Patrysha here, business advisor and certified business coach here at Community Futures Yellowhead East. I’m just getting this page set up to host information on branding for small business, both to promote the upcoming day long workshop above and to provide ongoing resources in this area that can be such a super powerful foundation for your growth as a small business. So be sure to bookmark this page and sign up for the event coming up!
Morning Mindset Minute recorded live on Facebook August 24, 2018.
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well. Jeff Bezos
Business Enterprise Bootcamp 2017
The voting has ended and the winners announced.
Congratulations Damon for winning the voting part of the Business Enterprise Bootcamp and $50 towards your start up.
Congratulations to Faith for winning the voter draw for the $25 Gift Card from Petro Canada.
Vote for your favourite pitch and win!
Below you’ll find videos of the four pitches delivered by the Business Enterprise Bootcamp students. They had 18 hours of in-class time to prepare a business plan and pitch to deliver to judges on the morning of Friday July 14th, 2017. All of the pitches were so amazing, we thought we’d share them and have a contest to reward YOUR favourite pitch. Voting is easy, just click on the picture of the pitch you’d like best and share your contact information so we can get in touch with you if you win.
$50 for the FAN favourite – that is the challenger with the most votes at the end of the day on July 31st, 2017
$25 Petro Canada gift certificate for the VOTER name drawn from all the submitted entries.
The RULES: This contest is open from July 15th, 2017 to July 31st, 2017. Open to any residents over the age of 14 in the Yellowhead East Region. The winner will be required to answer a skill testing question within a time limit. Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. One vote per name/email address. Voting more than once will not increase your odds of winning. Draw to be made at 10 am on August 1st, 2017.
- Damon 61%
- Jenelle 26%
- Braden 10%
- Israel 3%
Right click to save the images below to share on your social media outlets to spread the word for your favourite contestant!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I vote more than once?
The software will allow it, but it doesn’t get counted as an entry for your chosen favourite or to enter you into the voter’s draw if you’re using the same name and contact information.
I don't live in the Yellowhead East. Can I still vote?
You can vote and it will be counted towards the contestant you are choosing, but you are ineligible for the prize as a voter. I’m sure your chosen contestant will appreciate your vote and support!
Have another question? Feel free to ask!
How old are the students?
The contestants (students) range in age from just going into grade 10 to just finished grade 12.
How long have they been working on their businesses?
2 of the students have been working at their business ventures before starting the course and 2 did not. None had a business plan before starting the boot camp – that and the presentation are the parts we covered in the 18 hours of the boot camp.
Become a Friendly Dragon!Cast your vote on July 14th
Business Enterprise Bootcamp Challenge
Here’s your chance to be a friendly dragon!
Register below to cast your vote!
If you’ve ever thought it would be fun to be a Dragon or a Shark, this is your chance.
Register below to cast your vote for the Business Enterprise Bootcamp Presentations on July 14th! Your vote will be combined with the scores delivered by our local judges and the winner will be declared once the scores are compiled that afternoon!
Watch this page starting July 10th for the Business Enterprise Bootcamp Challenge. Where 10 youth in grades 9 to 12 will have 18 hours to prepare a 5 minute business plan and presentation to sway a live audience of local judges that their idea deserves to get the $500 prize towards their start up!
Register below and then join us Friday July 14th at 9:30am to watch the presentations and vote for your favourite.
Watch the Fox Creek Competitors from April 2017
When we ran the bootcamp in April, we didn’t include the online judging component – but we still had a blast! Watch the presentations and join us for the next challenge on July 14th.
Registration is now open – Register to reserve your spot by clicking one or more of the Workshop Choices Below.
All the workshops:
- Are free but require a $10 deposit to hold the space due to limited seating.
- Located at Timber Ridge Inn and Suites in Fox Creek
- From 7pm – 9pm
Monday April 3rd
By the end of this condensed version of the Small Business 101 workshop, participants will understand how to:
· start a business
· develop a business plan
· get financing for your business
In this 2 hour condensed workshop, we’ll cover the customer service basics that will bring your customers back for more.
By the end of this session, participants will know how to:
- Recognize how attitude affects customer service
- Identify your customers’ needs
- Use outstanding customer service to generate return business
- Build good will through in-person customer service
- Deal with difficult customers
In this workshop, participants will learn how to juggle multiple variables to determine pricing that works for their product and service and the market they serve. Great for start-ups and expansions to determine the right pricing for satisfaction and growth.