There are many helpful resources for starting a new business in Nova Scotia. Some of these organizations provide funding or access to funding. To find information and support, visit these sites:
Access Nova Scotia - Registry of Joint Stocks allows you to register your business name, ensuring no one else is operating a business under that name.
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is a federal government agency with the goal of improving the economy of Atlantic Canadian communities through the successful development of business and job opportunities.
Canada/Nova Scotia Business Service Centre is a federal government web site that provides information about all aspects of business in Canada and Nova Scotia, from business start-up to importing/exporting.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers tax laws for the government of Canada, as well as benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.
Centre for Entrepreneurship, Education and Development (CEED) offers services for entrepreneurs such as Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship consulting, Research and Program Design, Professional Development and Community Entrepreneurship.
Community Business Development Associations (CBDC) assist 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 Association of Regional Development Authorities (NSRDA) is an association of all the province’s 13 economic development agencies, which are responsible for supporting individual and community ventures.
Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia's business development agency, which works to attract new business and helps existing companies find business solutions.
Nova Scotia Economic Development provides government leadership in the creation of a vibrant and growing economy in Nova Scotia in cooperation with business, communities, and municipalities.
Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia provides you with information and resources about the law in Nova Scotia.
To find business resources in your area of Nova Scotia, visit Community Profiles.