Hope Blooms: Planting a seed, harvesting a dream
The Hope Blooms journey has gone from a small plot of land to the Dragon’s Den television show to one of the largest grocery retailers in Canada.
Taking the Fuss out of Fizz: A story of innovation
Guy Tipton and Cyril Meagher, founders of BrewWizz, develop innovative products that are improving the craft brewing process all over the world.
2020: A Year of Pivots
As we kick off 2021, we’re reflecting on 2020: the highs and lows, the lessons learned, and the uplifting business community stories we shared throughout the tumultuous year.
12 Reasons to Celebrate
From teaching literacy to helping fight the pandemic, Nova Scotia businesses have been making a difference.
From passion to product: Sohma Naturals brings natural skincare to the world
A manufacturer based out of Digby, Nova Scotia, Sohma Naturals has been producing organic skincare products since 2018.
REDspace in Nova Scotia: Looking back on two decades of business
Looking back on two decades of business. 20 years later, REDspace is a company of 200+ people and is trusted by some of the biggest brands in the world.
We the East: How a Halifax company has infiltrated sports media
Tidal League is making waves in the sports media podcasting industry.
Innovating the next generation of maritime artificial intelligence in Nova Scotia
A Canadian innovation is a global success story — GSTS provides air traffic control for ships around the world using powerful artificial intelligence.
The technologies for farming under glass (and growing 3 million pounds of tomatoes)
Den Haan Greenhouses is a high-technology greenhouse business producing more than 3 million pounds of tomatoes and a million cucumbers sold throughout Atlantic Canada every year.
EUCCAN: One Week, One Province
Watch a panel on trade and investment opportunities in Nova Scotia.
Supporting supplier diversity is just good business
Supplier diversity allows companies to pitch their business to some of the largest organizations in North America and Europe.
Report: How to Spur Innovation in Nova Scotia Post-COVID-19
Innovation is critical to Nova Scotia’s recovery from COVID-19. Click to read the report (PDF).
Safe Harbour: Why investment in Nova Scotia is continuing during COVID-19
Since the beginning of the COVID-19, many businesses have chosen to invest and create jobs in Nova Scotia. These investments are the first signs of a change in the way businesses manage their workforces and investment decisions and also the first signs that Nova Scotia is well-positioned to attract investment despite the chaos.
Top 10 tips for getting the most from your first virtual trade show (plus a key takeaway!)
Thinking about participating in a virtual trade show? We've put together our top 10 tips to help you prepare.
Atlantic Business Magazine names NSBI President and CEO a 2020 Top 50 CEO
Congratulations to Laurel Broten on this outstanding recognition.
The Jeff Dahn effect: superstar alumni and a growing regional battery cluster
Lithium-ion batteries are critical to the future of green energy and Nova Scotia is going all in to support and grow its cleantech economy.
Bringing Hill’s Jamaican Jerk Sauce to the world one bottle at a time
Many companies new to exporting get overwhelmed when they first start looking to sell their products and services outside the province. It can be especially challenging when that product is food.
Scotians Global Advisors Program
Scotians is a global network of individuals passionate about Nova Scotia. Passionate about our economic success and the entrepreneurs that drive it.
Ecommerce in COVID-19: Local businesses rise to meet these new challenges
We sat down with Aaron Whitman, the President and Chief Strategist of Able Sense, a small Halifax ecommerce agency with big talent.
Nova Scotia Business Inc. Is sourcing and sharing relevant resources to help businesses across the province prepare to re-open.
Larch Wood: Exporting boards beyond borders
Today, that company— Larch Wood— sells wooden end-grain cutting boards around the world, counting Williams Sonoma and Sur La Table as clients.
Alpha Dog Games: the acquisition of a successful indie studio in Nova Scotia
In October, video game giant Bethesda Softworks acquired Halifax indie studio Alpha Dog Games. By any measure, this is a great success story for a Nova Scotian business.
Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster: an FAQ for Nova Scotia companies
The Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster funding is available for Nova Scotia companies. Here's what you need to know.
Young hires making waves at MetOcean Telematics
More and more young people are choosing to live and work in Nova Scotia, with employers like MetOcean Telematics playing a key role.
Igniting entrepreneurship across Nova Scotia
Let’s say you need help growing your business, or you have an idea for starting one. Where do you start? You know there are support organizations that can help – but which one? With so many options, it can seem overwhelming at first – especially if you live in a rural area where offices might be geographically spread out. This is where Ignite Labs comes in.
Nova Scotia filmmaker on mission to strengthen diversity
Behind the scenes of the Aboriginal Shadow Program with Hank White, Nova Scotia film industry veteran.
From the 1960s to today: Scotian Gold investing in innovation
The first video game console. The first computer mouse. The laser. All hallmark inventions from the 1960s that laid the groundwork for countless future advancements. And for a small business in the small town of Coldbrook, the era is a reminder of an advancement made here in the province’s agricultural industry – in a technology you may have never heard of but have certainly benefitted from.
OTRO Games: 1001 words and phrases to a new family business
Growing up in Ukraine, Anna Otroshchenko always dreamt of living near the ocean and her husband, Serhii, dreamt of building a family business. On July 3rd, 2018, these two dreams became a reality when Anna and Serhii moved to Halifax from Lviv, Ukraine.
Live and Work in Nova Scotia
Short commutes, affordable homes, endless coastal beauty, and career opportunity — Nova Scotia has it all.
A booming business, on their terms: How Side Door digitally disrupted the music industry
When one sets out to digitally transform the way entertainers and hosts find each other (think Uber for music shows), you’d assume a strong technology background would be a big part of the equation.
8 reasons why Nova Scotia chocolates are as unique as they are yummy
There are some very interesting things that contribute to the uniqueness of Nova Scotia chocolate.
Aerotec Engines: Scale-up success in the United States
Through Scale-up, Aerotech Engines has formed real connections with businesses in the US.
Forget empowerment: Supporting women in business is about access, opportunity and impact
Supplier diversity helps open the door.
Growing a high-tech workforce in the Nova Scotia defence industry
Top defence companies in Nova Scotia are thriving, contributing to an ever-increasing high-tech workforce.
Leveling the FinTech playing field
No longer the exclusive playing field of traditional institutions, Financial Technologies – or FinTech – is an exponentially growing market driven by rapidly changing technologies and customer expectations.
Bring the C-suite to the sea-suite
Nova Scotia offers companies unique advantages, but don't take our word for it. See the stories of businesses that are succeeding here.
Opportunity Runs Deep
There’s a place — within steps of office and workshop space — where technology meets the ocean. Where ideas come to life and technical advancements are made.
Exporter Self-Assessment Tool
Answer 6 simple questions to determine your export readiness and discover resources to help you take your next step.
What's Happening in Nova Scotia
Rebuilding your Business - 5 part series - Group 4
What problem did you solve pre-COVID-19? Who was your customer? What was the value you provided? Are your customers still willing to buy? If these questions sound familiar, then we are here to help you work through the answers.
Nova Scotia Industry Sectors
Businesses of Diversity
Nova Scotia Businesses of Diversity are growing their revenues and forging new partnerships through participation in Supplier Diversity procurement programs.
Nova Scotia’s oceans industries are diverse and produce innovative products and services in Marine Defence & Security, Marine Transportation, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Energy, and Ocean Science.
Nova Scotia’s thriving seafood companies, fish harvesters and processors export the highest quality fish and shellfish from the North Atlantic worldwide.
Information Communications Technology
Nova Scotia is a leading data analytics hub in Canada, supported by globally competitive companies and world-renowned academic institutions.
Nova Scotia has everything you need to produce a wide range of crops, including forages, fruits, vegetables, and grains.
Nova Scotia benefits from the largest tides in the world, a wealth of minerals and resources, and researchers that are attracting global attention.
Nova Scotia attracts globally recognized companies working in naval defence, aerospace, shipbuilding, sonar and sensing, cyber security, and training and simulation.
Take notice of the financial services industry in Nova Scotia - a strategic nearshore location for middle & back office operations.
Nova Scotia boasts one of the most cost-competitive jurisdictions for video game development in North America and Europe.
Film & Television Production
Make your next film in Nova Scotia. Located on Canada's Atlantic coast, Nova Scotia offers diverse and spectacular locations.
Nova Scotia's clean technology industry attracts considerable international attention, with its expertise in energy monitoring related technologies and access to natural resources.