Opportunities NB Blog

  • Taking the Road Less Traveled: Another Side of Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneur

    Corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship are important components of how communities and business communities grow and thrive. However, it takes special characteristics for an individual to run a not-for-profit organization. When you think of those characteristics you might liken it to an entrepreneur on steroids. It really takes a special breed of entrepreneurial spirit

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  • Canada’s Hidden IT Gem: How Are You Leveraging It?

    There’s a place in Atlantic Canada where people are quietly working away at some of the world’s leading software companies producing second to none solutions. It’s a place where people are modest, but helpful. It’s a place where work life and private life thrive. It’s Canada’s hidden IT gem and in today’s post, we delve a

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  • Why This New Brunswicker’s Winning Play Was Moving Home

    New Brunswick

    We enjoy speaking with people who have moved (or moved back) to New Brunswick for career opportunities and an improved work-life balance. Today, we’d like to highlight another such person; Mount Allison University’s Director of Athletics and Recreation, Pierre Arsenault. ONB: Where did you grow up and why did you move away from New Brunswick? Arsenault: I grew up

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  • Canada In Cuba: Export Insights from the Canadian Embassy

    As part of our preparation for the FIHAV 2015 Havana International Fair, Opportunities NB (ONB) recently worked with David Verbiwski, Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Cuba, to present an informative session on doing business in Cuba, and the overall state of Canada-Cuba relations. The FIHAV fair begins on November 2, 2015 and

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  • How to Live the Entrepreneur’s Dream

    Entrepreneur

    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

    Innovation

    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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