New Business Tools Support Export Growth

Jul 2, 2015

Nova Scotia Business Inc. has two new programs to encourage and increase exports and private-sector growth in the province.

The Small Business Development Program will help eligible businesses participate in a global supply chain, become first-time exporters, remove barriers to exporting, or increase exports by getting customized expertise.

The Export Growth Program will help eligible businesses with projects to overcome export-growth barriers, such as travel to market and helping with costs for events such as trade shows and conferences.

Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the provincial government agency responsible for delivering business development and export development tools, services and programming.

"We are working with companies so that Nova Scotia is selling to the world, and selling the world on doing business here," said Laurel Broten, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. "These programs we're sharing with the business community today are tools we will use with companies to get them export-ready, leverage in-market opportunities and increase export capacity."

Nova Scotia Business Inc. also offers business advice, education and information sessions, FITTskills, which provides international business training, Trade Market Intelligence, which is research for seasoned exporters, and the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund.

For more information about Nova Scotia Business Inc. programs and services, visit Business Support.