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Entrepreneurship student, Kim Kelly
Through the Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Program, Kim Kelly (right) kick-started OK Sea Salt, a business she co-founded with her partner. Read more about Kim and Onya.

Getting involved with entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial related activities helps you build a stronger and more employable skillset. Many of our graduates have gone on to start their own business and/or to support our local business community through their work. 

Benefits of entrepreneurial skills

A few of the many benefits of entrepreneurial skills include:

Making you more employable and providing opportunities for career growth

  • An entrepreneurial mindset positions you to support the small and medium-sized businesses that you work for by bringing your strengths, knowledge and skills to support their business needs.

Enhancing your opportunities as a business owner

  • If you're interested in starting a company, entrepreneurship is a practical career option that allows you to turn your skills, values and passions into a business. It allows you to bring an idea to viability while helping you remain agile and responsive to what the regional and provincial economy needs to thrive. 

Develop an entrepreneurial skillset

You can develop your entrepreneurial skills by immersing yourself in settings where you experience and practice  these skills such as:  

  • Working with and observing entrepreneurial thinkers and leaders
  • Project-based work
  • Volunteer experiences
  • Shadowing entrepreneurs

Opportunities through NSCC Entrepreneurship 


Whether you're looking to turn an idea into a business, convert a hobby or project you’ve been working on into a sustainable business, or grow an existing one, we're here to help.

Business advisory sessions

We offer free one-on-one business counselling for NSCC students who are interested in starting a business or want to take their existing business to the next level. We offer guidance and support in the areas of business plan development, marketing, HR, government regulations, financing and more.

Community connections

We have a large network of entrepreneurial service providers and community resources and can help connect you to relevant resources and supports available in our communities across the province.

Financial support

We offer financial support for activities that give NSCC students a chance to learn more about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skill development.

Activities and events 

We develop and run College-wide entrepreneurial activities for students, including online challenges and contests, professional development opportunities, and so much more.


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