Grants & Loans

Jump Start Your Business & Financing Options
Wednesdays, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM*
Cost: Free ($2 for handouts)
Also available online

Thinking of starting a business? This workshop provides the basic information you need to get your business off the ground. Topics covered include what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to determine your legal structure, starting your market research, financing options and a few accounting basics. You will also learn about the services and resources available at YES for entrepreneurs.

Late arrivals will not be permitted entrance to group workshops. If it is your first time visiting YES, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop.

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YES/Futurpreneur Canada Start-Up Program

YES is a proud partner of Futurpreneur Canada, formerly CYBF (The Canadian Youth Business Foundation). Futurpreneur Canada provides start-up financing, mentoring and educational resources that empower young Canadians 18-39 to start and grow businesses.

With the support of our business coaches, you can apply for up to $15,000 start-up financing from Futurpreneur Canada and even go on to gain an additional $30,000 from BDC (The Business Development Bank of Canada).

.For more information, please attend the Grants & Loans Information Session.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for this loan, you must:
  • Be between 18 and 39 years of age and be eligible to work in Canada.
  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge and/or experience within the industry.
  • Work in the business on a full-time basis.
  • Present a business plan demonstrating the viability of your business.
  • Be in business for less than 12 months (from the time of your first sale).

*A referral from a YES Business Coach is required before obtaining this service. For a one-time $30 entrepreneurship file activation fee you will have unlimited access to specialized entrepreneurship and artists’ services including coaching, legal clinics and accounting clinics. You are exempt from this fee if you are receiving social assistance at the time of your appointment, proof must be provided.

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