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Contact Us

Do you have questions about starting a business in York Region? Maybe you’ve established your company already but you need help resolving a business-related problem or you are seeking ways to expand your business. Whatever you need, the York Small Business Enterprise Centre (YSBEC) team is here to help! Send us a message using the form, email ysbec@york.ca, or call: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71572.

Or visit us in-person by appointment only:

York Region Administrative Centre Annex, 1st Floor
17150 Yonge St
Newmarket, Ontario | L3Y 6Z1

We serve small businesses in northern York Region’s municipalities of Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket, and Stouffville. If you are located in Markham, Richmond Hill, or Vaughan please reach out to their respective Small Business Enterprise Centre.

YSBEC | General Inquiry

Meet The YSBEC Team

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Daniela Mazzaferro
Senior Small Business Consultant

Daniela Mazzaferro brings over 15 years of experience working with small and medium start-ups and established businesses, non-profits, government agencies, community groups and youth. Previous to joining the YSBEC team she spent nine years as the Small Business Consultant with the Town of Richmond Hill where she delivered business support services to further her clients goals.

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Vivian Ho-Tam

Vivian Ho-Tam
Small Business Consultant

Vivian Ho-Tam has 20 years working in a municipal government setting. A third-generation entrepreneur herself, she is experienced in providing entrepreneurship coaching and consulting to new startups, established small and medium-sized businesses, and non-profits in rural and urban settings across many municipalities in Southern Ontario. In her spare time, she also volunteers on the Box 12 canteen truck that serves firefighters of Toronto Fire Services.

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Ammar Rizvi

Ammar Rizvi
Small Business Consultant

Ammar Rizvi has extensive expertise in finance, having accumulated over 10 years of experience in the field. He also has a focus on small business consulting and is dedicated to assisting these businesses in establishing themselves, achieving profitability, and scaling. He has a specific interest in business and process improvement and the use of cutting-edge technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, to support businesses in staying competitive.

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Pauline Nagelmakers

Pauline Nagelmakers
Small Business Assistant

Pauline Nagelmakers experience having worked for three businesses in York Region, including a new startup, before joining the YSBEC team gives her critical insight to the needs of small businesses as she provides frontline communication with those seeking support. Pauline has a strong aptitude in assessing client needs, arranging business consultations and assisting with Summer Company, Starter Company Plus, and other events.

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