Opportunities NB Blog

  • How to Live the Entrepreneur’s Dream


    Growing your business poses any number of challenges. The last thing you want or need is red tape, restrictions or roadblocks. Entrepreneurs want and need an environment that supports new ideas, embraces all phases of the business life cycle, and promotes an entrepreneurial ecosystem. That’s where New Brunswick comes in; it’s an entrepreneur’s dream. Strategically located

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  • Leaders: How to Regain 10 Hours a Week

    Imagine what you could do if you had an additional five hours a week? Imagine what you could do if you had an additional 10 hours a week? Opportunities NB (ONB) learned what you can accomplish from speaking with Brody Hanson, New Brunswick engineer and entrepreneur. While working full-time with Siemens in Fredericton, doing an MBA

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  • Better Relationships Through Innovation: Introhive CEO Jody Glidden

    Having the right customer relationship management (CRM) software is a pivotal part of success for today’s enterprise. CRMs traditionally require data to be manually entered into a database. New Brunswick’s Introhive felt the CRM sector was ripe for innovation and worked to automate this process so data flows into a company’s CRM without human interaction. Introhive is the brainchild of two

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  • New Brunswick Export Success Stories: Covered Bridge Potato Chips

    From the heart of potato country, a family-owned farm, whose beginning dates back to the early 1920s, is currently offering one of the Atlantic Canada’s tastiest exports to the world. Covered Bridge Potato Chips, a product of Albright Farms, has seen tremendous success both domestically and abroad despite only launching in 2009. The company’s old-fashioned kettle chips

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  • How Innovation is at The Root of Investment Attraction


    In our current global-based economic environment – innovation is what sets us apart and makes us attractive to the outside world. Innovation is a global game, and we need to ensure we are ready to play at the highest level. The attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI), and the development of export opportunities are necessary

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  • New Brunswick: Your Entrepreneurial Destination

    Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the province of New Brunswick. On top of being home to the most entrepreneurial university in Canada, the province also hosts a number of organizations focused on helping entrepreneurs and startups achieve their dreams. One of those organizations, Fredericton’s Planet Hatch, recently announced a new initiative to attract more entrepreneurs

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  • New Brunswick: Where Entrepreneurship is in Fashion

    It’s estimated that one in five Canadians will at some point in their life develop some type of mental health challenge. Two young New Brunswick entrepreneurs found themselves in exactly that situation, and it led to a new idea. Kayley Reed and Kyle MacNevin are co-founders of a new fashion brand—Wear Your Label—that seeks to create conversations

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  • How One Couple Engineered Their New Brunswick Success Story

    Green Imaging Technologies (GIT) specializes in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) solutions for special core analysis in the petroleum sector. Their software is used to measure valuable rock and fluid properties to help oil and gas companies make critical exploration and production decisions. Jill Green, Co-Founder and CEO, is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (UNB)

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  • New Brunswick Export Success Stories: Bonté Foods

    In June, the 2015 Export Awards recognized New Brunswick companies achieving recent or ongoing success in developing new markets and expanding their reach. Opportunities NB (ONB) wanted to check in with of some of those award-winning companies, and get to the bottom of their export success. Dieppe’s Bonté Foods Limited is a manufacturer of over 300 food products. Producing food under the Bonté

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