Business Voice

Latest Issue: November 2018

Cover story

A solid strategic plan

November 1, 2018

The Halifax Chamber is set to focus on seven key goals over the next five years. We listened to our members and with our Board of Directors, we pulled together a plan that reflects our members' wants and concerns.

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Positive business environment

Halifax Wonder Women

November 1, 2018

The Halifax Chamber’s second annual Wonder Women Conference will take place December 7 at the Delta Halifax. Business Voice spoke to five women leaders to get their advice on finding your own recipe for leadership.

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Member Profile

Healing through technology

November 1, 2018

"As an occupational therapist, the goal of our practice is to help people be as independent as they possibly can, regardless of their injury or disorder.”

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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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Guest Post

Graduate to Opportunity helped recent Saint Mary's graduate Casey Bellemore step into a Communications role with CarShare Atlantic, and start making a difference in a field where women can be hard to find.

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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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Guest Post

Department of Labour and Advanced Education’s Workplace Initiatives team joined forces with the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA) for inaugural Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program (ATBS) in Atlantic Canada.

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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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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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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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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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