Access to a unique Peer Mentorship Program
YEA Peer Mentorship Groups or "PMGs" are groups of 8-10 young entrepreneurs who meet monthly to discuss relevant issues in their lives and businesses. This allows the collective support and resources of the group to be applied against specific, tangible issues that affect you as your business matures. The program is based on three important principles: confidentiality, commitment and communication. This allows members to get to know each other, and establishes an environment of trust and respect.
Access to member-only programs and events
This is an on-site company tour and overview of a successful local business. Usually comprised of small groups of 10-20 members, these events are extremely popular for the real-life business lessons and experiences shared by the President or CEO who conducts the presentation. The goal of this series is to provide tangible experiences and information to our members who can take what they've learned and apply it directly to their businesses, Business Matters Seminars and Conferences, Facilitated by leading thinkers, teachers and business leaders, the Business Matters series provide members with maximum learning through interactive classroom-style sessions. Topics focus on the core competencies of business management including financial management, sales and marketing, human resources, technology integration etc.
YEA Quarterly Socials
Socials are informal mixers, hosted at various social locations around the community. The dynamics of the event allows members to build personal relationships and engage in more one-on-one conversations and provide opportunities to network and discuss their lives and businesses, successes and challenges.
President's Think Tank
This intimate self-facilitated event type consists of less than 10 members, and revolves around a singular topic of discussion brought forth by an individual member of the Chapter, who calls the President's Think-Tank if they have a specific issue they require help with. Invited members decide if they will participate based on the issue at hand and their ability to provide guidance. The group follows a discussion format where ideas are discussed and a strategy is developed to overcome the identified obstacle.
Access to the Member Benefits Program
The Member Benefits Program is a series of business-related products and services that are available to YEA Members as discounted rates. The program is presently being compiled and will offer savings on a wide variety of everyday products and services for you and your business. We look forward to completing the development of this program and posting the many partner offerings that can help you save money. These will include airlines & hotels, gyms, restaurants, business and office suppliers, advertising, telecommunications among others
Inclusion in our Member-to-Member discount program
Members have the opportunity to benefit from our Member-to Member Discount program. The range of products and services offered by YEA members is comprehensive and includes advertising, sporting gods, furniture, spa, wholesale and specialty foods, software and website development, information systems support, retail stores, copier and printer sales, medical and diagnostic services, staffing services, meetings and events consultants, distribution and marketing, telecommunications, processed foods, dining and entertaining among others. This also represents a good opportunity to significantly increase the level of each member’s business activities.
Access to information and resources to help you grow your business
All members of the YEA have full access to he library and programs of JEF.
Member Hotline Advice & Referral
Using our resources members can get advice and referrals for problems and concerns that may arise in the course of business including but not limited to matters such as tax & audit, compliance, TCC, customs procedure, loan finance preparations, industry incentives, general procedures.
- Opportunity to network with like-minded young business owners
- Significantly reduced cost for JEF programs and events
- Access to a wide variety of resources from YEA partners and sponsors