August 9: TD continues to show support for women business owners 

A long time supporter of women in entrepreneurship and our previous in-person networking breakfasts, we are pleased to welcome TD Canada Trust as the official sponsor of our online Coffee Talk program. Thank you for your continued support! 

Coffee Talk provides opportunities for women in business across Nova Scotia to connect weekly, encouraging connections and collaborations across the province. 

Register now and join us on Thursdays at 9am

Connect with TD Canada Trust through our CWB Business Directory


August 9: Cape Breton business aimed at helping children with learning disabilities expanding amid COVID-19 pandemic

Michele Aucoin, executive director of LearnAbility, is expanding her Cape Breton business amid the COVID-19 pandemic in order to help more children with learning disabilities heading into the fall and returning to school. 

Continue reading the article in the Cape Breton Post

Connect with LearnAbility through our CWB Business Directory

August 4: Taste of tradition: Mobile fish vendor a lifeline for fisherman, Cape Breton's coastal communities

A great story and profile of member Louisburg Seafoods and their journey from growing the business from a small unloading operation for fisherman to a fish plant in Louisburg, employing close to 600 people at the peak of their period. 

Continue reading the article in the Cape Breton Post

August 4: Boxing Rock launches Indigo Blueberry Sour Ale

Emily and her team at Boxing Rock have launched a new beer - an Indigo Blueberry Sour Ale. This sour ale uses fresh blueberries from the Parrsboro region of Nova Scotia, giving a characteristic colour and flavour. Keep an eye out for the beer to hit shelves (physical and virtual!) later this week. 

July 28: Annual Terry Fox Run goes virtual 

The Terry Fox Foundation has announced the first-ever virtual Terry Fox Run will take place across Canada on Sunday, September 20. 

Terry Fox Foundation Nova Scotia Provincial Director, Lacey Joins and her team are committed to honouring Terry's legacy, and are optimistic that the run's 40th year will prove to be just as successful a past anniversary years, even with the switch to virtual. #CWBproud

Read the full story.
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July 27: The Tare Shop announces second location in Downtown Dartmouth

The Tare Shop, a popular package-free coffee shop and bulk store on Cornwallis Street in Halifax, has announced its plans to open a second location on Portland Street in Dartmouth. They are planning to open this fall and will post updates on their social media channels as things move forward. Congratulations, Kate on this huge business milestone! #CWBProud 

July 26: Allied Therapy receives Influential Businesswoman Award

Congratulations to Stephanie Hovey with Allied Therapy, who was recently awarded an Influential Businesswoman Award from Acquisition International for "Best Occupational Therapy Business Leader 2020 (Eastern Canada)."

Stephanie is a Speech-Language Pathologist and founder of Allied Therapy - a team of allied health professionals that specialize in Speech-Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Board Certified Behaviour Analysis. 

Connect with Allied Therapy through our CWB Business Directory

July 21: SmartCat Marketing & Trust Communications team up on new digital adoption program 

Nicole Gallant of SmartCat Marketing and Kim Scaravelli of Trust Communications have teamed up to launch a new Digital Adoption 101 program. 

They say that often times a business owner can pay for marketing "advice", but then they have nothing left over to implement the recommendations that they are given. Or they use the money on a website or social media plan development, but don't have the capabilities to keep it working. This robust program includes a training element so that you can keep things going after the program is complete. 

Check out this new program if you're ready to rapidly build or improve your online presence, to create new sales opportunities, and have the flexibility to keep pace with the changing nature of business.

More details on Digital Adoption 101


July 14: CWB launches fund for women business owners in Nova Scotia

The Centre for Women in Business has launched the Women in Business Implementation Fund (WiBIF) to assist women entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia to access business supports to navigate COVID-19. The funds will help source supports for small-scale projects related to business operations, business transformations, and recovery measures. 

Learn more and apply for the Women in Business Implementation Fund

July 10: CWB to continue working virtually this fall 

Mount Saint Vincent University announced in May that its fall 2020 course delivery would shift online (continue reading MSVU's announcement...). The Centre for Women in Business is following suit and will continue working virtually until at least January 2021. We will continue to explore ways to deliver on our mission to support the women in business community in Nova Scotia, including supporting business owners to build their networks, develop new skills, and grow their business. 

Contact the CWB


July 10: Introducing our virtual trade mission delegates

We hosted our official delegate welcome reception for our Virtual Trade Mission on Thursday, July 9. Our trade mission will welcome 14 delegates, representing all four Atlantic provinces. A special thank you to our partner and supporter the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and to our matchmaker Kisserup International Trade Roots. We are excited to see what international business opportunities we can create together throughout the summer. 

Meet our delegates




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