The following companies/organizations are Investors of the Cape Breton Partnership and offer services specific to business development.
Sampson McPhee Lawyers
For over 30 years, Sampson McPhee has provided innovative and practical solutions, timely and efficient service and a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in all areas of the law to a diverse client base. They provide services of the highest calibre in every area of law, a goal to which the members of their firm are committed to at every level. The success of their firm has only one measure: the success of the clients they serve. At Sampson McPhee, they have long been guided by a tradition of doing the best that they can for their clients by doing good work. This tradition continues to serve as their foundation and their inspiration. Today, doing good work for their clients means advancing their position as knowledgeable, multi-disciplinary service providers with global competence. Sampson McPhee’s lawyers continue to demonstrate their qualities as innovative strategists, well able to handle the complexities of emerging industries, advancing technology and variable international economics to maximum advantage. Above all, their lawyers, students and staff share a common goal, excellence in all that they do. Sampson McPhee vigorously fosters an environment that encourages the individual and supports the firm. The unique qualities that each individual brings to the collective effort are fundamental to the continued success of their firm and its clients and they proudly acknowledge their contributions to their past and to their future.READ MORE
66 Wentworth Street Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6T4
The Breton Law Group
The Breton Law Group is a law firm dedicated to providing their clients with excellent service, trusted advice and sound direction. Their lawyers are an experienced and skilled group of advisors. Some of Sydney’s most accomplished lawyers have merged together to form a powerful team. The Breton Law Group is pleased to offer their clients a full range of legal services. The Breton Law Group offers personal services to their clients in the areas of real estate transactions, estate planning and family law. They also offer a considerable range of business services including strategic advice, corporate structures and commercial transactions, tax planning, labour and employment advice. The Breton Law Group has experienced litigators and mediators available to assist you. Their firm is supported by an experienced and responsive staff. The Breton Law Group employs clerical and administrative staff as well as a full complement of property, corporate and litigation paralegal support. This support enables them to offer their clients timely and trusted advice in a cost effective manner. They invite you to come in and talk to them for a complete profile of their team and services. The Breton Law Group look forward to working with you.READ MORE
292 Charlotte Street Sydney, NS B1P 1C7
Virtual Adviser Program
Get one-on-one support from an experienced business adviser. Our free Virtual Adviser Program powered by BoomersPlus.com 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 BoomersPlus.com 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.READ MORE
Business Planning Advisor
285 Alexandra Street, Sydney, NS,
ACOA Business Information Services
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is here for you. Our Business Information Services team can help you figure out your next steps and find what you need to start or grow your business. Who we are Our one-stop information shop is free of charge and available in both official languages. We’re ready to answer your business questions and guide you through the steps to take to make your great ideas a reality. From funding to planning, from research to regulations, if there’s something you need to run your business, look no further! What we do Business support is what we know. We can give you information on: business planning – get personalized advice no matter how far along you are. financing – learn about different funding options (loans, grants, wage subsidies, COVID-19 relief, etc.). government regulations – learn about taxes, permits, licences, and more to make sure you’re operating legally. imports and exports – find out how to move goods and services across the Canadian border. reliable market research information – access research on the topics you need: Demographics (e.g., age, household income, marital status, etc.) Potential competitors Suppliers and distributors Industry performance International market and industry data Financial benchmarking specific to your industry Consumer trends Import and export statisticsREAD MORE
Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals
Members of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP) are recognized as “specialists,” not only in bankruptcy/proposal and traditional insolvency work but also in the area of turnaround and restructuring initiatives. They are recognized as Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CIRP).READ MORE
Government of Canada Business- Closing your Business
If you are planning to close your business, there are a few things you should consider, such as notifying Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), filing a final tax return, paying any outstanding tax amounts, and financing your succession planning.READ MORE
Government of Canada Business-E-business Security, Privacy, and Legal Requirements
Innovation Mobilization Program
Industry can collaborate with Springboard network members in order to access funding (applications for the IM Program must be submitted by a Springboard Atlantic member to qualify for funding). Funding categories include:
Industry Engagement:connects skilled professionals in academia with like-minded contacts in industry to drive new collaborations and support research commercialization in Atlantic Canada.
Proof of Concept:support for developing early stage ideas, from a lab bench to a working prototype or equivalent (e.g. software beta).
Patent and Legal:support for the assessment and protection of ideas with commercial potential. All forms of intellectual property are eligible e.g. patents, industry designs, copyright, trademarking etc.
Marketing Support:validate the commercial potential of an idea. This funding supports market assessment and prototype development.
Intellectual Property Office
Intellectual property is the legal right to ideas, inventions and creations in the industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields. It also covers symbols, names, images, designs and models used in business. Without realizing it, your business may be creating IP assets that should be protected.READ MORE
Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy
The OSB is responsible for administration of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA), as well as certain duties under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). We license and regulate the insolvency profession, ensure an efficient and effective regulatory framework, supervise stakeholder compliance with the insolvency process, and maintain public records and statistics.READ MORE
Provincial Government Laws
Every business operating in Nova Scotia must follow specific laws and regulations on when and how they operate. In fact, many factors such as your size, location, structure and industry will determine which laws apply to you. This website provides details on provincial regulations and how they may affect your business.READ MORE