Developing SMEs’ Capacity to Engage Human and Financial Capital Business Retention & Expansion in Hants County, Nova Scoti...
I have to travel back and forth to Boston  because the few venture capitalists we  have here won’t take any risks. - Hants...
We can’t find people who have the right skills and actually want to work. - Hants County Business (that pays minimum wage,...
business complaints building business capacity
 
 
 
Six Regional Development Authorities (RDAs) representing eight counties are participating in the pilot project. They inclu...
The pilot is funded by:
 
x 50 =
can’t find/retain workers with the skills they need. 18 Career Centres Customized Training  Resources Human Resource Works...
have had difficulty securing financing. 10 Business Plan  Coaching Referrals to Gov’t Agencies Referrals to Credit Unions ...
50 initial interviews 381 in-person and virtual follow-ups
 
“ this problem is beyond my control”
BR+E capacity building business needs gov’t services
resilient self-sufficient investment-ready employers-of-choice
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Presentation with Simeon Roberts to the conference, "Re-Imagining the Atlantic Canadian Economy: Dynamics and Trajectories of Human and Financial Resources" at Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, June 7 - 9, 2007.

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  • Good morning. It’s our pleasure to be here today to talk about what we have learned about the capacity of small and medium-sized enterprise to engage human and financial capital. We’re also here to tell you about how the Business Retention & Expansion model we’re using builds capacity. My name is Simeon Roberts and I’m an economic geographer. My colleague, Ryan MacNeil, a community economic developer will be joining us shortly.
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    1. 1. Developing SMEs’ Capacity to Engage Human and Financial Capital Business Retention & Expansion in Hants County, Nova Scotia Ryan MacNeil and Simeon Roberts
    2. 2. I have to travel back and forth to Boston because the few venture capitalists we have here won’t take any risks. - Hants County Business (that has no formal investor prospectus)
    3. 3. We can’t find people who have the right skills and actually want to work. - Hants County Business (that pays minimum wage, offers only part-time call-in hours, and has no training program)
    4. 4. business complaints building business capacity
    5. 8. Six Regional Development Authorities (RDAs) representing eight counties are participating in the pilot project. They include: <ul><li>Pictou Regional Development Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Lunenburg Queens Regional Development Agency </li></ul><ul><li>South West Shore Development Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Kings Community Economic Development Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Hants Regional Development Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Colchester Regional Development Agency </li></ul>
    6. 9. The pilot is funded by:
    7. 11. x 50 =
    8. 12. can’t find/retain workers with the skills they need. 18 Career Centres Customized Training Resources Human Resource Workshops Workplace Education Resources Best Practices Toolkit Employer of Choice Pilot
    9. 13. have had difficulty securing financing. 10 Business Plan Coaching Referrals to Gov’t Agencies Referrals to Credit Unions and Banks Info on First Angel Network
    10. 14. 50 initial interviews 381 in-person and virtual follow-ups
    11. 16. “ this problem is beyond my control”
    12. 17. BR+E capacity building business needs gov’t services
    13. 18. resilient self-sufficient investment-ready employers-of-choice
    14. 19. Developing SMEs’ Capacity to Engage Human and Financial Capital Business Retention & Expansion in Hants County, Nova Scotia Ryan MacNeil and Simeon Roberts

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