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Nova Scotia Business Inc. is dedicated to working with Nova Scotia companies. Our team of Export Development Executives is available should you have any questions about upcoming export initiatives.


Small Business Development Program

The Small Business Development Program is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. This program has been updated. Please be sure to review the guidelines and FAQ and use the new application form below before submitting.

Increase your export capacity.

The Small Business Development 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.

There are four application intake periods for the Small Business Development Program. Please see below the deadlines for application submission:

  • Intake One: April 15, 2016
  • Intake Two: July 1, 2016
  • Intake Three: October 1, 2016
  • Intake Four: January 15, 2017

 

How to Apply:

The application form is a fillable PDF* which means you can conveniently complete it on your computer. You must, however, open it in Adobe® Acrobat Reader and save it to your computer before completing the fields. To apply, please email your copy of the completed PDF form to the Regional Business Development Advisor in your region.  For program details or assistance completing the Application Form, please consult with a Regional Business Development Advisor, or refer to the Guidelines and FAQ.

Project funding is discretionary and will be awarded on a competitive basis.  

*To open and save the PDF documents you will need the free Adobe® Acrobat Reader. Download the Reader.



Looking to increase the export activity of your business? Learn more about the Export Growth Program and the additional Resources and Funding options available.

 


How to Apply:


The application form is a fillable PDF* which means you can conveniently complete it on your computer. You must, however, open it in Adobe® Acrobat Reader and save it to your computer before completing the fields. To apply, please email your copy of the completed PDF form to the Regional Business Development Advisor in your region. For program details or assistance completing the Application Form, please consult with a Regional Business Development Advisor, or refer to the Guidelines and FAQ.

Project funding is discretionary and will be awarded on a competitive basis.  

*To open and save the PDF documents you will need the free Adobe® Acrobat Reader. Download the Reader.