Driving innovation into rural industries can bring new economic opportunities, increased competitiveness and improved livelihoods to rural communities. However, rural areas often face unique challenges that hinder innovation and growth.
Every innovator has asked themselves this age-old question: what comes first, creativity or innovation? Do we need to be creative to innovate? Or is innovation a result of being creative? Why should we care about understanding the difference between these two concepts?
As an innovator, you may have asked yourself this question more than once. Coming up with a great idea is never easy, and it can be hard to know where to start.
There’s no such thing as failure, only feedback. That’s what all successful entrepreneurs say, anyway. And they’re probably right. But even if you don’t believe in the power of positive thinking, there’s still a lot to be learned from failure. After all, it is the ultimate teacher.
The people who know me know that I am not an introvert. I really don't have problems speaking and connecting with new people. I actually really enjoy it. I do realize that not everyone is built the same way. As I work with different entrepreneurs I am often asked how...
Co-working spaces have become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more professionals are looking for flexible and cost-effective alternatives to traditional office environments. These shared workspaces offer a variety of benefits for individuals and...
Conquering Your Fears as an Entrepreneur: A Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Your Fears and Achieving Success
Fear is a natural part of life, especially when it comes to entrepreneurship. Each challenge, each new venture, and each risk brings with it the potential for failure and the fear of it. It can be overcome.
As part of our Igniting Creativity in Arts & Music Series, Ignite and Music Nova Scotia have teamed up to offer this event – “How To Showcase” – a Music Nova Scotia Primer. If you’re a young performer you will learn how to get the most out of conferences and showcases – from making the decision to attend to the best way to showcase your music. Music Nova Scotia will also be giving a primer on what the organization can do for you, from offering a “Basic Training” program to help artists and aspiring music industry professionals develop their skills and knowledge, to helping with opportunities in music entrepreneurship.
Starting and running a business is no easy feat. It requires a range of skills and abilities to navigate the many challenges that entrepreneurs face. Here are 10 skills that are essential for entrepreneurs to succeed.
I am often asked why I am so passionate about innovation in traditional industries and why we do so many programs to help rural enterprises adopt innovative new approaches to these sectors. Well, let's start by discussing what Industry 4.0 is and what it means for...
There’s no school for entrepreneurship or at least no school that teaches you the lessons you will learn by being an entrepreneur. You can read all the books and articles you want, but until you’re actually out there starting and running your own business, you won’t really know what it’s like. I like to think of myself as a seasoned entrepreneur because I’ve made so many mistakes along the way. And trust me, I’ve learned some hard lessons. These are a few lessons I’ve learned that I wish I knew starting out.
If you want to be an entrepreneur, the time to start is now! In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to get started as an entrepreneur in 2023. We’ll also share some resources that can help you along the way. So whether you’re a student who’s looking to start your own business, or someone who’s been thinking about entrepreneurship for a while, this blog post is for you! Let’s get started!
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