The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is a non-profit organization that has helped more than 5,600 young and emerging entrepreneurs across Canada. Through small business grants, financing options and a host of start-up resources, CYBF have helped create more than 23,000 new jobs, $163.6 million in tax revenue and hundreds of millions in sales and export revenue.
Start-up Resources and Small Business Grants for Young Entrepreneurs
CYBF understands young and emerging entrepreneurs and as such have developed an array of valuable resources, including:
- Start-up resources to help develop successful business plans
- Mentorship opportunities to help guide the growth of your business
- Grants for small business start-ups of up to $45,000
- Other expertise and resources to help connect you with the right people and successfully grow your business
CYBF Start-up Small Business Grants Success Stories
Lisa Von Sturmer has successfully launched a business called Growing City. Lisa’s business offers a simple, clean and convenient way to bring composting into offices and businesses helping businesses reduce their waste by up to 50 percent while making a positive impact on the environment.
“CYBF provided me with the counsel, research, funding and confidence I needed to start my business” –Lisa von Sturmer, Growing City
Operating in one of Toronto’s most eclectic communities, Anice Jewellery is in the business of creating one-of—kind jewellery from mixing old gems and with new materials.
“CYBF has truly gone beyond my expectations! The support I received from the staff at CYBF prepared me for the business world and I recommend their programs to every young entrepreneur I encounter.” -Brittany Hopkins, Anice Jewellery
Next Steps for Accessing CYBF and Additional Small Business Grants & Loans
If you are between the ages of 18 and 39 and have an interest in receiving help launching your business contact a Canadian government funding expert to discuss available resources and stay tuned to Mentor Works for news and updates on additional funding programs for start-ups by subscribing to our Canadian government funding weekly e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn,Google+ and Tumblr. If you have an established firm of more than 15 employees and have been incorporated for a minimum of 3 years, contact a Canadian government funding expert to learn about Canadian small business grants & Ontario business loans opportunities to further grow your business.