February E-News 2008-04-09

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11th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference: YES, Make It Your Way

YES Montreal's 11th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference takes place on Saturday, March 08, 2008, 8 am-5 pm at the Delta Centre-Ville Hotel in Montreal. The conference will offer exhibitions, a keynote address and networking opportunities, as well as workshops on the requisite skills of running a business. In keeping with the high caliber of keynote speakers we have each year, Mr. Guy Laframboise (President, Restaurants Subway Quebec Ltee) will be addressing this yearís conference, entitled "YES, Make It Your Way". With a variety of workshops to choose from dealing with topics ranging from internet marketing to social entrepreneurship, branding to financing, this yearís conference also features a brand new segment offering roundtable meetings with experts speaking on topics such as grants & loans, accounting, legal aspects of franchising and women entrepreneurs. Registration is well under way, so sign up today as each year, this conference sells out. For more information call 514.878.9788 ext 311 or visit www.yesmontreal.ca.

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YES Montreal presents NetWORK Now: The YES 15-Minute Job Interview. This annual event draws together young job seekers and employers for an evening of networking and on-the-spot interviews. Providing market-ready participants with a rare opportunity to interview with representatives from some of Montrealís most successful companies in the fields of their choice, NetWORK NOW also offers the perfect opportunity to network with potential candidates or employers. The event takes place March 27, 2008 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm. For more information on the criteria for participation including the application process, potential candidates and interested employers can contact YES Montreal immediately at 514.878.9788 ext 306, or visit us online at www.yesmontreal.ca.

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New Workshop at YES: Fine Tuning for the Client

These new workshops are designed to fit the career-building needs of job seekers, entrepreneurs and artists alike. These workshops will provide you with essential skills and techniques to help you to excel in your job search, career, business start-up or artistic venture. The first of four workshops, "Speaking Like a Professional", takes place on Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm, and is perfect for those interested in learning the ropes of effective public speaking. Special guest speaker is public speaking coach and communications strategist Suzannah Baum (Ideal Communications, Toastmasters McGill). For more information, please call 514.878.9788 or visit us online at www.yesmontreal.ca.

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Important Dates  
Validate Your Business
(Free Workshop)

Feb 14
9:30am - 12:00pm
Tax Tips for Individuals in Business
(Free Workshop)

Feb 18
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Intensive French for Job Seekers
(Tues & Fri for 4 weeks: $65, Feb 19 - Mar 14)
Begins Feb 19
9:30am - 12:30pm
Speaking Like a Professional
Feb 20
6:30pm -8:30pm

Start Your Own Business Seminar Series
(Tuesdays, 4 weeks: $65, or $95 with Entrepreneurship Guidebook)

Begins Feb 26
6:30pm -8:45pm

Click here to see more workshops

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In This Issue:
Entrepreneurship Conference
Network Now
Fine Tuning for the Client
Client Corner
Entrepreneurship Lab
Start your Own Business
Workshops this month



YES Montreal's DIRECT MAIL CAMPAIGN 2007 is in full swing, every passing day bringing us closer to our goal, but we cannot achieve it without your help. Now is the time to show your support for YES and the services we provide. Your donation will help us provide the career counseling, workshops and resources that will help those who wish to find the meaningful job they want, or to start their own business here in Quebec. Successful futures start with YES, but it all starts with you, please give generously.

Donate online at
or by phone (514) 878-9788.

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Client Corner :
Anastasia Lomonova

After completing studies at Ryerson in fashion design, Anastasia Lomonova decided to move to Montreal to fulfill her dream of creating her own clothing line. "About a year and a half ago, I took an entrepreneurial course at YES," says Lomonova. "...which I found was very helpful in helping me organize my ideas and start thinking of my creativity as a way to earn a living as well as inform me of the financial support available to me as a young entrepreneur". Anastasia's collections are available in stores throughout Canada, and online at www.anastasialomonova.com.

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Entrepreneurship Labs

Come join us once a month for our hands-on ACCOUNTING LAB. Work alongside a business coach specialized in accounting. Learn how to establish your pricing, sales projections, and budgets for your business, and have the opportunity to prepare and review financial statements such as balance sheets, income statements, and more. Bring your documents, calculators, and laptops. Next lab is February 28th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. FREE. Pre-registration is required.  

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Start Your Own Business

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Seminar Series, comprised of four workshops, is a 4-week, comprehensive program suitable for both novice entrepreneurs and those wishing to strengthen their business knowledge. This series is given by professionals covering topics such as researching, marketing and financing your business. The next session begins February 26th, 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm. Cost is $65. For more information, please call 514.878.9788.

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