Online workshop

Facebook for Business 2017 was presented Sept. 14th to 55 people. The format used to provide the information was online and interactive.
The key to this style of learning seems to be to activate the computer you will use a few days ahead of when the workshop will take place. The software technical folks will help test your computer.
Unfortunately for this initial workshop the live workshop did not record the entire workshop so we are not able to provide a copy on our youtube channel.
We are in the process of asking those who participated or tried to participate to give feedback on this learning style. We will share the results when they are ready.

Acadia Entrepreneurship Center offers business workshops

Entrepreneurship Certificate Community of Practice

Professional Seminars for Practical Entrepreneurs

Practical, experiential learning for entrepreneurs in business, not-for-profit, and government to strengthen your own professional capacity. Take one or two seminars for professional development or take all 23 seminars within 3 years and achieve a Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

All E-Cert sessions are FREE!

9:00am – 12:00 pm

First Three Wednesdays of the Month

373 King Street, Bridgewater


September 2017 Topic Schedule

Selling #7  (September 6, 2017)

9:00am – 12:00 pm

In this workshop, we’ll explore:

  • The myth of the hard sell
  • Transactional vs consultative selling
  • The pitch vs the question
  • What to do when they say no or maybe
  • Closing the sale vs opening the relationship

To register, click here 

Customer Service #8  (September 13, 2017)

9:00am – 12:00 pm

In this workshop, we’ll explore:

  • The business value of good customer service
  • What is customer service?
  • Handling complaints
  • Creating loyalty through good service recovery

To register,  click here

Managing Money #9  (September 20, 2017)

9:00am – 12:00 pm

In this workshop, we’ll explore:

  • The main causes of business failure and what to do about them
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Cash Flow and Credit
  • Record-keeping
  • What to do when customers don’t pay

To register, click here

Business Building Brainstorming Sessions

Are you currently running your own business or starting a business?

Join us for coffee and conversation.  We offer space to bring forward ideas, challenges and opportunities with like-minded people. This Community of Practice allows people to engage and support one another as they open, build and grow their business.  Everyone is welcome!  Our strength is in collaboration.

 A community of practice helps you bridge the gap between knowing what to do and knowing how to do it. We lightly facilitate a topic of conversation, and you and your peers take it where it needs to go. 

Business Building Brainstorming   

(September 27, 2017)

9:00 am – 11:00 am

To register, click here


For a complete listing of the seminars in the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program or for more information please contact:

Donna Fancey, Office Administrator
Phone: 902-543-1067


Thinking of starting your own business but need more information, check out these FREE workshops: 

Exploring Your Future

(September 28, 2017)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information or to register, click here

So You Want To Start A Business
(September 29, 2017)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Examines all the necessary steps to writing a business plan.

To register, click here





Entrepreneurship Certificate

Community of Practice

Entrepreneurs make informed decisions that seem risky to others. If you are the person in your organization who’s always rocking the boat and coming up with new ways to change how to do things, you are probably an entrepreneur. This training can help you channel that energy and get the best outcomes for your work.


Investing in your knowledge of how to run a business is as important as investing your money. Maybe more. The Entrepreneurship Certificate curriculum gives you a complete package of skills, tools, and knowledge that will reap benefits for years to come.


  • A skilled facilitator with business and training experience
  • A review of the most relevant current business approaches
  • Many opportunities to discuss, learn, reflect, and share ideas with peers
  • Practical, hands-on practice
  • Tools you can use right away
  • An action plan
  • Experience and inspiration to take the next step
  • New social and business contacts
  • An advantage in the market compared to your competition, both in finding funding or investment, and in the viability of your businesses


Commitment to the program is not required for participation in any seminar. All seminars can be taken as independent trainings. We hope you’ll take as many as you wish!


Each workshop is 3 hours long. Workshops are held the first three Wednesdays of each month in Bridgewater, NS.


Entrepreneurs take action, so register today! 



South West Nova Scotia Temperature and Solar Radiation Study 2011 Project Summary

YEAR ONE results

Early in 2011, South Shore Opportunities CBDC (Queens/Lunenburg), Shelburne CBDC and Yarmouth CBDC secured funding from more than a dozen sources to launch a project to assess weather conditions and their influence on agriculture potential. Thank you to all funders .

The area of interest was the counties of Digy, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens and Lunenburg.  To implement this three-year project the CBDC’s approached AgraPoint, for their agricultural consulting experience, and the Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG) for their years in similar “weather mapping” initiatives in the Annapolis Valley.    42 Onset weather stations were deployed to measure both temperature and solar radiation (i.e. sunshine units).

The results of the first year of the three year study can be downloaded here.   Be patient, it is a large document and will take several minutes to get all the information.

Click here to access the report