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Mentorship Panel – Toronto Small Business Forum

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Source: StartUp Here Toronto Panel: Dave Wilkin, Hugh Chow, Devon Brooks, Jeremy O’Krafka, Debbie Fung Q: How do you seek out mentorship? A: Connect through incubators, 10k coffees platform and startup events. @enterprisetoronto Has a great mentorship program. A: Do your research. Intentionally seek out someone who has knowledge beyond you personal experience. Do they […]

“I believe in you, just do it” – Susheela’s mentorship story

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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“I believe in you, just do it” – Susheela’s mentorship story

In the spirit of highlighting Module 1 of CYBF’s Mentorship Crash Course which speaks to the value of mentorship, I thought I would share one of my mentorship stories. In March 2009 I  organized a conference at my University about Social Justice & Entrepreneurship where Dev Aujla was our keynote. On the day of the conference, […]

The Value of Mentorship

Monday, January 13, 2014

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The Value of Mentorship

To kick off the new year, we thought we’d help our readers connect to and understand the VALUE of mentorship with the help of the content in Module 1 of CYBF’s (the Canadian Youth Business Foundation) FREE Mentorship Crash course. In module 1 of the course, CYBF articulates: “Successful entrepreneurs know that the most effective […]

What I learned by failing and how mentors could have helped

Monday, January 21, 2013

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What I learned by failing and how mentors could have helped

This is a guest post by entrepreneur Sharky Liu: When I started my current business DentistFind.com I was very cognoscente of the pain and mistakes I made in my last venture. Most people think JUZD Streetwear was a success and in many ways it was: we had many celebrities wearing the clothes; over 40 stores carried the line; […]

Mentoring – Guest Post by Donna Messer

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Mentoring – Guest Post by Donna Messer

Mentoring is increasingly being recognized as important in career and small business development. It has been acknowledged that companies thrive when they have some form of mentoring as part of their growth. The trend toward mentoring has grown dramatically throughout the world and today, many companies automatically assigning a mentor to new employees. The following […]

When you’re in a slump…

Saturday, January 15, 2011

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When you’re in a slump…

Two and a half years ago I felt unfulfilled.  Work wasn’t exciting.  I was struggling through a separation and my connection with my friends and family wasn’t great.  After years of feeling like I knew who I was and what I wanted, I was in a SLUMP. “And when you’re in a slump, you’re not […]

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