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  • Interview with ISANS, Immigrant Loan Pilot Program

    Interview with ISANS, Immigrant Loan Pilot Program

    We were fortunate to have the chance to engage in a conversation with ISANS regarding the Immigrant Loan Pilot Program.  ISANS, Guest Speakers Julekha Nusrat, Business Counsellor, IWEN Program Solmaz Ziaabadimiyanji,...

    Interview with ISANS, Immigrant Loan Pilot Program

    We were fortunate to have the chance to engage in a conversation with ISANS regarding the Immigrant Loan Pilot Program.  ISANS, Guest Speakers Julekha Nusrat, Business Counsellor, IWEN Program Solmaz Ziaabadimiyanji,...

  • Business Trends 2024

    Business Trends 2024

    Business trends can be dynamic and may vary across industries and regions. Stay updated with the latest industry reports, news sources, and expert analyses for the most accurate and current information...

    Business Trends 2024

    Business trends can be dynamic and may vary across industries and regions. Stay updated with the latest industry reports, news sources, and expert analyses for the most accurate and current information...

  • Char Care Aesthetics

    Char Care Aesthetics

    Meet Charlie, Aesthetician and Owner of Char Care Aesthetics. Our many years in Hospitality has brought her to the beauty industry combining her passion for skin care with working and...

    Char Care Aesthetics

    Meet Charlie, Aesthetician and Owner of Char Care Aesthetics. Our many years in Hospitality has brought her to the beauty industry combining her passion for skin care with working and...

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  • Need Working Capital Financial ?

    Need Working Capital Financial ?

      Working capital refers to the funds your company uses to manage its day-to-day operations. It is essential for covering short-term expenses like payroll, rent, inventory, and other operational costs....

    Need Working Capital Financial ?

      Working capital refers to the funds your company uses to manage its day-to-day operations. It is essential for covering short-term expenses like payroll, rent, inventory, and other operational costs....

  • Grant 101 for small business owners

    Grant 101 for small business owners

    Grant 101 for small business owners "Cash is crucial for any business. It’s the lifeline to its operations and future success. Entrepreneurs who remain resourceful can receive this funding effectively....

    Grant 101 for small business owners

    Grant 101 for small business owners "Cash is crucial for any business. It’s the lifeline to its operations and future success. Entrepreneurs who remain resourceful can receive this funding effectively....

  • Interest Rate Hikes

    Interest Rate Hikes

    Interest Rate Hikes and what to do as a Small Business Owners? In our current economy, inflation continues to stay high. Nationwide, goods, and services remain expensive and sovereign debt...

    Interest Rate Hikes

    Interest Rate Hikes and what to do as a Small Business Owners? In our current economy, inflation continues to stay high. Nationwide, goods, and services remain expensive and sovereign debt...

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  • Tips to succeed as a woman entrepreneur

    Tips to succeed as a woman entrepreneur

    Did you know women represent 20% of small business owners? That’s a 1 to 5 ratio compared to men. In today’s modern working world, women still face gender inequalities that...

    Tips to succeed as a woman entrepreneur

    Did you know women represent 20% of small business owners? That’s a 1 to 5 ratio compared to men. In today’s modern working world, women still face gender inequalities that...

  • Canada's Digital Adoption Program

    Canada's Digital Adoption Program

    Did you know about the Canada's Digital Adoption Program?  Digital technologies have become an integral part of our lives, transforming the way we work, communicate, and access information. In Nova Scotia,...

    Canada's Digital Adoption Program

    Did you know about the Canada's Digital Adoption Program?  Digital technologies have become an integral part of our lives, transforming the way we work, communicate, and access information. In Nova Scotia,...

  • How much should you spend on Digital Marketing?

    How much should you spend on Digital Marketing?

    How much should you spend on Digital Marketing?  As a small business owner, you may be wondering how much you should budget for digital marketing expenses. Digital marketing can be...

    How much should you spend on Digital Marketing?

    How much should you spend on Digital Marketing?  As a small business owner, you may be wondering how much you should budget for digital marketing expenses. Digital marketing can be...

  • Marketing Basics for your Small Business

    Marketing Basics for your Small Business

    Marketing today matters more than ever. In order to separate your business or product from the crowd, you’ll need a solid and creative marketing plan. As your business continues to...

    Marketing Basics for your Small Business

    Marketing today matters more than ever. In order to separate your business or product from the crowd, you’ll need a solid and creative marketing plan. As your business continues to...

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  • Facebook ads vs. boosting a post... What is the difference?

    Facebook ads vs. boosting a post... What is the...

    “What’s the difference between a Facebook Ad and a Boosted Post?” If you are new to advertising your business on Facebook, continue reading to find out! Boosted Posts: Boosting a...

    Facebook ads vs. boosting a post... What is the...

    “What’s the difference between a Facebook Ad and a Boosted Post?” If you are new to advertising your business on Facebook, continue reading to find out! Boosted Posts: Boosting a...

  • Choosing the Right Social Media Platform For Your Business

    Choosing the Right Social Media Platform For Yo...

    With over 4.2 billion active social media users around the world, social media platforms have become the go-to place for marketing your small business. Use of social media platforms as...

    Choosing the Right Social Media Platform For Yo...

    With over 4.2 billion active social media users around the world, social media platforms have become the go-to place for marketing your small business. Use of social media platforms as...

  • Creating Content For Your Business

    Creating Content For Your Business

    After setting up social media profiles for your business, one of the most challenging hurdles is creating quality content to share with your audience. In order to fully take advantage...

    Creating Content For Your Business

    After setting up social media profiles for your business, one of the most challenging hurdles is creating quality content to share with your audience. In order to fully take advantage...

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  • Finding the Right Business Idea!

    Finding the Right Business Idea!

    Starting a new business is an exciting venture, and finding the right business idea is a crucial first step. Successful business ideas often involve a combination of creativity, problem-solving, and...

    Finding the Right Business Idea!

    Starting a new business is an exciting venture, and finding the right business idea is a crucial first step. Successful business ideas often involve a combination of creativity, problem-solving, and...

  • Starting a New Business in Rural HRM

    Starting a New Business in Rural HRM

    Are you Starting a New Business in Rural HRM? CBDC Blue Water | Community Futures is here to help businesses through every step of their journey. Whether you’re in ideation...

    Starting a New Business in Rural HRM

    Are you Starting a New Business in Rural HRM? CBDC Blue Water | Community Futures is here to help businesses through every step of their journey. Whether you’re in ideation...

  • Next Step? Industry and Market.

    Next Step? Industry and Market.

    Next Step? Industry and Market.  Last week we looked at what goes into starting a business plan. This week I want to look at the next steps of your plan...

    Next Step? Industry and Market.

    Next Step? Industry and Market.  Last week we looked at what goes into starting a business plan. This week I want to look at the next steps of your plan...

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  • How to Manage Holiday Time Off

    How to Manage Holiday Time Off

    How to Manage Holiday Time Off "Ah, the Holidays, you are probably struggling with the multiple requests for time off or even if you are self-employed you don’t have to...

    How to Manage Holiday Time Off

    How to Manage Holiday Time Off "Ah, the Holidays, you are probably struggling with the multiple requests for time off or even if you are self-employed you don’t have to...