Yvonne Bayer-CheungSBBC Staff, Seminar Speaker
A passionate entrepreneur, business strategist and advisor, Yvonne has a diverse range of experience in management and leadership, marketing, operations and financial lending. She was most recently a Business Advisor at the Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba (WECM), contributing to their community for three years. She has launched over a dozen restaurants in Manitoba and Ontario including the branding, operations, and franchise development of Za Pizza Bistro. As a solopreneur, Yvonne has successfully pivoted her fitness business of 10 years, Yvonne’s Fitness where she markets and teaches virtual fitness classes to clients from around the world. She has an International MBA specializing in Marketing and Finance from York University and worked in China as the General Manager for the Canada China Business Council as well as the Director of Membership and Business Services in Toronto. As a Business Plan Advisor at SBBC, Yvonne brings a unique perspective on running a business.
An eternal optimist, Yvonne is dedicated to inspire and encourage entrepreneurs to bring their passion projects to life and to spread kindness in the community. Yvonne enjoys adventure and travel with her husband and two daughters
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Getting To Know You
Where did you grow up?
What’s your favourite place in BC?
Spanish Banks especially when the tide is low and I can walk out into the sea
What’s your favourite small business in BC?
I’m always on the hunt for small eclectic restaurants and love the General Public and their whimsical sushi and unusual cocktails and artwork
What’s your favourite pastime?
If I am not doing Zumba, then it’s Yoga, otherwise I am a book nerd which forces me to sit down
What’s the best thing about working at SBBC?
I love the people at SBBC, everyone is so friendly. The work environment is very flexible and inviting
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