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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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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