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Economic Spectrum Unlimited (ESU) has worked with over 200 businesses and organizations since its inception in 1991. The company has received high praise for work in strategic planning, marketing and market research, sourcing business customers, business coaching / consulting and training and for its work with business owners and employees in the Human Resource Development side of their business.

ESU researches and prepares business and strategic plans for businesses and organizations. ESU has developed and facilitated learning for business owners on a variety of Business Management topics both, one on one, and in group settings. ESU has prepared and delivered some 100 workshops on a variety of business topics such as marketing and market research, building supportive networks, strategy planning and HR related topics.

ESU carries out vocational rehabilitation and has developed and delivered more than 500 workshops for unemployed workers. The company has successfully completed many project evaluations for organizations and has extensive experience and success in facilitating discussion, focus group and strategic alliance sessions.

Thorough, thoughtful, innovative, effective and quality work are but a few mottos of ESU.

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Ida Scott, President

What ESU does...

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Who ESU has worked with...

Marketing & Market Research Training and/or Consulting

Lunenburg Inn & LaBodega Deli & Café Ruth Wilton Watercolours
New Canada Braids Ltd. Beaver Lumber
Indian Point Marine Farms Ltd. New Germany Sewing Industries Ltd.
Care Choices Inc. South Shore Mobile Wash
C.D. Ritcey & Son Ltd. The Write Stuff Sign and Design
Compusolve The Wandlyn Inn
The Herb Garden In Fine Company Distinctive Gifts & Crafts
Brian Keddy Accounting Services Weed Man
Lunenburg Bicycle Barn Federation of Nova Scotia Heritage
Union Street Café Federal Business Development Bank of Canada clients (now BDC)
Lunenburg Board of Trade Lunenburg Home Health Care
Lunenburg Traditionals Federal Business Development Bank, Truro (7 businesses)
Lunenburg Development Commission YES Program, Department of Economic Development, Halifax
Dave’s Vacuum Village Nursery

Training &/or Consulting – Business Management Development
(human resources development, marketing & market research, finding and keeping wholesale and retail customers, business planning, using technology to expand business, building & utilizing networks, business retention and expansion)

Blue Water Business Development Corporation (business clients) Department of Education – Workplace Education (business clients)
Crockett Incorporated (business clients) Federal Business Development Bank of Canada – Training Branch, Halifax (now BDC)
Shelburne Business Development Centre Ltd. (business clients) Annapolis Ventures Ltd. (business clients)
Cumberland Development Corporation (business clients) South Shore Opportunities (clients)
Acadia First Nations – staff (Your Winners World) Canadian Forces Base, Greenwood - staff
Cumberland Community Education (clients) Association of Atlantic Women Business Owners (business members)
Acadia Bank Council – South Brookfield Up and Running Founders Group
Queens Business Development Centre Preston Area Development Centre (business clients)
Business Development Bank of Canada – Bridgewater Business Development Bank of Canada – Halifax
Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association (MISA) West Queens Coastal Community Development Association
ACSBE Trot In Time
Moyle Oxner Barrel Factory Lunenburg Traditionals
LaHave Denture Clinics Ltd. Village Nursery
Saunders Motors Ltd. Saunders Collision Centre

Human Resource Development Training &/or Consulting

D.V.L. Publishing Department of Economic Development, Kentville – Youth Entrepreneur Program
Eastern Electronics Golden Coast Restaurant
H & B Langille’s Print Ltd. ABCO Industries
Highwayman Restaurant Original Meats & Video
Paper Knights Publishing N.F.Douglas General Store
Price’s Cobblestone Paving Limited Salmon Lake Lodge
Valley Cleaning Services Ltd. Village Nursery
Human Resource Development Canada – Bridgewater - business clients Human Resource Development Canada – Dartmouth – business clients
N.F. Douglas Lumber Ltd. Chester Pharmasave Ltd.
Fair Winds Motel & Restaurant Spotless Janitorial Services
Brenda’s Beauty Boutique Ltd. Hawes Trucking
J. Willy Krauch & Sons Toddy’s Restaurant and Lounge
Liverpool Pizzeria New Ross Hardware Ltd.
Color It Country Claussen Walters & Associates Limited
Lanes Privateer Inn Acadia First Nations

Strategic Planning / Business Planning / Feasibility

Cheticamp Development Commission (Marine Travel Lift feasibility) Federal Business Development Bank, Financial Services Branch, Halifax, NS. (now BDC)
Federal Business Development Bank of Canada (now BDC) Village Nursery
R. Crowell Eel Processor Ltd. & Smokery Lunenburg Traditionals
South Shore Festival of Arts Autism Group of South Shore, NS
Native Council of Nova Scotia (Aboriginal Peoples Training and Employment Commission (APTEC) and Child Help Initiative Program (CHIP). NS Association of Business Development Corporations
Larry Risser – Risser’s Coastal Tour Boat The Old Burial Ground Conservation Committee, Liverpool
Audlen Projects Ltd. Eastern Shore – Musquodoboit Valley Community Futures Committee
Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia South Shore Festival of Arts
ProVerb Texts and Translations Chester Basin Business & Community Development Association – (Barrel Factory feasibility)
LaHave Denture Clinic Union Street Café.
Everybody Gets to Play assessment and planning for Recreation Nova Scotia.

Studies &/or Evaluations

Native Council of Nova Scotia – 10 project evaluations Buccaneer Bay and Heritage House Outreach Centre
Lunenburg Queens Recreation Coordinators and Directors Association WEE (Women’s Economic Equality) – Counting Women In
Human Resources Development Canada - study of literacy training programs Crockett Incorporated

Vocational Rehabilitation & /or Employment Counselling

Human Resources Development Canada – developed and delivered more than 500 training sessions related to Job Searching. Human Resources Development Canada -Developed and delivered 20+ one and two week training sessions for unemployed fishers.
Canadian Forces Base, Greenwood NRCS Inc., Ontario
Worker Compensation clients from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario Private clients
Pathways Consulting Ltd., Newfoundland Native Council of Nova Scotia

Customer Service Training &/or Consulting

IGA Supermarket Human Resource Development Canada – 15 clients (13 week training)
Atlantic Women Hall of Fame Conference ‘93

Youth Projects

Human Resources Development Canada – Bridgewater - Youth Employment Strategy Human Resources Development Canada – Kentville – Youth Employment Strategy
extreme Talk 1999 – Lunenburg County extreme talk 2000 – Lunenburg and Queens Counties
extreme Talk 2001 – Kings and Annapolis Counties Tourism, Culture and Recreation Department of the Municipality of Richmond

Special Projects

Organized the Beach Boys Concert in Grand Falls, Newfoundland Executive Director and Economic Development Officer for World Youth Sailing Canada 2002
World Theatre Congress and Festival 2003 – Government Sponsorships Organized Jan and Dean Concert
Organized numerous concerts for festivals and events

Ida Scott is the President of Economic Spectrum Unlimited. In Addition to work experience with ESU, she has gained experience with other organizations. She continues to embark on new training opportunities.

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