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Building back better: using a pandemic pause to become an entrepreneur

The pandemic forced millions of Canadians to stop what they were doing to try and flatten the spread of COVID-19. For Cecilia Tataa in Halifax, the pandemic also provided an opportunity to pursue a business idea she'd been dreaming about.
A 12-week program in Halifax offered young entrepreneurs tools and resources to grow their business. We hear from one of the participants. (Kyah Sparks/CBC)

The pandemic forced millions of Canadians to stop what they were doing to try and flatten the spread of COVID-19.

For Cecilia Tataa in Halifax, the pandemic also provided an opportunity to pursue a business idea she'd been dreaming about.

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Producer Tracy Fuller shares one woman's story of how the pandemic recession inspired one young Canadians to pursue a new career goal and build a better future.


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