Twirp Communications Inc. is Halifax's leader in social media training and consulting. Head Twirp, Anita Kirkbride trains dozens of entrepreneurs each year to manage their own social media marketing through Workplace Education workshops, individualized training plans, and her free, educational blog and ecourses.
Daley Progress Inc. helps business owners and independent professionals turn their online marketing strategies into practical results, connecting the dots between planning and doing. Linda Daley is an avid small business blogger with 575+ posts, and her blog has been touted by Search Engine Journal as one of the "Best Marketing Blogs of Canada".
Better Business Bureau's Vision: an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other. With a community of over 2,000 trustworthy Accredited Businesses - and growing - BBB is proud to provide services to consumers and businesses all across Atlantic Canada. The BBB Accreditation Seal shows commitment to integrity, ethical business practices, and customer service.
MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. No matter the industry sector, market location or specific areas of business that need to be addressed, MNP is there... wherever business takes you. MNP offers offices strategically located in urban and rural centres throughout Canada.
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission is a home for the homeless in Halifax. It’s hope for the hopeless. It’s food for the stomach and food for the soul. It’s friendship for the lonely. Souls Harbour RESCUES people from poverty, addiction and despair by offering emergency help, such as food and clothing, life-changing programs, and the Gospel Message.
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shiftED Academy can help you, the subject matter expert, embrace the spotlight and rock the podium (even if the podium hasn't found you yet). If you know where you want to go, shiftED can help you get there. shiftED Academy is committed to empowering professionals by sharing the secrets that lead to promotions, pay increases and powerful shifts.
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The Port of Belledune is a world-class facility in northern New Brunswick with exceptional cargo handling capacity. It is a year-round, ice-free and deep-water port which has ample outdoor terminal storage space and several indoor storage facilities - a definite competitive advantage for bulk, break-bulk and general cargo handling.
With the combined experience of over 15 years, Click Productions is a focused team of professionals dedicated to providing quality commercial photography. Each with a particular skill set and style, their team is committed to capturing your product or event in the best possible light. Click Productions works hard to bring life to your high profile images.
Alison Knott of Eraserheader Design is an international creative tech speaker who’s passionate about the intersection of web, creativity and business. A proud woman in tech, Alison produced Atlantic Canada’s first WordPress conference and Meetup, mentors emerging female designers, and entertains business owners with nerdy facts. Her main mandate: to raise web literacy for small business and entrepreneurs.
Websavers is a Halifax-based web hosting company that provides cost-effective and high-performance WordPress and VPS hosting along with technical support for people of all skill levels. While their competition uses outsourced agents reading from scripts, Websavers provides insightful and data-driven answers to every question asked of them.
Trust Communications truly believes that every brand can grow and thrive online, and they spend their days proving they're right! They focus on strategy and content because these are the essentials for digital success. Trust Communications is passionate about digital and excited to help their clients succeed.
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The Phone Lady shows businesses how to use the phone to #InspireConversation with clients and prospects. Mary Jane Copps has spent 28 years analyzing the psychology of a phone call, information she now shares with entrepreneurs, not-for-profits, corporations and government departments. Mary Jane says, "Pick It Up. Make Things Happen!"
Michelle-Rober Fashion is a brand strongly committed to empowering people to be confident with exactly who they are. Our voice is to spread a message of love and confidence. This started with our need to stop hiding/denying who we were - a deep need to want people to be 100% authentic in who they are. Our passion is building confidence, showing love, and compassion in ourselves, our children, as well as in others. If we remember that being our true selves is the most amazing gift we can give to ourselves, and the world, it will make life so much more beautiful. Be you. Be confident. Be CAPEABLE.
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Agorapulse is your one-stop dashboard for social media management. Easily grasp your social media metrics. Better understand your audience at-a-glance. Capitalize on every opportunity with full monitoring and engagement capabilities.