Other Support Resources
Starting a Small Business in New Brunswick This site displays the necessary steps it takes to become a business owner in New Brunswick. It lists helpful tools, guides, and resources to aid people in the process of creating a small business in New Brunswick.
Planet Hatch From ideation through to maturity, Planet Hatch offers specialized programs to guide you and your business from the word "Go". We recommend following their pathways through Ideation, Validation, Growth, and Maturity to ensure you get the most from their experienced mentors, robust programs, and in-house experts. Some programs require pre-requisites, see link for more info.
Opportunities New Brunswick Opportunities New Brunswick is a one-stop shop for new businesses in the province. The province's economic development department maintains this website, which includes information on company expenses and incentives, specialized services, and testimonials. Staff from Opportunities New Brunswick offer programs to assist you in starting, establishing, maintaining, growing, and increasing your company's exports and productivity.
Setting Up a Business—NB Bizpal Bizpal is an online one-stop shop for entrepreneurs that makes it easier to access information on business permits and licenses from all levels of government – federal, provincial, and municipal.
Youth Entrepreneur—Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC)’s OUT for Business initiative is aimed to help and assist young LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs (between the ages of 18-39) with a registered business. This program pairs you with mentors and leaders in the LGBTQ+ community who can offer experience and expertise through one-on-one and team mentoring. This program offers guidance to young LGBTQ+ entrepreneur to sharpen business skills and expand their networks.
Advisory Services—Business Development Bank of Canada
BDC works with a Canada-wide network of over 500 business consultants, and can help you overcome a business challenge or achieve your next business milestone. Their industry and sector specialists focus on an organized, business-driven strategy that incorporates proven techniques and best practises to produce real, measurable outcomes with customized programs to help you achieve new levels of success.
Ignite Fredericton Ignite Fredericton is an organization with a robust amount of information focused on entrepreneurs and business in New Brunswick. They offer guides that touch on many core aspects of starting your own business and the necessary steps to get started. They also have resources for newcomers and immigrant entrepreneurship.
League of Innovators League of Innovators provides free programming to youth that will build and sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and confidence, empowering them to create and take charge of their future, and recognize the power that they hold as innovators and entrepreneurs.
Business Benefits Finder Located on the Government of Canada website, the “Business Benefits Finder” tool allows entrepreneurs to pinpoint the best suited resources and programs for their specific goals, whether they’re just starting out or expanding their business. By providing details of your business and objectives, this tool matches students to the best services, programs and resources available.
Government Funding Directory—Mentor Works
The link above shows specific Canadian government grants, loans, and funding programs for your small business.