Nova Scotia Business Inc. is pleased to share The Insider — our monthly newsletter featuring initiatives, events, missions, resources and stories about doing business in Nova Scotia, and around the globe.
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October 2018
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Nova Scotia Business Inc. is pleased to share The Insider — our newsletter featuring initiatives, events, missions, resources and stories about doing business in Nova Scotia, and around the globe.

Small business, big ideas

What's inside: BDC Small Business Week 2018 invites businesses to measure their digital performance and take action to digitize. At NSBI, we see companies from every sector and of every shape and size accepting the challenge and succeeding. Growing their markets, connecting with new customers, and improving productivity. InterTalk Critical Information Systems — the 2018 Nova Scotia Innovation in Business Champion — is designing and manufacturing a product that's universally needed across North America, Europe, and Australia. We also learn about the importance of Supplier Diversity, with the important message that supporting women in business is about access, opportunity, and impact. Small Business Week is a chance to share stories, plan for the future, and continue to accept the challenge to take action and innovate.

Learn more about how Nova Scotia’s small businesses are taking action to digitize and succeeding in global markets »
Looking to become Nova Scotia’s next business success story?
Here’s a snapshot of the programs, services, online tools and workshops available to help your business succeed.

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Featured Articles
InterTalk: Innovation in Business Champion of the Year
Exporting is critical for InterTalk, which designs and manufactures customized critical information systems that help police, fire departments, transit, utilities, and other mission-critical agencies across North America.

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Forget empowerment: Supporting women in business is about access, opportunity and impact

Businesses can’t learn how to grow and compete without winning sales contracts and finding opportunities to break into supply chains. National organizations like Women Business Enterprises Canada (WBE) and Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) are focused on improving access to opportunities and opening doors for underrepresented groups.

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From Antigonish to outer space: Peace by Chocolate becomes the ultimate exporter
Not many companies can claim the title of being an exporter to space. Peace by Chocolate of Antigonish can now put its name on that list. We met up with Tareq Hadhad to discuss their success.

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TMI Special Report: Mobile App Development Opportunities in the U.S.
For a Nova Scotia mobile app developer looking to export, it is important to know your specific value proposition and the market that best aligns. Through the analysis of eight indicators and 100 jurisdictions, our Trade Market Intelligence (TMI) team has developed a special report on mobile app development opportunities in the United States. You can find this TMI Special Report and others on our website.

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Podcast: Using E-Commerce to Grow your Business
To stay competitive and grow your business, you have to think of selling to markets outside of your geographic region. Able Sense CEO Aaron Whitman joins us to discuss the benefits of a defined and actionable e-commerce plan to take your business to the next level.

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Upcoming Events
Trade Missions
BOSTON & PORTLAND, USA
 December 2–7, 2018

NEW! Trade Mission: Selling Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits to New England

Sector: Agri-food & Beverage

LAS VEGAS, USA
 February 19–21, 2019

Expression of Interest: Trade Mission to International Builders' Show 2019

Sector: Multi-sector

SAN DIEGO, USA
 February 25–27, 2019

Trade Mission to Oceanology International Americas 2019

Sector: Ocean Technology

BOSTON, USA
 March 17–19, 2018

NEW! Trade Mission to SENA 2019

Sector: Seafood

Training and Workshops
HALIFAX, CANADA
 November 5, 2018

Trade Show Intelligence Workshop: Getting the most out of every trade show

Sector: Multi-sector

BRIDGEWATER, CANADA
 November 22–23, 2018

FITTskills: Products and Services for a Global Market

Sector: Multi-sector

HALIFAX, CANADA
 December 7 & 14, 2018

FITTskills: Products and Services for a Global Market

Sector: Multi-sector

An Opportunity to Connect
Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair 2018
November 8–10, 2018

NSBI, in partnership with ACOA, is leading a trade delegation of Nova Scotia companies to the Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Fair. This trade show has been growing steadily to reflect the increasingly mature wine market in Hong Kong and Asia. In 2017, the fair attracted a total of 19,872 trade buyers from 68 countries and regions of which 60% were from China. The fair welcomes buyers from major importers and retailers all over the world.

Could someone in your global network be attending the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair? Let’s connect! Contact us at: connectns@nsbi.ca
Training and Workshops
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