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06 2013

Week that was: April 28- May 3

Syndicated from: Canadian Youth Business Foundation

What a beautiful week we’ve had, followed by a beautiful weekend. We hope that spring is here to stay. Check out what CYBF was up to last week: Once again we are sending good wishes to CYBF National Director Mentoring, Norm Grey on his retirement! He has done so much for many people here at CYBF. Enjoy yourself on your upcoming vacation and journey to relaxation. @CYBFCanada Chris Klar speaking with #SVIWomen about the importance of mentorship. Note to self: Thank those that help you along the way. Entrepreneurs, check out three things to consider when entering the @TELUSBusiness $100k Small Business Challenge Contest. Want to perfect your pitch? @CYBFCanada is partnering in Fundica’s Canadian roadshows to teach entrepreneurs how to pitch. Ontario budget: @SousaCharles includes a welcome $45M fund to further boost youth entrepreneurship to create businesses and jobs. More info here. CYBF (and partners) in the news! CYBF and Northwest Business Centre celebrate the business launch of Little Oak Wellness in Kenora! More info here. Accenture interviews CYBF entrepreneur Samantha Chan, owner of @Paintlounge on social responsibility. Find out mere here. Great contributions from our outstanding volunteers: Great managers: how to prepare an effective business plan by CYBF mentor Terry Thompson The pros and cons of working from home by Cathy Yeomans Messages to Tweet! Apply by May 21 for $50k in financing, mentoring, resources through CYBF’s Spin Master Innovation Fund Don’t forget to VOTE for our own Jill Earthy, Cathy Kuzel and Lynn Jest 4 the YWCA Woman of Distinction!  #votedaily Are you 18-39, innovative & ready to boost your start-up? CYBF’s Spin Master Innovation Fund is for you  #SMIF13 The deadline to apply for the Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur is May 26!  Know someone interested? Pls RT! #POE Find out what happened in our regions this week: British Columbia Linda Morana, MIR kicked off “Entrepreneur Motivation: Peeling the Onion” with mentors in BC! See her in action here. Great turnout to the Victoria Entrepeer event! Thank you  OlivetheSenses, SammichCafe and thegreenkiss for donating great prizes. A quick snapshot of attendees with MIR, Linda Morana here. Alberta A shout out to our CYBF AB Team on Twitter. AbirBachirYYC Thank you Rob Price of Canadian Youth Business Foundation for today’s very informative session @CYBFCanada Manitoba Great photo and a great mantra for entrepreneurs! Click here. Manitoba Entrepreneurs! Check out the list for upcoming free seminars offered through the Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre. More info here. Ontario New Ontario funding will increase job opportunities for youth. Ontario budget: includes a welcome $45M fund to further boost youth entrepreneurship to create businesses and jobs. More info here. A few of the amazing new start-ups CYBF Ontario recently worked with. Check them out BATTLEREADY_ME, LittleEmpresses, Addibuy, SweetSammies and GrassyBoots! Atlantic A successful Entrepeer event this past week in St. John’s! Check out some of the photos here.

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