Financing Sources

What are the sources available to me to finance my business? Are there government programs and what can banks do. Check out these resources in addressing your financing needs.

Black Business Initiative (BBI)

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.

1575 Brunswick Street,
Halifax, NS, B3J 2G1
Phone: 902-426-2224
Toll Free: 800-668-1010
Fax: 902-426-6530

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Nova Scotia Business Inc. offers a broad range of services for business. We know that a strong economy starts at home, so we're helping Nova Scotia companies grow through service offerings like financing, export development and business advice. If you are a small to medium-sized business in Nova Scotia, we want to talk to you. Visit our advisory services, export programs, and financing links to find out how we can help your business grow and succeed.

Contact: David Copus
Phone: 893-6156
Fax: 902-893-6108
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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

ACOA provides financial assistance to business in the following sectors/areas: manufacturing & processing (involves value-added activity)tourismaquacultureinnovation (new or improved product service or process) information and technology based industries on commercial services to business which are not personal in nature.

Phone: 667-3638
Toll Free: 1-800-565-1228
Fax: 902-667-2270
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Cumberland Development Corporation

As CBDCs, we assist in the creation of small businesses and in the expansion and modernization of existing businesses by providing financial and technical services to entrepreneurs. Typically, our services are targeted to entrepreneurs who require customized financing not normally available from traditional sources.

PO Box 487 , 35 Church Street
Amherst , NS , B4H 4A1
Phone: 902-667-5700
Fax: 902-897-1452

Business Development Bank of Canada

Provides financing counselling training and mentoring services to small and medium-sized businesses.

PO Box 1378, 622 Prince Street
Truro, NS, B2N 5N2
Phone: 902-895-6377
Fax: 902-893-7957

Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board

The Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board is an agricultural development agency serving the needs of agriculture and forestry through the provision of long-term credit at fixed interest rates. The Board provides its lending services to rural Nova Scotia.

Phone: 902-893-6506
Fax: 902-895-7693

Strategis - Industry Canada

Strategis is Industry Canada’s On-line Resource for information timely business and consumer information, business management tools and access to government services on the internet. Site includes a business library with articles on a wide variety of business management topics.

Small Business Workshops - Canada Business Service Centre Network

A variety of on-line workshops relevant to small businesses. Topics include getting started, marketing, business planning, financing, cashflows and e-business.


32 Church Street
Amherst, Nova Scotia
Phone: 902-667-3376

Royal Bank of Canada

103 Victoria Street
Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 1X9
Phone: 902-667-7275


79 Victoria Street
Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3Z4
Phone: 902-667-3328

TD Bank Financial Group

136 Victoria Street
Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3Y6
Phone: 902-893-9423

Community Credit Union of Cumberland Colchester

Head Office
33 Prince Arthur Street
PO Box 578
Amherst, Nova Scotia, B4H 4B8
Phone: 902-893-7134