Links in Researching Your Business


Compare your Business Projections with Results of Businesses in Canada SME Benchmarking Tool offers industry-specific income statement and balance sheet data for small and medium sized businesses. SME Benchmarking Tool allows you to:

Estimate the operating costs for your new business;

View financial performance averages in your industry;

Enter your own financial data to see how your business measures up to comparably sized firms. Click here for more information


Canada Nova Scotia Business Service Center:

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General Startup Information available by telephone or online from Government of Canada.




How to Prepare a Marketing Strategy:


Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Information for Businesses:

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Income Tax:

Canada Customs Revenue Agency Eligible Business Expenses:

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Sole Proprietorship Statement of Business Activities

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Export Development Canada’s

The starting place for potential exporters. Click here for more information 


Trade data onine provides the ability to generate customized reports on Canada’s and U.S. trade in goods with over 200 countries. Industry Canada site.  Click here for more information


Licenses and Permits

BizPaL provides Canadian businesses with one-stop access to permit and licence information for all levels of government. Click here for more information



Key indicators collected by province NS.   Includes use of fixed roof accomodations.


Tourism Business guides provided by province NS


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