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September 5, 2018

CAPE BRETON BUSINESSES TO EXPLORE EXPORT MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

Originally posted by Chris Shannon of the Cape Breton Post. SYDNEY, N.S. — A two-year pilot program aimed at encouraging small and medium-sized businesses to enter the export market will see 11 town hall-style events held on the topic across Cape Breton this fall. The Cape Breton Partnership initiative received $135,326 in federal government funding in June to identify and assist businesses across the island interested in exporting their products or services outside the province. The sessions for the Think Export N.O.W. (Navigating Opportunities Worldwide) Export Growth Service beginning Sept. 18 in Ingonish will give businesspeople a chance to “explore… Read more >
August 27, 2018

CAPE BRETON IMMIGRATION GROUP LAUNCHES SURVEYS

Originally posted by the Cape Breton Post. A Cape Breton group dedicated to enhancing the integration of immigrants is looking for ways to improve the experiences of newcomers to the island. The Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership has launched two surveys that it hopes will provide more insight into the settlement experiences of newcomers and reveal how the community perceives the immigrants through its concerns and attitudes. “These surveys are going to serve as important tools to guide the Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership’s activities and strategies as we move forward,” said Carla Arsenault, president and CEO of the Cape… Read more >
August 16, 2018

NEWCOMER SPOTLIGHT – JOSIE ROBINSON

I just moved to Cape Breton from British Columbia one month ago. I am a designer and textile artist. I moved to Cape Breton because I was accepted to an artist’s residency with Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design at their new Customs House Artisan Incubator in Port Hawkesbury. Before moving here, I had just received my BDes majoring in apparel design from Kwantlen University, but it was a long road to get there. I think my upbringing had always led me to become a maker. I spent my childhood in McBride, a small town in Northern British Columbia.… Read more >
August 3, 2018

ENTREVESTOR: MASHUP LAB EXPANDS TO CAPE BRETON

Originally posted by Jennifer Lee, a reporter with Entrevestor. Budding entrepreneurs in Cape Breton now have access to the free online programming available at Mashup Lab after its recent expansion to the island. Mashup Lab is a “for-more-than-profit” business development company for rural entrepreneurs. Its Dream Business Program is a six-week online program for entrepreneurs still in the idea phase. “It really is open to anyone with a business idea and a good internet connection” said Andrew Button, the founder of Mashup Lab. “You don’t have to be a scalable startup, a lot of them can be just businesses that… Read more >
July 27, 2018

CAPE BRETON PARTNERSHIP SEEKS “CAREER CHAMPIONS”

Originally posted by the Cape Breton Post. SYDNEY — The Cape Breton Partnership is teaming up with the Business-Education Council to seek out and provide exposure to local businesses by encouraging entrepreneurs to offer mentorship services to youth. The council was established by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in response to the need to build on partnerships that combat economic challenges and issues of retention of young people at home in Nova Scotia. Industry-led workshops, competitions, simulations are directed at assisting youth in developing the required skills for their areas of interest and to connect youth with perspective… Read more >
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