Business Voice

Latest Issue: September 2019

Cover story

Small businesses, BIG benefits

September 12, 2019

Small Business Week runs Oct. 20-26 this year and businesses across the province will be taking part in special events.

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Skilled workforce

Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) is a provincial funding program that provides a two-year salary subsidy to small businesses, start-ups, social enterprises and non-profits who hire a recent grad within 12 months of their graduation.

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Member Profile

The show will go on

September 12, 2019

“We’ve done impact studies that show for every dollar spent at Neptune, another is spent downtown.” A vibrant arts and culture scene also plays a key role in economic development.

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Skilled workforce

Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) is a provincial funding program that provides a two-year salary subsidy to small businesses, start-ups, social enterprises and non-profits who hire a recent grad within 12 months of their graduation.

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Skilled workforce

The ‘Trades Exhibition Hall’ (TEH)TEH is a one-of-a-kind interactive career-awareness facility displaying over 40 occupations in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) construction sector in 14 booths.

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Skilled workforce

Small business owner recently completed two free Workplace Education courses, Sage 50 Accounting & Social Media Marketing. Both courses were offered close to home by a sponsoring business organization, Northern Opportunities For Business Limited (NOBL).

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Skilled workforce

Graduate to Opportunity program opens doors for young people

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Skilled workforce

Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) provides a two-year salary incentive to small businesses, start-ups, social enterprises and non-profits who hire a recent grad within 12 months of their graduation.

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Skilled workforce

Nova Scotia’s online training tool - SkillsonlineNS is helping build a smarter, more productive, and more competitive workforce in Nova Scotia. SkillsonlineNS gives every business and employee in the province access to skills training– at no cost.

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Skilled workforce

Apprenticeship is exemplary in combining learning on the job with technical training that takes place off the job and provides our youth with opportunities to work and live in Nova Scotia.

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Skilled workforce

Life sciences sector playing growing role in Nova Scotia economy

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Skilled workforce

Work-integrated learning benefits everyone involved, but it takes effort

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Skilled workforce

Halifax’s not-for-profit sector plays a key role in workforce development

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Skilled workforce

Our focus is to increase the number of skilled workers available to employers within our region. We want our youth and immigrants to have the skills and education that our employers are looking for, so supply can match demand.

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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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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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Skilled workforce

After spending years and millions of dollars building a new Halifax Convention Centre to attract people to the city, the success of the enterprise will depend on convincing delegates to leave the building.

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Skilled workforce

Last year, a popular Chrome extension automatically replaced “millennials” in headlines with “snake people.”

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Skilled workforce

Canada’s ocean economy presents both immense opportunity and considerable challenges.

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