Assistance

Organizations Providing Business Assistance Include:

St. Andrews Chamber of Commerce is an association of more than 127 businesses, entrepreneurs, and citizens from the Saint Andrews area who are concerned with the civic, social and economic welfare of the Saint Andrews area. (506) 529-3555.

Community Business Development Corporation provides funding up to $75,000 to all economic sectors for business startup and expansion through interest bearing loans. 1-800-466-7955.

Economic Development and Tourism small business directorate administers the Self Start (helping new businesses) and SECAP programs. (506) 658-6622.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is an agency of the federal government offering a broad range of programs and services designed to help business at all stages of development. ACOA administers the Business Development Program, providing financial assistance for innovation, business studies, capital investment, selling to government, marketing development, human resource development, and business support. 1-800-561-4030.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) provides a range of financial services to small and medium sized businesses, including loans, and venture capital. BDC also offers business counseling, training, and planning services. (506) 636-4751.

Canada New Brunswick Business Service Centre offers one stop information, referral and advice on government services for business. The Centre is accessible 24 hours a day and offers service in both French and English. 1-800-668-1010 Fax Back 1-800-401-3201.