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

Anchored Ideas

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.

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Danielle Patterson

Managing Partner

180 Townsend Street Sydney, Nove Scotia B1P 6J7

902-537-2050

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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


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.

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77 Kings Road Sydney, NS B1A 1A2

1-902-563-4636

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Ethical Swag

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!

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902-549-3773

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NovaStream

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 Integration

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Sydney, Nova Scotia

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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.

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Amanda Mombourquette

902-625-1588

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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.

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2089 Maitland Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 2Z8

902-423-4480

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VMP Group

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.

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319 Charlotte Street 3rd Floor Sydney, NS B1P 1E1

902-562-8006

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Global Affairs Canada – Business Women in International Trade

The Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) program of the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps open doors and opportunities for Canadian women-owned businesses to successfully expand into global markets. BWIT works with Canadian businesses that are at least 51% owned, as well as managed and controlled by one or more women. It can connect you with export advice and support by introducing you to trade commissioners in more than 160 cities worldwide and offers: Women-focused trade missions Funding and financing Exporting advice and support International contacts and opportunities

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Government of Canada Business-Marketing, Advertising and Sales Regulations

Attracting new customers to your business is essential, but you need to follow a few rules. This document provides an overview of the key regulations, permits and licenses related to marketing, advertising and sales.

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Government of Canada Business-Trademark

A trademark can protect a combination of words, sounds or designs used to distinguish your goods or services from those of others in the marketplace. Learn about, search or apply for registration.

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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.

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902-421-5678

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Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Online Supplier Registry

Register your business as a potential supplier of goods and services for the shipbuilding industry.

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Lobster Council of Canada

The Lobster Council of Canada was established in 2009 to bring together Canadian lobster industry stakeholders including harvesters, live shippers, processors, First Nations, and governments to work on projects of mutual benefit. The mandate of the Lobster Council of Canada is to enhance the value of the Canadian lobster sector in a sustainable fashion by addressing the issues of importance to the industry. The organization aims to:

Focus discussion and action around identified industry challenges
Set goals and targets that will strengthen the sector’s competitive position and enhance Canada’s overall capacity to meet the changing demands of markets
Provide direction on market access issues including sustainability certification, food safety and traceability requirements
Coordinate sustained marketing initiatives regionally, nationally and internationally that promote the Canadian lobster industry
Lead industry/government relations and create a shared understanding of key challenges and opportunities facing the sector
Communicate internally to industry to create improved awareness of the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing the industry and to build trust and confidence
Communicate externally to customers by highlighting the positive attributes of lobster to further build the Canadian “brand” through promotional and educational campaigns
Facilitate efforts to improve returns to the industry through innovation and the identification and implementation of changes that will improve the overall value-chain

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Geoff Irvine

902-497-9128

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Music Nova Scotia – Marketing Support

The Marketing Component supports up to 50% level of investment which is for export-ready artists, developing artists (Level II) and record labels by contributing to the costs of the marketing and promotion of a Qualifying Album. $10,000 maximum for Export Ready Applicant (or eligible music company) per Deadline $5,000 maximum for Developing Artist Level II Applicant (or eligible music company) per Deadline Only the party that controls the commercial release rights and exclusive exploitation rights to the sound recording at the time of application may apply.

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Darryl Smith

902-423-6271 Ext. 107

902-800-2047

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NSBI- Scale-up Hub Cambridge

Scale-up Hub Cambridge is designed to help Atlantic Canada-based ICT companies build an international presence and grow their export sales capacity in the New England market. The Program offers eligible Atlantic Canada ICT companies access to the following resources for a full year: Professional-guided entry into the New England marketplace Collaborative working space in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the world’s top innovation hubs Dedicated services of an in-market business development professional to help drive sales generation and market development activities Up to eight companies will be accepted into the Scale-up Hub Cambridge Program. Successful applicants must be technology-focused, high-growth companies that are presently selling outside of Atlantic Canada and will be required to pay a non-refundable participation fee of $10,000.00 CAD plus HST.

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Lisa Dobson

902-456-0106

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NSCC – Advisory Assistance for International Business/Marketing Plans

NSCC, Marconi Campus offers a Consulting Assistance Program where companies can hire a qualified consultant to work on international business/marketing plans. NSCC students can also assist with the development of international business and marketing plans free of charge.   

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Helen Graham

902-563-8045

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Sell to the Government of Canada

Learn about selling to the Government of Canada. This event calendar can help you find learning opportunities held in your area or even online.

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