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  • Start-Up Strategies event provides platform for young entrepreneurs
    Posted March 30th, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    Young Professionals Windsor and Odette Commerce Society at the University of Windsor brought entrepreneurship to the forefront during Start-Up Strategies on Wednesday, March 23 at Odette School of Business. Guest speaker Diane Malenfant of WindsorEssex Small Business Centre educated 25 post-secondary students and young professionals about the benefits of business ownership, financing options and government programs to help budding entrepreneurs. Attendees also shared their start-up qu...
  • New business incubator ready to spur growth in Windsor-Essex
    Posted March 25th, 2011 at 11:10 am
    Building a business involves more than an idea and passion. Many people, young entrepreneurs especially, struggle to bring their products to market because they lack the necessary start-up funds. Business incubators can help start-ups by providing access to funding, community support and expert advice. Several business incubators are in the works for this region and one, Odette Project for Technology, Innovation and Commercialization, Virtual Incubator (OPTIC VI) at the University of Wind...
  • Event Recap: Attracting & Retaining Creative Talent in Windsor
    Posted March 17th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion recently on behalf of Young Professionals Windsor regarding the issue of keeping creative and innovative professionals in Windsor-Essex. Great discussion was generated by the panelists and audience members. It was refreshing to hear from other people and organizations in Windsor-Essex, who are invested in empowering the creative industries and creating economic opportunities for these professionals. The panel, held on March 3, was...
  • Learn business basics at Start-Up Strategies!
    Posted March 15th, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    Young Professionals Windsor and the Odette Commerce Society at the University of Windsor are proud to present Start-Up Strategies on March 23! The event will feature speaker Diane Malenfant of WindsorEssex Small Business Centre. Diane will speak about the requirement for starting your own business and the number of government programs and funding opportunities available for young entrepreneurs! Budding entrepreneurs will also enjoy a bit of networking, Q&A session and a chance to share the...
  • 7 Networking blunders … and how to avoid them!
    Posted March 8th, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    li #ol {color:#36cadb; font-weight: bold; font-size: 1.2em;} #olpar {padding-left: 10px;} Networking definitely has its advantages, but many people feel awkward doing it. Avoid feeling foolish and make the most of your connections by keeping these simple steps in mind at your next networking event! View the full article by Kelly Eggers ( on The Wall Street Journal. Don't arrive late. To make things easier on yourself, time your arrival so you can maximiz...
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