Business Voice

Latest Issue: January 2020

Cover story

Meet the 2020 Halifax Business Awards finalists

January 13, 2020

Join us for the Halifax Business Awards 20th Anniversary, as we celebrate our community's success, achievements, contributions and business in Halifax!

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Special Feature

Leading by giving back

January 13, 2020

Checking in and looking back with past Halifax Business Award winners

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Member Profile

From good to great

January 13, 2020

Newly expanded Bishop’s Cellar space means more room for premier products and services

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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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Guest Post

With courses in hundreds of topics available free of charge, SkillsonlineNS gives every Nova Scotian an opportunity to benefit from continuous learning. Currently there are over 26,000 learners registered on the platform.

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Member Profile

You can feel Halifax’s vibrancy and continuous growth all around us. Our residents, businesses and organizations are driven to succeed and evidence of their ambition, investment and hard work can be seen throughout Halifax.

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Trends

You all know of financial planners, career planners, project planners, wedding planners, even funeral planners. But have you ever heard of a health planner?

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Trends

Hiring for fit

June 1, 2018

For years, organizations have been advised to pay close attention to cultural fit in their hiring practices. Screening for fit has often been touted as the solution to hiring misfires, poor retention and negative morale.

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Trends

Assets vs. expenses

June 1, 2018

I have heard many employers say over the years that payroll is the largest operational expense for their company. It stands to reason that when times are tough, companies think that the best way to cut their expenses is to cut staff.

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Member Profile

Expanding efforts

June 1, 2018

Necessity is certainly the mother of invention for Roxanne Tate. In 2011, she was expecting her third child and her husband, Murray Tate, was on the verge of relocating the family to advance his career.

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From the President

Opportunities abound

June 1, 2018

I t’s a wonderful time to be in Halifax. Maybe I’m just saying that because, as I write this, summer seems to finally have made an appearance. But I swear, it goes deeper than that.

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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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Guest Post

Graduate to Opportunity Program helped BlueLight Analytics hire recent graduate Jeehan Javed. Since then, she has been creating more opportunities for herself, and her employer, than she ever imagined.

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Positive business environment

Jeehan Javed was born in Pakistan and raised in Dubai, but she knows all about the perception that it’s difficult for recent university graduates to start their careers in Atlantic Canada.

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Working for you

For employers, hiring a co-op student can be incredibly exciting. Opening up your doors for a student to gain real life experience, while still in school, is something that can change a student’s perspective on education.

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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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Positive business environment

Making History

May 1, 2018

Cynthia Dorrington has a goal: to build a more diverse and inclusive business community — and a Chamber that reflects that community. She believes we must speak our goals out loud to create accountability to ourselves and others.

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From the President

Historically, the May issue of Business Voice is when we proudly introduce our new Chair of the Board.

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