Entrepreneurs Find Your Aha Moment

It’s all about the aha! moments at the 18th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference on May 20, 2015. Each year, YES (Youth Employment Services) Montreal invites business experts, thought leaders and successful entrepreneurs to share their unique stories and insights.

Join YES at the Centre Mount-Royal in Montreal for this year’s conference to learn from the diverse experience of 12 ambitious individuals as they reveal the interesting challenges, pivotal moments and triumphs of their entrepreneurial journeys.

Learn when to start, grow and sell your business to the challenges and opportunities for financing, discover the importance of diversification to how to brand yourself and your business, plus networking opportunities and more.

Registration for the event, which takes place May 20 from 3:30 to 9 pm, costs $49.95 and can be made online at www.yesmontreal.ca or by calling 514-878-9788.

Business Skills for Creative Souls 

Are you an artist who wants to make a living from your art? Pick up your copy of ‘Business Skills For Creative Souls: The Essential Artist’s Handbook 2nd Edition’ and tap into a resource of over 200 pages of tips and strategies!

Published by YES Montreal, this handy guide is a must-have for self-employed artists in Quebec. Topics include marketing, law and the arts, accounting, employment and business basics, and funding for artists. Updated from the popular 2004 edition, the Essential Artist’s Handbook is the perfect package including a new resource section and the latest in social media strategies It will provide you basic business skills, keep you creative, and help you realize your dreams.

​This handbook also includes professionals tips for artists of every discipline based on interviews with over 50 local artists, including David Usher (Juno Award Winning Singer/Songwriter) Hilary Radley (Fashion Designer), Steve Galluccio (Award Nominated Author & Playwright), Jennifer Gasoi (Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter), Kevin & Jacob Tierney (Award Winning Film Producers), Norma Andreu (YES Client, Cara Carmina, Comtemporary Artist: mixed media/crafts), Amy Blackmore (Montreal Impresario, Bouge d’Ici Dance Festival, Montreal Fringe Festival, Mainline Theatre) and many many more.  The final section of this guide includes a resource listing of over 75 local & national associations, granting agencies and other artist organizations.

To order, $24.95, call 514-878-9788 or pick up a copy from Townships Expressions, Townshippers’ Association’s online and in office boutique, at 257 rue Queen, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville).

For more information on YES Montreal, visit yesmontreal.ca or call 514-878-9788.

Reminder: Free Videoconference Today; Stroke – Brain Attack

Join Townshippers’ Association for the next Community Health Education Program (CHEP) Videoconference ‘Stroke—Brain Attack’ and learn how to act FAST at the early signs of a stroke. The videoconference takes place Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 10 am to 12 at the Eaton Valley Community Learning Center (CLC) located in Pope Memorial Elementary School, 523 Stokes Street, Bury, at the Memphrémagog CLC, in Princess Elizabeth Elementary School, 120 Bellevue Street, Magog  and at Waterloo Elementary School, 5 Clark Street.

At the same time, a dvd presentation will also take place on hearing loss at the Richmond & Region Community Learning Center, at Richmond Regional High School, 375 Armstrong, Richmond.

Office Will Be Closed On Victoria Day

Townshippers’ Association’s offices in Sherbrooke and Lac-Brome will be closed on Monday, May 18, 2015 for Victoria Day. Regular business hours will resume on May 19, 2015. From all of us at Townshippers’ we wish you a happy long weekend!

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website www.Townshippers.org. Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421.



Photo Credit:  YES Montreal

Photo Caption: YES Montreal invites aspiring and current entrepreneurs to explore the aha moments with business experts, thought leaders and successful entrepreneurs at the 18th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference on May 20.