For Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) this week, we have teamed up with Amway Canada to send three ambassadors across the country to report live from the road as they visit Canadian entrepreneurs, small businesses, community partners in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and attend GEW events. Yesterday Anthony was on the road in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the day. Here is a recap of his day and some of the ‘ah-ha’ moments he had along the way.

To kick off a day in the east coast, Anthony had some breakfast at Lion and Bright, where he not only received a yummy meal but also got a tour of this local business.

While at Lion and Bright, Anthony had the chance to meet a sustainable seafood franchise/partnership called Hooked.

Insight from Anthony:
“Lion and Bright was an awesome spot for breakfast and coffee. 95% of their ingredients are local. What was even cooler was their model next door at Local Source. It was a great grocery store, where local producers could bring their goods and sell them from there. Everything artisanal and the produce looked amazing!”

Next he was off to visit another local business, Patch which was supported by a Futurpreneur partner, CEED.

Ratinaud, a local charcuterie store and restaurant run by a French entrepreneur was the next stop for Anthony before heading to NSCC Waterfront Campus to talk to students, staff and other community partners about entrepreneurship. “Meeting Frederic Tandy from Ratinaud was a highlight. We got to speak French, I got to eat some saucisson, and I got to hear about his lifelong dream to own a restaurant. Now he’s done that and is opening up a different business across the street!”

At Nova Scotia Community College’s waterfront campus, students opened up a business for the day and there was a wide selection of cookies and other homemade goods. “One group opted to resell candles and another group started a “dunk tank” type business where you could pie someone in the head,” Anthony described. “The highlight though was seeing a group of students that created a comic book about children’s rights. It just started off as an idea and now they have their printed book in their hands.”

Anthony’s day came to a close by enjoying a coffee with the CEO of CEED, Laurie Cameron. CEED is a local organization which supports entrepreneurs and also won the Futurpreneur Community Partner Award earlier this year.

Next stop is St. John’s, Newfoundland. Follow along as Anthony takes over the @FuturpreneurATL account on Twitter today (November 16th).

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