Nova Scotia Government Links
Thinking about starting a business
Information and tools for small and medium sized employers in Nova Scotia. Discover ideas and tips, practical guides, checklists, downloadable templates, and links to other relevant resources that will help you find, keep and develop valued employees.
The START Program encourages employers to hire Nova Scotians requiring work experience or apprenticeship support resulting in good jobs for Nova Scotians and good employees for employers
The Community Business Development Corporation
CBDC assists in the creation of small businesses and in the expansion and modernization of existing businesses by providing financial and technical services to entrepreneurs.
Nova Scotia Business Inc.
NSBI is Nova Scotia’s private sector-led business development agency. We help companies enhance their competitiveness through competitiveness through h trade development, financing and venture capital. We’re also responsible for attracting new direct investment to the province, driving the growth of Nova Scotia’s economy. http://www.novascotiabusiness.com/en/home/default.aspx
Canada Business Service Centre
Canada Business Services for Entrepreneurs is the gateway to information on provincial and federal government programs, incentives and regulations. Canada Business provides valuable information including, but not limited to, starting a new business, market research, human resources, management and operations, business planning, marketing and sales
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
ACOA’s Business Development Program (BDP) is designed to help you set up, expand or modernize your business. Focusing on SMEs, the BDP provides access to capital in the form of interest-free, unsecured, repayable contributions. Eligible activities include access to external consulting for preparing business plans and / or feasibility studies, investigating and licensing partnerships, and for capital investment, training, marketing and / or quality assurances. ACOA also provides assistance to small- and medium-sized companies to acquire the export skills and knowledge needed to export properly. The Seed Capital Program, a community based initiative made available by the Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs) and other community-led organizations, provides loans to start, expand or improve a small business, as well as, acquire business skills training.
Industry Canada and Statistics Canada
Market research is important for any business. Industry Canada provides industry-specific research and information, and is a source benchmarking tool for small businesses. Statistics Canada produces statistics on population, resources, economy, society and culture in Canada and its individual provinces and territories.
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