Insight, Inspiration and Support for Entrepreneurs & Mentors

  • 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 strengths, […]

  • Creating more of the scarcest resource – A CEO’s time

    Managing Corporate Culture article seriesIn my last article (Managing Corporate Culture – The one absolute truth), I suggested that a CEO examine how he/she is spending his/her time and ensure that the right amount is devoted to the key organizational culture priorities. How much is the right amount? This will differ depending on the maturity […]

  • Small CSR steps can lead to big change

    Bryan Santone, H Two Consulting Inc., Toronto, ONGood corporate social responsibility (CSR) requires organizations to operate in a way that will have a positive impact on employees, clients, communities and the environment. There are several small steps that companies can take to integrate CSR into their business models. Philanthropy – Monetary and / or active […]

  • Being socially-minded is good for business

    Sidney Halpern, Chartered Accountant, Winnipeg, MB, CYBF MentorI have 53 years of business experience from an entry-level position and progressing to that of Chief Executive Officer of a corporate group of companies employing 1,000 people. Experience has taught me that a successful company has socially-targeted goals and objectives as part of its mission. I also […]

  • How to do good and make money too

    Christiana Mbazigwe, Duric Business Solutions, Toronto, ON, CYBF MentorThere are many ways you can do good in your community and make some money at the same time. The secret is to look out for the needs of people in your community and go about meeting those needs to best of your ability. Do some environmental […]

  • Benefits of corporate social responsibility

    Karen Milde, Reframe Marketing, Vancouver, BC, CYBF Mentor, www.reframemarketing.comEvery business that engages in corporate social responsibility sometimes faces challenges. The most common one is the conflict between the principle goal of the business and the concept of social responsibility. Should a business be engaged in something that falls outside of the basic business principle – […]

  • The Week that was – January 16-20

    The week has gone by so quickly! Must be the strange weather that were having over here. Find out what has been happening over at CYBF! CYBF welcomes @VivianProkop, CEO, back home after her travels to India for the G20YEA Leadership Assembly! Congratulations to Valérie Bellavance, CYBF Senior Director, QC who was selected out of […]

  • Monday Morning Resource

    Tips on Developing CSR Policies that WorkRose-Marie Almond, Cobourg, Ontario, CYBF Young Entrepreneur & MentorCorporate social responsibility (CSR) practices can be seen as vague and inconsistent, and this is because many (but not all) of them are. Important things to consider when putting your CSR policy together include:Do: Make sure the policy sits at the […]

  • Giving back helps push you forward

    Giving back helps push you forward Cathy Yeomans, CYBF mentor, Imagine Public Relations, White Rock, BC, imaginepr@telus.netWhat 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 more knowledgeable […]

  • Social responsibility is everybody’s business

    High Five!Social responsibility is everybody’s businessMarie-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 an environmentally-friendly […]

  • Ten tips for successful mentor-mentee meetings

    Dr. Wael Badawy, IntelliView Technologies Inc. Calgary, AB; Umm Al Qura University, KSA;, CYBF Mentor Set up a meeting schedule that works best for both mentor and mentee. It’s a good idea to avoid, lunch and coffee break meeting. Meetings require a professional and distraction-free setting. Maintaining regular meetings between mentor and mentee is […]

  • 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 to […]

  • Top Resolutions for Entrepreneurs in 2012!

    Welcome back! CYBF hopes that everyone is well rested and ready to take on new challenges for 2012! If you are an entrepreneur or starting a business in 2012 here are a few things you should consider. Here are some of the top resolutions we found.Top Resolutions for Entrepreneurs in 2012!1. Work on your elevator […]