Business Financing

Community Business Development Corporation - Cumberland

CBDCs 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, their services are targeted to entrepreneurs who require customized financing not normally available from traditional sources.

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Nova Scotia Business Inc. offers a broad range of services for business. A strong economy starts at home, so they'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, they want to talk to you. Visit their advisory services, export programs, and financing links to find out how they can help your business grow and succeed.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

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

Nova Scotia Economic Development

Nova Scotia Economic Development is in partnership with businesses, governments and communities.  They provide corporate leadership in creating the conditions for a thriving economy throughout the province.

Business Development Bank of Canada

BDC provides small and medium-sized businesses with flexible financing, affordable consulting services and venture capital. BDC supports the needs of entrepreneurs at every stage of growth.

Community Credit Union

The Small Business Financing program is a joint initiative of the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council, Credit Union Central of Nova Scotia, local credit unions and Nova Scotia Economic Development.


InNOVAcorp helps high potential early stage Nova Scotia companies commercialize their technologies and succeed in the global marketplace. Their High Performance Incubation (HPi)™ business model fosters innovation and entrepreneurial success.