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NEW! Winter Spring 2023 Program Book
Discover the best workshops and events to grow your business and advance your career with the comprehensive Winter Spring 2023 Program Book from YES Employment + Entrepreneurship. Stay ahead of the game with all the information you need in one convenient guide.
To Start a Business, Start with a Problem
Starting a business can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t always require a ‘eureka’ moment. Successful entrepreneurs are problem solvers who identify a need in the market and create solutions to meet that need. By starting with a problem, you can build a business that addresses a real need and provides value to customers. Don’t let the myth of the ‘eureka’ moment hold you back from launching a successful business.
December /January Newsletter
As we look back at 2022, the year that made us stronger, we’ve created more workshops and resources to help you build your career, business, or art practice in 2023! In this month’s newsletter, we are launching our new Winter Spring Program Book, and looking ahead at our January workshops and events for the new year! Read about Gili Loftus, our Client of the Month, find out how you can improve your professional French, and more!
Get Your First 100 Clients With A Go-To-Market Strategy
A go-to-market strategy (GTM) is a crucial part of any successful product or service launch. This strategy outlines how you’ll engage with customers and compete in the market. GTM strategies can vary, but the ultimate goal is always the same: gain a competitive advantage. If you’re looking to launch a new product or service, make sure you have an effective go-to-market strategy in place to ensure success.
December / January Client of the Month: Gili Loftus
Award-winning keyboardist, Gili Loftus’ three-fold expertise on the fortepiano, modern piano, and harpsichord lends her playing a character that is unique to her, and which has opened up new and exciting paths for artistic and historical exploration which Gili has been invited to share through her performances and lectures on both sides of the Atlantic.
Validation Guide: Will Your Business Idea Work?
If you’re unsure about the feasibility of your business idea, validation can help. Through experimentation and user testing, you can gain valuable insights into your idea’s potential success and make informed decisions about whether to pursue it further. This article provides an overview of the validation process and how it can help guide you in assessing your business idea.
Learn valuable insights on success with our November Newsletter. Discover expert insights through the Speaker Series, revisit the energy of the Tune In To YES fundraiser through the photo gallery, meet the Iris Unger Award winner, and get inspired with our segment on Global Morning News.
Meet The Winner Of The 2022 Iris Unger Recognition Award: Alisha Wissanji
Out of over 30 applications, Alisha was chosen for the Iris Unger Recognition Award which recognizes artists and entrepreneurs whose project best reflects the values that Iris Unger, YES’ former Executive Director, instilled during her 18 years at YES: dedication and passion, success through hard work, and a true commitment to making a difference in the community.
November Client of the Month: Cecilia Mejia
Cecilia Mejia studied architecture at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico UNAM, located in Mexico City. From a very young age, she was attracted to design and the creation of spaces and objects. At the end of her studies, she dedicated herself to pursue her dream of creating her own line of furniture and objects for home decor. Upon her arrival in Montreal, she came across ceramics, which she has developed to create a line of objects that speak of her roots in a more contemporary way.