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11
AUG
2017

Business Networking on the Tall Ship Silva

Under a perfect blue sky the Build Your Business on the Tall Ship Silva networking event participants set sail on a 2-hour cruise around Halifax harbour. ISANS Business Services has been hosting this very successful networking opportunity connecting immigrant business owners and...
10
JUL
2017

A Serendipitous Meeting

Chris Pelham is the former executive director of the Acadia Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Now retired and living in Tantallon, he is part of a group privately sponsoring refugees. The father of a family he helped sponsor works at a bakery in Bridgewater, had...
16
JAN
2017

Hiring Immigrants For Success – 2017 Summit

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS!  Please Join Us For Hiring Immigrants for Success – 2017 Summit Friday, February 10, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm @ Prince George Hotel, 1725 Market Street, Halifax Register:  www.isans.ca/employer2017summit Key Note Speaker: Buhle Dlamini, Mindgro...
20
OCT
2016

Networking in Motion

The 4th annual Networking in Motion – Business Crawl and Reception was a huge success! As part of small business week, ISANS partnered with the Spring Garden Area Business Association (SPABA) and the Halifax Central Library, to hold the business crawl. Under beautiful sunny...
28
JUL
2016

Build Your Business Networking Event on the Tall Ship Silva 2016

A little mist and fog didn’t dampen the spirits of those attending the 4th annual Build Your Business on the Tall Ship Silva event! A great night of networking was had by all – connecting ISANS business clients and the business community – as we cruised down to the Arm of...
21
OCT
2015
Baba Ghanouj Cafe

Networking in Motion Immigrant Business Crawl for Small Business Week

We had a great turnout for our 3rd Annual Networking in Motion Immigrant Business Crawl in celebration of Small Business Week! Our business team, along with 30 tour participants, spent the afternoon discovering some of the immigrant businesses in downtown Halifax. Guided by ISANS...
31
JUL
2015
networking on the Silva

Networking on the Silva

The 2015 Build Your Business on the Silva was sold-out for its 3rd year – the weather was perfect for a networking event on the open water. Under blue skies the Silva cruised the Halifax harbour under full sail, providing a wonderful experience and view of Halifax. The...
29
JUL
2015

Flavia Mabota, immigrant from Mozambique, is a successful business owner

By Yvonne Colbert, CBC News, July 28, 2015.  A Nova Scotia immigrant from Mozambique could be a poster child for the province’s plan to attract newcomers. Flavia Mabota came to Canada five years ago from Mozambique, looking for more opportunity and a better life. Sh...
29
APR
2015

Open for Business – ISANS is devoted to helping immigrant entrepreneurs

Business Voice Magazine’s April 2015 edition is out and it features an article about Cafe Aroma Latino and owner Claudia Pinto, ISANS business client. The article also features an interview with Sherry Redden, our Manager of Business & Workforce Integration, who talks...
14
APR
2015

2015 International Business Tradeshow & Connect to Succeed Networking

The 2015 International Business (IB) Trade Show and the ISANS Connect to Succeed Networking event had great success this past weekend at the World Trade and Convention Centre. This was the 5th year for the IB Tradeshow with 95 exhibitors participating! The IB Trade Show provides...
18
FEB
2015

ISANS Business clients nominated for Halifax Chamber Business Awards

The Halifax Business Awards is the Chamber’s most glamorous event of the year. The gala event boasts a spectacular night of entertainment, prestige, and celebration, recognizing risk takers and the success of Halifax’s thriving business community. This year three ISANS...
15
OCT
2014

Networking in Motion!

In celebration of Small Business Week please join us for our 2nd Annual Immigrant Business Networking in Motion! Join us October 21, starting at 3pm, on a walking tour of immigrant businesses in the Spring Garden Road area, South End or Fairview area. There is no cost to...
25
JUL
2014

Networking and Idea Sharing on the Tall Ship Silva

On July 23 we co-hosted the second Build Your Business on the Tall Ship Silva networking event and again it was a sold-out success! The purpose of the event was to provide Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia business clients – whether in the business idea stage or...
07
JAN
2014

Business Success: Platform Space

When Rachel Sumner arrived from the UK wanting to establish her Education and Training business in Halifax she was disappointed by the quality and inflexibility of the workspace available. Not interested in a long term lease with a commercial landlord until she knew the business...
01
JAN
2014

The Art of Ikebana and Business

Over the last five years, Ferdinand and Miyako Ballesteros have made The Ikebana Shop one of the many captivating spots that makes Quinpool Road such a cosmopolitan adventure for shopping and dining. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. The shop offers everything...
15
NOV
2013

Labour Standards

In Nova Scotia, the Labour Standards Code and its Regulations set the basis for the employment relationship. Both employees and employers have rights and responsibilities under these rules. If either party believes the rules have been broken, a complaint can be filed with the...
06
NOV
2013

Turkish Community Award

Congratulations to Mehmet Iskin, the first recipient of the Stan and Jan Kutcher Turkish Community Award for his significant contribution to the Turkish Community. The award was presented by the Honourable Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture & Heritage at the Night of...
26
OCT
2013

Networking in Motion!

On October 24, at 2:00pm, our business team along with 30+ of the public and our clients networked while taking a free walking tour of immigrant businesses in the Downtown, Spring Garden Road and Quinpool Road areas. They had an opportunity to make new contacts, increase their...
10
OCT
2013

Immigrant Business Networking in Motion October 24!

In celebration of Small Business Week and Citizenship Week please join us for ISANS Immigrant Business Networking in Motion! Starting at 2:00pm, come on a walking tour of Immigrant Businesses in the Downtown, Spring Garden Road area or Quinpool Road area. Make new contacts,...
12
SEP
2013

Opportunity to Test and Market your Product!

If you are an Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia Business Development Services client, we want to give you with an opportunity to test and market your product! Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia is working in partnership with Affirmative Ventures to provide...
22
JUL
2013

Build Your Business on the Tall Ship Silva

On July 17, we held a Build Your Business on the Tall Ship Silva networking event and it was a sold-out success! The purpose of the event was to provide our business clients – whether in the idea generation stage or having already established a business – the...
09
APR
2013

The Challenges of English in the Workplace

Nova Scotians are outgoing and friendly and love to make small talk at work, but what if you come from a country where this isn’t the norm? What about technical jargon and expressions that you don’t understand? You feel like a fish out of water!Choosing to move and then...
25
JUL
2012

Keeping it Fresh at Song’s Korean Restaurant

Young Jong NamGoong didn’t know much about owning a restaurant when he came to Canada, but with 20 years behind him in Korea selling fruit and vegetables in his small market, he knows fresh produce when he sees it. Young Jong opened Song’s Korean Restaurant in May 2010 and has...
20
NOV
2011

International Networking Reception & Showcase

Thursday evening the World Trade and Convention Centre was buzzing with the conversations of local business owners and entrepreneurs as Global Entrepreneurship Week came to a close. The annual event celebrated the efforts of immigrant entrepreneurs and their contributions to the...