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May 20, 2020

Poll discovers perceived split in Quebecers’ Post COVID-19 economic outlook

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTREAL (QC) - May 20, 2020 - According to a recent Leger survey, 48% of English-speaking Quebecers are optimistic, and 46% are pessimistic about their outlook for the economy. These results resemble the views of Francophone Quebecers, with 49% of them expressing optimism and 46% expressing pessimism about their economic [...]
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May 4, 2020

CEDEC’s Pioneering Work on Opportunity-Driven Public, Private and Civil Society Collaboration Referenced in New Growth Strategy for Canada Post COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTREAL (QC) - May 04, 2020 - Co-authored by two policy advisors with different political associations and a leading economist, the Public Policy Forum (PPF), Canada’s leading policy dialogue and development platform, outlined on April 28, 2020 a new industrial growth strategy for Canada - see New North Star II: A [...]
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April 23, 2020

Making mental shifts during mentally difficult times

To say that we are living in a mentally taxing time is probably an understatement. In addition to worrying about our own health, we worry about the health of family, friends and neighbours; about our jobs or keeping our businesses afloat; about paying the bills; about balancing working from home while simultaneously caring for our [...]
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February 6, 2020

6 things to do before pitching your business idea

One of the defining startup moments is when you get the opportunity to pitch your business to the key people who can make your idea a reality (e.g.: funders, potential partners). However, before the adrenaline rush, stress and exhilaration of the pitch, you need to roll up your sleeves for a few less glamourous, more [...]
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December 17, 2019

Should you pivot or persevere in 2020?

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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