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  • 5 Success Tips from One of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

    [Timed with BDC’s Small Business Week 2017, ONB is republishing some of our most popular small business-themed success stories. This post originally appeared in August 2016.] Starting a business and raising two children while being a single mother is no small feat. That, however, is exactly what Dawn Pottier of Lulujo Baby is doing. Over the

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  • New Brunswick Small Business Success: Websolutions.ca

    [Timed with BDC’s Small Business Week 2017, ONB is republishing some of our most popular small business-themed success stories.] Bathurst’s Websolutions.ca is a web technology company specializing in the creation of custom websites and web-based applications. The firm’s services also include branding, search engine optimization, and digital/social media marketing. Company President and Co-Founder Josh Gammon recently

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  • ONB Case Study: Sussex Beard Oil Merchants

    [Timed with BDC’s Small Business Week 2017, ONB is republishing some of our most popular small business-themed success stories. This post originally appeared in early 2016.] Sussex Beard Oil Merchants is a small business located in Sussex, New Brunswick founded by entrepreneur and beard enthusiast Matt White. The company produces a variety of all-natural men’s grooming

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  • Opportunities NB launches new funding policies to support early stage companies

      One of the competitive advantages of launching a business in New Brunswick is the strength of our entrepreneurial ecosystem. New Brunswick’s startup network is one of the most vibrant in Canada. From mentors to VC support to collaborating for success, there is something unique taking place in this province. As part of ONB’s entrepreneurship strategy,

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  • These Entrepreneurs are Bringing Canadian Innovation to the Smart Grid

    [This post originally appeared in August 2016. It is being republished today due to Stash Energy CEO Jordan Kennie’s Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur Award win last Thursday.] Electricity usage fluctuates throughout the day, with significant spikes in both the morning and early evening. These fluctuations cause huge issues for utilities as they are forced to

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  • New Accelerator to Help New Brunswick Lead in Cybersecurity and Smart Grid

    [This post originally appeared in December 2016. It is being republished today due to Dr Dhirendra Shukla’s Startup Canada Entrepreneur Promotion Award win last Thursday. The Energia Ventures accelerator is an example of Dr Shukla’s many efforts to advance New Brunswick entrepreneurship.] The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has already been recognized as the most entrepreneurial

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  • New Brunswick Wins Big at the Startup Canada Atlantic Awards

    The annual Startup Canada Awards celebrate and recognize those companies and individuals driving impact and demonstrating excellence in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community. Opportunities NB (ONB) was proud to host this year’s Atlantic Region awards gala last night at the Fredericton Convention Centre. This year’s winners were announced at a ceremony attended by leading Canadian

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  • Startup Canada Podcast: World Class Strategy with ONB’s Stephen Lund

    New Brunswick’s startup scene is among the most vibrant in Canada. Opportunities NB (ONB) is taking a leadership role within that entrepreneurial ecosystem by building strategic partnerships with key organizations both locally and internationally. One of those organizations is Startup Canada. Founded in May 2012, Startup Canada has become the most recognized and active entrepreneurship

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  • New Brunswick’s Yanky Sports Makes Waves at Montreal Startupfest

    [Updated October 19, 2017] New Brunswick’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is among the most vibrant in Canada. ONB is taking a leadership role in that ecosystem via strategic partnerships with key local and international organizations. Among those partners is the Taskforce Fredericton Startup Network, who with ONB and other sponsors recently took 55 Atlantic Canada entrepreneurs to

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