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Does Your Startup Have What It Takes?

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Tony Di Benedetto, Founder, Launch Capital
When I decided to start Launch Capital to help provide venture capital and guidance for aspiring tech entrepreneurs, I spent some time thinking of what qualities we would look for when identifying exciting businesses to get behind.

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York Region Business Update // April 2021

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the April edition now!

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York Region Companies Turning to Online World to Cope With COVID-19 Crunch

Running Hutchings Farm provides enough work for her and her husband, Kevin, without the added task of bringing their farm store online. Business is busiest in summer and at Christmas, but come January, February and March, sales drop.

Government Announces Extension of Canada Emergency Business Account to Help Small Businesses

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, the Honourable Mary Ng, announced that the deadline for new Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) applications is being extended from March 31 to June 30, 2021.
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York Region Business Update // March 2021

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more.

Success Story: Whole Family Health Food

Whole Family Health Food is a community-focused health food store in Georgina, Ontario, offering vitamins minerals, herbs, specialty, grocery, natural body care, and even a section for pets. Watch and learn how the York Small Business Enterprise Centre supported their…
COVID-19

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program | COVID-19 Funding Spotlight

Qualified small to medium-sized Canadian businesses can receive from $25,000 to $1 million in HASCAP loans, and larger organizations with multiple locations such as a chain of restaurants or hotels can receive up to $6.25 million in funding support.
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York Region Business Update // February 2021

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more.

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Ontario Expands Eligibility for Main Street Relief Grant

The Ontario government is expanding the number of small businesses that can apply for the Main Street Relief Grant to help offset the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) to cautiously and gradually reopen in parts of the province. Small businesses with 2 to 19 employees in all eligible sectors
Julie Williams

Success Story: Pretty In Pictures

Julie Williams is passionate about her community and living in Whitchurch-Stouffville. Although engineering was her initial career path, she wanted to make a change. “After taking time off to raise a family, I turned my storytelling passion into a successful portrait and event photography business,” said Williams.