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Jon Tattrie

Jon Tattrie
Jon Tattrie is a freelance journalist and author based in Halifax. His most recent book is the novel Limerence from Pottersfield Press.

Where the world gathers

The Seaport Farmers’ Market brings vendors from all origins together, offering an example for Halifax to follow   The stately Regal Princess glides alongside the Halifax pier. At first, the leviathan is silent and still. Soon, its passengers begin filing down the gangway. It disgorges brightly dressed Americans, elderly couples, …

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A taste of the good life

Tom Rice never liked working for other people. When he left the U.K. for Nova Scotia with his wife Christina in 2005, he started plotting his escape. First, he bought an indoor golf facility with a Business Development Bank of Canada loan. “I lost about 100 grand, so I went …

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Building on dreams

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Nova Scotia needs immigrants and people brave enough to start their own businesses. Getting both in entrepreneurial newcomers can solve the problems simultaneously, according to Laurie Cameron, the head of Halifax’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED). CEED works with entrepreneurs to help them turn ideas into reality. “I …

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A running start

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Many immigrants to Nova Scotia arrive with the passion to start a business, but while they may bring the drive to succeed, they can lack the local knowledge to find success. That’s where the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) can help. Even newcomers who arrive speaking English might …

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Selling himself

My Halifax Experience - Matt Whitman

Now my whole career is about listening, connecting, making friends, and representing people. It’s much more grass roots and holistic. Matt Whitman sold a car to the first person he saw after stepping out of the training room at O’Regan’s Toyota in Halifax. It was 1992 and he’d just graduated …

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