External Resources

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To assist you, we have provided a list of the sources, both in the form of names of the organization and also by topic.

While the AC Group firms cannot provide any assurance over the quality or accuracy of any services provided, each firm would be pleased to discuss your particular needs and requirements, and assist you in dealing with any of these resources.

Acadia Centre for Small Businesses

38 Crowell Drive Acadia University, Willet House Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R6 Tel.: (902) 585-1180 Fax: (902) 585-1057 acsbe@acadiau.ca http://acsbe.acadiau.ca/

Atlantic Association of Community Business Development Corporations

PO Box 40 Mulgrave, Nova Scotia B0E 2G0 Tel: (902) 747-2232 Fax: (902) 747-2019

jbrennan@atlantic.cbda.ca http://www.cbdc.ca/index.php?rid=1/

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency – ACOA

New Brunswick: (800) 668-1010 Newfoundland and Labrador: (800) 668-1010 Nova Scotia: (800) 668-1010 Prince Edward Island: (800) 668-1010


Black Business Initiative

1575 Brunswick Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2G1 Tel.: 1-800-668-1010

acsbe@acadiau.ca http://www.bbi.ns.ca/

Business Development Bank of Canada -BDC

BDC Building 5 Place Ville Marie, Suite 400 Montreal, Quebec H3B 5E7 Tel.: 1-877-232-2269 Fax: 1-877-329-9232

info@bdc.ca http://www.bdc.ca/en/home.htm

Canada Business Service Centres


Canadian Farm Business Management Council

75 Albert St., Suite 903 Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E7 Tel.: 1-888-232-3262 council@cfbmc.com http://www.farmcentre.com/english/index.htm

Canadian Youth Business Foundation

100 Adelaide Street West Suite 1410 Toronto ON, M5H 1S3 Tel.: 1-800-464-2923


Centre for Women in Business

Mount Saint Vincent University Seton Academic Centre, Room 313 166 Bedford Highway Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2J6 Tel.: (902) 457-6449 Fax: (902) 457-645

cwb@msvu.ca http://www.msvu.ca/cwb/

New Brunswick Provincial Body

New Brunswick Association of CBDCs


Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Body

Newfoundland and Labrador Association of CBDCs


Nova Scotia Provincial Body

Nova Scotia Association of CBDCs


PEI Provincial Body

PEI Association of CBDCs


Saint Mary’s Business Development Centre

Saint Mary’s University 1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3X7 Tel. (902) 429-2992 Fax: (902) 429-0330

smubdc@smu.ca http://www.smu.ca/partners/smubdc/htmls/

StFX Enterprise Development Centre – XEDC

P.O. Box 5000 65 West Street Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2W5 Tel.: (902) 867-5543 Fax: (902) 867-2244

xedc@stfx.ca http://www.xedc.ca

Ulnooweg Development Group Inc.

P.O. Box 1259 Truro, NS B2N 5N2 Phone: 902.893.7379 Fax: 902.893.0353

thoskin@ulnooweg.ca http://www.ulnooweg.ca

There are a number of government agencies and other organizations which can provide valuable support to many of our clients. Many of them focus primarily on the needs of the owners and managers of small to medium sized business in Atlantic Canada.


Sources of Financing – Industry Canada

Extensive directory of Canadian financial providers.


Canada Small Business Financing Program – Industry Canada


Helpful Financing Tools – Lease or Buy Calculator


Helpful Financing Tools – Ratio Calculators



Starting a Business


Exporting – Canada Business Services


Forming Our Co-operative – Co-operatives Secretariat

Information kit for entrepreneurs.


Tax Guide for New Small Businesses – Canada Revenue Agency


Strategis – Industry Canada

Canada’s business and consumer site.


Student Connections – Government of Canada

Youth employment programs and training.



Human Resources Management – Government of Canada


Managing for Business Success – Industry Canada


Farm Management Resources – Canadian Farm Business Management Council

English: http://www.farmcentre.com/Resources/ French: http://www.farmcentre.com/Resources/Default.aspx


Canadian Association of Family Enterprise


Technology and Innovation Consulting Network

Technology and related business assistance.


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