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An overview of the challenges within the ethnic entrepreneur community (sample)

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An overview of the challenges within the ethnic entrepreneur community (sample)

The economy is the challenge in this era where people are fighting to prevent their cultural disappearance or alienation. This first analysis devoted to ethnic entrepreneurship lays the foundation for a reflection, observation and a better consideration of this factor of social integration (communities and individuals). Talking about foundations means to take an overall look on the realities that characterizes it and share it. Without being exhaustive we have focused on 7 major aspects in our view. This is an opinion that either opens the debate or urging to change and even more to claim your soul (capital and capacity) of Ethnic Entrepreneur. Continue reading…

Grand Opening of Studio Alkemy Yoga & Wellness

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We are proud to present the final work of our clients.
They did a great job and need you to celebrate with them by discovering their offer.
Now you are invited to the grand opening:

Grand Opening – July 5, 2015 10am-8pm

 Join us for the Grand Opening of Studio Alkemy Yoga & Wellness on Sunday, July 5th from 10am-8pm.

 We invite you to take part in this Open House featuring:

  • Free classes all day in:
    • Kemetic Yoga
    • Ashtanga Yoga
    • Meditation
    • Rhythmic Gymnastics
    • PiYo
    • Soca Fitness
    • Afro Jazz
    • Kizomba
  • Free 15 min. Massage and Reiki sessions
  • 15% off all products in our boutique.
  • A raffle for a chance to win one of three prizes:
    • 1 month of free classes!
    • 1 free Reiki session!


  • 1 free Naturopathic Consultation!

 Join us for a day of positive transformation, good vibes and a celebration of life, prosperity and health!

 4978A, Queen Mary

Montreal, QC H3W 1X2

(Snowdon Metro)


For more info, call: (438) 384-7978

«Les Journées du Métissage Entrepreneurial »

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Communiqué de presse 
For Immediate Release

Montreal, March 30, 2015— The Carrefours jeunesse-emploi of Côte-des-Neiges and  Notre-Dame-de-Grâce are launching their second edition of  «Les Journées du Métissage Entrepreneurial » ,  which will take place on April 20, 21 and 22. The first edition was successful in allowing budding entrepreneurs to meet new people and share their ideas.

 Keeping in mind this need to create spaces for fruitful exchanges, our activities will focus on making entrepreneurship and the existing resources more tangible for start-ups, young professionals and students.  Our activities will be in French and are open to all Montrealers with a special focus on residents of Côte-des-Neiges, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Outremont, Ville Mont-Royal, Côte-St-Luc, Hampstead, and Montreal-Ouest.

 During these three dynamic days, participants will learn how to use the Lean Start-up model, build crowdfunding and social media plans, and much more. Our activities are meant to create inspiring encounters that will generate innovative projects to strengthen our communities.

 Our participants will have a chance to be guided by renowned experts in entrepreneurship and the social economy such as Mr. Claude Ananou from the HEC, the SOCENT initiative, Noor El Bawab from Concordia’s District 3, i, Odette Trépanier of the CSMO-ESAC and Natalie Riviere from Dawson College.

 To sign up, visit us at: www.metissageentrepreneurial.com

Do it soon as places are limited.

 For further information, please contact:


Mélissa Faucher

Entrepreneurship Awareness and Promotion Officer

Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Côte-des-Neiges

514-342-5678 ext. 257


Are we truly competitive?

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As winter is ending, so is the term for several community organizations working with cultural diversity Montreal groups. It is now time for balance sheets and reports on the action plans developed in response to the received mandates.

In the case of entrepreneurship, the year was very tumultuous, on the one hand because of the imposing reform undertaken by the Government to clean up the budget and redeploy accompanying actors. On the other hand, ethnic entrepreneurs themselves had to demonstrate more imagination to fetch already scarce financing. Indeed, facing an apparent economic gloom and an inadequate labour market, entrepreneurship was the path chosen by many brave full-timers and many cautious part-timers. The fact remains that in this exercise of self-employment or trade, often initiated in the urgency of a drop in income, many elements come to tarnish the overall performance of the ethnic economy. Continue reading…