Helpful Links for your business

Canada Business Network

Canada Business Network provides your business with the resources it needs to grow and prosper, including a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations. It promotes entrepreneurship and innovation, and provides assistance through an organized network of service centres across Canada.

Service Canada

Service Canada was created in 2005 to improve the delivery of government programs and services to Canadians, by making access to them faster, easier, and more convenient.

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies.

Bank Development of Canada (BDC)

The Bank Development of Canada helps create and develop Canadian businesses through financing, venture capital and consulting services, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They can help build Canadian business capacity through:

  • Financing: long-term loans for projects and working capital,
  • Consulting services: tailored consulting services at price businesses can afford
  • Subordinate financing: hybrid debt and equity financing
  • Venture capital: direct and indirect investments in high technology companies.

Business Nova Scotia

Find information on business programs offered by the province, and information on locating your business in Nova Scotia.

Chamber Of Commerce (Halifax)

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is a best-practice, business advocacy organization that continuously strives to make Halifax an even more attractive city in which to live, work and play.

Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Are you an aspiring young entrepreneur, aged 18 to 39, with a solid business idea? Are you looking for the financial support and expert advice that will help you bring your great business idea to life? The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) can help. CYBF helps you through the entire business life-cycle from pre-launch planning, to start-up, to implementation.

Centre for Women in Business

The Centre is a university-based business development centre dedicated to offering practical, results-oriented programs and services for women entrepreneurs across mainland Nova Scotia. Business management training, trade missions, one-to-one business advice, networking and a membership program are among the opportunities the Centre offers to develop and support women-owned enterprises.

Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDENE)

Le CDÉNÉ est un organisme à but non lucratif qui se dévoue à l’amélioration du bien-être économique et de la qualité de vie des Acadiens, Acadiennes et francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Grâce à notre leadership innovateur dans le développement économique et l’employabilité, la communauté acadienne et francophone, forte de son héritage culturel et linguistique, réalise son plein potentiel économique. Nos Services en affaires et en entrepreneuriat offrent une gamme de services en affaires de haute qualité aux entrepreneurs potentiels et existants.

Ils offrent également des centres de Services à l’emploi offrent de l’aide aux personnes à la recherche d’emploi.

Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED)

CEED introduces people to entrepreneurship as a way of life, and we empower them with the structure and resources they need to take responsibility for their journey. Our proven track record of success is why our funders trust us to deliver programming that helps build communities and the economy of Nova Scotia.

Industry Canada

Industry Canada’s mandate is to help make Canadian industry more productive and competitive in the global economy, thus improving the economic and social well-being of Canadians.

Access Nova Scotia

Did you know that you must register your business in Nova Scotia? Find more information and services you can get at Access Nova Scotia.

Prince's Operation Entrepreneur

Prince's Charity Canada

Education, mentoring, financing for Canada’s military.

Futurpreneur Canada

Education, mentoring and start up resources.

Nova Scotia Association of Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs)

Entrepreneur and small business support.

Black Business Initiative (BBI)

Training, financing, support services, networking and marketing.

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Network (EDN)

Inspiration, support and networking


Online business permit and licence service.

Entrepreneur Forum

Connecting entrepreneurs and advisors.