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Local organization says economic downturn good time for entrepreneurship

With the slumping economy and increasing number of layoffs, Calgary seems to be experiencing nothing but doom and gloom. But some Calgarians who’ve been left jobless seem to be looking at unemployment as an opportunity to be more creative. Startup Calgary has seen an increase in numbers when it comes to people looking for help turning their ideas into realities. A lot of those new faces belong to former oil and gas employees who lost their jobs due to the drop in oil prices and the value of the Canadian dollar. Kari Gordon with the organization told 660 NEWS, despite the negative atmosphere in the city, it’s actually an exciting time to be here. “There is, 100 per cent, there is a bright side. And I would say to those people who are looking at having been laid off and ‘what do I do?’ to really look at the skills that they bring, and ways that they can reinvent themselves within the job force,” Gordon said. “How many of those people have those ideas on a napkins that they’ve gone ‘I’ll worry about it later, I’ll think about it later’? This is the opportunity. This is the time to do it, to connect with the community.” She added, the entrepreneur community in the city is very tight-knit, and that there are great resources available for anyone who has an idea, but isn’t sure where to start. by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Jan 30, 2016 5:13 pm MDT Image by Fernando Mengoni Local organization says economic downturn good time for entrepreneurship AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

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