The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is a national charity providing pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help you start your own successful business. If you are 18-39 and have a business idea…they can help!
The CYBF program is all about support from the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey right through all of your milestones. CYBF lends young entrepreneurs up to $15,000 for their start-up. Additional financing is available through other CYBF services for a total of up to $40,000. CYBF supports businesses of all kinds – skilled trades, technology, retail, services, and everything in between. CYBF does not require security for its loans – CYBF lends on character and a great business plan. Plus, every entrepreneur is hand-matched with an experienced business mentor for a minimum of 2 years to allow knowledge sharing and ensure a higher business success rate. GET STARTED NOW!
CYBF Orientation Dates for 2013
Location: SBEC, 71 Main Street W, Hamilton, ON
Visit www.cybf.ca for more information about the program, eligibility criteria and all their services.
or Contact Us, your local CYBF Community Partner at 905-540-6400 or email@example.com today!
Business Plan Competition
Giving High school students the opportunity to enhance their skills through the development of a professional business plan, our competition is designed to challenge your students entrepreneurial talents. Students please talk to your teacher about participating in the 2012 competition, as each school can only enter a maximum of 5 competitors.
Prizes in the 2013 competition includes cash prizes for the top 5 business plans
The 2013 Business Plan Competition is open to youth between the ages of 15-20, individuals attending a high school within the Hamilton area, groups of no more than 3 students (entries may also be submitted by individuals).
For more information, please have your teacher contact the SBEC at 905-540-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2013 Deadline is May 21, 2013.
Summer Company is a key component of the Ontario government’s young entrepreneurs programs, which aims to encourage more young people to turn their talents into creative and innovative businesses. Summer Company provides hands-on business training and mentoring, together with awards of up to $3000.00 to help enterprising students start up and run their own summer business.
Eligible candidates must be between 15-29 years of age, a student returning to school in the fall of 2013, a resident of Ontario, Canadian citizen or Landed Immigrant and is not to be operating an existing business or be employed full time over the course of the summer. In addition, students must be prepared to commit a minimum of 8 -12 consecutive weeks full-time to the experience.
Students apply to the program by completing a comprehensive business plan and participating in an interview. Visit the provincial webpage for more information.
The 2013 program deadline is Monday, June 3rd, 2013. Don’t delay, apply today!
If you have any questions, please contact the SBEC at 905-540-6400 or email@example.com