The Cumberland Business Challenge is for people who want to launch a new business, turn a hobby into a business, or grow a business that they own. There will be fourteen thousand dollars in cash awards and training that will be given out for a total of six awards for new businesses and existing businesses in Cumberland County. Poster, application, and other details can be found below. The Application deadline is November 19! Must be eighteen years old or older to apply.
Please see signed letter below sent by the Cumberland Business Connector to the Minister of Transport, along with other Provincial and Federal departments concerning the Oxford sinkholes.
Earlier this month the Business Connector held an event at the NSCC Springhill Campus on Export Opportunities.
We thank everyone who came out and joined us that day! For those who weren't able to join us, or for those who would like to review the materials, below you will find PDF copies of the presentations.
The Cumberland Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge is for youth ages 17 and under who want to launch a new business, turn a hobby into a business, or grow a small business that they own.
There will be 9 regional awards within Cumberland County of $500 each as well as 6 sector awards of $500 for ideas including clean technology, information technology, forestry, agricultural, retail/food service, or tourism. For a total of 15 awards of $500 plus 2 overall grand prizes of $1000.
Find the application form and poster below for more information.
Application Deadline is Monday May 13, 2019 at 5:00PM!
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The Cumberland Business Connector Society, covering the region of Cumberland, NS is currently recruiting a new board member to serve on the Board of Directors. Board Members will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer to ensure the effective governance of the network.
Applicants should be driven by the belief that they can make a difference in our region with their diverse backgrounds and possess knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas: leadership, business, law and audit, human resources, finance, governance, strategic planning, partnership development, government navigation, communications, economic development, entrepreneurship, & relationship networking.
Length of Term: One (1) Year to Three (3) Year Terms
Application Deadline: April 12, 2019
To apply please view the attached PDF and return the completed forms to
Do you have a product or service that might be salable in Europe? Come learn about Export opportunities from those who can help your business grow, including the President & CEO of NSBI - Laurel Broten on April 3rd at 9:00 am. Details below, and you can register through the Amherst Chamber.
Food & Beverage Atlantic is hosting a Grow Your Food & Beverage Company Workshop on Thursday, December 6th at the Best Western Glengarry, Truro. Hear insider tips and success stories to help you create, process and sell innovative products. Learn to package and label for success, build and sustain public trust, be more profitable, and grow your business! For more information please visit the Food & Beverage Atlantic website here.
The Connector's first Annual Report explores future projects and items completed to date. Read the full report below for more information.
Have you always dreamed of owning your own business? Here's your chance to launch a new business, turn your hobby into a business, or grow a small business that you already own.
You could win up to $3,500 and get free business support! Simply fill out the application form below and submit it by May 7th, 2018 (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 7TH) to get started. You'll be invited to attend a Business Plan writing workshop in May, which you'll submit by May 18th to be judged. Finalists will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges, with winners announced in June!
There is an upcoming Business Over Breakfast on Friday, May 19, 2017, at the Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre in Amherst at 8:45 am until 10:00 am.
***Due to time constraints and limited space, you must email Ron Furlong (email@example.com) to reserve a seat.***
Business Over Breakfast is an ongoing series developed by Innovacorp as a method of creating discussion around relevant and timely discussions.
This session is about building the future of ocean technology.
Nova Scotia is a world leader in ocean science and technology, but how can we engineer even more company success stories. Find out over breakfast on May 19. Our gathering will feature three engineers-turned-business-leaders from thriving local ocean technology ventures. They’ll tell you about local and international trends in ocean innovation and how Nova Scotia stacks up internationally. Plus, they’ll offer an insider’s perspective on running successful, export-focused ocean technology companies while calling Nova Scotia home.