Building Connections Through Business

Celebrations for Small Business Week began early when members of the Halifax business community came together for last Thursday’s “Networking in Motion” event. Currently in its seventh year, Networking in Motion is an annual event for immigrant business owners in Halifax to showcase their work and celebrate their successes. More … Read more

Marketplace app helps immigrant entrepreneurs

By Brendan Ahern, Chronicle Herald, October 19, 2018. Newcomers starting businesses in Nova Scotia are using an app that makes promotion easy. The Immigrant Business Marketplace App was launched by ISANS during last year’s small business week. On the first day, 38 businesses signed up. Today there are 125…

Networking in Motion

There was great food and conversation at the 6th annual business Networking in Motion at Paul O’Regan Hall on October 17. Over 250 people attended the event hosted by ISANS, in partnership with Halifax Public Libraries and the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by Business Development Canada (BDC). Every year, Networking … Read more

Why mentorship is important to business development

To celebrate Small Business Week, we are sharing 5 reasons why mentorship is important to business development: Get guidance from an expert: With years of education and industry experience behind them, mentors provide answers and make suggestions that can help you to navigate the Canadian business landscape. Get feedback and … Read more

Peace by Chocolate names new bar after the Mi’kmaq word for peace

A Canadian chocolate company founded by Syrian refugee Tareq Hadhad has produced its first chocolate bar — and given it an Indigenous name. Peace by Chocolate of Antigonish revealed Wednesday its new milk chocolate and hazelnut bar is to be called Wantaqo’ti (pronounced Wan-tahk-oo-di), the Mi’kmaq word for peace.