Planning & Research

A sound business plan is vital if you want to start, maintain or expand a business. The following links will provide you with the resources you need for strong business planning.

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

Target Nova Scotia

Answers key questions about Nova Scotia. You can assemble up-to-date and accurate information on any community or county in the province.


Open For Business

Got a business idea? Don't quite know what to do with it? Come into Open for Business (OFB). We've got a dynamic environment where you can discover, develop and fine-tune your business skills. Talk to one of our Entrepreneurship Apprentices (EAs). We can help you take that great idea and turn into an exciting entrepreneurial adventure. Tell us about your business ideas and challenges or chat with a peer who's been in your shoes and can share their experiences

Centre for Women in Business

For the past twelve (12) years the Centre has assisted many entrepreneurs, providing them with the support, resources, training and information they needed to start or grow their businesses.

Mount Saint Vincent University,
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS, B3M 2J6
Phone: 902-457-6449
Fax: 902-457-6455
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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.

Network for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities (NEWD)

On October 6, 1995 a forum for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities took place at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax. The Network for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Nova Scotia ( NEWD NS) was initiated at this forum. NEWD NS was committed to raising the profile of Entrepreneurs with Disabilities, expanding the network, advocating on behalf of its members and establishing the types of services and programs deemed important to the members of the organization.

1575 Brunswick Street,
Halifax, NS, B3J 2G1
Phone: 902-426-0561
Toll Free: 800-668-1010
Fax: 902-426-6530
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Interactive Business Planner (IBP) - Canada Business Service Centre

This interactive on-line tool will help you prepare a comprehensive business plan for your new or existing business. The IBP is managed by the Canada Business Service Centre Network.

Canadian Innovation Centre

The Canadian Innovation Centre (CIC) is Canada's leading organization dedicated to assisting inventors and innovative companies. The range of services includes invention evaluation, technology due diligence, market research, and education programs.

490 Dutton Drive, Unit 1A,
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 6H7Toll Free: 800-265-4559
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