Fostering Immigrant Women-Owned Businesses

Did you know that ISANS has a free 10-week program to help immigrant women entrepreneurs learn more about business development? Our next Immigrant Women Entrepreneurship Program (IWEP) sessions start on January 12, 2021! NOTE: The 10-week session starting on January 12 is now full and is no longer accepting clients. To … Read more

Small Business Week – ISANS Celebrates Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Join us today, October 21, from 4 pm to 6 pm for an exciting Zoom event to celebrate Small Business Week! This event will feature a two-hour, virtual celebration of the ingenuity, perseverance, and success of Nova Scotian immigrant small businesses. Listen to Nova Scotian immigrant small business owners inspirational … Read more

Immigrants Success Stories Series – Shivani Dhamija

Shivani immigrated to Canada in 2011 and was unable to find a job in her field. Not one to be discouraged – she started an Indian Meal Delivery business. Many opportunities unfolded for her. Shivani’s Kitchen was launched – producing authentic, bold spices, ready to use sauces and samosas so … Read more

Join us on Saturday, September 26 at Halifax Brewery Market

Our Bridge to Entrepreneurship program, funded by IRCC, helps entrepreneurial permanent residents and refugees who are learning to speak English join the business world. By offering a targeted English language course for business and a dedicated table at Halifax Brewery Market, this program enables them to test their products and … Read more

Meet Anthea Taljaard (Van Der Pluym)

Anthea has been a Business and Workforce Integration client at ISANS since May 2020 and recently opened her gallery at the Eastern Shore, promoting local artists. Learn about her story and her business, Eastern Shore Gallery, in the interview below: What support did ISANS give you? I did the “Introduction to … Read more

Building Connections Through Business

Celebrations for Small Business Week began early when members of the Halifax business community came together for last Thursday’s “Networking in Motion” event. Currently in its seventh year, Networking in Motion is an annual event for immigrant business owners in Halifax to showcase their work and celebrate their successes. More … Read more

Marketplace app helps immigrant entrepreneurs

By Brendan Ahern, Chronicle Herald, October 19, 2018. Newcomers starting businesses in Nova Scotia are using an app that makes promotion easy. The Immigrant Business Marketplace App was launched by ISANS during last year’s small business week. On the first day, 38 businesses signed up. Today there are 125…

Networking in Motion

There was great food and conversation at the 6th annual business Networking in Motion at Paul O’Regan Hall on October 17. Over 250 people attended the event hosted by ISANS, in partnership with Halifax Public Libraries and the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by Business Development Canada (BDC). Every year, Networking … Read more

Why mentorship is important to business development

To celebrate Small Business Week, we are sharing 5 reasons why mentorship is important to business development: Get guidance from an expert: With years of education and industry experience behind them, mentors provide answers and make suggestions that can help you to navigate the Canadian business landscape. Get feedback and … Read more

Visit ISANS’ table at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market!

Our Bridge to Entrepreneurship Program supports immigrant entrepreneurs by helping them prepare and sell products at ISANS incubator table at the Halifax Seaport Market. The program helps newcomers develop entrepreneurial skills while earning additional income, all with the support of our Farmers’ Market Coordinator. The Farmers’ Market Coordinator helps participants … Read more