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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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November 25, 2019

Three easy steps for addressing customer objections

You’ve worked hard to create an awesome product. You’ve done your market research on who your best target market is. You’ve designed great marketing materials and practiced your sales pitch 125 times. And you finally landed a meeting with the client you’ve been trying to get face time with for months. After all this effort, [...]
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November 20, 2019

CEDEC joins Co-lab to put youth at the centre of innovation

This past week saw the birth of a very dynamic exchange between community organizations and young English speakers living in the Eastern Townships who want to be a part of creative solutions to real challenges. CBC Quebec, Canadian Heritage and Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) joined forces to host the very first co-lab at Bishops [...]
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November 15, 2019

New International Blue Cooperative showcases the economic potential of Quebec’s biomarine industry to global markets

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HUNTINGDON (QC) – November 15, 2019 - The International Blue Cooperative (IBC), to be headquartered on Quebec’s Lower North Shore, was officially founded in Portugal at the BioMarine Business Convention on November 2, 2019.  The IBC was formed to bring together community leadership, researchers, policy makers, and the private sector to [...]
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