YES May Newsletter 2014-05-12

The YES May Newsletter comes packed with information including our 17th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference, inspirational videos for job seekers, entrepreneurs and artists through our Making It Work/Getting Inspired video project, YES in the NEWS, the Client of the Month and more!

 

 
In this issue:
17th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference
Inspirational videos: Making It Work / Getting Inspired
YES Internship Program is now available
Client of the Month: Issam Barhoumi 
YES in the news: Breaking the gender barrier in the tech industry
Did you know?

Winter/Spring 2014 Program Book
May Workshops
 

   
17TH ANNUAL YES ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE : NEW SPEAKERS & PRESENTATIONS JUST ANNOUNCED
 
LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO REGISTER
 
Sponsors:
  
The John Dobson Foundation

   The Zeller Family Foundation

Join the conversation on Twitter using:

#
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For more information or to register by phone:

514.878.9788


www.yesmontreal.ca

 
 
MAKING IT WORK / GETTING INSPIRED!


These inspiring messages reveal the personal experiences and insights of six personalities who have staked out successful careers and businesses in Quebec. Each video has its own unique message about perseverance,overcoming obstacles, the pursuit of goals and finding fulfillment.

If you are a job seeker, click here.

If you are an entrepreneur, click here.

If you are an artist, click
here.

Featuring an astrophysicist, a Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, a Juno-award winning world music performer,
the founder of Just for Laughs and more! Be sure to catch them all!
 
THE YES PAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IS NOW AVAILABLE!



To view some of the YES Paid Internships available through this program click here.
 
CLIENT OF THE MONTH: ISSAM BARHOUMI
 


www.acomptax.com
There is a common myth portraying accountants as serious, boring people who can't do their work without wearing a tie. Two young university graduates wanted to change that misperception and in February 2013, Acomptax was born.

That first tax period brought in an impressive amount of clients for the aspiring accounting firm. Acomptax’s co-founder,  Issam Barhoumi  makes a point of saying that  one of the main questions that every entrepreneur faces is how to find clients when starting from scratch. “I met with a business coach from YES who helped me to figure out how to target the right clients, the right way,” he says.  Issam acquired this valuable advice through extensive research from Lamiaa Zaid, an experienced YES Business Coach.

In February 2014, Acomptax opened a second office and with that strategic move in place, the firm experienced a return rate of 95% from past clients and within three months, the company tripled its client base. Again, it was due, in part to the advice of their YES Business Coach who encouraged them to apply creativity to their existing business mantra. “I learned how to secure the loyalty from my old clients while attaining new, creative ways to attract new ones,” Issam says.

 
Acomptax plans to continue to grow in the future with more offices and will soon offer their services online. “To ensure optimal business development, one has to develop a habit of getting advice from a mentor,” Issam says. “And I found mine.”

“Thanks to the team at YES!”

 
YES IN THE NEWS: BREAKING THE GENDER BARRIER IN THE TECH INDUSTRY
   
Breaking into the tech industry as a woman is a challenge. In this segment, and as part of an ongoing look at employment issues around Quebec,   Richard Dagenais speaks to Iris Unger, Executive Director at YES, about how women can break the gender barrier in the tech industry.

Watch the video here.

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DID YOU KNOW?
  • The YES centre is open, free of charge, to everyone on a drop-in basis from Monday to Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM for use of the computers, phone, internet, Wi-Fi, fax machine and  resource library.
  • We offer one-on-one support to: job-seekers (ages 16-35 years), entrepreneurs (all ages), artists (all ages), and women in technology (all ages), as well as a Mentorship Program.
  • Many of our workshops and services are now offered online - for a complete listing of all our programs and workshops (including a 4-week course in both beginners & intermediate French), click here to view our Winter/Spring 2014 Program Book.
  • You can apply to any of the online job postings, by visiting the centre at 666 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 700, during normal business hours (Mon-Fri 9-5).
For information and updates, visit our website at www.yesmontreal.ca
 
YES WINTER/SPRING 2014 PROGRAM BOOK
 

 
 MAY WORKSHOPS
 
Jump Start Your Job Search  Information Session
(Free Workshop)
Tuesdays & Fridays
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Interview Workshop
(Free Workshop)
Mon, May 12
10:00am-12:00pm
 
 
*NEW* Empowerment: Pathways to Success
(Free workshop)
Wed, May 21
10:00am-12:00pm

 
Group Coaching for Artists
(Free Workshop)
Thurs May 22
2:30pm-4:00pm

 
Jump Start Your Business
Information Session

(Free Workshop)
(Handouts $2)
Wednesdays,
1:30pm - 2:30 pm
Networking Using Social Media
(Free workshop)
Wed, May 14
(Session repeats May 28)
10:00am-12:00pm
Register
here.

 
*NEW* Learn @ Lunch: New Perspectives on Brand Management
Thursday, May 22
12:00pm-1:00pm
Register
here.
Women in Technology Information Session
(Free Event)
Thursday, May 22
2:00pm-4:00pm
Register
here.

 
Grants & Loans Information
Session for Entrepreneurs

(Free Workshop)
(Handouts $2)
Wednesdays,
2:30pm-3:30pm
Jump Start Your Art/Artists' Grants & Loans Information Session
(Free Workshop)
(Handouts $2)
Thurs, May 15
1:30pm-3:30pm
(Session repeats May 29)
Register
here.
Coaching Sessions for Artists
(Free Workshop)
Thurs May 22
1:30pm-2:30pm

 
Résumé Writing
(Free workshop)
Mon, May 26
10:00am-12:00pm


*NEW* Toastmasters Networking & Public Speaking
Thurs, May 29
(Free Workshop)
6:30pm-8:30pm
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