Many businesses in the Strait-Highlands Region are using technology to find new markets, serve customers better, access business-to-business services or just use information technology better as a business tool. Below are a number of resources for those exploring e-business options and some local examples of businesses who have built a viable on-line presence:
What is E-Business?: A great starting place to understanding the basics of E-Business and E-Commerce.
E-Commerce Branch of Industry Canada: Information on E-Business policy and research.
jobsHere: the plan to grow our economy (from the Province of Nova Scotia)
Some local examples of E-Business:
MacIsaac Kilts: MacIsaac Kiltmakers is a family-run business specializing in custom-made kilts, Highland Wear for men and women, and Highland Dancing Outfits.
101.5 The Hawk: 101.5 The Hawk (CIGO FM) is located in Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.Established in October 1975, CIGO is a full-service adult contemporary station with a focus to servicing the community through public service, news, sports and weather information.
Galloping Cows: Galloping Cows Fine Foods was founded in 1994 by Joanne and Ron Schmidt. Starting out small, they created and sold their delightful sauces and preserves around their home base here in Cape Breton. Since then, the Schmidts have taken the e-commerce world by storm, launching a full service website (with purchasing capability) with special attention to internet marketing strategies.