Good morning and happy Monday!

Don’t forget to vote for CYBF entrepreneurs, Colin Bell and Jaclyn and Jaclyn McPhadden, co-founders of Recycle Smart, finalists for the Globe and TELUS Small Business Challenge Contest!

Check out some of our recent happenings below:

–          Join the conversation on our new Francophone LinkedIn Subgroup here!

–          A Wings and Heros ‘Mentors in Motion’ networking meeting was held in Barrie on July 31st! More details here.

–          A Business Owners Workshop was held on July 31st in Milton. Event information here.

–          We hosted an insightful webinar on August 1st “Ask an Expert Webinar: Going Global with Muthu Singram”, where guest expert, Muthu Singaram answered questions from our CYBF community. More information can be found here.

–          CYBF entrepreneur: Lauren Friese of TalentEgg has been nominated for the Ernst &Young Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 awards in the Young Entrepreneur category!


Check out some upcoming events:


–          The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Social Media Webinar: Pinterest for Your Small Business on August 15th. Register here.

–          Applications are now open for the 2014 Next 36! Geared towards undergraduate university students who have shown a passion for entrepreneurship. More details can be found here.

Great contributions from our outstanding volunteers:


–          by Hamish Knox

Be sure to remain active on Twitter by regularly tweeting about events in the respective regions. Below are a few messages to tweet this week:


–          Need answers to your business questions and challenges? #askCYBF and our experts will answer!

–          Take a moment to VOTE for RecycleSmart, #CYBF entrepreneur and finalist in the #smallbizchallenge@wastewatchers

–          Aiming to become one of Canada’s most impactful entrepreneurs? Apply to @Next36 today: #N36_2014cohort

Find out what’s happening in our regions:



–          Registration is now open for Banff Venture Forums held this September! Check out their lineup of amazing keynote speakers and register here today!

–          Financial Futures’ Able 2013 Conference is hosted in Calgary this November 5th and 6th. Save the date!


–          Highfliers and CYBF entrepreneurs are invited to join the new platform team in celebrating International Co-Working day for some networking and refreshments on August 9th! More details here.

–          Our friends at CEED hosted a SEB – Canada Revenue Agency – Tax Information Session on August 2nd. More information can be found here.

–          Learn all about the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, who is hosting a free event on Tuesday, August 20th. Register here.

–          CYBF Entrepreneur Jeff Zahavich, opened his first Kinesio Sport Lab in Halifax! Check them out here.

British Columbia

–          Congratulations to RecycleSmart, a finalist in the Small Biz Challenge! Vote for them here!


–          If you tuned into CJOB 680AM on July 27th, you would have heard CYBF Manitoba talking about the organization and our incredible entrepreneurs on the Barbara Bowes show.

–          The Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre is hosting a three day Business Planning Workshop from Aug. 13th to Aug. 15th. Sign up here!


–          The London Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Digital Media Workshop on September 20th. Register here.

–          Our friends at MaRS will be hosting a Small Business Networking event on August 13th in Toronto. Register here.


–          Quebec’s next Entrepreer Event will be held on August 20th at the Keg Steakhouse in Laval.

–          There will be a Start-Up Weekend in Sherbrooke, Québec this fall, at the end of November! Look out for more details.

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