Business Voice

Latest Issue: September 2018

Cover story

'Get Ready for it': Local leaders talk international trade

September 10, 2018

In our global economy, international trade is a common topic. What happens when the trade deals we rely on start to fall apart?

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Positive business environment

In a constant state of change

September 6, 2018

Halifax International Airport Authority bolsters provincial economy with ongoing evolution

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Guest Post

Digital Privacy Act: 5 FAQs

September 11, 2018

Here are the answers to five frequently-asked questions about the Digital Privacy Act and its new data breach response requirements for organizations in Canada subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

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Guest Post

Digital Privacy Act: 5 FAQs

September 11, 2018

Here are the answers to five frequently-asked questions about the Digital Privacy Act and its new data breach response requirements for organizations in Canada subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

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Guest Post

Here’s what Atlantic Canadian employers can expect as a result of extended employment insurance parental benefits and parental leaves, and tips to help them prepare.

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From the President

A new era

September 10, 2018

International trade is not just a “Canada” issue. It affects each province and territory. You may be surprised to know that our list of exports is long and varied. This means many Halifax-based businesses will see the effects of trade wars.

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Chair's Message

With supportive organizations like the Black Business Initiative, ISANS and the Centre for Women in Business, our marginalized communities are making a name for themselves in the ever-growing and changing Nova Scotia business community.

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Cover story

In our global economy, international trade is a common topic. What happens when the trade deals we rely on start to fall apart?

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Guest Post

As you get closer to opening your own small business, there is one important question you need to answer: should you lease or buy your commercial space?

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Positive business environment

In a constant state of change

September 6, 2018

Halifax International Airport Authority bolsters provincial economy with ongoing evolution

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Member Profile

Fighting global disease

July 30, 2018

Experts in drug development, infectious disease and commercialization founded Appili Therapeutics less than three years ago — and the company has already been making a difference on a global level.

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Member Profile

Dreaming in 3D

July 1, 2018

“I don’t want to create hundreds of jobs in other countries, I want to create them here in Nova Scotia. Part of the reason we built this company was to make something that could grow locally and internationally, but create value here above all.”

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Skilled workforce

Purposeful destruction

July 1, 2018

In June, Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) – Atlantic graduated its first cohort of nearly a dozen new companies looking to clear ground to grow their own businesses on through a nine month course using objective-based mentoring.

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From the President

A new era

July 1, 2018

Over my time at the Chamber, the sheer number of startups that I’ve come face-to-face with has surpassed my expectations. Each of them with their own mission and purpose and desire to grow their businesses.

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Working for you

When technology fails

July 1, 2018

Canadians lost access to their social media accounts, internet browsing capability went to zero and calling, texting and emailing was almost impossible.

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Trends

Ransomware attacks

July 1, 2018

Are local businesses safe from cyberattacks? With the ability to leak, encrypt and lock all business assets from employees, ransomware attacks are becoming a serious problem for businesses. Canadian businesses get up to 1,600 ransomware attacks per day.

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Trends

Why do small businesses need cyber security? Cyberattacks on businesses are becoming more frequent news items. Only about a quarter of small business owners have had an outside party test their computer systems to ensure they are hacker-proof.

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Trends

Blockchain demystified

July 1, 2018

New technology could revolutionize commerce. It seemed to be all about online monetary transactions and in the very early stages of adoption. But it’s here — and likely in your industry. You should start paying attention to blockchain technology.

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Trends

A mindset of curiosity

July 1, 2018

Recently, I had the pleasure of delivering a constructive conflict workshop to a group of local leaders.

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Skilled workforce

Startup city

July 1, 2018

Nova Scotia Community College has come a long way in the last couple of decades. NSCC has grown to a complement of more than 120 programs, covering everything from skilled trades to the very latest in science and technology.

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Member Profile

The rise of real-time

June 1, 2018

Sometimes an idea seems so obvious that you wonder why no one has thought of it before — and just as quickly realize that, if it’s really as good as you think, you’d better jump on it ASAP, before the field gets too crowded.

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