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June 18, 2019

Indigenous entrepreneurs succeed in the face of unique challenges

As entrepreneurs from Quebec’s Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg (KZA) community focus on starting businesses, they’re being encouraged to set their sights on the world vs. just their traditional communities and networks. For some Indigenous entrepreneurs, this is a big mindset shift. For the most part, Indigenous entrepreneurs value collective success and community over economic profit related [...]
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May 24, 2019

What’s the best way to fail?

For an entrepreneur, failing is often considered a rite of passage. Some say fail fast and fail often.  It can also be argued that encouraging entrepreneurs to fail fast and often means they don’t actually have time to learn from those failures. The reality is, as a startup or business owner you will fail at [...]
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May 22, 2019

An Investment in Economic Activity for the English-speaking Communities in Quebec

Huntingdon, QC – May 22, 2019 – Member of Parliament for Châteauguay – Lacolle, Brenda Shanahan, is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has allocated a contribution of $11.9 million to the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC). This funding, provided through the Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities, will help [...]
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May 17, 2019

Are you a frontier firm?

When we think of ‘frontier firms’ we often think of large companies that have offices and warehouses all over the world, globally positioned to grab opportunity in any market.    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) defines a ‘frontier firm’ as “[a] firm at the global productivity frontier – defined as the most productive [...]
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May 15, 2019

Quebec’s economic future tied to successful business transfer

Business transfer represents a major challenge for the future of Quebec – from maintaining its workforce in the regions to safeguarding important services provided by entrepreneurs that sustain a community’s vitality. Many Quebec small and medium enterprise (SME) owners are thinking about their future beyond their current situation. A new benchmark portrait offers insights into [...]
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