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August 19, 2019

Grit and Commitment Pay Off for Young Indigenous Entrepreneur

When Gavin Decontie was just 16 years old, he didn’t know that he'd become a role model in his community as a young Indigenous entrepreneur. When helping out his mother with her small unofficial cleaning business it would lead him to launch his own enterprise one day.  But it took him awhile to fully appreciate the [...]
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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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February 21, 2019

5 tips for getting back (and staying) on track

It’s easy to get lost in the weeds and the rush of the everyday to-do list.  Or, maybe, we get lost in the excitement of a project and lose our original focus.  And sometimes we’ve just been plugging away for so many years that we forget why we started our business and before you know it, we’ve [...]
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February 5, 2019

CEDEC and Place aux jeunes en région partner to support business development across Quebec

CEDEC and Place aux jeunes en région (PAJR) announced a new partnership to support entrepreneurs to build and expand businesses and generate economic development in the regions of Quebec.  This announcement took place in Montreal as part of the Semaine des régionsorganized by PAJR. “CEDEC is pleased to directly enhance the efforts of Place aux [...]
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January 11, 2019

4 Tips for the Entreprecurious

Running your own business, being your own boss – the sweetest sounding words to aspiring entrepreneurs. But there’s more to starting your own business than having a great idea and grit. If you’ve been playing with the idea of starting a business, before doing anything else you should consider the following: Take time to explore [...]
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