Master Innovation Fund Program – Awane Moufide Jones

“When asked to come to Toronto for a workshop with the CYBF group I was expecting the usual….   Sit down at a conference table while people with experience talk all day long.  I was delightfully wrong.  Instead, I spend those two days with the Spin Master & CYBF executives. It was the most intense learning […]

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Experiences from the Spin Master Innovation Fund Program – Anne Forkutza

  When I first applied for the Spin Master Innovation Fund, I thought I had my eye on the prize: the $50,000 funding.  However, after my two days at the launch pad workshops, I soon came to realize that the priceless information I received while talking to the execs at Spin Master was the real […]

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The Week that was – November 14-18

What a  fabulous week of GEW!! There has been a lot that has gone on and still is going on here at CYBF. Below are some of the highlights of the week! CYBF launched Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada (GEW Canada) at the fourth annual Corporate and Community Social Responsibility (CCSR) Conference at Algonquin College in […]

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The week that was: November 7-10

One more week down and GEW around the corner! Great things happening here this week in preparation and all around great news and announcements. Take a look! Look out for our new ads in National Post this week. Keep your eyes open for next week! CYBF honours outstanding leaders in entrepreneurship. Take a look at […]

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The week that was: October 31 – November 4

The week that was… It has been starting to get busier here at CYBF AND there is a time change this weekend, so turn back your clocks! We have a couple weeks to go before Global Entrepreneurship Week! Find out what other exciting news has been going on this week: CYBF and our G20 Canadian […]

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The week that was: October 24-28

GEW only 3 weeks away! CYBF has been hustle and bustling this week. See what we did! CYBF Business Plan Guide is here! Check out this great resource today. Team Canada is on its way! The G20 Canadian Delegates are on their way to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit in Nice, France! The You Innovate […]

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CCSR Conference Ticket Contest Giveaway!

CYBF will be kicking off Global Entrepreneurship Week at the CCSR Conference this year. CYBF has 5 tickets to the conference being held on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at Algonquin College, Ottawa. Stay connected with @CYBFCanada  and @GEWCanada for the special messages to RT for the winning ticket! The first to respond to these messages […]

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CYBF host Min. Bernier with 8 CYBF Entrepreneurs!

On October 18, 2011, the Hon. Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business & Tourism) met with eight CYBF entrepreneurs to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing young entrepreneurs in Canada! Read more here and take a look at some of the pictures!

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The fourth annual Corporate and Community Social Responsibility (CCSR) Conference

CYBF is launching Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada (GEW Canada) at the fourth annual Corporate and Community Social Responsibility (CCSR) Conference. The conference will take place on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at Algonquin College in Ottawa.  It will celebrate and showcase excellence in social innovation with a focus on social, economic and environmental sustainability. Conference (7:30am […]

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The week that was: October 11-14

The week has been a short but sweet here at CYBF. Here is what our gang has been up to! We’re counting down the days! You only have 4 more days left to submit your video to the YOU Innovate Canada tournament. Get your submissions in! More info here. Get to know our Canadian delegation […]

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The week that was: October 3-7

Our offices have been busy before the long weekend. Here is a snippet of some of our activities! The Spin Master Innovation Fund Workshops was a hit! Click here for a great article about it here. We’re hiring! Take a look at the positions available. This week we held the #CYBFChat on Twitter. Join us […]

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The week that was: September 26-30

This was a great week, see what happened here at CYBF. Launch of the YOU Innovate Launch Event revealed the mystery object the coffee cup! More info here and here, and sign up here to the tournament! Get the hint? We want you to join us! Entrepeer Vibe was released this week! Find out what […]

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The week that was: September 19-23

Things are gearing up here at CYBF. It feels like we have kick-started all of the initiatives for this Fall. Let us recap on what has happened this week: YOU Innovate registration opened up this week. Stay tuned for Monday Sept 26th for the big reveal of the object! Find out more of the tournament […]

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YOU Innovate Launch Event: Object REVEAL!

On Monday, September 26th, our secret will be revealed…   What’s it worth to you?  How about your share of $25,000 and a trip to Liverpool, England! In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is challenging Canadians to create as much value as they can out of an everyday […]

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The week that was: September 12-16

Its just the beginning of the Fall season but the energy of GEW is almost in its full swing. People in the office are buzzing and excited for the months to come. Take a look at some of some of our accomplishments this week. This week Entrepeer Vibe is out! Check out this weeks tips […]

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The week that was: September 6 – 9

Oh what a short but busy week we had here at CYBF. The summer weather has started to end and the Fall excitement has begun to stir! Take a look at what has been going on here this week! Spin Master Ltd. and Canadian Youth Business Foundation Announce the Recipients of the Spin Master Innovation […]

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The week that was: August 29 – September 2

We have been ramping up here are CYBF, take a look at the exciting things has happened this week! The thirty Young Canadian Entrepreneurs were selected to join the Canadian Delegates for the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit in Nice, France – More here. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales send a video message to […]

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Cash Flow & Financing Workshop

Cash Flow & Financing This final workshop will examine the essential financing questions of how to use funding effectively for start-up costs?   A clear step-by-step process on filling out the cash flow will be provided to the participants with a focus on how this tells the story of one’s business.  Sales forecasting will be given […]

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Marketing and Operations Workshop

Marketing and Operations The Marketing portion of this workshop will address – How to develop one clear message that taps into the key selling proposition, how to be very specific and prioritize the marketing strategy. The Operations portion will answer – What is necessary from a behind the scenes perspective to help in the success […]

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Market Research Workshop

Market Research This workshop will focus on providing entrepreneurs with the tools to gaining a clear understanding of the industry and segment that the business is in; determining what market research information is useful and what is not; examining the competition and extracting valuable information. It will answer questions such as how to do a […]

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The week that was: August 15-19

See what CYBF has been up to the last week! Quebec announces Year of the Entrepreneur! Fantastic news! Taunya Woods-Richardson Joins the CYBF’s Saskatchewan Office! Read more on what’s going on in the prairies! Alberta the sixth Province to declare 2011 The Year of The Entrepreneur. Click here for more details. Congrats to CYBF entrepreneur […]

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CYBF Webinar: Become an Entrepreneur with CYBF!

CYBF will host a webinar, Become an Entrepreneur with CYBF! on Wednesday, September 1st, 2011 at 12:30pm EST. The webinar will focus on the how to start a business with CYBF, the steps, requirements and our program. Tanya Bedard, CYBF Director, Ontario led the discussion and answered questions. In order to register, please follow these […]

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