July 2021 Newsletter


Upcoming opportunities, events and workshops

In case you missed it – Recap and video link to our July Entrepreneur Ecosystem Coffee Break: West Coast Best Coast Hospitality & Tourism Business Tour

Entrepreneur Spotlight – Cormack Bee Company

How to connect with us!


Navigate presents: August Entrepreneur Ecosystem Coffee Break – Back to Business!

It’s time to bounce back better than ever with new tools, new ideas, and new ways of solving problems for more resilient, stronger businesses. Join us to discuss what the “next normal” will look like as we emerge from COVID and get back to business.

August 31st
11:30am – 1:00pm

Please register in advance here

This is a free online event.

In partnership with Spicer Facilitation and Learning



Save the Date!

Navigate Presents:
Jose Lam Startup Weekend
October 22-24

Startup weekend is an action-packed three day event that tackles one of the hardest parts of starting a new business: starting! Come work in teams to experience the thrills and pains of starting a real company, and meet fantastic mentors, coaches, and investors.

In tribute of the late Dr. Jose Lam – champion of entrepreneurship in Western NL.

Please register in advance here




June’s Entrepreneur Ecosystem Coffee Break – Show Me The Money!

Watch the recording here!

July’s Entrepreneur Ecosystem Coffee Break was a virtual business tour as we hopped, skipped and jumped up the harbour and down the shore with local tourism and hospitality providers. From beaches to mountains to fjords and all the cozy shops, local restaurants and vacation getaway spots in between, we saw what western NL has to offer!




The Cormack Bee Company in Cormack, NL, is a sustainable honey-based business that provides a variety of products to customers throughout the province. The company aims to increase customers’ quality of life by creating products using natural tools, techniques and ingredients. In addition, the company will be providing seasonal pollination services to farms in western Newfoundland and around the Cormack area. Education and training for non- commercial and aspiring beekeepers is also important to the company. Navigate Entrepreneurship Centre asked the owners, Dawn and Lee Harvey, to tell us more about their company.

Navigate: What is the name/location of your business/organization?

Cormack Bee Company: Cormack Bee Company Inc., 174 Veterans Dr. Cormack NL

Navigate: Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur?

Cormack Bee Company: To share our love of nature and to help with environmental sustainability.

Navigate: What is the main goal of your work/describe your organization’s aims?

Cormack Bee Company: Our goal is to provide our customers with unique beekeeping products and experiences derived from the use of pure and all-natural tools, techniques and ingredients. We also aim to operate in a manner consistent with sound ethics that honour bees and beekeeping.

Navigate: What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs/start-ups?

Cormack Bee Company: Have a thorough business plan and follow it. Research what support is out there. Have lots of patience.

Navigate: Tell us about the challenges you faced when starting a business and about your biggest successes.

Cormack Bee Company: Our biggest challenge is time. Keeping things prioritized. Our biggest success has been finding the right people to work for us.

Navigate: What is the number one piece of advice you would give to someone starting a business?

Cormack Bee Company: Make sure you have a budget and stick to it. Don’t let outside distractions dictate your direction.

To learn more about the products, services and activities happening at The Cormack Bee Company, visit:

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