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Featured Programs

Prêt commercial CBDC CBDC General Business Loan
The CBDC General Business Loan is designed to assist entrepreneurs to obtain financing for their business, when traditional avenues of financing are not available. It can be used
for key events in the business life cycle such as business creation, purchase, and business succession planning.
Prêt pour jeune entrepreneur CBDC CBDC Youth Loan
Tailored business solutions for young entrepreneurs ages 18-34 interested in starting, expanding or modernizing projects that require financing to get the business moving.
Programme d'Aide au Travail indépendant Self-Employment Benefit Program
The SEB Program allows participants to continue to receive their Employment Insurance Benefits while they are getting their business up and running. Individuals qualifying for this program receive income support and business counselling (group training sessions as well as one-on-one business counselling) following their acceptance into the program.
Prêt pour nouvel entrepreneur CBDC CBDC First-Time Entrepreneur Loan
Targeted financing for those first-time entrepreneurs starting or purchasing their very first business..
Prêt d'innovation CBDC CBDC Innovation Loan
To assist in the development of the knowledge-based economy in the adoption and commercialization of technology by rural businesses.
Prêt pour enterprises sociale CBDC CBDC Social Enterprise
Loan Tailored financing designed to assist social enterprises in rural based communities in Atlantic Canada.
Acquisition de nouvelles compétences Skills Training
Tailored skills training in special areas such as market development, bookkeeping, feasibility studies and business analysis.
Conseils aux entreprise Business Counselling
Business counselling in the form of advice to new and established entrepreneurs throughout Atlantic Canada.
CBDCs help businesses to succeed and therefore give high priority to the advisory role of our mandate. Counselling is the most common type of assistance and is usually in the form of advice to the new entrepreneur as well as the established business person.
Small Business Internship Program

Students in Business
The Students in Business Program is a government sponsored interest-free loan program for students in Nova Scotia wanting to start their own business.

Business Management Skills Training
Tailored skills training in special areas such as market development, bookkeeping, feasibility studies, arranging financing and business analysis.

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agencyis pleased to provide financial support to the CBDCs in Atlantic Canada.

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