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By all accounts, Louisbourg Seafoods was doing wonderfully well back in 2007. The family-operated seafood business had more than 20 years’ experience under its belt, employed about 140 people and had annual sales of $10M.
Cyril Cochrane, managing director for  BDC Capital’s Growth and Transition practice.
If you’re in the early stages of a start-up, often the capital comes from your own pocket, friends and family or an angel investor. But if you’re in the rapid growth stage, you may want to look at venture capital or mezzanine...
Canada’s first and only authentic links golf resort is flourishing, but that didn’t mean it was easy for Cabot Links to continue growing.
Greg Dickie, vice president for the  Business Development Bank of Canada in Nova Scotia. (CONTRIBUTED)
A development banker looks to support a business’s growth needs, which is often about providing more than financing, such as offering advice, or introducing a partner that could assist with their products or services. A development banker...
July 18, 2017 - 12:51pm |
Ocean Sonics has long outgrown their cramped workspace in Great Village. It’s full of too many people, and piled high with boxes of their award-winning icListen Smart Hydrophone.
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July 5, 2017 - 7:30am |
Everyone’s keeping their eyes on a partially-finished cleantech facility in Chester, Nova Scotia that’s rumoured to change the world. But just because Sustane Technologies already has municipalities from across Canada, and...
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June 15, 2017 - 8:37am |
Building a successful tech company is certainly not an easy feat. The competition is fierce and the technology changes so fast it can be hard to keep up.
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June 15, 2017 - 8:30am |
Services make up close to half of Canada’s exports, but goods are often the first thing that pops to mind when we think about exports. This is too bad because exportation is an essential tool in making a business more competitive and efficient...
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June 15, 2017 - 8:26am |
Selling your business may be one of the hardest decisions any entrepreneur has to make. Your company isn’t a 9-to-5 job. It’s your baby.
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June 15, 2017 - 8:23am |
If you have a seasonal business, such as in tourism or farming, you may have difficulty meeting financial obligations during slow periods. Even though your revenues may be decreasing, you still have to pay your fixed costs.
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June 15, 2017 - 8:20am |
When it comes to popularity with international travelers, Canada definitely ranks near the top of the list.
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June 15, 2017 - 8:15am |
You’ve got big plans to expand your small business. Say you’d like to buy a new delivery truck, hire a sales representative or move into a bigger office. Your plans will cost money—so how will you pay for them?
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