Whether you are new to business or you are a seasoned entrepreneur, these tools and resources are sure to help you start or grow a business.
ServicesOur team of experienced business coaches have worked with hundreds of businesses across Atlantic Canada to help make their businesses better
Connecting Students, new graduates and early stage entrepreneurs to one on one advisory sessions, and SMUEC community of innovation and support
The SMUEC is currently coordinating an entrepreneur incubator at Halifax Stanfield International Airport called The Runway. The Runway provides local business the opportunity to promote and grow their enterprises through product sales and new product testing activities at the airport
Our experienced coaches will take you through a specific decision-making framework that will help you identify where you need to spend time working on your business
ToolsWhether you are new to business or you are a seasoned entrepreneur, these tools and resources are sure to help you start or grow a business.
To help our clients understand how to embed innovation in every layer of their businesses, we’ve created an Innovation Assessment. We’ve taken what we know about working with innovative companies and put together three separate innovation assessment scales so you know where your company is doing well, and where it might improve
Growth Matters is a new coaching program offered by the SMUEC. We are offering coaching packages to select companies with growth potential to help them make decisions around how to approach new opportunities or deal with nagging problems. Our coaches use a custom assessment, and coaching tools from Growth Wheel International, to move your business forward
Funding ProgramsThe Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre currently operates employability programs that can help you grow your business by providing access to funding to hire new employees
We provide a significant wage subsidy to employers to assist their hiring of priority youth in the Halifax Regional Municipality. We help employers cover the cost of training while helping priority youth (age 15-30) overcome multiple barriers to employment, and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make a successful transition to the labour market or return to school.
We provide wage subsidies to employers to assist their hiring of a recent graduate. Last year, we placed over 60 recent graduates in career related positions with small- and medium-sized enterprises.