Information Resources

Outlined below are important information links to resources for anyone who is starting a business or expanding a business.  The links will provide you with information on funding programs, tax information, required permits and licenses, and other requirements for businesses.  

  • Canada Business Network is a resource site that includes information on Starting, Planning, Financing, Managing, Growing and Government.  Each of these categories includes subcategories of information resources pertinent to business including information on finding financing to permits & licenses to regulations, etc. 
    Please click here for more.
  • BDC Entrepreneurship provides information broken down into the following categories:  start or buy a business, expand your sales, innovate, technology, manage the bottom line, manage your assets, sell your business, self-management, benchmarking tools, and with the opportunity to ‘ask a professional.’
    Please click here for more.
  • Access Nova Scotia provides a wide range of services to meet your business needs.  This resource link will provide information on planning, starting and operating your business and it includes additional links to Registry of Joint Stocks for Businesses, accessing a business number, Tax Commission to learn about provincial rates and regulations. 
    Services for Businesses
    Permits, Forms, Licenses
  • Business - Industry Canada provides a section called Just for Businesses and it includes the following sections:  find statistics and research, start a business, find financing, find permits & licenses, protect intellectual property (IP), do business across borders, incorporate, and bankruptcy.
    Please click here for more.
  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) provides various funding options for potential entrepreneurs.  For program information, please click here.  For more resource information on starting a new business, expanding your business, conducting R&D, or doing business abroad, please click here.  For information on Women in Business Initiative, please click here.
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