Business Voice

Latest Issue: July 2021

Cover story

Downtown core, upward trends

June 30, 2021

Stretching from Downtown Halifax to the North End and across the bridge to Downtown Dartmouth, the downtown core is supporting small business and economic recovery efforts. The area is transforming, expanding and improving Halifax on multiple levels.

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Positive business environment

Making the move

June 30, 2021

Offering inclusive economic growth, Halifax provides businesses with opportunities to start up, grow and prosper. Despite the pandemic, three businesses chose to make the move to the city and join its thriving business community for very distinct reasons.

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Profile

Comforting Companions

June 30, 2021

Yvette Gagnon and her team of care providers meet people where they’re living, both physically and mentally. Focusing on the wellbeing of those living with illness and age, Comforting Companions provides companionship support for diverse needs.

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HFX New Normal

The children's bookstore has faced many external influences over the years. COVID-19 is presenting a new challenge to the business, but competitions are Woozles's forte.

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HFX New Normal

Leadership-trust consultant and mindfulness coach, Floria Aghdamimehr practices mindfulness. Through Recognize Your Potential by Floria, she can positively impact business owners and their teams when preparing for the new normal.

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HFX New Normal

Where there is a challenge, Jocelyn of SNAP always sees an opportunity. And that has become truer than ever during this uniquely challenging time.

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HFX New Normal

With a bike boom across North America, Cyclesmith is very fortunate to be able to meet high demands. The bike shop has a lineup outside the door even though it's not open to the public due to the pandemic.

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HFX New Normal

Hand sanitizers have been added to its large list of spirits to manufacture. And although the bar is closed, Compass Distillers is still sharing its artisan cocktails with stay-at-home customers.

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HFX New Normal

From tap room rearrangement to safe contactless delivery, Chain Yard is continuing to offer its services. The Urban Cidery is ushering into the new normal with social-distance ID checks.

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HFX New Normal

With an extensive response plan to the pandemic, the company is confident in resuming its business during the next phase.

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HFX New Normal

The restaurant continues to support the community while ushering the business into new normal conditions.

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HFX New Normal

Office Interiors provides businesses with free work assessments to help set up their workplace for new normal conditions. The team focuses on establishing safe and secure working conditions for returning employees.

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HFX New Normal

The team at Smarter Spaces recognizes the need for new and innovative ways for a new normal after the pandemic. It's starting to bring public spaces virtually to self-isolating people, while keeping an eye on the more promising future of e-commerce.

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HFX New Normal

United Sign & Trim-Line gears up with turn-key solutions to get businesses back online. After making 10,000 face shields for healthcare workers in New Brunswick, the company offers an all-in-one safety package for new normal conditions.

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