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

Cape Breton Partnership – Business Services

The Cape Breton Partnership provides support, counselling and guidance to businesses at every stage.


Shannon MacNeil

(902) 562-0122

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MacLeod Lorway

Since 1976, MacLeod Lorway has been serving the needs of individuals, families, and businesses across Nova Scotia. MacLeod Lorway came to life when C.R. Lorway and Son Limited and Stuart MacLeod Limited merged; they began acquiring other agencies shortly after. President Stuart MacLeod Jr. has been in a leadership role since the group’s early beginnings in 1976. The MacLeod Lorway philosophy has always revolved around providing individualized attention to each customer. As Stuart would say, “when you call one of our offices you will speak to a person, not an automated answering service”. Based on this philosophy, MacLeod Lorway has always been for people who appreciate insurance as more than simply coverage at a price. MacLeod Lorway is the insurance broker that includes personal care, understanding, and support with every policy. MacLeod Lorway has brokerages in nine Nova Scotian communities (Check our offices here). They also represent over 160 life insurance companies, allowing them to provide you with the best possible insurance rates.


215 Charlotte Street Sydney, NS B1P 6K3


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Virtual Adviser Program

Get one-on-one support from an experienced business adviser. Our free Virtual Adviser Program powered by will match you with a seasoned professional to help you solve a unique challenge your business is facing during this difficult time. The program is available to businesses operating in Cape Breton. The Virtual Adviser Program is powered by which specializes in matching organizations with seasoned talent to fill project or term roles. Their network includes thousands of professionals, managers and executives ready to share their experience and expertise.


Shannon McNeil

Business Planning Advisor

285 Alexandra Street, Sydney, NS,


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EDC-NEDC Insurance Programs

EDC’s credit insurance protects Canadian exporters against the risk of non-payment caused by an array of events including customer bankruptcy or non-payment, contract cancellation, issues with currency conversion or transfer, and more. With credit insurance protection, your bank will typically lend against your insured invoices for 90% of their value, significantly increasing your access to cash.


Dan Dooks


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IG Wealth Management

Life is constantly changing, which is why you need a plan, and a pro-active advisor, that can adapt with your evolving needs and goals. We help you create a financial plan – an IG Living Plan – that moves and grows along with your life. Our goal? To improve your financial well-being and make sure you can embrace all of life’s possibilities. Solutions for your evolving business Whatever stage your business is at, we can help expand your operations, attract & retain employees, and maximize year-end profits. Whether your looking to pay yourself, invest, plan for succession,  receive tax advice and help with planning, get advice on insurance, or deciding to incorporate, our advisors will work with you to help you make the right decision for your and your business.  


Doug MacKenzie

Financial Advisor

265 Prince Street, Sydney, NS

902-562-5000 ext 249


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NS Crop and Livestock Insurance Commission

The Nova Scotia Crop and Livestock Insurance Commission fosters private sector economic growth through its crop and livestock based AgriInsurance programs encouraging employment and economic growth in Nova Scotia rural communities. Also known as Production Insurance or Crop Insurance, AgriInsurance adds a degree of predictability to farm businesses by protecting against the effects of yield reductions and crop or livestock losses caused by naturally occurring perils. The Commission offers 16 crop insurance plans, as well as dairy and poultry plans, that help farmers manage risk on their farms by maintaining cash flows during poor crop years. The Commission also administers a Wildlife Compensation Program under the AgriInsurance platform.


902 893-6370


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