Starting a business requires expertise and passion for the product or service. Our training program can help with the business side of things. Our program helps to develop essential, universal business skills during the startup phase in finance and accounting, taxation, human resources, marketing, operations management and creative and social industries.

Entrepreneurship can be a solitary journey. Our training program aims to create a supportive, collaborative and inspiring environment for entrepreneurs to strategically develop their ideas.


Seminars are typically three hours in length and hosted at the Ches Penney Family Y in the Ernst and Young Employment and Enterprise Room.

Seminar Topics

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Importing and Exporting
  • Legal Requirements
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Social Enterprise
  • Creative and Tourism Products
  • Entrepreneurial Balance
  • Taxation


$35 per session (plus HST) for everyone except Y-Spark participants.


To register, participants can do so by phone, email or in person at the YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador. Space is limited so pre-registration is required.

: 709-726-9622 ext. 270


YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador


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30 Harvey Road, Suite 2, P.O. Box 21291, St. John’s, NL A1A 5G6

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