BEYOND Ventures Group Inc. is a Marketing and Business Development firm located in Halifax, N.S. Canada. Many organizations have and will benefit from BEYOND’s leadership coaching, team facilitation, training, and business development expertise. Partnerships are imperative in business leadership, innovation, and creativity worldwide. Expanding globally is a driving force for economic development and community sustainability. BEYOND recognizes the true significance of thinking and working beyond borders.
BEYOND partners with organizations in Canada and globally to provide a valued advantage to each client. The BEYOND team is comprised of local and international consultants who provide diverse talents with broad experiences, enthusiasm, dedication and a wealth of knowledge, enabling clients to succeed beyond their expectations and beyond borders. We partner with highly skilled consultants world-wide in-market, multi-sectors and across cultures to provide clients trusted local expertise and valued access to contacts. BEYOND has an impressive track record of business training and development in Canada and in over 30 countries. A particular focus is placed on capacity development within small and medium sized (SME) enterprises from a wide range of economic and industry sectors.
With a retail store in downtown Halifax and partner locations across Canada we make custom made men’s and women’s clothing for both the retail and the uniform market in North America.
- Shirts starting at $122
- Suits staring at $650
- Cocktail Dresses starting at $250
- Evening Gowns starting at $350
- Wedding Dresses starting at $750
- Prom Dresses starting at $350
- Cashmere and Cashmere Wool Coats starting at $550
We specialize in Custom Made Uniforms for the Military, Hotel, Airline and Hospitality Industry. (Blazers, Pants, Shirts, Skirts and Dresses). We take care of the full process from design, measuring with our body scanners, production, final fitting and adjustments.
Come see us and we will advise the right style and design for your body shape and make those heads turn 180.
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is the federal government department responsible for helping to build economic capacity in the Atlantic Provinces by working with the people of the region – in their communities, through their institutions and with their local and provincial governments and businesses – to create jobs and enhance earned incomes.
I am a survivor of Stage 4 Cancer. I am author and I have written over 16 books; my first book was published on Amazon in May of 2016. These are self help workbooks for students in college, and adults on financial, adjusting your life style, banking. frugal spending, back to reality, meals on budgets, etc. The books are available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
I lived on the West Coast for 15 years and was going through some very hard times. I was also in the banking business prior to my move from the East Coast to the West Coast.
I moved back to Nova Scotia to restart my life over and was inspired by the Holy Spirit to do so. I took some classes on how to be debt free and I wound up helping the facilitator of the class develop the website and realized my calling was to help others through my experiences. You never no where God is going to plant your feet.
About my company
These are books/workbooks to help others on a budget or deal with different aspects of finances. Also, how to transition through change and hardships. My motto is Rebuilding lifestyles through frugal methodologies is imperative.
LEARNING AND TRAINING
THURSDAY – MAY 25TH, 2017
MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY
The Centre for Women in Business Guest and Panel Discussion
The 3 areas were Connecting, Learning, and Exposure.
The panel was Nora, Danielle, Carvell, Georgina, Mona and I.
It was an honor to be part Learning and Training Guest Panelist at the Women in Business Breakfast on May 25th, 2017. The discussion and brainstorming this morning regarding learning and training for businesses was an amazing plethora of information. As we reflect upon an icon or non-iconic individual who we admire and are making a huge impact locally or internationally. We looked at the platforms they have and how basically we can learn from them. It was an opportunity to see how we can look at our business through a different lens. As we dialogue we realized that we had a lot of the same concerns regarding learning and training individually and on a broader scale. There were an array of topics discussed and it was an awesome insightful and significant which may be beneficial to our business platforms.
Danielle MacNeil Business Development Officer- The Centre for Women in Business-Mount Saint Vincent University.
As women in business flourish it is so important to know the things that will help you gain knowledge or to grow based on your industry. Topics of discussion were confidence, marketing, finances, multi-media platforms, business planning, pitch, media, vision, story catcher, marketing, and so much more.
This province has so many entities that are willing to help you through training, classes, mentoring, and will provide the necessary tools to get you started. You would be amazed at the number of people and organizations who are willing to help you on your journey whether it is start up or moving forward. Don’t be afraid to venture out and try new things. Use your fear as fuel to get the ball rolling.
Why training is so important:
Recognize Your Potential creates and fosters a Growth Mindset. Floria Aghdamimehr, consultant, coach, trainer, has a Solutions base focus.
Floria is excited to work on Leadership Through People, Effective Interpersonal Communication Skills, and Trust.
Floria is your Co-Creative Partner to achieve your goals. She helps Reduce Costs, Build Trusting Relationships, Manage Change, and Increase Productivity while achieving greater Customer Satisfaction. She offers training on Engagement, Difficult Conversations Simplified, and Diversity & Inclusion. Floria, has developed Profit Unleashed program to enhance trust and respect, reduce absenteeism while building strong engaged team that collaborates, improves Productivity & Innovation!
“Create a Growth Mindset and build a competitive edge through your people“
Here is a sample of her experience:
-Dalhousie University: “Work Well” initiative; Personal Leadership; Being a caring colleague- asking the right questions; Effective Interpersonal Communication Skills; Letting Go of Guilt; Gratitude at Work
-Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP): PTSD, Stress Management
-Trade Centre Limited: Diversity & Inclusion with senior management team
-ScotiaBank Centre: Diversity & Inclusion with front line ushers
-Correctional Services Canada: Managing Stress I, II, III
-Teachers Professional Development Conferences: Managing Change; Diversity & Inclusion; Managing Stress; ‘Filling Your Cup so You Can Pour More’
-Halifax Chamber of Commerce: Difficult Conversations Simplified
-TeamWork Cooperative: Interpersonal Communication; Confidence building series; Wellness; Assertive Communication at the Workplace
-Halifax Libraries: Mindfulness series of 7 sessions
-Nova Scotia Career Development Association: Managing Change & Stress for Productivity
-Mount Saint Vincent University: Assertive Communication at the Workplace
-Dalhousie Medical School (NB): Trust & Respect at the Workplace
Mindfulness has been the back drop for work for over three decades.
“Lead the business or organization you want rather than reacting to everyday!”
Floria’s perspective and foundation for her work:
• Creating a shift in attitude
• Corporate social responsibility
• Trust, Respect, Diversity & Inclusion
• Socially conscious
Floria has presented at numerous conferences and professional development events. She has been a contributor to NS Business Journal, the Chronicle Herald, The Business Voice, and other professional newsletters. She has been on BT (Breakfast Television) few times and interviewed for the Zoomer magazine.
Floria, is an active member of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, serves on Creating a Positive Business Environment task force and co-chair of Business Development Network. She is past Chair of Community Health Board Leadership Council and Silent Witness NS. Floria serves on Ability Employers and is co-chair of Partners for Human Rights.
A healthy respectful workplace reduces absenteeism, presenteeism while building a strong engaged team that truly collaborates, and increases innovation. A Positive Corporate Culture will enhance everyone’s productivity and is crucial for an Eco-System of Innovation!
Dalene has over 30 years of experience as a top performer having built a multi-million dollar business in the direct selling industry. With Lyoness, she is pleased to introduce a cash back loyalty program to people that will help them save money on things they are already buying, like groceries and gas! Lyoness is new to Canada, and is the world’s largest loyalty program!
With years of experience as a team leader, Dalene knows what it takes to motivate and help her team flourish. Lyoness allows her the opportunity to speak with business owners who can benefit by being part of a loyalty program. Whether a business is looking for new clients, advertising, or brand recognition, becoming a Merchant Account with Lyoness can be hugely beneficial.
Talk to Dalene to see how you can best get involved with this ground level, globally recognized loyalty program and start saving today!
We at Always Home Homecare appreciate the importance of home. Our mission is to assist people who want to live a joyful, dignified, and independent life in the comfort of their own home. Whether you need assistance just a few hours a week or 24 hours a day, Always Home Homecare will be there for you. Our services include homemaking, personal care, live-in care, and even companionship. Our services can benefit those who are physically or mentally challenged, have recently been discharged from the hospital, are dementia patients, need palliative care, or anyone who wants to stay in their home but need some type of support. Whether you or your loved one needs assistance with planning and preparing meals, grooming or bathing, light housekeeping, someone to share stories with, and much more, Always Home is here to help. Always there for you. Every day. In every way.
Through media relations and writing Tracy helps businesses and organizations share their unique stories through TV, newspapers, radio, magazines and online media. She’s recently helped a small rural service station get provincial coverage on their automotive award, has helped kick start the fundraising campaign for Bridge Centre for Arts and Technology on behalf of Al and Mary MacPhee, and increased the profile and fundraising power of GIVETOLIVE’s The BIG SWIM to help send 300 kids to camp at Brigadoon Village.
She helps people and businesses mark occasions, raise funds and celebrate milestones in the form of events, taking care of all of the details to make it a success. Her detailed and personal approach to event planning has won her such clients as Margaret McCain, The Coady International Institute, East Hants & Districts Chamber and Nova Scotia Power.
Tracy also offers website, feature and business writing services.
Whether you need some one-time help on a project or are looking for ongoing support, Tracy can help you. She is known for her attention to detail and personalized client service, and has more than a decade of event and communications experience behind her. Tracy brings a unique blend of strategic thinking and detailed implementation to every project.
What do the stars hold for your future? Mj Patterson will accurately calculate and read your chart to find what really makes you smile!
When I purchased At Home Homecare I knew I wanted to make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. What I love about what I do now is delivering that care to Seniors and others.
What makes At Home Homecare different is we don’t just fill shifts. We provide a very personalized service to seniors and others with attention to the detail of our work and compassion for our clients. Our staff focus on providing quality care for folks so they can continue to live in their homes. We also offer specialized Dementia Care Practitioners along with 24/7 homecare specialists and our broad range of Home Care Services.
Life’s Too Big For A Hotel Room. Premiere Suites offers all the comforts of home, like full-sized kitchens and separate bedrooms and is the most recognized and trusted name in furnished residences in Canada. Premiere Suites is the only National provider of furnished suites and our 4-star residences are far greater in size than a hotel room and are much less expensive. Our portfolio of essential and executive suites range from studio to three bedroom and are ideally located in 38 key centres across Canada with all the conveniences you would expect, such as cable, Wi-Fi and in-suite washer & dryer. When you stay with Premiere Suites, you won’t feel like you are visiting.
In 1999, Suzanne Bachur took the skills she developed as co-owner of three Swiss Chalet franchises and applied them to a new career as the president of Premiere Suites in Eastern Canada. She has been named a Top 50 CEO in Atlantic Canada by Atlantic Business Magazine for 5 consecutive years and reached the honour of being inducted into their Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame. Suzanne was also recognized for her leadership of Premiere Suites as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Women Lead Companies in North America during the Women Presidents Organization Conference in Dallas in 2013.
She calls her leadership style “energetic and very open” and believes that the success of Premiere Suites comes from the fact that the foundation of the company was built around creating open and honest relationships.
Effective communication integration begins with an experienced team. For over 35 years, Backman Vidcom has worked closely with clients across many industries in Atlantic Canada to design and deliver reliable and cost-effective AV communication solutions.
As a CPA-CMA with my Certified International Trade Designation I have established my Export Consultancy. Having worked within the private and public sector within economic, business and trade development I am so excited to work one on one with companies as they investigate the extraordinary potential within the realm of export development. Please reach out to me if you have a project you would like to brainstorm as I have a great opportunity for you and your company to take part within my innovative Export Pop-Up-Planning session – guaranteed to aid in navigating your export journey.
I have been selling real estate in the Halifax-Dartmouth area for more than 22 years. I bring knowledge, experience and passion to everything I do and to the people I work with.
As part of Keller Williams Realty, I offer the value and reach of one of the most recognized names in real estate in a boutique real estate environment. I take pride in offering my clients personalized service – no job is too big or too small. I get the big picture but never overlook the small details.I take the time to listen to my clients and understand your needs. Whether you are buying a new home, want to sell your existing home, looking at building a home or looking for an investment, I can help!
With the power of Keller Williams systems my reach is local, national and international. We utilize technology to streamline and expedite routine things allowing me to provide hands-on and personal service. The team environment of Keller Williams Realty ensures that there is always someone available to assist you.
In addition to selling real estate in Halifax, Dartmouth and the surrounding areas, I am also an Owner with my husband, Andrew in Whitestone Developments, a new home construction and renovation company. We also own and operate Safe and Sound Storage and other buildings both residential and commercial.
Through Whitestone Developments, we build houses and communities that people want to live in, looking out for both the clients needs and the needs of the environment. We like to think of “Build Smart” as a way to meet the needs of the homeowner while providing added comfort, energy efficiency and lessening the impact on the environment at the same time. While “Green” building looks at how a home will lessen impact on the world, “Build Smart” looks at that and how the people within those homes will be affected.
We are very proud of the fact that Whitestone Developments has won many awards in the building industry and was named Consumer Choice Builder of the year in 2011. Being part of this great company I get to help lots of clients achieve their real estate dreams by providing a high quality, custom built home for them to enjoy. I also get to work on the establishment of new developments in the area with a focus on building and providing a quality lifestyle within HRM.
As part of the building industry I am currently serving as the Chair of the Marketing Committee of the Nova Scotia Home Builders Association and I am a past-president of the NSHBA.
I have been honored to be included in the PROFIT W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs for the past six years.
A Little About Me Personally
I come from a small town in Newfoundland where I learned my work ethic from both my mother and father. I attended St Mary’s University and have lived in Halifax a good portion of my life.
I am the very proud mother of two great children who have grown up involved in both the real estate and construction businesses. They know the importance of being involved and often help in the business with whatever needs to be done, even cleaning up a job site!
It is important to me to have a good work-life balance. Andrew and I take the time to be involved with the kids, to make time for family vacations and to have our children be part of what we do. I believe it is a big part of our success.
I believe in giving back to the community that we live and work in and to the people who support us. Andrew and I support various charities and community events through the Nova Scotia Home Builders Care Program.
New Home Construction
New Home Construction is a specialty that I have developed through my ownership in Whitestone Developments. I take pride in helping clients find the right home that fits their lifestyle – from where the house is located to the design and finishes that make it their own. Visit the Whitestone Development website for more information!
Well…here we are!! This is the crazy, sometimes normal, always funny Barnard family. I’m Angela, and along with my husband Nathan, and our two children, Noah & Cali, we have the most amazing life on the South Shore of Nova Scotia! Noah is my copilot in this whole crazy soap thing!
My love for soap making came a long time ago, where I created soap and bath items for fun and gifts for those most special to me. I really loved the craft, but any of you mothers out there know that when you get married and have a couple kids, you sometimes lose the things you loved once before. I am a registered nurse, and spent so many years working and giving the best of myself to those who I thought needed me most…at work. Now I want to give those who I love the best of me too!
I decided a couple years ago now, that Noah and I needed something that bonded us, as he spent most of his time with Nathan, and Cali with me. I thought, well, there’s one thing for sure I know that I love to do, and I can teach it to someone else, so here goes.
Once we had that first batch of milk soaps curing, I knew I was going to make something of this and never give it up again!
I sometimes find it challenging to stay positive, and teach that to my children, and I have a lot of special people in my life. I love to tell stories, and to make people laugh, and have a real love for reflextion on happy memories, so I make each soap specific to one of those. I make them personal and dedicate almost every single one. I hope when you use them, you can reflect on my dedication and experience the full meaning of why it looks and smells the way it does.
Each one of our soaps are produced right on Nova Scotia’s South Shore in Black Point and made in small batches to maintain quality. The Fugly Soap Co.’s products are made from the purest, highest quality oils, butters, and essential oils sustainably produced, and personally blended with home made recipes trialed and tested on us, before sharing them with you. We proudly produce natural handmade milk soaps sourced from local valley farmed goat’s, and of course have a coconut milk selection for our vegan friends too!
Check out our Facebook page at The Fugly Soap Co. for the story to match your bar, and like and share our page!!
BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. With its 110+ business centres from coast to coast, BDC provides businesses in all industries with financing and advisory services. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers equity, venture capital and flexible growth and transition capital solutions.
Bedford Orthotics specializes in handcrafted custom orthotics created from accurate 3-D weight-bearing plaster casts for reliable pain relief. Andrea Richard,owner and Canadian Certified Pedorthist, has been relieving foot and related pain since 1988. We believe that preventing and treating foot issues is a foundation for successful active living at any age – happy feet for life!
I’m a Halifax, NS-based freelance copywriter with a client-service background. My heart spins the art while my brain is all-business. I work with self-employed Coaches, Healers, Creatives and Game-changers as well as Ad Agencies and Web Designers who need persuasive copy, served up with love.