The core service of the StFX Extension Innovation and Enterprise Centre advisory services for students is idea generation and evaluation. Knowing how to generate and evaluate ideas will support the development of new products, businesses, and social enterprises. Our business counsellors have undertaken extensive training and have real life experience operating small businesses. Our business counselling service is offered at no charge to students and budding young entrepreneurs attending StFX University, local high schools, and Nova Scotia Community Colleges (NSCC) campuses located within Northeastern Nova Scotia. We provide assistance in developing new ideas for products and services, connecting you with the appropriate resources for taking your idea further, conducting preliminary feasibility studies, developing pricing and product strategies, assessing your business management skill level and training needs, preparing market research and a business plan, and business start-up.
To make an appointment to meet with the Centre staff, please contact us.
A Snapshot of Programs and Services for Students
Business/Entrepreneurship Skills training
Business and Innovation Competitions
Co-op Placement – Student Internship
Financial Literacy for Students
Idea Generation and Evaluation Sessions
Leadership Training – Certificate
Networking Events – Students and Business Owners
“Pitch” Presentation Workshops
StartUp Weekends (attending and/or delivering)
Summer Camps – Innovation, Leadership, New Ventures
Team Building Sessions
Time Management Workshops
Working with Junior Achievement