Jamaican-born Dwania Peele wants to help immigrant women in small business

Are you an immigrant woman who always had a yearning to the start up your own small business but not sure where to start? Dwania Peele, founder and executive director of Canadian Small Business Women has the know-how and can connect you with people with the relevant expertise to help you achieve your goals. “I […]

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New research says immigrant entrepreneurs see starting a business as desirable, but barriers persist

A new research report, Immigrant Entrepreneurship: Barriers and Facilitators to Growth, from Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute shows that a substantial proportion of new Canadians are attracted to entrepreneurship as a desirable career choice (73 per cent), but the reasons may be different than for Canadian-born entrepreneurs. More than half of the immigrant respondents acknowledged that they […]

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Multicultural marketing trailblazer Sharifa Khan is a finalist in the 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

A record-breaking 6,400 women entrepreneurs were nominated in this year’s Women of Influence’s 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and multicultural marketing trailblazer, Sharifa Khan has been announced as one of the 18 selected finalists. Khan, the president and CEO of one of Canada’s longest running multicultural communications agencies, Balmoral Multicultural Marketing, is in company […]

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What it takes to be an entrepreneur according to RBC Entrepreneur Award winner Ajay Virmani

Ajay Virmani has always been an entrepreneur at heart and has had the career journey to prove it. When he first arrived in Canada from New Delhi, he had humble beginnings as a window washer, then a brief stint as a life insurance salesman before eventually switching gears to work in transport. This move took […]

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Canadian immigrants who made it big share their best tips for entrepreneurial newcomers

Want to know what it takes to succeed in business? Who better to ask than Canadian immigrant business leaders who have overcome their own challenges as immigrant entrepreneurs to make it big? For Small Business Month this October,  business success stories like Maninder Dhaliwal, Robert Herjavec, Karim Hakimi and others share their business wisdom.   Maninder […]

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Eman Shahab Bachani’s artisan shoes have soul

Originally from Pakistan, Eman Shahab Bachani has always been inspired by the cultural crafts of her heritage, so in a bid to share them and offer the Canadian fashion scene something truly original, she set up Meraki Design House in 2015. Bachani, who came to Canada six years ago to study at the University of […]

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Pope denounces speculators in visit to industrial workers

Pope Francis - ILVA steel-making firm - Genoa in Italy - 27 May 2017

ROME — Pope Francis highlighted the struggle workers face in a globalizing economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel factory in Genoa, where he stressed the importance of work in giving people a sense of human dignity and denounced those who would exploit their workers. The visit puts a focus on the plight […]

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Irfanali Moledina has a nose for business as a founder of an essential oils business

As a young immigrant from the U.K. growing up in Calgary, there was one thing that really bugged Irfanali Moledina about his home in Canada: mosquitoes. He used to use bug repellant pretty enthusiastically, until he noticed that the chemical-laden product caused the siding of his family home to permanently stain! That memory stuck with […]

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