Due to the effects of COVID-19, the Cape Breton Partnership has put together a list of helpful resources.Find more information here.
The following companies/organizations are Investors of the Cape Breton Partnership and offer services specific to business development.
Anchored Ideas Ltd is a full-service marketing and consulting agency that works with companies throughout North America. Headquartered in Sydney, we help companies like yours create smart, meaningful and effective marketing solutions. Whether you are looking to revitalize your brand or attract more customers, we will work with you to navigate your business or event from initial creation stages to market integration.READ MORE
180 Townsend Street Sydney, Nove Scotia B1P 6J7
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.READ MORE
Craft Business Development Coordinator
322 Charlotte Street Sydney, Nova Scotia
Destination Cape Breton
Destination Cape Breton Association is the official Tourism Industry Association for Cape Breton Island and are dedicated to enhancing the tourism industry. As with all associations, the success of its accomplishments is directly related to it’s industry partners and their input into the association. The main objectives of the association is to focus on marketing, tourism product development, visitor information services. Destination Cape Breton Association is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of Tourism on Cape Breton Island.READ MORE
77 Kings Road Sydney, NS B1A 1A2
Ethical Swag makes sure your promotional products do what they were intended to do – Get you remembered for all the right reasons! We only work with suppliers that have passed audits related to social compliance, environmental impact, product safety, supply chain security and product quality. Your logo + our products = higher recall and connection to your brand. We are refining the way people experience brands with transparency and cool products!READ MORE
Nova Stream Productions offers a full range of professional audio and visual services from commercials to documentaries and feature-length films to event A/V and live streaming. SERVICES OFFERED Film & Video Production Live Streaming Live Event A/V A/V Installations Photography UX and UI Design Custom Built Websites SaaS Development Mobile Applications Managed Hosting Theatre Manager Integration Marcato Festival IntegrationREAD MORE
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Strait Area Chamber of Commerce
SACOC provides unique opportunities for businesses to promote and develop through advertising, seminars, trade shows, networking and events. It also provides access to member discounts on business expenses such as group insurance, point of sale systems, advertising, etc., in addition to 15-20 training courses each year to help businesses be more efficient and grow. SACOC annually hosts a “Small Business Road Show” that engages SMEs and service providers in rural communities across rural Cape Breton. The objective is to build awareness of the many services provided to SMEs and new entrepreneurs. SACOC periodically hosts women leadership events that provide networking and skill development opportunities for women in business and leadership.READ MORE
Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS)
TIANS prides themselves as the champion of advocacy for tourism issues in Nova Scotia. By listening to their members, TIANS is fiercely working on their behalf with a passion for the tourism industry, sincere compassion for their well-being and the desire to advance change. In working with their partner associations and stakeholders, they ensure that they are involved in the development of the tourism industry at the regional, provincial, and national levels.READ MORE
2089 Maitland Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 2Z8
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,
VMP Group is all about engagement, from engaging their clients, to understanding their goals, to developing digital solutions, to helping them engage their customers. It’s a philosophy that’s been working for more than two decades.READ MORE
319 Charlotte Street 3rd Floor Sydney, NS B1P 1E1
Accelerated Direct Sales Program
More than ever, it’s important to have an online product listing or e-Commerce website. To help businesses achieve this in a convenient and straightforward manner, Perennia is pleased to offer the Accelerated Direct Sales program. This program is available to Nova Scotia farms, aquaculture operations and food and beverage businesses through a partnership with Local Line. Eligible businesses will receive the first six months of this online direct sales platform free through this program! Now is the time to add an online component to your existing website or to begin updating your online marketing presence in preparation for selling direct to customers quickly and efficiently. Get the platform up and running now so you can sell right away or when your customers need it most. Complete the easy application form here. For more information: Take a look at this Nova Scotia farmwho has already had great success using this platform! Join us on Thursday, November 5that 1 PM (Atlantic) for a webinar with Local Line for more information about the service and how you can benefit. Register today! For complete information on the program, visit our website.READ MORE
173 Dr Bernie MacDonald Drive, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, B6L 2H5
ACOA- Business Development Program
The BDP can help you expand or modernize your business. It can also provide funding to develop your innovative ideas, improve your competitiveness, and develop clean technology projectsREAD MORE
Director of Commercial Accounts
70 Crescent Street, Canada, Nova Scotia, Sydney, B1P 6T7
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Canadian Signature Experiences
Co-managed by Destination Canada (DC) and thirteen provincial/territorial marketing organizations (PMOs) across Canada, the Canadian Signature Experiences (CSE) program features a collection of visitor experiences that are best aligned to deliver internationally on the Canada Keep Exploring brand promise and drive international sales to Canadian tourism businesses. Destination Canada and Tourism Nova Scotia (TNS) will integrate the CSE collection into respective travel trade, marketing and media initiatives to raise awareness of Nova Scotia’s CSEs where it is advantageous to do so.READ MORE
Manager, Experience Development
Cape Breton Centre For Craft and Design – Brand Development
Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design (CBCCD) may provide financial assistance to Cape Breton craft producers who wish to develop branding or further develop existing branding to meet current market demands. The level of non-repayable assistance will be up to 75% of costs to a maximum of $2000. The eligible costs include direct costs associated with the development of branding such as brand development and the design of new labeling for a product.READ MORE
322 Charlotte Street, Sydney
902-539-7491 (ext 115)
Craft Alliance Atlantic Association – Programs
Part of the Craft Alliance’s mandate is to provide marketing opportunities for craft producers in the Atlantic Provinces. This includes offering opportunities for educational mission, trade shows & exhibitions, and export opportunities at craft and giftware events across North America. Visit our Producer Registration page and sign up as a Project Member to gain access to our special projects section. Once registered, you will gain access to the full list of opportunities we are currently offering access to:
The Craft Hub – Direct consultation with the craft sector across Atlantic Canada and engage with our craft industry partners to deliver programs and services relevant to the sector both provincially and regionally.
The Craft Lab – Assist craft producers with business development by providing marketing support, educational opportunities, trade show assistance, exhibition assistance, product development, productivity/capacity building and more!
Craft Tek – Technology development by investigating and initiating projects that contribute to innovation through design, collaboration or creation of new cross-sectoral initiatives that advance the craft sector.
Craft X – Exporting initiatives including trade shows, training resources, market development and travel, cost related to initiatives that assist with export market development outside of the region.