Headshots – Creating your Digital Brand

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With the new age of social media, people are finding products online now more than ever. Clean headshots show your clients who they’re supporting when they choose you over the competition. Headshots put a smiling face to the company name. Smiling pictures are an easy way to make clients comfortable with your business in seconds. When someone browses your website and sees a cheerful employee, it can create a positive connection in their mind. For this session, join Jay Fisher – Halifax’s premier headshot photographer and expression coach from ‘Capture it Photography’ – to understand the importance of headshots for your business. At this session, you will learn about: What a headshot is and how it is different from other types of photography What your photo says and why do you need a headshot How to choose a photographer Preparing for the session What to expect and how to select a headshot Makin selections after the session – looking at different photos and what they say To attend this session, you must: Be an ISANS business client Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 5+

Manage Stress with EFT

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As a business owner, there is so much that can leave you feeling mentally exhausted, stressed, anxious, or depressed – long hours, unpredictable cash flow, significant changes in your industry, and having responsibility for your business and employees. Stress and exhaustion can affect your ability to run your business, and it can also impact your relationships with family, friends, employees, suppliers, and customers. Thankfully, there is a solution to help. You can learn to manage your stress and anxiety through the Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT). EFT is an effective skill to help you balance your emotions, based on traditional Chinese medicine theory. In this session, Tom Tian will teach you all about EFT. Tom has been a master EFT trainer for 13 years. He is a member of CAATCM (Canadian Association of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine), a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctor and registered acupuncturist. He is the owner of “I Stop Pain Acupuncture Centre” in Halifax since 2007. At this session, you will learn about: What EFT is The development of EFT How to do EFT How to manage your stress and anxiety with EFT When you can do EFT The benefit of EFT for health and stress […]

Entrepreneur Success Stories

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Welcome to “Entrepreneur Success Stories,” where every month successful entrepreneurs from Nova Scotia share their entrepreneurial stories! Come to these sessions to learn how other entrepreneurs started out, what their journeys were like, and what challenges they overcame to find business success. This month, join Mufaro Chakabuda. She is the founder and CEO of the Maritime Centre for African Dance Inc., the President of Chaks Publishing House, and the President of masteps.com. In this session, learn how Mufaro started her business with less than $20 and about her initial struggles and success. In this session, Mufaro will talk about: Getting to Canada How and where she started her business journey Overcoming resistance – telling her story about starting with $19.50 to scaling internationally Building something out of nothing , with her perspective as a black, female immigrant Crossing borders and scaling from a local Business to an international business Creating an ARTS business – “Artrepreneurship” – and building value in your craft To attend this session, you must: Be an ISANS business client Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 5+

Employment Law in Nova Scotia

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Labour Standards legislation sets out the minimum employment rules in Nova Scotia that employers and employees have to follow. It also sets out rules specific to the recruitment of workers and the hiring of foreign workers. Employees, employers, and recruiters have rights and responsibilities under these rules. Join this session to hear from Claire Ryan (MPA to learn about employment rights and employment law in Nova Scotia. Claire is a Research & Awareness Officer for the province’s Labour Standards Division. In this session, you will learn about: Employment rights and responsibilities under the Labour Standards Code The minimum employment rules in Nova Scotia that employers and employees have to follow (such as pay, protected leaves, ending employment, etc.) Rules specific to the recruitment of workers and the hiring of foreign workers How a person who believes the rules have been broken can file a complaint with the Labour Standards Division To attend this session, you must: Be an ISANS business client Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 5+