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July 26, 2018

Leveraging Technology to Grow Quebec Communities

Economic innovation and the spirit of entrepreneurship drive Quebec’s communities. In this Startup Canada podcast, CEDEC’s Peter Stastny, a business development specialist with over three decades of experience running, building and coaching small businesses, talks about his work in sparking and sustaining economic development throughout the province. Also featured: Carol Cotton, General Director of the [...]
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July 17, 2018

Barachois In Situ: People, Art and History

In 2014, when the community of Barachois started its revitalization process with support from CEDEC, community members were driven by a number of great ideas to put their lagoon, teeming with wildlife and possibility, on the map. With the popular Percé rock just a short drive away, their first priority was to develop their own [...]
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June 19, 2018

Best Practices for Pitching Your Business Idea

If you’re an entrepreneur, coming up with business ideas is the easy part. After all, being creative and innovative is as second nature as breathing. Selling those ideas to others, however, can often be your biggest challenge. What’s the best way to pitch your brilliant idea to potential investors or partners? First, be aware of [...]
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April 24, 2018

9 Things to Do Before Launching Your Business

Starting a business is an exciting time. The long list of practicalities, regulations, and to-do’s before launch day – perhaps not so much. Here is a checklist to help you stay focused so you can keep everything in perspective and on track. 1. It might seem like a no-brainer (especially if you’ve come this far), [...]
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April 24, 2018

Slow Cities: Synonymous with Good Living

In partnership with RDÉE Canada and the Chaire de tourism Transat de l'ESG UQAM, this initiative is designed to share essential information to support the development of the tourism industry within Canada's Official Language Minority Communities. Analysis document The “Slow City” brand, a key tool for leveraging rural areas, emphasizes the importance of residents’ quality [...]
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