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Financing to start a business

For this blog post, I thought I would outline some ways in which entrepreneurs can find some money if they do not have a source of revenue to start-up or expand.  I thought of this topic because...
Andrew Redden
30.03.2015
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A Look at Recent Visitor Stats for Hastings County

Ever wonder who visits our County each year, where are they coming from and what do they do when they arrive?  We now have the answer. Recently, staff received the latest visitors statistics (...
Kasey Rogerson
11.03.2015
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Bancroft downtown

It costs more to live in the "big city"

As reported by InsideBelleville.com, a new study released by Kanetix.ca found that cities in the Greater Toronto Area have the highest rates of auto insurance in Ontario.  The City of Brampton's...
Andrew Redden
19.02.2015
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Retail makeover project in Bancroft

The Bancroft Business Improvement Area (BBIA) has partnered with the local Community Futures Development Corporation and Loyalist College to provide a RETAIL Makeover Project.The goal of this project...
Andrew Redden
17.02.2015
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Tweed sign

Listening to existing businesses in Tweed

The Tweed & Area Chamber of Commerce is implementing a local economic development project this Spring.  Known formally as a Business Retention & Expansion (BR+E) Project, in partnership...
Andrew Redden
02.02.2015
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Snow

What's your backup plan?

Most likely you saw news footage of what happened recently in the Buffalo, NY area.  They received a TON of snow in late 2014.  Whether it's several feet of snow, an ice storm such as...
Andrew Redden
15.01.2015
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Winter in Hastings

Focussing on creative, entrepreneurial types

While on Twitter, I noticed this article titled, "How to keep small towns from disappearing".  While it was published almost two years ago, the points made throughout haven't aged. The key...
Andrew Redden
13.01.2015
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Starting or growing a food business?

Do you wish to start or grow a food business?  If yes, there are a couple of workshops coming up that you may be interested in.On Tuesday, January 20 from 9am to 3pm, plan to attend "Exploring...
Andrew Redden
08.01.2015
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Start a business!

Are you between the ages of 18 and 29 and dream of opening your own business?  What is your passion?  What do you love to do?If you've got a great idea for a business, there's a program...
Andrew Redden
16.12.2014
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