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November 21, 2017

Should you pivot or persevere in 2018?

While the term ‘pivot or persevere’ is typically used in the startup world, it can apply to almost any business at a crossroads. Entrepreneurs periodically need to assess their business and ask themselves this question: Am I making the progress I had hoped for and is it in line with my initial strategic plan or [...]
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October 16, 2017

How to use social media to launch and grow your business

CEDEC Small Business Support’s monthly Twitter chats cover a variety of small business topics under the themes of small business and startup growth strategies, mentorship, and youth entrepreneurship. July’s #SBSchat ‘Leveraging Social Media to Launch and Grow Your Business’ offered up too many great tips and resources not to share it with a broader audience. [...]
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October 3, 2017

Equipping Today’s Youth with Tomorrow’s Skills

Considering the drastically changing roles in the world of work and current economic shifts, this bilingual #SBSchat on Twitter explored the critical skills, such as entrepreneurship, bilingualism, problem solving, and critical thinking, that youth need to succeed in the future world of work. Featured presenters: Denis François Gravel, PRESENTability and TEDxQuebec Nick Curtis, Lootopia Rhonda [...]
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September 21, 2017

Mentoring or coaching: Which is best for your business?

No matter your business life stage, size or industry, both mentors and coaches can be valuable resources. What’s the difference between the two? How do you know which is best for your business? We’ve created the following infographic to help you decide. “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because [...]
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August 29, 2017

Five reasons to find a mentor

There’s no shortage of organizations in a variety of sectors offering mentoring services, but is everyone getting a mentor because it’s the trendy thing to do? Or are there tangible benefits for your small business? Here are five things to consider if you've been thinking about getting a mentor. 1. Shorten your learning curve Startups [...]
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