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NSBI-Small Business Development Program

Wanda MacLean



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The Small Business Development Program supports Nova Scotia businesses looking to increase their export capacity. The program provides financial incentives on projects that assist a business to grow current exports or participate in a global supply chain by providing access to:

  • Research expertise
  • Expertise to improve productivity and competitiveness
  • Expertise to improve capacity
  • Expertise to remove barriers to exporting

The Small Business Development Program supports the acquisition of a private sector consultant to provide professional expertise. The program contributes up to 50% of eligible project costs to a maximum incentive of $15,000. A business with revenue growth of at least 15% in its previous complete fiscal year will beeligible for up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $25,000.