The following companies/organizations are Investors of the Cape Breton Partnership and offer services specific to business development.

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design (the Centre), a non-profit charitable organization, is an integral and leading force in the educational, promotional and economic development of the craft sector on Cape Breton Island with a membership of over 300 individuals and organizations throughout Cape Breton Island, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people of Unama’ki. The mandate of Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is to promote excellence in the field of craft and design through education and training, exhibitions and special events. We are committed to developing programs that preserve, elevate, expand, and enhance the creation of craft.

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Stephanie Dupuis

Craft Business Development Coordinator

322 Charlotte Street Sydney, Nova Scotia

902-539-7491


Colindale Business Soloutions

Our service includes a comprehensive consultation to help identify gaps and opportunities, a comprehensive report that includes a project plan with timelines and milestones, a cost analysis, and a schedule. We also offer a suite of quality products that will help you get there quickly and smoothly. That’s how we ensure your success. We help start ups and existing businesses with the following: Business Management/Development Practices Diagnostic Assessments Access to Capital Market/Export Readiness Business Plan Mentoring Business Coaching Property Management Services

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Damian MacInnis

151 Little Mabou Rd Port Hood, Nova Scotia

(902) 631-3525

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Export Development Canada

Export Development Canada is Canada’s export credit agency. Their job is to support and develop Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities. They’re a self-financing, Crown corporation that operates at arm’s length from the Government. They provide insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers. They also support Canadian direct investment abroad and investment into Canada. In 2016, they helped more than 7,150 Canadian companies do business in over 200 countries. The majority of these companies were small business, and more than 30 per cent of this business was conducted in fast-growing emerging markets. Using their financial products and services, their customers’ export sales and investments totaled almost $99 billion. They estimate that this helped generate $63.9 billion of Canada’s GDP, contributed more than 4 cents for every dollar earned and helped sustain 525,400 jobs.

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1605-1969 Upper Water St. Tower 2 Halifax Nova Scotia B3J 3R7

(902) 450-7610

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Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI)

At Nova Scotia Business Inc. we are working towards a strong, thriving and globally competitive Nova Scotia through attracting global investment to create new jobs across the province and working with companies in all communities to be more successful exporters. We can help you get there from here. With extensive industry and market expertise, we are passionate about helping Nova Scotia companies discover new exporting opportunities. Make Nova Scotia your business solution. If you are not yet familiar with our province, allow us to show you why our talent, geographic location, reputation, and research and development are attracting world-leading companies to establish operations here. You may also be interested in our Industrial Lands that offer access to shipping, logistics and distribution of your products.

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Wanda MacLean

Regional Business Development Advisor

902-227-7144

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A Guide for Canadian Companies – How the CPTPP Can Help Your Business Grow in Asia Pacific

This guide provides Canadian companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with an overview of CPTTP legislation affecting their exports to the Asia Pacific.

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Trade Policy and Negotiations – Asia Division (TCA)

Global Affairs Canada

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Agri-food Trade Services for Exporters

AAFC provides trade services for exporters to help them achieve international business goals and export Canadian agriculture and food products to global markets. Services include:   AgPal web-based discovery tool Access to In-market experts Access to free marketing material Market Intelligence Access Connections Trade shows and missions

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Laurie Sanderson

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Agriculture and Food Trade Show Service

Trade shows give your business the opportunity to promote your products and services while interacting with new and established contacts in the world’s most dynamic markets.

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AgriMarketing Program: Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Component

The Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Component provides targeted support to companies for international initiatives. All activities must promote international business development and must go beyond the applicant’s core activities and represent new initiatives that provide an opportunity to yield incremental results. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) funding for a project will normally not exceed $50,000 per fiscal year; and $100,000 over two consecutive fiscal years and an applicant can apply more than once, but for each applicant, funding will not be more than $250,000 over five years.

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Laurie Sanderson

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Atlantic Chamber of Commerce: Opportunities for Atlantic Canada SMEs in the EU Government Procurement Market (January 2017)

ACC’s report Opportunities for Atlantic Canada SMEs in the EU Government Procurement Market provides detailed information about the nature of new regulations that will come into force under CETA, strategies for entering European public markets, and information on government procurement (past and future) that local businesses can use to assess new opportunities to expand trade. Research for the report was provided by EY Canada with financial support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

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Atlantic Provinces Economic Council on “Navigating US Trade Uncertainty; A Practical Guide for Firms”

This APEC report provides a practical guide to help businesses understand and access most favourable tariff treatment, facilitate temporary entry of professional and service personnel, access procurement opportunities, decisions to diversify to non-US markets, and government resources to assist in accessing export markets.

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BIONOVA – International Bio-Partnering Program

This program provides financial assistance to further develop international business and/or research relationships for Atlantic Canadian Companies. It facilitates the creation of focused international business and research alliances for Atlantic Canadian life sciences companies and research organizations and is an opportunity to move existing international relationships into the next level of the collaborative process, and may include company recruitment, new product development, investment opportunities, in/out licensing agreements for intellectual property, R&D collaborations, and potential export opportunities. Eligible costs include travel-related costs of the business guests being invited to the region.

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Scott Moffitt

902-421-5705

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Canada Media Fund – Exporting – Export Pilot Program

The program strives to help support pitch, sales and promotional activities for television projects intended for international markets during the development stage. The Program focuses on acquiring pre-sale financing from foreign broadcasters, online streaming services, distributors and sales agents during the Development period of a Television project’s lifecycle. The following costs may be considered eligible costs: Creation of pitch material including short non-broadcast demos Limited translation, dubbing and subtitling for previously produced episodes of a project for the purposes of non-broadcast sales tools Development of production budget and financing Travel and accommodation costs related to procuring international pre-sales Sales market attendance Arms-length legal costs Producer fees and corporate overhead (subject to the Producer Fees and Corporate Overhead Policy) Accounting fees (if review engagement is required as per the Accounting and Reporting Requirements The maximum contribution by the CMF shall be the lesser of 75% of a project’s eligible costs or $75,000.

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Susy MacGillivray

902-426-8425 (ext 2724)

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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

On November 30, 2018, Canada, the United States and Mexico signed the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), on the margins of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires. Parties are now undertaking their domestic process towards ratification and implementation of the CUSMA. The CUSMA outcomes preserve key elements of this trading relationship and incorporate new and updated provisions that seek to address 21st-century trade issues and promote opportunities for the nearly half a billion people who call North America home.

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Trade Negotiations – North America Division (TNP)

Global Affairs Canada

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Canadian Commercial Corporation

The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) helps Canadian exporters sell products and services abroad — and helps foreign governments purchase Canadian solutions to satisfy their national procurement priorities. For Canadian exporters looking to sell to foreign government buyers, our government to government contracting approach improves access to senior procurement decision-makers, enhances proposal credibility, accelerates the procurement process, and reduces contract and payment risk. We also make it easy for government buyers in other countries to connect with qualified Canadian suppliers so they can undertake urgent acquisitions faster, access expertise not available from domestic suppliers, and reduce the risk of bribery and corruption in the procurement process.

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350 Albert Street, Suite 700, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S6

1-800-748-8191

613-996-0034

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