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Make Your Pitch competition winners announced! Mississauga duo makes list

The winners have been announced for the 2017 Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition. Make Your Pitch participants were tasked with submitting two-minute videos with a business pitch. More than 200 high school students from Ontario applied. Two young entrepreneurs from...
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Making an Impact in the Community

The feeling of being able to help and see the positive impact that help has on the lives of individuals and the community can be rewarding. Helping the community is often recognized as civic engagement. Not-for-profit organizations are one example of civic engagement....
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Jennifer Ribout – J. K. Ribout Photography

Children love to explore anything and everything. Usually it is during childhood that we explore many things all at once such as dance classes, gymnastics, sports, reading, writing – the list goes on. It is also true that while we might explore various activities, we also...
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Where Are They Now? – Jazzmine Lawton, Studio.89

Now more than ever, in 2017, the initiative to go green is very important. Other initiatives such as social justice and social activism are also on the rise. These initiatives sparked various projects across the globe. A noted project that came from these initiatives is...
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Young Entrepreneurs Series: Painting a Positive Mindset

Writing, painting, drawing and music are examples of creative outlets that inspire the lives of many people. When it comes to pursuing a career in the arts, genuine aspirations are often met with skepticism. However, with her bold artistry and drive, young entrepreneur Camille...
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Young Entrepreneurs Series: Minimizing the Language Barrier

Imagine that you are an executive in an English speaking company and you want to reach out to as many customers as possible in order to spread awareness and build more business connections. One day, while you were on a sales call for your company, you meet someone who expresses...
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Mapping out the Plan to Success

Say you have a great idea for a business. Then what? You can take that idea and build on it. Once your business idea has been fleshed out and thought through, you can take your idea and put it together to form a business plan. Business coach, Vern Vautour of Biz Coach Services...
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Where Are They Now? – Ricky Pacheco, POP49

The idea for Ricky Pacheco’s Mississauga-based company POP49 Inc. began when Pacheco moved to Canada in 2005 with a concrete idea of what he wanted as a business. Pacheco says that in 1989, he founded a business called Medalion Enterprises in South Africa and when he moved to...

Summer Company Program: Turning Business Ideas into Reality

Some of the most innovative ideas come from young minds. However, with most of a youth’s time often spent in school, these ideas are sometimes put on hold. This is where the Summer Company Program comes in. The Summer Company Program is a youth entrepreneurship program funded by...
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Make an Online Presence for Your Business

We are in a new age of technological advancements where knowledge can literally be found at the tips of your fingers via smartphone, tablet, laptop etc. With technology steadily at a rapid rate, it makes sense that businesses should be doing the same. One way to keep up with...