Starting a Business

Starting a Business

  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 
    ACOA is a federal government agency headquartered in the Atlantic Region. ACOA’s goal is to improve the economy of Atlantic Canadian communities through the successful development of business and job opportunities.
  • Business Development Bank of Canada
    Offers a complete range of services, particularly financial, management training and specialized consultation services, to assist small and medium-sized businessess
  • Black Business Initiative
    The Black Business Initiative (BBI) is a Province-wide business development initiative committed to fostering the growth of businesses owned by members of the Nova Scotia Black Community. It also places priority on educating Black business owners in the operation of their business – from marketing to budgeting to securing funding.
  • Canada Business Network
    A network of business information and network.
  • Canada Venture Capital Association
    Promotes Canadian business through the use of venture capital and through networking, research and education
  • Centre for Women in Business
    Provides support and information to women who own, or are considering opening a small business
  • Export Development Corporation
    EDC has over 50 years experience working with Canadian exporters. EDC insurance, which can be put in place over the phone, will cover you for 90% of a loss if a foreign buyer doesn’t pay. It can also prove useful in acquiring operating line financing from your bank. With loans to foreign buyers of Canadian capital goods, EDC pays you directly and then collects from the buyer creating a cash sale for you.
  • Idea Café
    Small business gathering place offering serious insights with a fun approach.
  • Nova Scotia Economic Development
    Planning on setting up a business in Nova Scotia? This site is worth visiting.
  • CEED
    The Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED).
  • Strategis, Industry Canada
    Canada’s business and consumer site. Information on how to start your business, Financing, Exporting, and market researching.