It was an otherwise unremarkable day in mid-February when nascent computer scientist Evan Maynard received some tremendous news. In a meeting with his boss, Maynard, who will graduate from St. Mary’s University this spring, learned that the company where he had been working part-time for nearly a year wanted to help him pay off his student loan—if he had no objections, of course. “It’s an understatement to say that I was overjoyed,” recalls Maynard, a bright and ebullient 23-year-old. “I think I high-fived [my boss].” Read more>>
In a room filled with business executives, municipal workers, community leaders and institutional representatives, the talk was centred around how to enhance immigration in Nova Scotia and why the province is unable to make immigrants stay. Kelly Bennett, a speaker at the summit, said it’s because Nova Scotians are friendly, “but not always welcoming.” Read more>>
A Nova Scotia-based cloud service provider has opened its first Canadian data centre to assure potential corporate customers here personal or sensitive data won’t leave the country for storage offshore. SimplyCast.com, which calls itself a platform-as-a-service marketing firm for organizations needing to automate email, SMS and social media communications, said Thursday it has opened a Toronto data centre after three years of operating from Michigan. Read more>>
“Getting that first job is instrumental in keeping young, talented people in Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We want young Nova Scotians and their families to know there are good job opportunities for them here at home.” A new program, Experience Through Opportunity, announced today, Nov. 13, begins by filling 70 public service positions with new graduates and younger workers. Jobs will be advertised across the province next week. “We need to give young workers an opportunity to build a career in Nova Scotia. I encourage all employers to make an effort to hire more young people – their...
In the fall of 2015, Sarah Jamer, BComm’16, had an eye-opening experience. She and 29 other female student leaders from post-secondary institutions across Canada were invited to be part of the inaugural BMO Millennial Advisory Council. The Council was formed as a joint initiative between the Bank of Montreal and Catalyst Canada—the leading non-profit organization advancing women and inclusive workplaces. The idea was that millennials, a group which is projected to make up to 50% of the workforce by 2020, should be involved in shaping a corporate culture that embraces and reflects the importance of equality, inclusivity, and diversity. Read...
Nova Scotia’s small businesses now have greater access to programs that help them hire new talent, improve their operations and build a stronger economy. Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis highlighted government’s new investments for Nova Scotia businesses today, Oct. 20, as part of Small Business Week. Read more>>
What is a Search Engine? Definition: An internet-based tool that searches an index of documents for a particular term, phrase or text specified by the user. Commonly used to refer to large web-based search engines that search through billions of pages on the internet. Different than a Directory Common Characteristics: Spider, Indexer, Database, Algorithm Find matching documents and display them according to relevance Frequent updates to documents searched and ranking algorithm Strive to produce “better”, more relevant results than competitors. See more>>
If Small Business Month 2018 (October) was any indication, small business in Nova Scotia is booming, under the management of the best and brightest minds. This October, we were fortunate to host events with many of the local leaders below. Here’s a round-up of their best tips for small business owners. Read more>>
The program matches students from China who are attending Nova Scotia universities with businesses in the province who want to grow by connecting to opportunities in China. The program is based on the premise that many Chinese university students know business owners in China, and there are Nova Scotia businesses that need help accessing opportunities in the Asian country. Read more>>
Saeed El-Darahali is the driving force behind SimplyCast’s all-in-one marketing solution, which has grown to serve clients in over 175 countries. Saeed brings over nine years of management experience, and a strong interest in strategic partnerships, corporate financing, strategic growth, operations, and sales and marketing management to his business and the IT industry. He enjoys sharing his experiences in growing a business from the ground up with start-up companies. See more>>