Being your own boss has its perks, but it also has its challenges. As a small business owner, you can’t afford to miss a beat (or a day’s work for that matter). CEDEC Small Business Support Network reached out to small business owners in the community to find out their best business advice. Who knows, [...]
During Small Business Week (October 15-19), more than one hundred entrepreneurs from across Quebec came together to celebrate the Grand Prize winner of CEDEC’s ‘Love Your Local Business’ contest. The first annual CEDEC Small Business Support Network Awards Gala, held at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal on Wednesday October 17, featured keynote speaker Dianne Buckner [...]
Are you tapping into the hidden talent pool of motivated, stable and experienced workers?
On October 5, CEDEC along with its partners launched the final report “Employment Practices and Employability of the Hidden Talent Pool: The Mature Workers”. The report touched upon employers’ current hiring practices and perspectives on the hiring of a mature worker as well as strategic recommendations related to the employability of workers aged 45 years [...]
Employment Practices and Employability of the Hidden Talent Pool: THE MATURE WORKERS
By 2036, according to Census Canada projections, over half of the population of Quebec will be above the age of 45. This changing dynamic in the labour force poses new challenges but we believe it also poses some unique opportunities. For example, 40% of workers aged 45 and over living in the Greater Montreal Area [...]
Small, but important, steps to build business vitality in Campbell’s Bay
The Business Vitality Initiative (BVI) Committee in Campbell’s Bay helped bring cheer to Front Street businesses and other areas of town during the holiday season! In 2010, when CEDEC and Revitalize the Bay held BVI (Business Vitality Initiative) sessions in Campbell’s Bay, participants were asked to identify key strengths of the community not used to [...]