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Special Canada Day: Supporting Entrepreneurial Newcomers

Newcomers are a vital part of the Canadian identity. The mix of cultures, experiences and beliefs make this country a truly wonderful place to live and to grow a business. Newcomers also bring new ideas to Canada’s entrepreneurial community. From Elle AyoubZadeh of Zvelle to Yashar Nijati of thisopenspace, the unique perspectives of Canadian newcomers […]

  • G20 YES Mexico – An overview

    At the beginning of June, 2012, 20 young entrepreneurs from across Canada, along with 400 other young entrepreneurs from across all G20 countries wrapped up the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) in Mexico City.The summit had many highlights, but I’d like to point out a couple of them. During three full days of activities, […]

  • Four semi-finalists compete for $100,000

    The four semi-finalists for this year’s TELUS Challenge Contest have been chosen.Find out who they are and read their storiesThe winner of the $100,000 grant will be announced in September, 2012.TELUS and CYBF are promoting this exciting contest to inspire and support entrepreneurs across the country, and are working together to help launch more CYBF […]

  • Growing your network is part of business

    Neechie Gear is all about people. That’s why founder Kendal Netmaker decided to use the word ‘neechie’ in his company’s name, which means ‘my friend’ in Plains Cree language. Neechie Gear is an Aboriginal clothing company in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan that outfits youth athletes across Canada and promotes the positive aspects of sports among youth. When it […]

  • Top ten tips for networking

    Bobby Umar, P. Eng, MBA, Raeallan, Toronto, ON, CYBF MentorNetworking is fundamental to how I run my business and create relationships. I love networking because it has given me so many amazing opportunities and experiences in my life and I have met some incredibly inspiring and nurturing individuals with the advent of social media. I […]

  • Easy ways to start a great conversation

    Jean Lepage, Développement économique – CLD Gatineau, Gatineau, QC, CYBF community partnerDoes the idea of walking into a room full of strangers make you nervous? You are not alone! Perhaps with the exception of President Barak Obama, Oprah Winfrey and the Dalai Lama, most of the rest of us get butterflies in our stomach when […]

  • Perfecting your elevator pitch

    Karen Milde, Reframe Marketing, Vancouver, BC, CYBF Mentor, www.reframemarketing.com An elevator pitch is always a challenge to write for your very own company. Basically, you eat, live, and breathe your business everyday such that it is difficult to distill it down into a short, concise explanation. On top of that, it is sometimes very difficult to […]

  • Week that was June 4 – June 8

    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 […]

  • Reflections on the G20 YES Mexico – Jasmine Gervais

    Creativity = Growth Potential²Lets get down to basics…Business development and entrepreneurship is not about P&Ls, Balance sheets and ROI ratios. It is about creativity.As part of the Young Entrepreneur G20 Summit held in Mexico City, we had a very interesting discussion about the challenges of creating a healthy entrepreneurial culture within our own respective economic […]

  • The interview – Ask the right questions and listen carefully

    Terry Thompson, Surrey, BC, CYBF Mentor, tesh@shaw.caManaging Corporate Culture article seriesAs an interviewer, it can be challenging to determine whether the candidate is a good fit for the position and your organization. But knowing the right questions to ask will help you get to know the candidate and decide whether there is a match.After conducting […]

  • The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) today called on the Leaders of the G20 nations to put youth entrepreneurship at the forefront of job and wealth creation

    June 5, 2012 – Mexico City – In conjunction with the 2012 G20 Leaders’ Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico over 400 Young entrepreneurs from all G20 countries, gathered in Mexico City from the 2nd to 5th June for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit (G20 YES).Read the full press release

  • Reflections on the G20 YES Mexico – Marty Park

    Common GroundComing to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit creates all sorts of excitement around the people you are going to meet, the differences in language, the cultural differences, the new destination you are travelling to.  The focus going into this Summit was all about the things that are different and unusual from the day to […]

  • What’s the secret to networking success? Read Dale Carnegie

    Ellis Orlan, BA, CPA, SF Partnership LLP, Toronto, ON, CYBF Mentor, eorlan@sfgroup.caWhen I think about networking, what immediately comes to mind is How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie – arguably the greatest book ever produced on the subject and one known as the first notable self-help book ever produced. First published […]

  • Andy Tsai – Representing Canada at the G20 YES

    The Canadian Youth Business Foundation has selected 20 dynamic young Canadian entrepreneurs to form the official Canadian delegation at 2012 G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) in Mexico City, Mexico on June 3 -5, 2012. The G20 YES is an annual international summit that brings together dedicated and influential entrepreneurs of the G20 countries. Andy […]

  • Scott Walton – Representing Canada at the G20 YES

    The Canadian Youth Business Foundation has selected 20 dynamic young Canadian entrepreneurs to form the official Canadian delegation at 2012 G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) in Mexico City, Mexico on June 3 -5, 2012. The G20 YES is an annual international summit that brings together dedicated and influential entrepreneurs of the G20 countries. Scott […]

  • Jean-Rene Lemire – Representing Canada at the G20 YES

    The Canadian Youth Business Foundation has selected 20 dynamic young Canadian entrepreneurs to form the official Canadian delegation at 2012 G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) in Mexico City, Mexico on June 3 -5, 2012. The G20 YES is an annual international summit that brings together dedicated and influential entrepreneurs of the G20 countries. Jean-Rene […]

  • A successful kick-off for CYBF moMENTum!

    On Thursday, May 24th, the first cohort of young entrepreneurs and mentors participating in CYBF moMENTum attended the exciting launch event of this initiative. CYBF moMENTum offers one-on-one mentoring for entrepreneurs that do not immediately require financing for their business.The Hosting Centre at TELUS House in Toronto was abuzz with 50 enthusiastic entrepreneurs, mentors and […]

  • Week that was May 28- June 1

    The week has come to an end.. but the fun has just begun! See what CYBF has been up to this past week and what we have in store for next! Canadian delegation departs for G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit this week. Find out more about who they are and what they’re doing there! As the […]