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

AG Research

AG Research is a full service technology company providing consultation, professional services, IT support, secure & managed hosting, and web & desktop software development.


225 Charlotte Street Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1C4

(902) 562-3202

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Canmac Economics Ltd.

Canmac Economics Ltd. is organized around one concept – to provide economic decision support systems for businesses and government economists, money managers, and senior management. The Canmac Philosophy is based on the belief that a quantitative approach to business and government decision problems represents the most fruitful and cost effective avenue to decision making.


495 Sackville Drive Lower Sackville, N.S. B4C 2S1


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Cape Breton University Library – Business Resources

Cape Breton University provides a variety of free research to business seeking to find information on starting and growing their companies. Some of the research that can be accessed at CBU includes: Canadian social and economic data Company information Industry information Country information


Laura Syms



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Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development (CEED)

CEED offers entrepreneurs of all ages and stages a wide variety of hands-on learning opportunities. In Cape Breton, programs are delivered both in-person at Navigate Startup House and virtually via Adobe Connect. CEED’s experiential programming is designed to ensure the participant leaves with relevant skills that can be immediately employed in the launch or growth of a business. The following programs are available:

Building Financial Models
Value Proposition Design
Business Model Canvas
Pricing Your Product or Service


Craig MacMullin

Navigate Startup House 37 Nepean Street, Sydney


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NSCC – Customized Business Training Solutions

Customized learning solutions to meet specific industry requirements. NSCC offers a wide variety of services, including:

Consulting – Needs assessments, training plans, business process mapping, preparation of technical documents and related training materials
Curriculum development – New curriculum development, customization of existing curriculum, instructional design
Customized learning – Face-to-face delivery both at your workplace or on-campus, online delivery, combination of delivery methods and locations, coaching and mentoring
Online delivery – Create or repurpose existing training content, host online training, provide technical support to learners and trainers
Capacity building – Pre-employment training programs, train the trainer programs, testing and evaluation



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The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)

COVE is a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector and its mission is to propel the ocean economy by providing high quality marine infrastructure and a collaborative space in which a community of ocean enterprises can start, grow and prosper. Their primary goal is to support ocean technology commercialization. This hub is home to local and global ocean technology businesses, post-secondary institutions, researchers, and marine-based and service businesses that support the ocean sector. The COVE site features extensive marine facilities with two large, deep-water piers, office space, an incubator and space for shops and labs. Members have access to shared equipment and infrastructure, and the resources of the management team to nurture partnerships in forming technology leadership projects. As well, with initiatives and a site designed to encourage formal and informal networking, COVE members can connect with the people, companies, and opportunities essential to grow their business.



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Tourism Nova Scotia – Business Development

Tourism Nova Scotia’s Business Development team works with new and existing tourism operators to identify compelling business opportunities and provide coaching aligned with our target markets, based on research and market intelligence.   For New & Existing Accommodations: Nick Fry


Jennifer McKeane


Tourism Nova Scotia – Research

Our research pages will keep you up to date about tourism trends – who’s coming to Nova Scotia, why they’re coming and what they’re doing while they’re here. You‘ll also find overviews of regional tourism activity, information about the importance of the tourism industry to Nova Scotia’s economy, and more.


Anna Moran

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Tourism Nova Scotia – Sector Development

The Experience Development team is focused on the development of new world-class experiences, primarily in partnership with the private sector. Strong emphasis is placed on using market research and insights to initiate and influence development of experiences that will appeal to our visitors.


Heather Yule


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Viticulturist and Terroir Initiative

Perennia’s viticulturist, Francisco Diez, works directly with wineries to help them with their development goals, as the linkages between the vineyards and the wineries is really key to the overall industry’s success.  A key initiative is an assessment of the terroir of the province’s wine regions to determine the best management practices, preferred varieties, etc.  Please visit our viticulture and grape growing page, or contact:


Francisco Diez


(902) 300-3905