Starting Up

The hardest thing about having your own business can be starting one up in the first place. Fortunately, there are multiple groups and resources whose main goal is to help you create a successful business plan. Check out our resources below, and make sure you start with the right foot forward for your business!

Incubator Programs

York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI)

An exciting new employment accelerator is helping dozens of businesses in DUKE Heights. York Entrepreneurship Development Institute is a charitable organization who provides top-tier business education and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs from any sector or industry. YEDI is committed to ensuring that ideas with high impact are not lost due to lack of knowledge during the start-up process.YEDI, which is a free program for entrepreneurs linked to York University’s Schulich School of Business, has opened an 80,000-square foot campus on Alness Street. They are ranked as the third business accelerator in North America. As a business accelerator, they provide space, training and supports for all types of businesses.

Legal Information for Starting Up

The DUKE Heights BIA has partnered with the Osgoode Hall Law School on a unique initiative, aimed to assist businesses build and grow. Our goal is to create a place where entrepreneurs can receive free of charge legal information at their finger tips. Stay tuned for the launch of this initiative coming this Fall, 2017!

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