Are you an aspiring young entrepreneur, aged 18 to 39, with a solid business idea? Are you looking for the financial support and expert advice that will help you bring your great business idea to life? The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) can help.
As a young entrepreneur, you have the opportunity to contribute to Canada’s current and future prosperity and well-being. Turning a great idea into a thriving business will not only help you support and create new Canadian jobs in your community, but will also expand your own skills in an exciting and rewarding way.
CYBF helps you through the entire business life-cycle from pre-launch planning, to start-up, to implementation by providing:
- Pre-launch and Post-launch Coaching – learn how to build your business plan, overcome challenges and grow your venture through our network of community partners and our entrepreneurs-in-residence.
- Financing – find the best funding option for you whether you are an emerging entrepreneur, a new Canadian or an existing young business owner. CYBF provides access to up to $50,000 in start-up financing and access to up to $30,000 in expansion financing through our unique partnership with the Business Development Bank of Canada.
- Mentoring – benefit from the extensive experience of a business professional who will work with you for a minimum of two years to ensure the success of your new business.
- Online Business Resources – get references and information about each stage of business development; from initial concept and planning, to implementation, growth and measurement.
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to growing our nation’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-39, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring, to help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business. CYBF is a founding member of the global G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA).
Established in 1996, CYBF has invested to date in more than 5,600 young entrepreneurs, whose businesses have created more than 22,100 new jobs, $157 million in tax revenue and hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and export revenue. CYBF delivers its program coast-to-coast through a national network of 180 community partners and more than 4,370 volunteers including business mentors.
Watch our video to learn more about the inspiring ways that CYBF helps young Canadian entrepreneurs move Canada’s economy forward.
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