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Coastal Business-CBDC

Patricia MacNeil

Executive Director

292 Charlotte Street Suite 100 Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1C7

(902) 539-4332


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Established in 1985, Coastal Business CBDC’s principal goals continue to be the provision of quality financial and advisory assistance to new and expanding business within our community.  To achieve these goals Coastal Business provides access to capital for qualifying small and medium size enterprises.  In addition it provides advisory assistance, training and general counseling to better ensure the success of the assisted businesses.

The core activities of the CBDC consist of:

  • Investment in new or expanding small business to create or maintain employment and to support innovation and productivity.
  • Provision of small business services such as information, referrals, technical assistance, training and general business counseling.
  • Networking with other small business providers and co-ordination of strategic planning efforts.

The core values of the corporation are:

  • Integrity:  We practice care in the stewardship of the resources entrusted to us.  We are reliable and accountable in word and behavior.
  • Community:  We believe in, and nurture, the value of small business development for the growth of this community.
  • Commitment:  We are united in our dedication to achieving the Corporation’s goals and objectives.
  • Collaboration: We believe in partnering, communicating and working together with other groups and individuals to fully realize our potential in the development and growth of small business in this community.